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 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition soundtrack:

RIO CONCHOS

Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

In 1964, Twentieth Century-Fox released a widescreen western called Rio Conchos. The film was an “A” production with a strong cast, including Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Jim Brown, Tony Franciosa and the great Edmond O’Brien. The film was hard-edged, fast-paced and action-packed, but with strong characters and a story that kept you involved from start to finish.

By the time of Rio Conchos, composer Jerry Goldsmith was well on his way to becoming one of the busiest of the then-new composers scoring films. He’d already done great work for television, scoring several memorable and classic Playhouse 90, Twilight Zone and Thriller episodes among many others, including his wonderful theme and occasional score for Dr. Kildare.

His film career had really taken off quickly and in a big way in the early 1960s. Before Rio Conchos Goldsmith had really only scored one western film, his very first feature film score, the 1957 film Black Patch. He’d scored a few western TV episodes from Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Have Gun – Will Travel and he’d also scored Lonely Are the Brave, which could be considered a modern-day western of sorts.

But with Rio Conchos, Goldsmith immediately showed that he could score westerns with the best of them and it began a long and fruitful association with Twentieth Century-Fox. He would, of course, go on to score many other notable westerns, including Stagecoach, Hour of the Gun, Bandolero!, 100 Rifles, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Rio Lobo, Wild Rovers and others. But his score for Rio Conchos remains high at the top of that great list – like the film, his score is hard-edged, fast-paced and action-packed, with a memorable main theme that is one of his best.

The original soundtrack was previously released on Film Score Monthly, with the entire score presented in mono with a handful of stereo cues, the only stereo that could, at that time, be saved due to extreme wow and flutter. But thanks to new technologies that have emerged in the last couple of years, Mike Matessino was able to go back to the original elements and perform a miracle of a stereo restoration for the entire score except for three cues – those three cues are presented so seamlessly you might not even be aware they are mono. The sound is amazing and really shows off Goldsmith’s superb score in the best possible way.

Rio Conchos is limited to 1200 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. CDs will ship by the third week of November, but we’ve been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.


 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Wow!!! And WOW, and again WOW!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

This may be a minor shock Bruce, but I have never seen the film of 'Rio Conchos' nor heard a single note of it's music. Somehow, this title has eluded me in both instances, and since you've done yourself proud with a magnificent cover and art-work, I'll be getting this from you! Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Ha, just ordered. Apart from the stereo (great), it sounds like a good re-master, & I thought you'd use the original poster art (well a bit of it). I think it's a great western, & for me, Goldsmiths best ever western score, & one of his best scores of the sixties, & that's really saying something!

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

hmm... samples sound fastastic!
I haven't really heard the old FSM edition in ages, so can't really compare the two, but the sound quality seems excellent considering the age of the recording.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

yay! goldsmith to start off the week!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Ha, just ordered. Apart from the stereo (great), it sounds like a good re-master, & I thought you'd use the original poster art (well a bit of it). I think it's a great western, & for me, Goldsmiths best ever western score, & one of his best scores of the sixties, & that's really saying something!

Mike Matessino did an AMAZING job on this - anyone who has the FSM and thinks that will suffice (it was great back in 2000 but it's mono) really doesn't have this sounding as it should. A simple listen to the samples will tell you that instantly, and those are just mp3s.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Before Rio Conchos Goldsmith had really only scored one western film, his very first feature film score, the 1957 film Black Patch. He’d scored a few western TV episodes from Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Have Gun – Will Travel and he’d also scored Lonely Are the Brave, which could be considered a modern-day western of sorts.

No love for Face of a Fugitive?

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Hi Bruce,

I'm trying to order this from your site, but when I click VIEW CART, it takes me to PAYPAL where I don't see an option to pay for the item.

Please advise and thanks...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

Sound samples are stunning. Nice cover art too! Looking forward to this one.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I did not get the FSM release, so this is great news. Ordered.

Mr. Audio, if you click on the "check out" (not the "check out with paypal button") button in your cart you should get to another page where you can pay by regular credit card.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Also it should be noted that you don't have to order direct from Kritzerland, it's also available at

Screen Archives: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/28147

Intrada: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.9234/.f?sc=13&category=21780

MovieMusic.com: http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M09572/rioconchos1964/


Of course, you support Kritzerland more by ordering direct.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Great sound, and one of the most awesome Kritzerland covers ever!

Many thanks Bruce!

So, do you think you are now finally done with Goldsmith, or can I talk you into putting out S*P*Y*S complete? smile

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

Great sound, and one of the most awesome Kritzerland covers ever!

Many thanks Bruce!


Seconded! Could the same miracle be performed on 100 Rifles I wonder.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

do not tempt him, Shallow ones, is not the miracle of the juniper berries enough?!


wonderful release, Bruce. a major scalp for Kritzerland.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)



thanks to new technologies that have emerged in the last couple of years, Mike Matessino was able to go back to the original elements and perform a miracle of a stereo restoration for the entire score except for three cues – those three cues are presented so seamlessly you might not even be aware they are mono.




Can I ask a simple question? With what modern technology can someone produce a stereo restoration of a score recorded in mono? And if the recording was stereo in the first place, why did FSM release a mono version of a score recorded in stereo. Just asking before I buy my fourth release of that score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Can I ask a simple question? With what modern technology can someone produce a stereo restoration of a score recorded in mono? And if the recording was stereo in the first place, why did FSM release a mono version of a score recorded in stereo. Just asking before I buy my fourth release of that score.

Presumably because the mono tapes or tracks or whatever were in okay shape while the stereo were in poor shape, but now they've been able to go back to the original elements and remix the stereo presentation, is what it sounds like.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Im out of budget on this one but boy is sound is really incredible on this one!

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I did not get the FSM release, so this is great news. Ordered.

Mr. Audio, if you click on the "check out" (not the "check out with paypal button") button in your cart you should get to another page where you can pay by regular credit card.


Thanks, John - I ended up just using Internet Explorer to make the purchase and now everything is good - order placed!...looking forward to this one!!!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Bought this one right away after hearing those samples big grin Pure Goldsmith through and through. Also love the cover so much more than the FSM.

 
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