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The Big Country
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The Deluxe Special Edition COMPLETE Soundtrack by Jerome Moross

The Western was of particular personal interest to Moross and here we have, for the first time on CD in this country the ENTIRE SCORE that was composed for this seminal 1958 movie that starred Charlton Heston and Gregory Peck. Feudin’ and fightin’aside, the music’s the thing here and the breathtaking score fairly rattles along with inventive and carefully arranged scoring.

At a CD-busting 74 minutes, it’s time to re-examine the music which, for this deluxe edition has been meticulously remastered and sensitively re-processed to bring out every nuance of the studio orchestra. New notes are provided together with many extras such as full personnel details and a bio on the composer.

If you only ever bought the 30 minute LP in 1958, it’s time to listen to this long-neglected complete gem which has influenced so many composers of the genre after him such as Elmer Bernstein some years later for “The Magnificent Seven”.


So significant has this music been, that it was used in a British advertising campaign for McDonalds!


 

 


1. MAIN TITLE
2. JULIE’S HOUSE
3. THE WELCOMING
4. THE HAZING 
5. COURTIN’ TIME
6. THE TERRILL RANCH
7. OLD THUNDER
8. THE RAID (PARTS 1 & 2)
9. McKAY’S DECISION
10. THE CAPTURE
11. McKAY’S TRIUMPH
12. MAJOR TERRILL’S PARTY  - PART 1
13. MAJOR TERRILL’S PARTY  - PART 2
14. WALTZ
15. POLKA
16. NIGHT IN BBLANCO CANYON 
17. McKAY’S RIDE
18. McKAY IS MISSING
19. THE OLD HOUSE 
20. WAITING
21. HORROR STORIES
22. BIG MUDDY
23. STILL WAITING
24. McKAY ALONE 
25. NIGHT AT LADDER RANCH
26. THE FIGHT
27. CATTLE AT THE RIVER
28. PAT’S MISTAKE 
29. BUCK COMES FOR JULIE
30. THE ABDUCTION 
31. THE CAPTIVE 
32. THE ATTEMPTED RAPE
33. THE WAR PARTY GATHERS
34. McKAY IN BLANCO CANYON
35. JIM & JULIE
36. THE MAJOR ALONE
37. THE DUEL
38. THE DEATH OF BUCK HANNASSEY
39. AMBUSH IN BLANCO CANYON - PART 1
40. AMBUSH IN BLANCO CANYON - PART 2  
41. THE STALKING 
42. END TITLE