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Music for the Movies of Clint Eastwood

Music for the Movies of Clint Eastwood


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Music for the Movies of Clint Eastwood contains 11 musical excerpts from films featuring Clint Eastwood, plus "Rawhide," Frankie Laine's performance of the theme song from the television series in which Eastwood first made his mark, and Erroll Garner's performance of his jazz tune "Misty," which had a prominent place in the Eastwood film Play Misty for Me. All of these, however, are basically a curtain raiser for the album's main section, a ten-part, 40-minute suite written by Lennie Niehaus for the PBS documentary Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows. Niehaus, a longtime associate of Eastwood's, is also the composer of "Theme From Pale Rider" on the first part of the disc. As might be expected from a compilation of film music in which the only constant is the star actor, the album is quite diverse. Reflecting Eastwood's early casting as a Western hero, "Rawhide" and Ennio Morricone's famous The Good, the Bad and the Ugly music have a Western flavor. (This recording is not the hit version by "Hugo Montenegro"; it derives from the United Artists Records original soundtrack album.) "Theme From the Outlaw Josey Wales," by Jerry Fielding, has a lively fanfare, while "Theme From Pale Rider" is ominous and wistful. Starting with "Claudia's Theme From Unforgiven," one is introduced to the first of seven cues actually written by Eastwood, who reveals not only his well-known taste for jazz, but also a way with pretty melodies. Lalo Schifrin's jazz fusion music for Dirty Harry is prefaced by Eastwood's trademark "Do I feel lucky'" speech from the film. Niehaus' score is really ten separate pieces ranging from calm orchestral music ("Out of the Shadows") at the start to big band swing ("I Love Jazz") at the end. It would not be out of place in future Eastwood pictures.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2001
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624806028
catalogNumber: 48060
Rank: 50843


  1. Theme
  2. Theme
  3. Theme
  4. Theme
  5. Claudia's Theme (from movie The Unforgiven)
  6. Theme
  7. Big Fran's Baby (for movie A Perfect World)
  8. Misty, song
  9. Amanda's Theme (for movie Tightrope (1984))
  10. Kate's Theme (for film Absolute Power)
  11. Why Should I Care (for film True Crime)
  12. Espacio (for film Space Cowboys)
  13. Doe Eyes (for film The Bridges of Madison County) [Love Theme from The
  14. Part 1: Out of the Shadows
  15. Pt. 2: An American Landsca
  16. Part 3: This I Rememeber
  17. Pt. 4: The Journey Continu
  18. Pt. 5: Battle Royale (It's
  19. Part 6: Day Dreams
  20. Part 7: The Piano Player
  21. Part 8: Destiny
  22. Part 9: At Peace and Play
  23. Part 10: I Love Jazz

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Conductor
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Track Performer,Musician
Lennie Niehaus   Conductor
Jerry Fielding   Conductor
Joshua Redman   Saxophone
Michael Lang   Piano
Ennio Morricone   Track Performer,Musician
Clint Eastwood   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Lennie Niehaus   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bruce Ricker   Executive Producer
Clint Eastwood   Composer

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