How the West Was Won [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

How the West Was Won [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Alfred Newman


One of the last great scores from Hollywood's "golden age," Newman's rousing music from MGM's Cinerama Western incorporates various folk tunes into its vast Americana fabric. Newman's main fanfare -- backed by the Ken Darby Singers -- sets the tone for a score that boasts its share of both forthright passages and purely melodic interludes. Original or traditional songs are performed by featured actors including Debbie Reynolds. As to be expected with a Rhino reissue, this 1997 two-CD set features an abundance of outtakes and demo versions for several tracks, in addition to full digital remastering and an extensive booklet touching upon all facets of the film's production and Newman's Oscar-nominated soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/1997
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227245825
catalogNumber: 72458

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alfred Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Judy Henske   Track Performer
Debbie Reynolds   Track Performer
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar,Track Performer
Carroll Baker   Track Performer
Salli Terri   Track Performer
Ken Darby   Conductor
Carl Fortina   Accordion,Concertina,Track Performer
J.J. Lilley   Conductor
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
MGM Studio Orchestra   Track Performer
Robert Armbruster   Conductor
MGM Studio Chorus   Track Performer
Imogene Clark   Track Performer
Whiskeyhill Quartet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Ken Darby   Arranger,Orchestration
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Liner Notes
Jack Hayes   Orchestration
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
J.J. Lilley   Arranger
Spencer Williams   Composer
Alfred Newman   Arranger
Robert Emmett Dolan   Composer
Whiskeyhill Quartet   Arranger

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