Under Western Skies

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs covering Marty Robbins' complete Western recordings, 99 songs in all from 1958 until 1979. As a concept, Under Western Skies is cohesive and enjoyable, largely because Robbins' music, regardless of the particular year in which it was recorded, is unified thematically. It's also a superb showcase for Robbins' voice, one of the most versatile in country & western -- he was equally adept at rock & roll, traditional country, or Western ballads dating back 100 years or more, but he had a way of extending the latter genre's melodic beauty and lyricism without ever seeming repetitive. Thus, it wasn't just that Robbins was covering this repertory, but that he was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs covering Marty Robbins' complete Western recordings, 99 songs in all from 1958 until 1979. As a concept, Under Western Skies is cohesive and enjoyable, largely because Robbins' music, regardless of the particular year in which it was recorded, is unified thematically. It's also a superb showcase for Robbins' voice, one of the most versatile in country & western -- he was equally adept at rock & roll, traditional country, or Western ballads dating back 100 years or more, but he had a way of extending the latter genre's melodic beauty and lyricism without ever seeming repetitive. Thus, it wasn't just that Robbins was covering this repertory, but that he was doing it in ways that, as a solo artist of his era, were just about definitive. Disc One contains songs from Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs and parts of the follow-up record, More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. Disc Two is devoted to songs from Return of the Gunfighter and the rest of More Gunfighter Ballads, filled out with songs that only appeared previously in 1984 on a Bear Family vinyl release. By the mid-'60s, Robbins' voice was even better, richer and more confident on this material, and Disc Three reflects this. Disc Four extends up through 1979, and it's something of a tribute to Robbins' success with this repertory that precious little was left in the vaults for Bear Family or anyone else to unearth and issue for the first time. The accompanying booklet is 60 pages long, and while it does seem as though the essay is not as well organized as it might have been, it's interesting overall, highlighted with excellent photographs and accompanied by lyrics to each of the songs and a full sessionography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1995
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127156464
  • Catalog Number: 15646
  • Sales rank: 61,682

