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Cowboy Way [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Riders In The SkyAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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listen  4. Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Concerto For Violin And Longhorns 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lonely Yukon Stars 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. My Oklahoma 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Reincarnation 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Miss Molly 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Ridin' Down The Canyon (When The Desert Sun Goes Down) 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 24, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • ASIN: B000002PDH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,271 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This IS the Cowboy Way! January 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is a live recording - just "Woody Paul" on fiddle, "Too Slim" on bass, and "Ranger Doug, the Idol of American Youth" on guitar. All three singing and carrying on. It should be listed in the "comedy" section as well - IT IS FUNNY!
The Riders in the Sky play COWBOY music. Pure cowboy music, in the tradition of Sons of the Pioneers, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers. None of the synthesizer-washed, big-production, string-section, countrified "pop" music that passes for "Western" music nowadays!
The title refers to their frequently-repeated axiom, "It might be the easy way, but it wouldn't be the Cowboy Way." The recording is full of comedic moments - "Mister Sincere," in which Too Slim gushes to the audience about how much they are loved by the group, and "The Salting of the Slug," a daring tale of adventure. But by and large, it is a recording of top-notch, genuine cowboy music, by three guys who know it well and love what they're doing.
If Riders in the Sky come to a state fair near you, DON'T MISS `EM! In the meantime, treat yourself to this recording, that really captures the essence of those live performances.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Album by RITS March 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The thing that I like most about this album is that it's their major label/studio debut, but it comes across as one of the intimate shows that they used to do years ago. They invited an audience into the studio with them, and so you not only get the songs, but the humorous banter that RITS fans know and love so well. Buy this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Easy Way... January 1, 2001
By Badingo
Format:Audio CD
Not only are all the songs good, but the lightly sarcastic transitional banter between each musician combines to form a rare glue which makes for a timeless CD to which this fan never tires of listening.
Who needs Calgon or Reincarnation with these guys!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still My Favorite June 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I originally purchased this recording on vinyl LP and I still have it. When I am traveling this is one CD that is always with me. This is simply Riders at their best -- live. My familiy and I have seen Riders live several times and this recording is what we always listen to on the way home. This work captures the experience, atmosphere and feel of a live Riders show.

Ride on Saddle Pals!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Favorite May 7, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My family loves this CD! Riders in the Sky provide entertaining family-friendly takes on new and classic songs. It's a CD that the kids can listen to, and yet the parents will still enjoy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much show biz August 16, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love their music and have seen them live. This particular CD is their entire show with the funny skits. You have to listen to the skits before you get to the songs and after a couple of listens they get old. I was wanting just the music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little disaapointed June 1, 2013
By Bug Man
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love their music, the songs, the words, the harmonizing but there is a little too much attempt at comedy which does not belong here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cowboy Way February 5, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed all the Riders in the Sky cds that I have bought but this one is my favorite.
There is humor mixed in with the songs.
Remember there is the easy way and the "cowboy way" and Riders in the Sky did it "the cowboy way"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Riders in The Sky
What a talented funny group. I have had the privilege to see them perform twice in person here in South Dakota.
Published 15 months ago by ajaquet
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Trails
I had this cassette tape as a kid, & played it until the writing was worn off. I still love this album. It's positive music with some great yodeling.
Published on January 15, 2011 by Siome42
5.0 out of 5 stars One of our favorites--and unlike one dissenter, we listen to it over...
We have had this CD for almost 20 years now. We relished seeing them live in Ft. Collins, CO. This live CD has very much the flavor of being there. Read more
Published on December 2, 2010 by B. Hayashi
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Yodel-iscious!
"The Cowboy Way" is a wonderful compilation of new and "classic" cowboy music, sung as only Riders in the Sky could do it! Read more
Published on March 22, 2009 by L. Laessig
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cowboy Way
A good sampling of musics from Riders in the Sky. Didn't have any of their CDs and am glad I purchased this one.
Published on March 7, 2009 by Dena L. Lawrence
2.0 out of 5 stars Hardcore Fans Only
This album is for hardcore Riders in the Sky fans only. It has a few well-sung songs framed with boring humor, self-mockery, and pointless patter. Read more
Published on September 19, 2003 by Mark DeBolt
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much palaver
This may be a fine way to relive your concert experience with these cowboys, but if you're looking for music, and something you can listen to over and over, I'd skip this album. Read more
Published on July 17, 2003
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