ALAMO, THE (3 CD SET - COMPLETE SCORE)

Label: Prometheus XPCD 168
Date: 1960
Time: 2:44:22
Tracks: 57
3 CD Set from Belgium Mammoth world premiere recording of complete Dimitri Tiomkin score for legendary John Wayne recreation of iconic Texas battle. Vivid, close-mike recording captures incredible detail, complexity of Tiomkin masterpiece. Sure-foot performance shows off both expressive passages, thundering action sequences. Haunting main theme ("The Green Leaves Of Summer") anchors, but rousing idea for armies of General Santa Anna, secondary "Ballad of the Alamo" theme, epic battle music are all highlights. And special spotlight on florid trumpet solo in Spanish-flavor, heard in opening titles as "De Guello", used powerfully for Crockett's final scene. Solid liner notes add icing to sweet cake! Nic Raine conducts City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, scores a knockout!

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  • 3 CD Set from Belgium Mammoth world premiere recording of complete Dimitri Tiomkin score for legendary John Wayne recreation of iconic Texas battle. Vivid, close-mike recording captures incredible detail, complexity of Tiomkin masterpiece. Sure-foot performance shows off both expressive passages, thundering action sequences. Haunting main theme ("The Green Leaves Of Summer") anchors, but rousing idea for armies of General Santa Anna, secondary "Ballad of the Alamo" theme, epic battle music are all highlights. And special spotlight on florid trumpet solo in Spanish-flavor, heard in opening titles as "De Guello", used powerfully for Crockett's final scene. Solid liner notes add icing to sweet cake! Nic Raine conducts City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, scores a knockout!
  • DISC 1 1. OVERTURE 2:58 2. MAIN TITLE 2:04 3. FOREWORD / HOUSTON'S ARRIVAL / HOUSTON AND TRAVIS */ HOUSTON DEPARTS / BOWIE'S HANGOVER * 5:16 4. BOWIE'S MEN ARRIVE * 0:51 5. FLAG CEREMONY */ MEETING IN THE MISSION */ THE SEGUINS */ ADIOS JUAN * 3:55 6. SMITTY AND THE PARSON / THE SIGNAL */ TO THE CANTINA * 2:23 7. CANTINA MUSIC - HERE'S TO THE LADIES * 2:12 8. CANTINA MUSIC - 'ADELITA' AND 'PAJARILLO' * 2:47 9. PLAN FOR THE REPUBLIC 2:25 10. EMIL AND FLACA * 2:33 11. EMIL'S DEMANDS (aka CANTINA MUSIC) 2:04 12. MR. TALL AMERICAN * 2:51 13. EMIL'S THUGS * 1:05 14. DAVY AND JIM */ FLACA'S SECRET * 2:59 15. POWDER CACHE */ EMIL DIES * / SOMEONE TO LEAN ON * 3:07 16. SANTA ANNA'S TROOPS * 1:31 17. THE LETTER * 1:31 18. BOWIE BLOWS UP * 0:59 19. HERE'S TO THE LADIES / FLACA READS THE LETTER * 2:06 20. OLD BUCK, YOUNG DOE (Davy and Flaca: Love Scene) 7:03 21. 23 TENNESSEANS (Davy Crockett and the Tennesseans) 2:32 22. LANCERS ARRIVE AT BEJAR / ULTIMATUM / SHORT CUT TO WAR / INTERMISSION 3:28

    DISC 2 1. ENTR'ACTE - THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO 3:40 2. THE MASSING OF TROOPS * 1:37 3. PATROL'S IN TROUBLE */ SHE'S A BIG ONE * 1:34 4. OVER THE WALL * 3:50 5. YOU'RE WRONG */ TRAVIS' PLAN * 4:38 6. BOWIE STAYS * 1:35 7. TEXAS CATTLE */ DRAGOON CHASE * 2:48 8. UNTITLED (Reel 19) * 0:47 9. DARK NIGHT */ PROFOUND SYMPATHY * 3:48 10. FLAG RAISING */ FOOD POISONING */ OBVIOUS COURSE * 1:26 11. THE CATTLE RAID / THE WAIT */ MORNING OVER THE ALAMO */ CATTLE STAMPEDE 4:50 12. THE LONG HORNS * 0:53 13. THE HE BULL */ EVACUATE NONCOMBATANTS */ EXODUS */ THREE CHEERS * 6:45 14. MEXICAN BUGLE CALLS */ THE FIRST ASSAULT * 2:36 15. THE PARSON'S DEATH */ MEXICAN WOUNDED * 3:12 16. BONHAM ARRIVES */ DECISION TO STAY / CLOSE THE GATE 3:54 17. SMITTY'S MISSION */ UNTITLED (Reel 24) * 5:02 18. THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER 2:42 19. I BELIEVE * 2:33

    DISC 3 THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO: 1. MARCHING FIELD DRUMS */ SANTA ANNA'S MOUNTED BAND * 3:09 2. THE CHARGE / LANCER'S CHARGE / TRAVIS' DEATH / NORTH WALL / DEATH OF CROCKETT AND BOWIE 9:23 3. SMITTY RETURNS */ TENNESSEE BABE - LISA * 2:37 4. FINALE - THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO * 1:13 5. EXIT MUSIC - THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER 3:43 Bonus Tracks 6. END TITLE - Alternative Version * 4:23 7. THE SIGNAL - Original Version * 1:02 8. ENTR'ACTE - THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO (Orchestral Backing Track) 3:38 9. HERE'S TO THE LADIES - Vocal Version * - Vocal by David Shannon 1:11 10. THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER - Guitar Version * 2:58 11. I BELIEVE - Original Version * 2:31 12. SANTA ANNA'S MOUNTED BAND - Full Orchestra Version * 1:20 13. SPIRIT OF THE ALAMO * 2:09 14. TENNESSEE BABE - Album Version 2:38 15. FINALE - THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO - Album Version 1:14 16. THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO - Vocal by David Shannon 4:00

    * = previously unrecorded