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Paso (4:44)
  2. 2 Cool Water (3:13)
  3. 3 In the Valley (1:53)
  4. 4 Running Gun (2:15)
  5. 5 Big Iron (3:58)
  6. 6 The Master's Call (3:11)
  7. 7 The Little Green Valley (2:31)
  8. 8 A Hundred and Sixty Acres (1:45)
  9. 9 Billy the Kid (2:24)
  10. 10 The Strawberry Roan (3:28)
  11. 11 They're Hanging Me Tonight (3:09)
  12. 12 Utah Carol (3:17)
  13. 13 Saddle Tramp (2:08)
  14. 14 She Was Young and She Was Pretty (3:01)
  15. 15 The Streets of Laredo (2:49)
  16. 16 Little Joe, the Wrangler (4:11)
  17. 17 I've Got No Use for the Woman (3:24)
  18. 18 Billy Venero (3:52)
  19. 19 This Peaceful Sod (1:58)
  20. 20 Five Brothers (2:15)
  21. 21 San Angelo (5:44)
  22. 22 Ballad of the Alamo (3:43)
  23. 23 The Hanging Tree (2:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jimmy Martinez (3:30)
  2. 2 Ghost Train (3:11)
  3. 3 Song of the Bandit (2:34)
  4. 4 Wind (2:59)
  5. 5 Prairie Fire (2:20)
  6. 6 My Love (1:47)
  7. 7 Ride Cowboy Ride (3:18)
  8. 8 Red River Valley (2:27)
  9. 9 The Bend in the River (2:35)
  10. 10 When the Work's All Done This Fall (2:33)
  11. 11 Abilene Rose (3:05)
  12. 12 Dusty Winds (1:56)
  13. 13 Old Red (3:03)
  14. 14 Doggone Cowboy (2:14)
  15. 15 When the Work's All Done This Fall (2:44)
  16. 16 Small Man (4:27)
  17. 17 The Red Hill of Utah (2:10)
  18. 18 Tall Handsome Stranger (2:06)
  19. 19 The Fastest Gun Around (1:49)
  20. 20 San Angelo (5:37)
  21. 21 Old Red (3:13)
  22. 22 Man Walks Among Us (3:11)
  23. 23 Johnny Fedavo (3:08)
  24. 24 The Master's Call (2:58)
  25. 25 El Paso (4:21)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Cowboy in the Continental Suit (2:58)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Be a Cowboy (1:55)
  3. 3 Cry Stampede (2:18)
  4. 4 Oh Virginia (3:45)
  5. 5 Meet Me Tonight in Laredo (3:27)
  6. 6 Take Me Back to the Prairie (2:20)
  7. 7 The Wind Goes (1:45)
  8. 8 An Old Pal, A Real Pal (2:52)
  9. 9 Feleena (From El Paso) (8:21)
  10. 10 Never Tie Me Down (1:33)
  11. 11 Lonely Old Bunkhouse (2:02)
  12. 12 Night Time on the Desert (2:22)
  13. 13 Cottonwood Tree (4:00)
  14. 14 Mr. Shorty (5:02)
  15. 15 When It's Lamplighting Time in the Valley (2:38)
  16. 16 Is There Anything Left (2:02)
  17. 17 Tonight Carmen (2:48)
  18. 18 Waiting in Reno (2:28)
  19. 19 The Mission in Guadalajara (2:38)
  20. 20 Love's Gone Away (2:16)
  21. 21 Bound for Old Mexico (3:01)
  22. 22 Chapel Bells Chime (2:54)
  23. 23 Don't Go Away Senor (2:41)
  24. 24 In the Valley of the Rio Grande (2:26)
  25. 25 (The Girl With) Gardenias in Her Hair (2:38)
  26. 26 Spanish Lullaby (3:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (3:29)
  2. 2 Chant of the Wanderer (2:11)
  3. 3 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (3:35)
  4. 4 South of the Border (2:15)
  5. 5 Sundown (Ballad of Bill Thaxton) (5:00)
  6. 6 Queen of the Big Rodeo (2:59)
  7. 7 Ava Maria Morales (4:26)
  8. 8 The Outlaws (2:53)
  9. 9 El Paso City (4:16)
  10. 10 I'm Kin to the Wind (2:11)
  11. 11 Trail Dreamin' (1:45)
  12. 12 She's Just a Drifter (2:50)
  13. 13 Way out There (2:20)
  14. 14 The Ballad of the Small Man (4:04)
  15. 15 Tumbling Tumbleweeds (2:54)
  16. 16 San Angelo (4:33)
  17. 17 Pride and the Badge (5:53)
  18. 18 All Around Cowboy (3:07)
  19. 19 Restless Cattle (2:39)
  20. 20 The Dreamer (4:01)
  21. 21 Lonely Old Bunkhouse (2:19)
  22. 22 Ava Maria Morales (4:34)
  23. 23 Shotgun Rider (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marty Robbins Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar, Leader
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Ray Conniff Leader
Tony Rizzi Guitar
Tommy Allsup Guitar
Pete Drake Steel Guitar, Leader
Jim Glaser Guitar
Grady Martin Guitar, Conga, Drums, Leader
Bobby Wood Piano
Si Zentner Trombone
Earl Poole Ball Piano
Shane Keister Keyboards
Ray Edenton Guitar
Bob Eggers Guitar
Wayne Jackson Horn
Glenn Keener Guitar
Katsuhiko Kobayashi Steel Guitar
Billy Linneman Bass
Farrell Morris Percussion, Marimba (Electronics)
Fred Newell Guitar
William Pitman Guitar
Allan Reuss Guitar
George Richey Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar
Billy Sherrill Piano
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Tiny Timbrell Guitar
Jerry Whitehurst Piano
Donnie Winters Jr. Vocals
Joe Zinkan Bass
Louis Dunn Drums
Jack Pruett Guitar
William Whitney Pursell Piano
Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin Saxophone
Bob Moore Bass
Karl Garvin Trumpet
The Glaser Brothers Vocals
Jerry G. Kennedy Guitar
William K. McElhiney Trumpet
Tom Wilkerson Drums
Bobby Sykes Vocals
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Alex Garland Guitar, Leader
Clarence L. Gordon Trombone
Claude E. "Eddy Fox" Headrick Bass, Drums, Leader
William D. Johnson Steel Guitar
James E. Wilson Guitar
Conrad Noddin Horn
Jack Solomon Guitar
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Marty Robbins Composer, Producer
Max Roach Composer
Mitch Miller Producer
Jim Glaser Composer
Tompall Glaser Composer
Phoebe Binkley Composer
Peter Garrett Composer
Rob Hirst Composer
Bob Johnston Producer
Frank Jones Producer
Don Law Producer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Jim Moginie Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Adam Skeaping Mastering
Robert Tubert Composer
Jimmy Lowe Composer
Jack Pruett Composer
William Whitney Pursell Vibe Master
Guy Logsdon Liner Notes
Carl Cotner Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
R. Robinson Composer
Bill Johnson Composer
Jimmy Sweeney Composer
Ekkehard Schumann Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer, Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Gerd Weiler Artwork
Art Wolfe Composer
Mack David Composer
Joe Byers Composer
Mabel Cordle Composer
Traditional Composer
Allen Composer
Jack Lebsock Composer
Bob Johnson Composer
Bob Binkley Composer
J.B. Hosdale Composer
Demarco Composer
D. J. O'Malley Composer
Low Composer
Allen Jr. Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What an incredible singer!

    Marty Robbins could sing anything! He wasn't just a Country singer, he sang blues, he sand love songs, he sang Hawaiian, he sang spanish lullaby's...He was an incredible singer with an incredible range...What a guy! What a man! What a singer! This is the best boxed set ever! You absolutely need it for your collection!!

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