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THE COWBOYS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) by John Williams

 

This 50th anniversary release celebrates John Wayne and one of his finest twilight westerns with a score composed by the living legend, John Williams. The Cowboys was the maestro’s biggest pre-Star Wars score, and a much-needed restoration job—featuring a complete rebuild, remix, remastering and expansion to 36 tracks (including unearthed alternate takes)—was done for a 3,000-unit, limited-edition CD re-issue that came out in 2018 and has since sold out. The first-ever official LP release, this double-record gatefold includes extensive notes and original photos and is pressed on gold vinyl exclusively for RSD 2022.

 

https://www.facebook.com/varesesarabanderecords/posts/1897002560492020

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This 50th anniversary release of THE COWBOYS celebrates the a score composed by the living legend, John Williams. The first-ever official LP release, this double-record gatefold includes extensive notes and original photos and is pressed on gold vinyl exclusively for RSD 2022.

 

https://twitter.com/VareseSarabande/status/1494031616531857409/

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I was hoping the vinyl revival would lead to a return of the l.p. program.

But, except for BLACK PANTHER ( which didn't get a CD release) these seem to just follow the  c + c protocols.

Which also doubles the price😒

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I have the Varese CD, but not the Deluxe version that came out later, so this will be a good purchase for me.  Although I think "The Cowboys Overture" is one of Williams' best pieces of film-to-concert music, the score itself isn't among my favorites.

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3 hours ago, Junion said:

Yes, the 2022 Vinyl edition won`t be released in April but on June 18, 2022.

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/14750

 

UPDATE: never mind, they used the tracklist from the old bootleg on that site.

 

Hmm, I hadn't seen that track listing before:

 

1. Morning On The Ranch - 2:20
2. Trouble - 2:11
3. Moving Out - 2:27
4. The Campsite - 1:08
5. High Spirits - 1:59
6. A Man To Respect - 1:31
7. Nightfall - 1:42
8. Training Spills - 1:56
9. The Death Riders - 4:00
10. Final Conflict - 1:19
11. On The Trail Again - 1:28
12. Wayward Ladies - 1:37
13. Learning The Ropes - 1:40
14. The Takeover - 1:20
15. A Coward's Deed - 1:52
16. Death Of A Cowboy - 2:29
17. The Trap - 8:30
18. End Of The Drive - 1:27

 

Almost none of these titles are found on the Varèse expansion (or the older Varèse CD, for that matter), and a lot of the timings are different, indicating either edits or tracks that combine cues. Could this be an OST program proposed at the time but never released?

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That's the tracklist of the bootleg vinyl LP that was in record stores in the 70s/80s. 

 

The writers of the article you quoted somehow used the old bootleg tracklist instead of the actual tracklist the release will have (which is the same tracklist as the 2018 CD)


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JW never prepared an OST album for The Cowboys.  MM's assembly is the first and only composer-approved album that exists

 

Robert Townson made the 1994 Varese CD without JW's input (and put Harry Sukman's main title cue for the TV show on it without realizing that's what it was)

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41 minutes ago, Jay said:

The writers of the article you quoted somehow used the old bootleg tracklist instead of the actual tracklist the release will have (which is the same tracklist as the 2018 CD)

 

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According to Varese Sarabande's official Facebook, the Cowboys vinyl has had production delays and "will release later in the year almost definitely"

 

https://www.facebook.com/varesesarabanderecords/photos/a.190580947800865/1968234690035473/?comment_id=340078981601391&reply_comment_id=1202226747196869&__tn__=R*F

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11 minutes ago, Jay said:

According to Varese Sarabande's official Facebook, the Cowboys vinyl has had production delays and "will release later in the year almost definitely"

 

https://www.facebook.com/varesesarabanderecords/photos/a.190580947800865/1968234690035473/?comment_id=340078981601391&reply_comment_id=1202226747196869&__tn__=R*F

I'm all for not having to show up to a record store on RSD. 

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