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1991 Mainstream
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Arthur Morton
David Tamkin

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Alexander Courage
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Film Score Monthly
(May, 1998)

La-La Land Records
(June 19th, 2012)

Intrada Records
(August 31st, 2015)
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The 1991 Mainstream album was only available through soundtrack specialty outlets and is out of print. The 1998 FSM album was limited to 3,000 copies, available only through FSM or the same specialty outlets. The 2012 La-La Land album is limited to 2,000 copies and, like the FSM product, carried an initial price of $20 through those outlets. The 2015 Intrada album is limited to an unknown quantity and also retailed initially for $20.
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Buy it... if you are as enthused about Jerry Goldsmith's more pastoral and folksy Western style of the 1960's as you are his robust action themes for the same genre.

Avoid it... if a Goldsmith Western largely absent his trademark brass themes and dominated by conversational underscore for jaw harp, harmonica, and banjo doesn't warrant a tough choice between the score's several albums.
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WRITTEN 6/29/98, REVISED 9/17/16
Stagecoach: (Jerry Goldsmith) Remakes happen all the time in Hollywood. In the 2000's and beyond, they've become shameless attempts by studios to make an easy buck. Rarely, though, does the director of a remake send a note to the director of the original classic and tell him that the remake was being done because the original, despite public opinion otherwise, was a screw-up. This brazen attitude belonged to director Gordon Douglas, who was given the task of "modernizing" and improving upon the 1939 John Ford hit Stagecoach starring John Wayne. While the cast and crew of the 1966 remake was accomplished, and critics generally considered the new Stagecoach to be a worthy update, Douglas' efforts could not ultimately unseat Ford and Wayne in the history books. Both followed roughly the same screenplay, though the revision allowed for more sexual undertones amidst its portrayal of a quirky collection of men facing off against Hollywood's stereotypical Indian baddies. As expected, Douglas reunited with composer Jerry Goldsmith, with whom a very strong score for Rio Conchos had resulted two years earlier. The resulting music was one area in which the remake was almost uniformly considered an improvement over the Ford film, which had relied upon source-like applications rather the kind of original music that would later constitute a typical score. By 1966, Goldsmith had already been nominated for two Academy Awards and was well established in the Western genre, both on the big and small screens. Indeed, the composer was best known early in his career for his consistently engaging Western scores, with a musical style distinct to his efforts in modernizing the genre's sound. From Rio Conchos to Take a Hard Ride, the sound of Goldsmith's music for the West is easily recognizable in its merging of folksy rhythms and bold action themes. In its basic stylistic characteristics, Stagecoach is no departure from this norm. But it is different, however, in the approach taken towards the topic. Whereas most of Goldsmith's other westerns are dominated by their action themes and apply the folk rhythms as colorful accents, Stagecoach is far more thematically subdued in its folksy and pastoral approach. This is, quite simply, because the action scenes in the film were left to their own sound effects.

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Audio Samples   ▼
1991 Mainstream Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 55:38
Stagecoach: (27:37)

• 1. Main Title Theme from Stagecoach (2:29)
• 2. First Born and Escape Route (2:50)
• 3. Aftermath (2:55)
• 4. A New Passenger and the Reward (5:23)
• 5. All is Forgiven (2:43)
• 6. Family History (4:27)
• 7. Stagecoach to Cheyenne (2:11)
• 8. No More Indians (0:59)
• 9. Get Out of Town (Finale) (2:40)
• 10. Stagecoach Theme (I Will Follow) (Vocal) (2:50)
The Trouble With Angels: (28:01)

• 11. Main Title Theme from The Trouble With Angels (2:44)
• 12. Welcome to St. Francis (2:16)
• 13. First Warning (2:12)
• 14. Pot of Tea (2:07)
• 15. Dancing Lesson (1:35)
• 16. Lifeguard (1:39)
• 17. The Trouble With Angels (Vocal) (1:55)
• 18. Sewing Circle (2:38)
• 19. Future Plans (2:42)
• 20. Marching Band (2:05)
• 21. Rachel Says Goodbye (3:12)
• 22. End Title (1:06)
1998 FSM Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 45:23
2012 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 53:21
2015 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 65:29

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The 1991 Mainstream album contains notes by the director and original audio producer of the film. The 1998 FSM album established the excellent quality of pictorial and textual information that graced subsequent albums of FSM's series, with extremely detailed notes about the films and scores. The insert of the 2012 La-La Land album contains the same general notation, but not in as great of depth. The 2015 Intrada album also provides much of the same information in its notes, with technical aspects of the product also featured.
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