Wand'rin' Star

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Wand'rin' Star is the third of three compilations from Bear Family Records devoted to music from western films (My Rifle, My Pony and Me and From Alamo to El Dorado are the previous volumes). The songs are a mixture of commercial recordings and performances lifted directly from films. James Stewart's "You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad" from the 1957 film Night Passage, for example, features dialogue and extraneous noise throughout the song. Gene Pitney's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and Claude King's "The Comancheros" were written for, but not used in, films of the same name. Despite the overarching western theme, the music is varied, from orchestral themes (Victor ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Wand'rin' Star is the third of three compilations from Bear Family Records devoted to music from western films (My Rifle, My Pony and Me and From Alamo to El Dorado are the previous volumes). The songs are a mixture of commercial recordings and performances lifted directly from films. James Stewart's "You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad" from the 1957 film Night Passage, for example, features dialogue and extraneous noise throughout the song. Gene Pitney's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and Claude King's "The Comancheros" were written for, but not used in, films of the same name. Despite the overarching western theme, the music is varied, from orchestral themes (Victor Young's "The Call of the Far Away Hills") and pop songs (Peggy Lee's "Johnny Guitar") to the more rugged sounds of singing cowboys and mainstream country stars. The handful of celebrity vocal performances by Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Lee Marvin (who sang "Wand'rin' Star" in Paint Your Wagon) are fun, and collectors will appreciate the more obscure commercial recordings by Rusty Draper, Gordon MacRae, the Prairie Chiefs, and the Lancers. Spanning the years 1953-1969, Wand'rin' Star is a treat for western film fans and a strong entry in this lavishly produced series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127161666
  • Catalog Number: 16166
  • Sales rank: 86,394

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wand'rin Star - Lee Marvin (4:30)
  2. 2 Get Along Home, Cindy - Rick Nelson (1:20)
  3. 3 The Call of the Faraway Hills - Victor Young (3:05)
  4. 4 River of No Return - Tennessee Ernie Ford (2:33)
  5. 5 Jim Bowie - Gordon MacRae (2:40)
  6. 6 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) - Frankie Laine (2:39)
  7. 7 Bonanza @@David Rose Orchestra (1:41)
  8. 8 You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad - James Stewart (3:02)
  9. 9 Ballad of Wes Tancred - Eddy Arnold (3:14)
  10. 10 A Man Is as Good as His Word - The Lancers (2:55)
  11. 11 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney (2:56)
  12. 12 Laramie - Rex Allen (1:24)
  13. 13 The Comancheros - Claude King (2:14)
  14. 14 Young Billy Young - Robert Mitchum (3:55)
  15. 15 King of the Five Card Stud - Dean Martin (2:09)
  16. 16 Wagon Train - The Sons of the Pioneers (2:36)
  17. 17 The Last Wagon - Tex Ritter (2:26)
  18. 18 Whiskey, Leave Me Alone - Kirk Douglas (2:02)
  19. 19 Johnny Guitar - Peggy Lee (3:02)
  20. 20 The Last Frontier - Rusty Draper (2:29)
  21. 21 Hanna Lee - Guy Mitchell (2:32)
  22. 22 Tales of Wells Fargo @@Prairie Chiefs (2:30)
  23. 23 To Yuma - Frankie Laine (2:28)
  24. 24 Ballad of Waterhole #3 - Roger Miller (2:20)
  25. 25 Happy Trails - Dale Evans (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Rogers Track Performer
Eddy Arnold Track Performer
Tennessee Ernie Ford Track Performer
Claude King Track Performer
Tex Ritter Track Performer
The Sons of the Pioneers Track Performer
Frankie Laine Track Performer
Peggy Lee Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
Gene Pitney Track Performer
Rex Allen Track Performer
Roger Miller Track Performer
Guy Mitchell Track Performer
Dewey Martin Track Performer
Dale Evans Track Performer
The Lancers Track Performer
Gordon MacRae Track Performer
Robert Mitchum Track Performer
Kirk Douglas Track Performer
Walter Brennan Track Performer
Rusty Draper Track Performer
Lee Marvin Track Performer
Rick Nelson Track Performer
Victor Young Track Performer
James Stewart Track Performer
Technical Credits
Adam Skeaping Mastering
Frederick Loewe Composer
Michael Ochs Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer, Tape Research
Volker Kurze Producer, Illustrations, Tape Research
Dieter Machon Illustrations
Asja Esha Artwork
Arild Rafatzik Illustrations
Packy Smith Illustrations
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