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True Grit (OST)

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  • Audio CD (24 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: La La Land
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. True Grit (main title)
2. True Grit (alternate)
3. A Dastardly Deed
4. A Stiff Job / Businesslike Mattie
5. Papa's Things / Pony Mine
6. Rooster and La Boeuf Off
7. Runaway Races Away / The Chase / On Their Way
8. Big Trail
9. Where There Is Smoke
10. The Dying Moon
11. Preparation Dugout
12. Dugout Stakeout / Shots Galore
13. Ruffled Rooster
14. Mattie and Little Blackie
15. Over Bald Mountain / Rooster in the Meadow
16. The Meadow Fight / A Long Shot / The Snake Pit / The Liftout / Sad Departure / Chen Lee and the General (The Pace That Kills)
17. A Ride for Life
18. Warm Wrap Up
19. End Credits
20. Main Title (alternate, orchestral) 1:37
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Product Description

28 track expanded & remastered Elmer Bernstein score for 1969 John Wayne classic w/title track sung by Glen Campbell

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I don't know what cd was inside the recording which Mr Douglas bought, but it certainly wasn't the same one I bought. I already had the LP originally issued way back in the dim past- guitars, sitars, big band sound etc, and also bought the Tadlow recording on cd. This new cd is tremendous - every orchestral note of the score - not an electric guitar to be heard anywhere. Just listen to Bald Mountain and be transported. Note also the comprehensive list of the orchestral players including Arnold Koblenz and Mitchell Lurie , who also played on Hawaii. Incidentally, Pearl Kauffman, who plays piano on the soundtrack was Elmer's first wife and who has just published the new book The Magnificent Elmer - available from Amazon. This is an absolutely wonderful soundtrack, at last. The bonus tracks include an interesting performance of the main title song, with Elmer B as soloist.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Awesome score from one of the greatest western films ever, that set the scene for John Wayne's only Oscar winning performance. One of Bernsteins best.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Horrifying 20 Sep 2004
By Brian Douglas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
How excited I was when I received this CD in the mail! How horrified I was when I put it in my CD player and pressed play! Despite all the pictures of John Wayne, Kim Darby, and Glen Campbell on the cover, this is NOT the True Grit soundtrack. It is instead "Elmer Bernstein conducts Themes from his Original Score." The difference: The true movie soundtrack is among the biggest, most booming western music ever recorded. This CD is some of the weakest, cheesiest 60's/70's orchestra music that has survived until now. The grand True Grit themes sound perverse mixed into music that would be more at home in Our Man Flint. The only redeeming quality of this CD is that the last track is the actual recording of the theme song that is used in the movie. If not for that, this album would be a total waste.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not the soundtrack - but a complete True Grit recording soon 2 May 2006
By David Wishart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album was "never" the original soundtrack recording but a disc of outlandishly "commercial" arrangements of thematic material from the film score. It therefore remains something of an oddity. Those wanting a faithful rendition of Elmer Bernstein's score wil be pleased to note that a recording of the entire score - every note of it - has now been made utilising the original manuscripts - with the original orchestrations by Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes - and is due for release on the Tadlow Music label in June 2006.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not a soundtrack, no, but I love this album! 14 Dec 2004
By jgower - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I saw "True Grit" in the theater when it came out in the late 60s, and loved it - it is still one of my favorite movies. I remember buying this LP back then, and loving it also. The music is beautiful (as was most of Bernstein's music), and at the time it didn't seem as cheesy as it surely will today. I can certainly understand why someone buying this album today might not readily appreciate the beautiful music underneath all of the 60s "pop-fusion" elements of orchestra, sitars, organs, tinny electric guitars, harpsichord, and big-bandish rhythm section. And yes, I can certainly understand why someone today, or then, expecting a faithful recording of the actual soundtrack or score of this film would be disappointed. With that said, I am still today moved by the beautiful music in this album and am quite pleasantly surprised to see that a remastered edition of it has appeared on CD. Yep, this is probably one of those love-it-or-hate-it kinda CDs. I one of those who love it!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Thanks so much, Brian Douglas! 15 Oct 2004
By Patrick J. Hutchins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I can't thank you enough for your review, Mr. Douglas, that saved me from considering buying the dreck being sold as the "True Grit" original soundtrack album. Having watched the film in the theater in its original release (albeit as a fairly young person), I was very familiar with (the recently late) Elmer Bernstein's brash "western" score for the film, and had thought of purchasing the CD. However, your timely warning prompted me to listen to the samples provided so thoughtfully on the Amazon website.

I don't have words strong enough to agree with you in your assessment of these recordings as "some of the weakest, cheesiest 60's/70's orchestra music that has survived until now." When I listened to the samples, a thrill of horror crept over me, and I felt a polyester leisure suit begin to form out of the atmosphere and encase itself about my body. The energy and inventiveness of the original music had been turned into "Muzak" renditions that made the themes mawkish and almost unrecognizable. If Bernstein himself had been involved in the creation of these "themes from his original score" conducted on the album, then he has certainly fallen lower in my estimation. Composers need to make a living like everyone else, so I'm not faulting him for that, but there's a difference between earning an income and prostitution....

In close, all I will say is that I have a two-disc set of "Great Western Movie Themes" recorded by some Czecho-Slovak symphony orchestra or other, and the faithfulness of their rendition of the "True Grit" music--certainly when compared to the that on the "official" soundtrack album--makes me wonder if the musicians weren't at least from western Czechslovakia!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Two words, True Grit 12 Jan 2007
By Katy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What can I say? It is my favorite movie. This soundtrack is great!

I listen to it while using my treadmill. I listened to the soundtrack when I was a kid.....over and over and over....I'm still a John Wayne fan.

When he died, an era died with him. If you love Western themes, this is

a got to have. A little 70'ish but I love it.
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