Mel Brooks is known for his hilarious parody movies and Western parody, Blazing Saddles is arguably his greatest work. The attention to detail Brooks paid to the film was mirrored in its soundtrack. Along with John Morris, Brooks created a perfect parody of Western movie scores that took a pop at every cliche going. The main theme, sung by none other than Frankie Laine was nominated for an Oscar.
10/10 gbar Customer review, 13th April 2017
"'Scuse me while I whip this out!"
For those who aren't in the picture, Blazing Saddles was a 1974 spoof western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, and in honour of the film's 40th anniversary, Silva Screen gave the soundtrack a much-needed reissue, and it has everything you need, from Frankie Laine’s whip-cracking theme tune to Madeline Kahn's brilliant, sexed-up take of Marlene Dietrich on the always-hilarious “I’m Tired". As well as the classic songs, Morris’ underscore features all the western bells and whistles you expect to hear on an ordinary western movie, including saloon piano, banjos, a harmonica and a heroic orchestra, letting you hear the heart behind Brooks’ jabs at classic westerns.
So throw out your hands and stick out your tush, as this crisp, clear and ultimately terrific OST will let you do “The French Mistake” in style!
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