- Audio CD (March 14, 1995)
- Original Release Date: October 24, 1960
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Sony
- Run Time: 167 minutes
- ASIN: B000002AN4
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Alamo (1960) Soundtrack
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Tiomkin beautifully captures the many moods and themes of the film in his haunting and reflective Overture. These themes play out again and again in the natural setting of the movie, from the plaintive guitar and harmonica to depict the southwestern flavor of the mission near San Antonio, to the stirring brass to introduce Davy Crockett, or the imperial trumpets to announce Santa Anna. The music is varied, rich, robust, and teeming with excitement.
Tiomkin is a master. He can at once soothe the soul with "The Green Leaves of Summer" on the eve of the final climatic battle when the defenders of the Alamo lay wake in the still of the night, as one of them said, "not thinking...just remembering." He can then stir the soul with the clash of strings, brass and percussion in the final dramatic assault. I have listened to this music for forty years, first on records and now this CD. It evokes the many memorable scenes from the movie and is timeless and enduring...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this MP3 version to replace the original LP long since gone from my collection. This appears to be just excerpts edited from the audio of the film or DVD. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James T. Kennedy Jr
I had own the soundtrack in the 60s and it was difficult to find. I hadn't heard it in over fifty years, and I still enjoyed it.Published 23 months ago by John Lee
I bought the 33 1/3 RPM stereo LP right after I saw the movie. Still play the LP, but wanted to be able to listen to this album in the car, so bought the CD.Published on January 4, 2014 by Kenneth Edwards
I just wish they would BluRay the movie. Went to see the film in 1959 with my late father....the music there was thrilling.
Tell whomever....get the DVD processed to BluRaY.
Well, here it is but there is only one problem; it is NOT on CD! Why? I would rather have it on CD than play it back through a sound system. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Rance A. Nethken