Alfred Newman

How the West Was Won Original Soundtrack (606376)

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How the West Was Won Original Soundtrack

Alfred Newman

Soundtrack Factory

8436563180972

STF 150188

606376

JAZZ

2

CD 12,39 €

2-CD SET

THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK + 1 BONUS TRACK

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This set presents the complete original Alfred Newman soundtrack music to the 1962 epic-western film How the West Was Won, one of the last “old-fashioned” epic movies made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to enjoy great success. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The film is divided into sections directed by Henry Hathaway, John Ford, and George Marshall.

The picture was filmed in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process and starred Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark, with narration by Spencer Tracy.

The score was listed at #25 on AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores. In 1997, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The film won three Academy Awards for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (James R. Webb), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound (Franklin Milton).

Music composed and conducted by ALFRED NEWMAN
The MGM Studio Orchestra / Vocals by Debbie Reynolds, The Whiskeyhill Quartet & The Ken Darby Singers.
Recorded in Hollywood, April 30, 1961-July 20, 1962.

(*) BONUS TRACKS:
Joe Pass (12 string-g), John Pisano (rhythm-g), Charlie Haden (b), Larry Bunker (d).

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD1: TOTAL TIME 70:41

01 OVERTURE: HOW THE WEST WAS WON/ I’M BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND/
SHENANDOAH/ ENDLESS PRAIRIE/ THE OX DRIVER/ I ’M BOUND FOR THE PROMISED
LAND/ HOW THE WEST WAS WON
02 MAIN TITLE
03 THIS IS THE WEST
04 THE ERIE CANAL
05 TWO HEARTS ON A TREE
06 SHENANDOAH
07 FIRST MEETING
08 FIRST KISS
09 THE MORNING AFTER
10 RIVER PIRATES/STALKING AND KILLING
11 GODSPEED EVE/ THE RAPIDS
12 THE BURIAL (BEREAVEMENT/ ROCK OF AGES/ FULFILLMENT)
13 WAGON TRAIN FORWARD (WAGON TRAIN/ WAR WITH MEXICO/ BANKS OF THE
SACRAMENTO/ WAIT FOR THE WAGON)
14 SIT DOWN SISTER
15 WANDERIN’
16 THE JUMP-OFF POINT
17 CLEVE VAN VALEN (CLEVE VAN VALEN/ WAGON TRAIN/ MORGAN, LILITH AND
AGGIE/ CLEVE AND THE MULE)
18 POOR WAYFARIN’ STRANGER
19 RAISE A RUCKUS TONIGHT
20 COME SHARE MY LIFE
21 CHEYENNES/ INDIAN FIGHT
22 CARELESS LOVE
23 GOLD CLAIM
24 WHAT WAS YOUR NAME IN THE STATES?
25 HE’S GONE AWAY
26 A HOME IN THE MEADOW
27 MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

CD 2: TOTAL TIME 71:17

01 ENTR’ACTE (HOW THE WEST WAS WON/ A HOME IN THE MEADOW/ NINE HUNDRED
MILES/ BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO/ I’M BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND/ WHEN
JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME/ THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC)
02 MR. LINCOLN
03 HE’S LINUS’ BOY
04 I’M SAD AND I’M LONELY
05 WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME
06 ZEB’S RETURN
07 THE PONY EXPRESS
08 A RAILROADER’S BRIDE I’LL BE
09 WORKIN’
10 THE JUGGLERS
11 NO GOODBYE
12 ZEB AND JETHRO
13 BUFFALO STAMPEDE/ AFTERMATH
14 CLIMB A HIGHER HILL
15 THE VAN VALEN AUCTION
16 GANT (DESPERADO)
17 NO GOODBYE #2
18 CELEBRATION
19 FINALE
20 FINALE ULTIMO
21 EXIT MUSIC
22 MISS BAILEY’S GHOST
23 A HOME IN THE MEADOW
24 WHEN I WAS SINGLE
25 SHENANDOAH
26 ROCK OF AGES
27 THE ERIE CANAL
28 WAIT FOR THE HOEDOWN [long]
29 FIRST MEETING #2