Music for Stage and Screen: The Red Pony, Born on the Fourth of July, Quiet City, The Reivers
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Good, not great
John Williams, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and Tim Morrison can rarely do any wrong. This album is good as a whole, but not the best it could've been. The Red Pony is a delightful piece from Aaron Copland (it's not the famous Rodeo, don't get confused). Quiet City is also a very nice piece, though a bit long. Born on the Fourth of July steals the show. It's incredible and moving, containing some of the most beautiful trumpet work by Tim Morrison (which was what I was looking for when I found this album). If you buy just one song, get the first Born on Fourth of July. The downside to the album is The Reivers. It has a narrator telling a story with the music in the background, and I wasn't really too fond of that, especially keeping it all together in one 18-minute song. Other than that, this is a really nice album that has classic John Williams with his old friends in Boston.
Formed: July 11, 1885 in Boston, MA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s