Brilliant blend of western with classical symphony
TSDENT@BELLSOUTH.NET | Tennessee | 03/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD takes you to the very outdoor recording location of a beautiful New Mexico evening. The selection of songs provides enough mixture to hold your interest but is true to classic country and western style. The additon of the symphony enhances the earthy but mellow voice of Murphey."
Good album marred by technical problems
Keith Vaglienti | Houston, TX USA | 05/06/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw this album I thought it was a wonderful idea; cowboy music performed by Michael Martin Murphey and guest musicians like the Sons of the San Jaoquin, accompanied by the San Antonio Symphony. The song selection is good and the performances are great. Only one thing mars the album. The recording level was apparently too low and, as a result, you'll find yourself turning the volume up quite a bit just to be able to hear the music at a normal level. To the point where you'll seem to hear a background hiss, even though its a CD, and you'd better not forget to turn the volume back down when you put something else on unless you want to wake the entire neighborhood."
My Heroes have always been Cowboys
TSDENT@BELLSOUTH.NET | 07/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a great idea, combining the San Antonio Symphony with Murph, the still powerful voice of Herb Jeffries (one of Murph's heroes), and other wonderful translators of the cowboy/vaquero music world. This native Texan was instantly homesick.Even if you hate country music, give this one a listen. Why? Because it is NOT COUNTRY -- IT'S WESTERN MUSIC.Thanks, Murph, for keeping our cowboy music heritage alive in such a beautiful way."
tom scarborough | wyoming and n.c. | 02/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the music is great,and the performers are magnificent!from michael,to herb jeffries,and all the others,the magic never stops.recorded with the san antonio symphony orchestra,this is must for every cowboy,and cowgirl!the only drawback is that the recording is not up to par with the artists themselves.never the less,it's worth it! the recording,is not up to par with the artists."