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Cowboy Way [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Riders In The SkyAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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MP3 Music, 15 Songs, 1998 $9.49  
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listen  2. Back In The Saddle Again 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Riders In The Sky 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mr. Sincere (State Fair Burnout) 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto For Violin And Longhorns 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lonely Yukon Stars 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Salting Of The Slug 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. When Pay Day Rolls Around 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
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 
listen14. That's How The Yodel Was Born 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Happy Trails 1:38$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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,397 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 28, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Yodel-iscious! March 22, 2009
Format:Audio CD
"The Cowboy Way" is a wonderful compilation of new and "classic" cowboy music, sung as only Riders in the Sky could do it! It's so easy for me to visualize days spent on horseback under the warm Montana skies, or recall songs sung by the Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry that I heard as a small girl listening to the old radio back in Ohio.

The harmony they achieve as a group is almost magical. My favorite song is "Lonely Yukon Stars", but I love them all. Can those guys yodel!!! I hope to get to see the group live this year, so I, too, can chant - "...but it's not the Cowboy way!"
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Format:Audio CD
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. In this CD, their wit and humor is at times gut-splitting. Their musicianship is terrific. This is great cowboy music. (NOT country western!) This has made many long road travels shorter. Such wholesome family entertainment, too. We love these guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 'ol fashioned fun "The Cowboy Way" July 9, 2014
Format:Audio CD
This is by far my favorite Western album ever. I have been listening to it for years since my dad played it for me when I was a kid. Riders in the Sky have a great way of making this album feel like you are right there with them enjoying "Tacos and free beer" around the chuck wagon. As one of their earlier albums (earliest) it is a must have for any Western fan. And now my kids love it as well.

This album combines great melodies and vocal harmonies. Some long time favorites and some really funny comedy. Not a bad song on the whole album. Listening to this album will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step as you whistle "Miss Molly" through the rest of the day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Love it. The Riders are a hoot.
Published 19 hours ago by Taser
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
classic cowboy music by xlnt musicians
Published 2 months ago by Stanley Mccartney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Old timey Western sound is great!
Published 3 months ago by Elaine M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much show biz
I love their music and have seen them live. This particular CD is their entire show with the funny skits. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Martin Meaders
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disaapointed
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.
Published 17 months ago by Bug Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Cowboy Way
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. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Karen Abrahamson
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 22 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 Amazon Customer
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
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