Buy this for the Prologue to THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Stuart M. Paine | Arlington, VA USA | 05/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This RIO CONCHOS is a re-recording conducted by the composer and released by Intrada in 1989. I have it and like it just fine, as it gives me all I'll ever want of the music from that film. There is another available recording of this music. In 1999, Film Score Monthly, for their third Goldsmith project (the two earlier ones had been 100 RIFLES and PATTON), released the OST recordings - including more of the score than is on this disc. If you are particularly anxious to have the entire score, that FSM recording is out there, but is more expensive than this older one.
Setting that aside, for me the principal value of this disc is in the inclusion of Goldsmith's transcendent Prologue to THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, entitled "The Man Who Did Not Want To Paint". Nice as the OST recording of it had been, this re-recording is better. Note: until recently, the only way to acquire the music from that film on CD was by purchasing both this Intrada disc and another re-recording, the 1998 Varese Sarabande album, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, of Alex North's music conducted by Goldsmith."