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Music Conducted By
Jerry Goldsmith

Orchestrations By
Arthur Morton

Recorded By
-

Performed By
-

Album Produced By
Ford A Thaxton And Jerry Goldsmith

Label
La-La Land Records
LLLCD 1221


Previous Release(s)
Prometheus
PCR 511


Year Of CD/Film Release
2012/1970

Running Time
78:00

Availability
Limited Edition Release
 


Cues & Timings

Mono Complete Score

1. RIO LOBO Main Title (02:15)
2. The Capture (01:41)
3. A New Arrival (01:46)
4. Unexpected Gun (02:03)
5. A Good Teacher (complete) (05:56)
6. Quiet Town (01:46)
7. No Place to Go (01:12)
8. Plans (04:48)
9. The Raid (02:22)
10. The Scar / Hang on a Minute (03:16)
11. Cordona's Capture (00:41)
12. The Cantina (01:44)
13. The Trade (03:37)
14. RIO LOBO End Title (03:05)

Source Cues

15. Assembly (00:26)
16. Billy Boy (01:37)
17. To Arms (00:26)
18. POW Camp (01:36)
19. Saloon Source Guitar #1 (02:30)
20. Saloon Source Guitar #2 (01:30)
21. Jew's Harp Source (00:56)
22. Saloon Source Piano #1 (01:00)
23. Saloon Source Piano #2 (01:26)
24. Saloon Source Piano #3 (01:55)

Alternate Cue

25. On to Rio Lobo (alt. end) (00:38)

Stereo Cues

26. The Capture (01:35)
27. New Arrival / Unexpected Gun (03:01)
28. A Good Teacher / Quiet Town / Cantina (09:38)
29. Plans / The Raid (06:58)
30. Scar / Hang on a Minute / Finale (05:35)
 


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Rio Lobo
 

Official release of this rare western score from Howard Hawks' last film. Goldsmith provides his usual south of the border flavoured approach with a strong and infectious main theme first heard for solo guitar over opening credits then later with a full orchestral workout. Comedy elements play a part and generally the action adventure elements are much lighter than other scores for this genre. But the combination makes for a smooth listen and the opening tracks almost play like a well executed suite.

La-La Land improve on the earlier Prometheus release with an improved sounding mono complete score, source cues, a short alternate and the surviving stereo cues provided by the composer.

Expanded review to follow.