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THE BIG COUNTRY: LIMITED EDITION

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LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS

SHIPPING MARCH 28, 2007

Presenting the first ever official, studio-endorsed CD release of composer Jerome Moross’s classic, original score to the beloved 1958 MGM/UA epic western, THE BIG COUNTRY, starring Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives and Chuck Connors and directed by William Wyler. Remastered and complimented with exclusive liner notes and official art, this special release of Moross’s original score recording is limited to 3000 units.

TRACK LISTING:

1. MAIN TITLE (3:21)
2. JULIE’S HOUSE (2:10)
3. THE WELCOMING (3:09)
4. THE HAZING (1:49)
5. COURTIN’ TIME (1:21)
6. THE TERRILL RANCH (1:35)
7. OLD THUNDER (1:40)
8. THE RAID Parts 1 & 2 (3:39)
9. McKAY’S DECISION (1:03)
10. THE CAPTURE (1:28)
11. McKAY’S TRIUMPH (0:35)
12. MAJOR TERRILL’S PARTY (1:30)
13. MAJOR TERRILL’s PARTY - PART 2 (1:09)
14. WALTZ (2:16)
15. POLKA (0:54)
16. NIGHT IN BLANCO CANYON (0:52)
17. McKAY’S RIDE (1:20)
18. McKAY IS MISSING (2:02)
19. THE OLD HOUSE (2:18)
20. WAITING (0:30)
21. HORROR STORIES (1:04)
22. BIG MUDDY (2:33)
23. STILL WAITING (1:37)
24. McKAY ALONE (1:20)
25. NIGHT AT LADDER RANCH (1:09)
26. THE FIGHT (2:54)
27. CATTLE AT THE RIVER (2:21)
28. PAT’S MISTAKE (1:20)
29. BUCK COMES FOR JULIE (1:12)
30. THE ABDUCTION (1:10)
31. THE CAPTIVE (1:34)
32. THE ATTEMPTED RAPE (2:10)
33. THE WAR PARTY GATHERS (2:39)
34. McKAY IN BLANCO CANYON (2:27)
35. JIM AND JULIE (0:35)
36. THE MAJOR ALONE (1:51)
37. THE DUEL (0:51)
38. THE DEATH OF BUCK HANNASSEY (2:44)
39. AMBUSH IN BLANCO CANYON - PART 1 (1:16)
40. AMBUSH IN BLANCO CANYON - PART 2 (1:47)
41. THE STALKING (1:21)
42. END TITLE (1:59)

TOTAL TIME: (74:00)

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Fantastic news! The soundclips are great, I will order this. Finally a official release!

Nemesis - happy :o

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What? No Godzilla?

This is a welcome release.

Hmmm it's time to sell my Star Wars figures.

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Wow, just a few weeks ago, this was on TV, and my mom was saying how it was one of her favorite scores of all time. Then I got online to try to find CD release, and found that the only one was a rare old collector's edition. So this release is great news! Order commencing...

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Hmmm it's time to sell my Star Wars figures.

Why? Are you growing up? :o

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Need cash!!!!! Gotta make room for my expanding CD collection too.

I'm glad I didn't buy the Silva re-recording a couple of weeks ago.

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Hmmm it's time to sell my Star Wars figures.

Why? Are you growing up? :o

I think that Mark grew up a long time ago.

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Need cash!!!!! Gotta make room for my expanding CD collection too.

I'm glad I didn't buy the Silva re-recording a couple of weeks ago.

Ahh, now I see...

I'm glad as well I didn't buy the re-recording!

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What? No Godzilla?

Probably won't come out until later this year, if it ever does.

I'm still skeptical about the Godzilla score...

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Hmmm it's time to sell my Star Wars figures.

Why? Are you growing up? :o

Plus my Godzilla figures take up enough space.

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I'm still skeptical about the Godzilla score...

