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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Cimarron
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2017 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Hands down, this is one of Waxman's greatest scores and one of the best Western scores of all time. I know that for a fact, because I'm listening to it right now. Thanks to Lukas et al. for this wonderful release.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Hands down, this is one of Waxman's greatest scores and one of the best Western scores of all time. I know that for a fact, because I'm listening to it right now. Thanks to Lukas et al. for this wonderful release.

Thanks for the reminder, Josh. I've had CIMARRON for years but have not listened to it for a long time. I'll give it a new spin this weekend. I've also pulled out RAINTREE COUNTY for another listen. I can't remember anything but the main titles (and in the case of RAINTREE, the overture) from either one. Gotta be more good stuff there than just those tracks, right?

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I've tried this score multiple times and while I certainly wouldn't call it bad...among Waxman's output it's one that I must confess I have more trouble warming up to. And I'm usually a real sucker for western scores.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   TonyJ   (Member)

I've tried this score multiple times and while I certainly wouldn't call it bad...among Waxman's output it's one that I must confess I have more trouble warming up to. And I'm usually a real sucker for western scores.

Yavar


I think it's a solid score, but it's not one of my favorites of Waxman. I believe he only scored one other western besides Cimarron, a film called The Furies. I played the CD a few times after I purchased it, but it's been years since I've listened to it. The film itself pales against the '31 original.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2017 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I've avoided CIMARRON up till now, and may continue avoiding it. I might end up loving it but it's a bit of a risk when there are still so many sure-fire winners to get, CD wise. At my slow purchase rate (about 10 new CDs per year), I'm still crossing off titles from the "to get" list I made about fifteen years ago. From the FSM label alone I only yesterday ordered THE WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL and THE STRIPPER - and Rózsa and Goldsmith are among my favourite composers.

My finger did hover for a while over Waxman's THE SILVER CHALICE, but I ended up putting the decision off for another year. I may have made a mistake there. I'm pretty convinced I'd like that one. The thing with Waxman is that there are a good number of his scores which just don't click with me, and I can't explain why. I know I SHOULD like more of his stuff, but there's a kind of barrier there. Wasn't there an old thread about this? Something rings a bell...

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2017 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   JRP   (Member)

I think it's a solid score, but it's not one of my favorites of Waxman. I believe he only scored one other western besides Cimarron, a film called The Furies. I played the CD a few times after I purchased it, but it's been years since I've listened to it. The film itself pales against the '31 original.

Interesting, I didn't know The Furies was a remake. I didn't care for the film much, save for the lead performances and the (brief, as I recall) Waxman score.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2017 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I think it's a solid score, but it's not one of my favorites of Waxman. I believe he only scored one other western besides Cimarron, a film called The Furies. I played the CD a few times after I purchased it, but it's been years since I've listened to it. The film itself pales against the '31 original.

Interesting, I didn't know The Furies was a remake. I didn't care for the film much, save for the lead performances and the (brief, as I recall) Waxman score.


The remake comment was in reference to Cimarron. Honestly, I cannot judge as I have never seen the original and have only seen bits and pieces of this version.

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2017 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

The film is not very good, but the score is wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2017 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   waxmanman35   (Member)

The film is not very good, but the score is wonderful.

Agreed. Waxman also composed scores for the Westerns Only the Valiant, Red Mountain, Indian Fighter and the semi-Western Sutter's Gold.

 
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