- Released: September 9, 2003
- Label: Milan Records
- 1.Malague¤a for voice & piano
- 2.Traeme Paz
- 3.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Eye Patch
- 4.Yo Te Quiero
- 5.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Guitar Town
- 6.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Church Shootout
- 8.Me Gustas Tu
- 9.Sands Theme (as used in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico)
- 10.Dias de Los Angeles
- 11.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: The Man with No Eyes
- 12.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Mariachi vs. Marquez
- 13.Flor de Mal (for the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico)
- 14.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Chicle Boy
- 15.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: Coup De Etat
- 16.Once Upon a Time in Mexico, film score: El Mariachi
- 17.Siente Mi Amor (as used in the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico)
- 18.Cuka Rocka
Original score composed by Robert Rodriguez
Includes liner notes by Robert Rodriguez.
Personnel: Selma Hayek, Alex Ruiz (vocals); Steven M. Hufsteter (guitar, electric guitar); Rich del Castillo (guitar, Spanish guitar); Robert Rodriguez (guitar); Elias Olvera (guitarron); Karen Gottlieb (harp); Joseph Edelberg, Kum Mo Kim, Dawn Dover, Heidi A. Wilcox, Lev Rankov, Leonid Igudesman, Connie Gantsweg, Ogura Yasushi, Natalia Vershilova, Kayo J. Miki, Dawn Harms, Laura Albers, Ellyn Pesavento, James Shallenberger, Barbara Riccardi, Sara Usher, Rene Mandel, Doris Fukawa, Paul Brancato, Craig Reiss, Michelle Kim, Candace A. Guirao, Robin E. Hansen, Wendy Meeker, Robert Galbraith, William L. Rusconi Jr., Irene Sazer, Kay Stern, Robin Mayforth, Maki Ishii , Roy Malan, Brian Lee (violin); Elizabeth A. Runnicles, Wieslaw Pogorzelski , Pamela Freund Striplen, Paul Ehrlich, Patricia R. Heller, Katherine Johnk, Linda Ghidossi de Luca, Anna Kruger, Susan Bates, Nancy Ellis (viola); Nina G. Flyer, Fraser A. Bonnell, Nora Pirquet, Gianna Abondolo, Nancy Stenzen, Teressa Adams, Jeffery Watson, David Kadarauch, Emil T. Miland, Thalia Moore (cello); Julie McKenzie, Janet Ketchum (flute); Anthony Striplen, Francis A. Renk (clarinet); William Bennett , James H. Matheson, Janet P. Archibald (oboe); Rufus Jr. Olivier, Stephen Paulson (bassoon); Alex Ramirez , John Pearson, Charles Metzger, Glenn Fischthal (trumpet); Kevin Porter, David P. Ridge, Jeff Budin (trombone); Peter Wahrhaftig (tuba); Robert Ward, Lawrence S. Ragent, Peter K. Nowlen, Susanna M. Manzo (horns); Barry Koron (piano); Dwight A. Baker (drums); Carl Thiel (percussion, loops); Andrew C. Lewis, Scott Bleaken, Artie Storch, Galen Lemmon, Diego Simmons (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Robert Rodriguez .
Recording information: Skywalker Sound.
With a score composed and performed largely by director Robert Rodriguez, the soundtrack to ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO contains, as you'd perhaps expect from a film whose title nods to Sergio Leone, more than its share of Ennio Morricone musical stylings. This is revealed most particularly in the form of tracks such as "Guitar Town," with its echoing, stinging guitar sound that's lifted straight from the Morricone playbook. But there's more to this superlative soundtrack than mere imitation.
Brian Setzer contributes a fine instrumental take on the traditional "Malaguena," while, not to be outdone in the instrumental stakes, guitarist Marcos Loya performs a flamenco-style track on "Yo Te Quiero." Heavy on tension-filled atmospherics (you can almost see the sweaty brows and narrowed eyes), ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO is a worthy Leone/Morricone pastiche and a fitting accompaniment to a proudly over-the-top film.