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Album Review

In spite of its short length (26 minutes), Bacharach's Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid soundtrack is still a fine release. Many fans will be pleased to see one of his biggest hits here, the B.J. Thomas vehicle "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (augmented by an instrumental and additional vocal version that add little). What's really intriguing, though, are the various instrumental settings for the film: the densely arranged, yet infectious opener "The Sundance Kid"; a languid bossa nova "Not Goin' Home Anymore" (Brazil goes way out west?); the raucous, vaudevillian production number "The Old Fun City"; and a soaring, Ennio Morricone-inspired ballad "Come Touch the Sun" (with its golden-toned trumpet solo, it's particularly reminiscent of Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West soundtrack). The top number here, though, is "South American Getaway." With its beautifully layered choral harmonies, briskly swinging waltz rhythm, and hauntingly beautiful solo vocal (another Morricone touch), it, in fact, stands as one of Bacahrach's best. These instrumental tracks offer a nice contrast to Bacharach's more well-known pop vocal hits of the '60s and make Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid a must for both the casual and dedicated fan. And to make this soundtrack even more of a worthwhile purchase, it hopefully will be re-released as part of disc with another of Bacharach's late-'60s soundtracks like Casino Royale.

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Great soundtrack. It's a must have. I have tried to review this before, but maybe the people at iTunes don't like the fact I suggested this can be purchased on another download site for one pound and ninety eight pence (thought I'd write the amount, see if it gets through the censorship, ha, ha!). The other site begins in 'A' and ends in 'mazon' I don't really like people moaning about the prices on iTunes in the review sections, but the difference between these two prices is vast and so I felt needed a mention if you are considering purchasing it.


This is an immense soundtrack and I have to say the film is one the best I've ever seen. I may have only seen it nearly 30 years after it was released but it is still one of my favourites. Great stuff! I especially like the South American Gataway. It really fits in with the scene...

Do movies get any better than this?

A capturing film with all the elements of a classic western, the humour, the action and the cool, stylish characters. To top it all off there is a small, but inspiring soundtrack which contributes to the collective greatness of this film.
Robert Redford and Paul Newman are Superb.


Born: 07 August 1942 in Hugo, OK

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

B.J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas) straddled the line between pop/rock and country, achieving success in both genres in the late '60s and '70s. At the beginning of his career, he leaned more heavily on rock & roll, but by the mid-'70s, he had turned to country music, becoming one of the most successful country-pop stars of the decade. Thomas began singing while he was a child, performing in church. In his teens, he joined the Houston-based band the Triumphs, who released a number of independent...
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