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Gene Autry - 20 Greatest Movie Hits
Genres: Country, Pop
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Movie soundtrack versions of hits
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most of Gene's hit record songs were featured in his movies, but in different versions recorded in the movie studio. These movie versions are on this CD. So, these are NOT the well-known hit record, Conqueror/Okeh/Columbia label, recordings. These are the exact same recordings you'll find on the VHS and DVD issues of the actual movies. Sound quality is variable since these are taken in many cases off movie prints. A very few tracks were taken from original live-to-disc acetates or tapes made in the movie studio and recorded before or during filming. But this CD is very nice to have, with these movie versions in one place. This CD also is one of the last projects Gene himself authorized. So, the sound rating should be three or four stars but for overall concept and historical interest, plus Gene's direct approval, I give it five."
PATRICIA T. ALMDALE | AULANDER, NC USA | 06/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There were many Great "B" Westerns produced from 1935 to 1955. Gene Autry was one of the greatest movie entertainers and singers of all time. The personality that made him such a great star was totally his. As he once said "I only try to be Gene Autry". The songs on this CD are taken from many of his great movies. Some of these songs are short, because sometime he only sang a line or two of a song, but none the less there is a quality about these songs that only Mr. Autry could produce. One of my favorites is the song from "Cowboy And The Indians", "Here Comes Santa Claus", when he was delivering supplies and gifts to the Indian Reservation, because Autry was forever trying to help someone in real life. Gene Autry died on Oct. 3rd 1998 just before this CD was released. It is a fitting tribute to the Life and Legend of America's Favorite Singing Cowboy! The fact that he existed in this world makes the world a better place and the world still needs Hero's like Gene Autry!!! If you are an avid Gene Autry Fan this CD is one that you will treasure!!"