How the West Was Won (Original Film Soundtrack)
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||Overture||Alfred Newman||4:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||How the West Was Won||Alfred Newman||1:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bereavement and Fulfillment||Alfred Newman||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The River Pirates||Alfred Newman||1:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Home in the Meadow||Alfred Newman & Debbie Reynolds||1:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cleve and Mule||Alfred Newman||1:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Raise a Ruckus Tonight||Alfred Newman & Debbie Reynolds||1:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Marriage Proposal||Alfred Newman||1:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cheyenne||Alfred Newman||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||He's Linus' Boy||Alfred Newman||3:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Climb a Higher Hill||Alfred Newman||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What Was Your Name in the States?||Alfred Newman||1:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Come Share My Life||Alfred Newman||2:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||No Goodbye||Alfred Newman||2:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||How the West Was Won (Finale)||Alfred Newman||1:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
This double CD has generally superior sound to the 1992 Sony Music release, but its more than two-hours of music may be a classic case of overkill. The essential problem is that How the West Was Won is rooted in two separate bodies of music, the Alfred Newman instrumental and orchestral material (including the rousing main title theme), spiced with a few traditional (i.e. folk) and traditional-style tunes; and the songs sung by Debbie Reynolds in her various set pieces as an entertainer, principally "Home in the Meadow" (adapted from "Greensleeves"). The Alfred Newman material generally recalls Aaron Copland's musical Americana (especially the "Lincoln Portrait") at its best and most accessible, and the folk songs handled by the choir or Dave Guard's Whiskeyhill Singers come off well — but then there are those numbers done by Reynolds, which sort of break the spell. It's not that she's a bad singer, it's just that her voice doesn't fit within the surrounding musical settings. One guesses the producers had no choice but to give full play to this part of the score, but one wishes there'd been a way around it. The annotation is very thorough, the photographs (including some behind-the-scenes shots of co-director John Ford) are a nice treat, and anyone who likes the movie or Newman's music is sure to enjoy this.
Greatest Western Soundtrack and more!
What a fantastic sountrack to a truly great movie! I actually remember going to the Theater with my parents, when I was a kid (about 8 or 9?) and the music really made the movie much more memorable.Hearing this really brought back memories. There have been some great western soundtracks (Magnificent 7 etc) but I consider this to be the best theme song of them all. Debbie Reynolds is in her prime here and the quality of the soundtrack is perfect.The symphony is equally as great, I really appreciate this albulm being released here.
There were 16 tracks on the "original" LP album
I have always loved the movie and have searched for this album off an on for the last year thank yall!!! apple for finally selling it!!! Its has some of the greatest music ever written for a western film!!!!
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