The Wild West: Essential Western Film Music Collection (2-CD)

by Various Artists
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SLA 1099

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Silva America

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Overture - (from "The Alamo")
  • Buy for $0.992.Main Title - (from "The Big Country")
  • Buy for $0.993.Main Theme - (from "Buffalo Girls")
  • Buy for $0.994.Main Theme - (from "The Cowboys")
  • Buy for $0.995.John Dunbar Theme, The - (from "Dances With Wolves")
  • Buy for $0.996.Main Title - (from "A Distant Trumpet")
  • Buy for $0.997.Main Title Theme - (from "El Condor")
  • Buy for $0.998.Main Theme - (from "A Fistful Of Dollars")
  • Buy for $0.999.Main Theme - (from "Gettysburg")
  • Buy for $0.9910.Charging Fort Wagner - (from "Glory")
  • Buy for $0.9911.Sweet Breeze - (from "Heaven's Gate")
  • Buy for $0.9912.Main Theme - (from "High Plains Drifter")
  • Buy for $0.9913.Prelude - (from "How The West Was Won")
  • Buy for $0.9914.Main Theme - (from "The Last Of The Mohicans")
  • Buy for $0.9915.Main Themes - (from "Lonesome Dove")
  • Buy for $0.9916.Main Themes - (from "The Magnificent Seven")
  • Buy for $0.9917.Run Over by a Stagecoach - (from "Maverick")
  • Buy for $0.9918.Good Times Are Comin', The - (from "Monte Walsh")
  • Buy for $0.9919.Main Theme - (from "Once Upon A Time In The West")

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Overture - (from "The Professionals")
  • Buy for $0.992.War Is Over, The - (from "The Outlaw Josey Wales")
  • Buy for $0.993.Pastorale - (from "The Proud Rebel")
  • Buy for $0.994.Cross Breed, The - (from "The Rare Breed")
  • Buy for $0.995.Main Title - (from "Red Sun")
  • Buy for $0.996.Opening Theme - (from "The Searchers")
  • Buy for $0.997.Main Theme - (from "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon")
  • Buy for $0.998.Main Theme - (from "Silverado")
  • Buy for $0.999.Main Theme - (from "The Sons Of Katie Elder")
  • Buy for $0.9910.Opening and Closing Titles - (from "Stagecoach")
  • Buy for $0.9911.Rooster Coburn - (from "True Grit")
  • Buy for $0.9912.Main Theme - (from "Two Mules For Sister Sara")
  • Buy for $0.9913.Claudia's Theme - (from "Unforgiven")
  • Buy for $0.9914.Main Title - (from "Villa Rides")
  • Buy for $0.9915.Main Theme - (from "Wagon Train")
  • Buy for $0.9916.Train Montage - (from "The Wild Bunch")
  • Buy for $0.9917.Bronco Bustin' - (from "Wild Rovers")
  • Buy for $0.9918.Prelude - (from "Wyatt Earp")
  • Buy for $0.9919.Theme - (from "The Wild Wild West")

Product Description:

Original scores composed by Dimitri Tiomkin, Jerome Moross, Lee Holdridge, John Barry, John Williams, Maurice Jarre, James Horner, Alfred Newman, Randy Newman, Basil Poledouris, Trevor Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Fielding, Max Steiner, Bruce Broughton, Jerry Goldsmith and James Newton Howard.
Performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Bateman, Nic Raine and Drek Wadsworth.
This is the first of two double-disc collections from Silva Screen devoted to Western movie and television theme music, all played by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under Paul Bateman. Ranging across the history of the genre from the 1930s to the 1990s, the results are generally impressive, if occasionally a little weighty -- "A Fistful of Dollars" seems rather elephantine here compared with Ennio Morricone's own rendition, but self-conscious "big tunes" such as John Barry's "The John Dunbar Theme" from Dances With Wolves, Elmer Bernstein's main title music from The Magnificent Seven and The Sons of Katie Elder, and Alfred Newman's main title theme from How the West Was Won work just fine. The producers have also included oddities such as Maurice Jarre's main theme from Red Sun and John Williams' theme from The Rare Breed (1966), and a handful of television themes are here, most notably Jerome Moross' main title theme from Wagon Train. The sound is state of the art but the annotation is minimal, one is sorry to say, with nothing but movie and television series credits in the booklet. ~ Bruce Eder
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  • Sales Rank: 98,245
  • UPC: 738572109929
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