IAWL and On The Waterfront arrived via yesterday's mail. That happy circumstance alone deserves a thread of its own. And that rhyme is sheer poetry on two fronts.
Anyway, which one to listen to first. Talk about an embarrassment of riches. IAWL won out. Standout tracks, as I figured ahead of time, proved to be Main Title/Heaven, Pottersville Cemetery, and Wrong Mary Hatch. Re PC, I've always felt from watching the movie that it was precursor music to Tiomkin's entire score for The Thing that was just a few years down the road. I think a lot of it has to do with his subtle use of the piano.
Have more to comment on per this entire thread and hope to do so in near future.