Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West

First performance: 25/10/1980


'Once upon a time in the west' was used 67 times as a snippet:
It also was used as opener of Italian shows ( not played by the band or by Bruce ) but to welcome the band.
  • Opener  
  • 2016-07-03 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy 
  • The repeated harmonica riff in "Outlaw Pete", the opening track to 2009 album Working on a Dream. 
    • Bruce also used the melody of "Once Upon a Time in the West", as the theme of farewell at the end of every concert tour of The Ghost of Tom Joad.
    • Bruce also covered the song on an official 2007 tribute album "we all love Ennio Morricone",  honoring noted film composer Ennio Morricone. Bruce won the Grammy Award Best Rock Instrumental Performance for his version of "Once Upon A Time In The West". The album sold over 120,000 copies in Italy alone.
    Track listing " we all love Ennio Morricone" 
      • Snippets

      during BADLANDS
      as a prelude, played by Roy
        1981-09-14 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
        1981-09-13 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
        1981-09-10 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
        1981-09-08 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
        1981-08-23 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
        1981-08-17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
        1981-08-12 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
        1981-08-05 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
        1981-07-30 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
        1981-07-15 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
        1981-07-02 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
        1981-06-07 Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England
        1981-06-04 Wembley Arena, London, England
        1981-06-02 Wembley Arena, London, England
        1981-06-01 Wembley Arena, London, England
        1981-05-29 Wembley Arena, London, England
        1981-05-26 Brighton Centre (The), Brighton, England
        1981-05-20 Bingley Hall, Stafford, England
        1981-05-16 Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
        1981-05-14 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England
        during THE RIVER
        As a bridge between the river and "Badlands". Played by Roy 

        1981-05-11 City Hall, Newcastle, England
        1981-05-07 Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
        1981-05-03 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
        1981-05-02 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
        1981-04-28 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
        1981-04-26 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
        1981-04-24 Palais Des Sports De Gerland, Lyon, France
        1981-04-21 Palau Municipal D'Esports, Barcelona, Spain
        1981-04-18 Palais Des Sports De Saint-Ouen, Paris, France
        1981-04-16 Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany
        1981-04-14 Festhalle, Frankfurt, West Germany
        1981-04-11 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
        1981-04-09 ICC Berlin, West Berlin, West Germany
        1981-04-07 Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, West Germany
        1981-03-05 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
        1981-03-04 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
        1981-03-02 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
        1981-02-28 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
        1981-02-23 Omni (The), Atlanta, GA
        1981-02-22 Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC
        1981-02-18 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
        1981-02-16 Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
        1981-02-15 Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
        1981-02-13 Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, MS
        1981-02-12 Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL
        1981-02-07 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
        1981-02-05 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
        1981-02-02 Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
        1981-02-01 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
        1981-01-29 Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
        1981-01-28 Checkerdome, St. Louis, MO
        1981-01-26 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
        1981-01-23 Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC
        1981-01-21 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
        1981-01-20 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
        1980-12-31 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
        1980-12-29 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
        1980-12-19 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
        1980-12-15 Boston Garden, Boston, MA
        1980-12-12 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
        1980-12-11 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
        1980-12-09 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
        1980-12-08 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
        1980-12-01 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
        1980-11-28 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
        1980-11-24 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
        1980-10-25 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR


        "Once Upon a Time in the West" is a soundtrack composed by Ennio Morricone, from the 1968 western film of the same name directed by Sergio Leone, released in 1972. The film score sold about 10 million copies worldwide. The soundtrack features leitmotifs that relate to each of the main characters of the movie (each with their own theme music), as well as to the spirit of the American West. The theme music for the Claudia Cardinale character has wordless vocals by Italian singer Edda Dell'Orso. It was Leone's desire to have the music available and played during filming. Leone had Morricone compose the score before shooting started and would play the music in the background for the actors on set. 

        Other cover versions

        Bruce on the artist

        Both artists met backstage at the Bruce concert in Rome in 1996, which was attended by Morricone . Bruce declared at that moment that in between 2 shows , he used to listen to Ennio's music and that he got a lot of inspiration from from Ennio's music. Ennio declared that Bruce's music is very cinematographic because he tells the story of the characters of people...