Yes, me too, but the chances are not bad "hope" :o

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I thought I remembered a JW connection somewhere

You remembered well :o

And one question... I only have had this on CD-R for some years. I just checked the new release, and the track list is identical. But the copy I have, I've always wondered if it was an oficial release. There isn't any label name, only a catalogue reference (SC-1R-JM). Does anyone knows if this a legit release or a bootleg?

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And one question... I only have had this on CD-R for some years. I just checked the new release, and the track list is identical. But the copy I have, I've always wondered if it was an oficial release. There isn't any label name, only a catalogue reference (SC-1R-JM). Does anyone knows if this a legit release or a bootleg?

Screen Archives issued a 42-track, 72-minute promo CD after 15 years ago, it's probably that.

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And one question... I only have had this on CD-R for some years. I just checked the new release, and the track list is identical. But the copy I have, I've always wondered if it was an oficial release. There isn't any label name, only a catalogue reference (SC-1R-JM). Does anyone knows if this a legit release or a bootleg?

Screen Archives issued a 42-track, 72-minute promo CD after 15 years ago, it's probably that.

Yes it is, as I just took the time to do some research: http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/catalog...hp?movieid=1179

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And the session pianist on The Big Country was a young kid named Johnny Williams :mrgreen:

All the more reason for everyone to buy it and support this release.

Plus it's a damn good score.

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Ah, finally a classic score that is really exciting, and not only exciting in principle.

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I'm not the biggest fan myself, but I will admit that that one is an especially good one. Best goldean age western I've heard.

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Well, I'll be getting it first because of the session pianist, secondly, because I only have it on CD-R...

Oh, yes, and because is one of the finest western score ever ;)

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That still does not say much!

Just listen to the theme. The rest of the score is just as good, and it is one of the finest western themes ever (For me, it's probably the favorite).

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Better then The Good, the Bad & The Ugly or Once Upon A Time In The West?

Gimme a break!

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I hope Morlock doesn't get wind of this...

Anyway, Morricone has composed some 500 scores, that would make him hit or miss with anyone.

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Some of his music belongs to the best I've ever heard, others is simply not my taste. But he knows how to score a film.

Probably better then anyone now alive.

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As soon as I listened to the clip from the Main Title, I realized this is a piece that was frequently played in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge hotel where I worked at Disney. Such a great piece, I might actually be interested in getting this release.

Ray Barnsbury

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It was also used on some commercial that I've seen countless times, but can't for the life of me remember what for.

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The very first film music concert I ever attended opened with a fine suite from The Big Country. The suite consisted of Main Title / The Welcoming / Old Thunder / The Raid and Capture / The Death of Buck Hannassey / End Title. I still remember hearing the trumpets practising the main theme before the conductor walked on to the podium. Who wouldn't be hooked on film music after that?

It's nothing short of a travesty that this score did not win an Oscar. Jerome Moross's music is very balletic, dontcha think?

Damien :unsure:

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Balletic?

It's a magnificent word and I'll defend my use of it to the hilt*, sir! :unsure:

* 'hilt' is also a nice word

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I hope Morlock doesn't get wind of this...

Not all of us gloat like you do, Mr. Stefan I-don't-like-golden-age-scores-and-westerns-and-i'm-a-dutchman-with-a-cat-and-damn-proud-of-it-

who-was-just-convinced-by-a-lowly-numbnuts-to-buy-a-score-he-never-would-have-concidered-that-was-called-by-one-member-'balletic' Cosman. Not all of us are like that.

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I hope Morlock doesn't get wind of this...

Not all of us gloat like you do, Mr. Stefan I-don't-like-golden-age-scores-and-westerns-and-i'm-a-dutchman-with-a-cat-and-damn-proud-of-it-

who-was-just-convinced-by-a-lowly-numbnuts-to-buy-a-score-he-never-would-have-concidered-that-was-called-by-one-member-'balletic' Cosman. Not all of us are like that.

:unsure:

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