The Wild West: Essential Western Film Music Collection

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/1999
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572109929
  • Catalog Number: 1099
  • Sales rank: 127,253

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Alamo (Overture) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:25)
  2. 2 The Big Country (Main Title Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:18)
  3. 3 Buffalo Girls (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:17)
  4. 4 The Cowboys (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:31)
  5. 5 The John Dunbar Theme - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:36)
  6. 6 A Distant Trumpet (Main Title) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (1:28)
  7. 7 El Condor (Main Title Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:24)
  8. 8 A Fistful of Dollars (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:31)
  9. 9 Gettysburg (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:51)
  10. 10 Charging Fort Wagner - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:05)
  11. 11 Sweet Breeze - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:08)
  12. 12 High Plains Drifter (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:12)
  13. 13 Prelude from How the West Was Won - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:20)
  14. 14 The Last of the Mohicans (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:17)
  15. 15 Lonesome Dove (Main Themes) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (6:18)
  16. 16 The Magnificent Seven (Main Themes) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (5:53)
  17. 17 Run Over By a Stagecoach - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:50)
  18. 18 The Good Times Are Comin' - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:16)
  19. 19 Once Upon a Time in the West (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (6:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Overture from The Professionals - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (5:30)
  2. 2 The War Is Over - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:27)
  3. 3 Pastorale - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:41)
  4. 4 The Cross Breed/End Title - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:24)
  5. 5 Red Sun (Main Title) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:47)
  6. 6 The Searchers (Opening Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:05)
  7. 7 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:48)
  8. 8 Silverado (Main Themes) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:06)
  9. 9 The Sons of Katie Elder (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:17)
  10. 10 Stagecoach (Opening and Closing Titles) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:37)
  11. 11 Rooster Cogburn - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:39)
  12. 12 Two Mules for Sister Sara (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (5:21)
  13. 13 Claudia's Theme - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (6:19)
  14. 14 Villa Rides (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:32)
  15. 15 Wagon Train (Main Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:11)
  16. 16 Train Montage - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:48)
  17. 17 Bronco Bustin' - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:13)
  18. 18 Wyatt Earp (Prelude) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:50)
  19. 19 The Wild Wild West (Theme) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Bateman Conductor
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Maurice Jarre Arranger
Henry Mancini Arranger
Elmer Bernstein Composer
John Williams [composer] Arranger
Don Wilkerson Arranger
James Horner Arranger
Bruce Broughton Arranger
Trevor Jones Arranger
Brian Gascoigne Arranger
Jack Hayes Arranger
Ira Hearshen Arranger
Lee Holdridge Arranger
David Mansfield Arranger
Greig McRitchie Arranger
Jerome Moross Arranger
Arthur Morton Arranger
Christopher Palmer Arranger
Nic Raine Arranger
Mike Ross-Trevor Engineer
David Snell Arranger
Eric Tomlinson Engineer
Gareth Williams Mastering
Jimmy Fitzpatrick Producer
Brad Dechter Arranger
Mike Townend Arranger
Richard Bronskill Arranger
Neil Richardson Arranger
Murray Cutter Arranger
Earl Sheldon Composer
Gary Carter Cover Art
Reynold da Silva Executive Producer
Don Davis Arranger
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