The Big Gundown is an album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn. It comprises radically reworked covers of tracks by the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. It was originally to be called "Once Upon a Time in the Lower East Side".
The album is named after a 1966 very good spaghetti western (La Resa dei Conti), directed by Sergio Sollima, starring Lee Van Cleef, and scored by Morricone. It was first released in 1986 on the Nonesuch/Icon label. In 2000 a remastered 15th Anniversary Edition with additional tracks was released on CD on Zorn's Tzadik Records label.
a1. The Big Gundown
a2. Peur Sur La Ville
a3. Poverty (once Upon A Time In America)
a4. Milano Odia
a5. Erotico (the Burglars)
b1. Battle Of Algiers 3:50
b2. Giu La Testa (duck You Sucker!)
b3. Metamorfosi (la Glasse Operaia Va In Paradiso)
b4. Tre Kel 5000
b5. Once Upon A Time In The West
Ripped from shiny 1986 vinyl at 320 kbps