After this astonishing release from Intrada I could almost hang up my collecting boots forever. Like so many of us here ever since I saw this film on it's first release I have wanted the music in my collection. I'm not sure I ever really believed it would happen? But now I can almost believe that anything is possible! All I can say to Intrada is I send you my heartfelt thanks, you folks are superb. My mind is still reeling, don't know what else to say right now, it's a milestone in this film music collectors life.
I'm not a huge Tiomkin fan, but I am a sucker for Mexican-flavoured Western scores. I listened to the clips for this score and I'm sold.
I also have only a few Tiomkin scores (actually only a sampler and The Thing). A big fan of Mandel, but then again, not of these Disney-scores. But never mind Witch Mountain, Rio Bravo sounds really good and is much more interesting to me. I read in the other thread about the sound quality of 70-s scores, but this 50-s score sounds fantastic, even in mono. And the music, boy, this is a must buy for me.
Intrada strikes again and I remain absolutely in ecstasy for this two disc release! The listening of this al last issued score brings to me a sensation of "never elapsed time", as in the years I have regularly seen the movie, expecting the music at any moment. Tiomkin is special, in associating his music with periods of our life. As already said for Friedhofer, here I can repeat: more Tiomkin, more and more Tiomkin! First of all HIS MAJESTY O'KEEFE and OLD MAN AND THE SEA, both Warners. Thanks, Intrada!
There are some films scores you buy without question. Rio Bravo is one of these film scores. Thanks to Doug, Roger and all at Intrada for making this release a reality. For years, I was hoping for this CD, and now it's here. Conrgats to all involved.