Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
From Alamo To El Dorado: Great Western Movie & TV Soundtracks Vol. 2
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
A Very Unique CD, but low quality
D. F. Uhlenhake | St. Marys, OH United States | 03/25/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I built up some gift certificate money, so I decided to use some bucks and get this CD. I only bought it to get the El Dorado theme by George Alexander and the Mellowmen. I'm a huge John Wayne fan and always loved the theme, but have had no luck in finding it anywhere else. Well, it sounds like they placed 2 recording mics in front of the TV and let 'er rip. And then instead of a fade out like in the movie, they decided to dub the last chorus with the actual orchestration at the end of the movie where John Wayne and Robert Mitchum are strolling down the street. The problem is the outro is in a different key and it is glaringly obvious! I guess the brilliant engineer on this CD missed the key changes in each of the verses of the theme song. I hope I can score a better recording someday. The High Chapperal by David Rose is awful, and most of the other tracks are sappy. Bronco and Sugarfoot brought back nice boyhood memories and Glen Campbell singing the True Grit song is OK. However, the Spanish version of A Man With True Grit and many of the other tracks made me cringe or laugh uncontrollably. Being spoiled by quality music from Westerns by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Tiomkin, or Bernstein made this one hard to bear."
Great Western Songs
acinehermoso | 10/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""From Alamo to El Dorado, Vol. 2" is a nice collection of western songs from the big and little screen. "Stagecoach To Cheyenne" sung by is catchy Wayne Newton. "Green Leaves Of Summer" by The Brothers Four is a classic. "Marmalade, Molasses and Honey" vocalized by Andy Williams is a lot of fun. I like this CD.