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All the Pretty Horses (2001 Film) Soundtrack
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I cannot in good conscience give this album the 5 stars it should have deserved for the simple fact of the matter that the album seems short. Many of the songs serve mainly as "teasers" as they last upwards to one minute in most instances. That is it. There are television commercials longer then that. The album itself runs around 50 minutes with 23 songs, so one can easily do the math here to figure out that most of the songs serve more as samplers. The length of the songs, or lack of, alone bring the quality of this album down. Why there wasn't a 2 CD set released is beyond me. For Old West enthusiasts, not unlike myself, this album fits like a glove, but still carries with it the mild-nauseating feeling of being having been cheated. For film scores buffs in general, I implore you to try your luck with Tombstone, BraveHeart or Gladiator instead.
Features two vocal pieces, the first a spanish song sung by the very talented Raul Malo of the country group the mavericks, the second song is a beautiful ballad sung by Marty Stuart. Though I never owned any cd's of Marty Stuart he earns my respect with composing this film score.(cowboy hats off to you Mr.Stuart)
But, the music literally takes you to the old West and to Old Mexico. The music is hauntingly beautiful and authentically southwestern in every way. Actually, it could have been two CD's instead of one. So many of the beautiful melodies and movements could have been expanded upon so much further. The sheer number of different melodies and instrumental treatments is amazing. It is NOT one of those sound tracks with only one melody played 50 different ways by 100 different instruments. I honestly hope they take the material and expand it further, because if there is one valid criticism, it is that beautiful movements are cut short prematurely. If you love things western, you will not regret buying this sound track. The melodies will not leave your head and they are haunting and beautiful.
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Some of the most beautiful music you'll ever hear. A superior recording - Audiophile quality. By the most part from Marty Stuart.Published 5 months ago by Tracy A. Druschky
Absolutely fantastic western/Mexican music!!!! You will love it - it's like a symphony!Published 8 months ago by Lavella Medford
Fourteen years later, All the Pretty Horses, is as exciting to me as it was when the movie was released in 2001. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Martina Rose
Beautiful, mood creating music. As mentioned before the individual pieces are short, but this does not detract from the composition or arrangements. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Leonard
Bought CD for a song I heard in the movie "Real Women...." Did not find that song(Aqui No Sera-Ozomatli) but enjoyed
the songs on this CD while searching.