I picked this up wanting the theme song to High Noon and got a lot more than I bargained for. Although neither of the two versions of High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me O My Darling) presented here are the definitive track from the film (a couple verses are missing), the theme songs to The Searchers and Gunsmoke are here, along with some great pop western tracks (Boogie Woogie Cowboy, The Wayward Wind, Goodbye My Little Cherokee, and I Got Spurs [that] Jingle Jangle Jingle). There are a lot of ballads here, at least one of which (Rye Whiskey, or Jack Of Diamonds, as I've sometimes heard it called) is an authentic Old West tune. There are a couple surprises here too - Buffalo Dream is an emotional (and historically accurate) rendering of the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee. Blood On The Saddle is an eerie tune about a cowboy dead in the saddle, and Remember The Alamo is a great soul stirrer (so long as you're an Anglo Texan). Great ballads, too. Brave Man sounds like a coda written by Marshall Dillon, John Wayne, and The Lone Ranger. Good stuff here, with very few turkeys (I didn't care for Trooper Hook) and some fine liner notes following the career of this western legend - the father of the late John `Come and Knock On My Door' Ritter.