John Waynes West: In Music and Poster Art Box set, Collector's Edition, Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack, Import
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(10 CDs/1 DVD Box Set (LP-size) with 464-page hardcover book; 344 tracks (CDs), 27 tracks (DVD); playing time CDs: 798:24). --- The greatest-ever tribute to the man they called 'Duke' on the thirtieth anniversary of his death! John Wayne is gone but not forgotten - he is still among the Top Three most popular movie actors of all time. This set includes: -- The soundtrack music to his never-to-be-forgotten westerns! -- All the title songs by the original artists! -- Songs inspired by the movies! -- A 464-page LP-sized book with a biography by historian Richard W. Bann, AND Reproductions of hundreds of his western movie posters from many different countries! -- Stills and lobby cards! -- A bonus DVD with trailers and exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' footage! A man and an actor as big as John Wayne deserves a tribute like this! --- John Wayne was America. And America ...in fact, the entire world... has not forgotten John Wayne. Thirty years after his death, the man known as 'Duke' still ranks among the Top Three most popular American film stars of all time. More than any other actor, he chose roles that glorified traditional American values and would not compromise his personal image. 'Don't apologize,' he said in 'She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,' 'it's a sign of weakness.' That was John Wayne, and that's the John Wayne celebrated here in the music and poster art from his many memorable western movies. -- This 10 CD/1 DVD collection contains the rousing soundtracks of his best-loved westerns, including 'The Searchers', 'The Alamo', 'The Sons Of Katie Elder' and 'True Grit'. The artists performing the original soundtrack songs include the Sons Of The Pioneers, Glen Campbell, The Limeliters, Ed Ames, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, and many more. Plus! bonus songs inspired by John Wayne's movies, such as Frankie Avalon's The Ballad Of The Alamo, Gene Pitney's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Claude King's The Comancheros. The bonus DVD contains trailers and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage! -- This set contains a 464-page hardcover collector's edition book (LP-size) that includes a biography of John Wayne by acclaimed movie historian Richard W. Bann AND several hundred posters, lobby cards, and stills, reproduced in lustrous color. The artwork captures the boldness and daring of John Wayne's West. The posters are from the USA and many other countries, including Argentina, Japan, Australia, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, and Sweden. This is by far the most comprehensive-ever collection of the evocative music and art that accompanied John Wayne's western movie classics! Soundtracks are included from the following movies (please see track listing)
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some have never been released on CD before such as CHISUM,BIG JAKE, ect. All on 10 CD's
plus a movie poster book and a DVD. Keep an eye on the price it does get cheaper now and again.
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IMO this set is NOT worth the price they have put on it. They did put a fine print statement that the music was reproduced with permission but it doesn't say who gave that permission. The people and companies that matter are NOT shown as licensing this set. To top it all off, their movie filmography is incorrect. They are missing several of his movies. (1946) Desert Command, (1944) The Fighting Seabees, (1933) Central Airport and College Coach, (1932) Hurricane Express and 11 other movies that Duke did before his first starring role in "The Big Trail". So the set is not only inadequate but it is also flawed.
My suggestion, take it off Amazon and don't waste your money for this set. The soundtracks you can find much easier on an individual basis. This is a big thumbs down!
I have to make a bit of a disclaimer here, though. As one other reviewer pointed out, there is a problem with this set. The DVD may not play in all DVD players. I've never been able to get the DVD in my set to play. It may be, as pointed out, that the original 2009 release of this set contained a DVD with the wrong region code for the United States. That never bothered me, though. I didn't buy this set for the DVD. I bought it for the music. And what music it is!
As a baby boomer, I grew up on movies like "The Alamo" and "How The West Was Won," both of which I saw in exclusive engagement theaters in Hollywood. I also grew up on TV showings of movies like "The Searchers," "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," and "Fort Apache." I was never a big fan of the old 2- and 3- reelers of the the 30's, where John Wayne got his start, but some of the music from those oldies are here, and worth listening to.
One of my favorite John Wayne movies was "The Horse Soldiers," with William Holden and Constance Towers. I saw that in the theaters, too. David Buttolph's music for that movie just floored me, and I had the soundtrack on LP immediately after seeing it.
The comment was made that a lot of these soundtracks on this CD set are available elsewhere. That's true, to an extent. But some of those other soundtracks aren't as complete as some of these. "How The West Was Won," for example, contains some tracks never released before on other CDs. There are outtakes, demo versions and pre-recording versions here that I don't think were included on other releases.
I know that there was a major release of the soundtrack from "The Alamo," but from what I've learned, that release was not the original Dimitri Tiomkin "composed and conducted by" version, but a re-recording by the City Of Prague Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. This set is the original, and has some bonus tracks including 4 songs from the film performed by Frankie Avalon (one of the actors in the film) ... "Ballad Of The Alamo," "Here's To The Ladies," "Tennessee Babe," and "Green Leaves Of Summer."
The sound quality throughout the 10 CDs is excellent. It even includes a full-length recording of the NBC Radio broadcast of "Stagecoach," which is a great listen for nostalgia fans.
With the proviso that the DVD may not play (I believe there was one re-issue, in 2010, that may have corrected that, not sure) I think this would be an excellent purchase. It is currently out-of-print, so it may be a while before you'll see it available again, outside of the copies that are available, so snatch it up if you can.
I am a 55 year old man who is a huge John Wayne fan. I grew up with John Wayne, James Stewart and my father being my role models. Everyone has their flaws or faults, but these men believed in traditional American values and had a chivalrous code to country, family, friends, God and personal conviction. In today's environment and troubled times, these are the values that are needed and should be stressed.
This is a great 10 CD soundtrack collection of his western films. Some of the themes can be found in other CD collections. Others (e.g., McLintock, El Dorado, Hondo, Chisum, Fort Apache and The Three Godfathers) are not available. As a bonus, there is a DVD that has a collection of movie trailers and behind the scenes footage. This is great, but it would have been nice if Fort Apache and Red River were included.
The hardcover edition book contains a brief biography of John Wayne with the majority of the book providing numerous movie posters, lobby cards and stills. The movies posters are from the USA and other countries which is a nice addition to the 10 CD/1 DVD set.
Hopefully, in the future there will be a similar collection of John Wayne's non-western soundtracks and movie trailers such as his war movies (Flying Tigers, The Fighting Seabees, Back to Bataan, They Were Expendable, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Wings of Eagles, The Longest Day, The Green Berets, In Harms Way) and the Quiet Man, The High and the Mighty, Blood Alley, The Sea Chase, The Legend of he Lost, Donovan's Reef, Hatari, Wake of the Red Witch, Reap the Wild Wind, The HellFighters, McQ, Brannigan, etc.
Overall, this is a nice addition for a John Wayne fan or collector.