WAR WAGON, THE

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 146
Date: 1967
Time: 0:43:41
Tracks: 24
At last! World premiere release of rousing Dimitri Tiomkin score for action-packed John Wayne western, presented by Universal Pictures, also starring Kirk Douglas, directed by Burt Kennedy. Intrada proudly offers complete score, newly mixed & mastered in full stereo from actual multi-track session masters stored in mint condition in Universal vaults. CD includes terrific opening "Ballad of The War Wagon", sung by Ed Ames. Happily, all "sweetener" elements also survived in perfect condition, allowing Intrada to remix all stereo chorus overdubs for main title, including additional harmonica & piano tracks! Tiomkin creates great main theme for armor-plated gold wagon, then fashions dynamic variations underlining preparations by Wayne & Douglas to destroy it along with villainous owner Bruce Cabot. Latter half of score features several incredible action set-pieces with Tiomkin in spectacular form as he nears end of composing career. Hearing it all in vivid stereo makes for an exciting listen! Great original 1967 artwork campaign plus color stills, text by Julie Kirgo completes this rich package of western music. One of Universal's best previously unreleased 1960's film scores is finally a CD reality. Dimitri Tiomkin conducts. SOLD OUT!

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  • At last! World premiere release of rousing Dimitri Tiomkin score for action-packed John Wayne western, presented by Universal Pictures, also starring Kirk Douglas, directed by Burt Kennedy. Intrada proudly offers complete score, newly mixed & mastered in full stereo from actual multi-track session masters stored in mint condition in Universal vaults. CD includes terrific opening "Ballad of The War Wagon", sung by Ed Ames. Happily, all "sweetener" elements also survived in perfect condition, allowing Intrada to remix all stereo chorus overdubs for main title, including additional harmonica & piano tracks! Tiomkin creates great main theme for armor-plated gold wagon, then fashions dynamic variations underlining preparations by Wayne & Douglas to destroy it along with villainous owner Bruce Cabot. Latter half of score features several incredible action set-pieces with Tiomkin in spectacular form as he nears end of composing career. Hearing it all in vivid stereo makes for an exciting listen! Great original 1967 artwork campaign plus color stills, text by Julie Kirgo completes this rich package of western music. One of Universal's best previously unreleased 1960's film scores is finally a CD reality. Dimitri Tiomkin conducts.
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    01. Ballad Of The War Wagon (Sung by Ed Ames) (3:24)
    02. Enter Pierce (1:28)
    03. Dark Street (0:37)
    04. Meeting (1:15)
    05. Lotus Leaf; Fivestone Shaving (1:32)
    06. Livery Stable (1:34)
    07. Lupe (3:00)
    08. Mexican Getaway (0:46)
    09. Bronco Saloon (1:27)
    10. Wading War Wagon (0:42)
    11. Friendly Indians (2:58)
    12. Cuarto Cinco (1:32)

    13. Chores; Knife Talk (2:54)
    14. Indian Trades (1:03)
    15. War Wagon; The Bridge; War Wagon Departs (2:41)
    16. Steady Fingers (2:32)
    17. Spool Of Wire (1:01)
    18. Vantage Point (0:31)
    19. Dust Gag; Ambush (5:09)
    20. The Flour Wagon (1:21)
    21. Tatahey (0:26)
    22. Get That Wagon! (2:06)
    23. A New Life (1:02)
    24. Lomax Hits Bottom And End Cast (1:01)