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Round-Up [Hybrid SACD] based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
With the many movies and TV shows of pioneers, lawmen, cowboys and Indians produced before and during my lifetime, it would seem a daunting task to compile a CD that's representative of the entertainment genre. One could argue, for instance, as to why such shows as Gunsmoke were not represented. But such arguments would miss the point. A truly representative production might have required a box set, so judgments must be made for inclusion on a single CD. For this reason, I find this collection about the best one could expect, and it's a good one. It would be next to impossible to quarrel with any of the choices, and certainly anyone who's watched enough Westerns would find this tribute more than an adequate sampling of what was a popular source of entertainment for both children and adults. The occasional sound effects add much to the production, and the songs rendered by Frankie Layne enhance the recording even more. An outstanding job by a great orchestra and conductor in tribute to one of the most colorful periods in American history, and the TV and movie productions it inspired.