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WYATT EARP

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1994
23
60:33
Warner Brothers Records

WYATT EARP: Expanded Score

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2013
64 (3 discs)
162:40
La-La Land Records

REVIEW

Wyatt Earp (ENGLISH)

Wyatt Earp (James Newton Howard). In occasions, certain soundtracks that a priori has passed unperceived, turn into emblematic works under the perspective that the passing of time gives us. It is Wyatt Earp's case, a James Newton Howard's excellent work, to which the expanded edition published for La-La Land does well-deserved justice.

Under our opinion, James Newton Howard is a composer whose music is 100 % movies. Probably, he doesn't be of those composers who experiment with new sounds or textures, but the robustness and melodiousness of his scores is, without excelling ourselves, overwhelming. Works that are always to a high level, which sometimes pass unnoticed, but that listened out of the movie are an authentic lesson of symphonic music and cinematographic texture. It is enough to listen to any action track of someone of his movies to estimate the richness and instrumental strength that so well Newton Howard makes sound, undoubtedly an expert in this type of themes. And without forgetting others of his specialties, the most lyric, dramatic themes, as well as the romantic ones.

The modern genre of the western (understanding modern for the music, not for the historical setting) is probably one of least explored, probably for its overexploitation in past decades. And that, in a beginning, does the Wyatt Earp's soundtrack difficult to catalogue. As the first part of the 3 hours that compose the film are passing, it seems that the main theme repeats itself almost constant. Once passed this part, the story and the rest of the score show us the Newton Howard's best skills, for what the high footage of the movie allows him to show us multitude of themes, action, sadness, romance, epic and tension.

The discs 1 and 2 include the expanded score of the movie, whereas the disc 3 contains other tracks, arranged as they were alternate tracks, source music, synth mockups, besides an extra track with an speech of the composer. The alternate tracks add another touch to the already listened ones in the other two discs; the source tracks are always welcome; whereas the demos hit a bit for the abysmal difference in sonorous quality existing between the virtual synth sound of the 90s and the final recording of orchestra. Even this way, and given the high quantity of music presented in this compilation, they do not turn into a material of too evident filling.

Wyatt Earp (ESPAÑOL)

Wyatt Earp (James Newton Howard). En ocasiones, ciertas bandas sonoras que a priori nos pasaron inadvertidas, se convierten en trabajos emblemáticos bajo la perspectiva que nos da el paso del tiempo. Es el caso de Wyatt Earp, un trabajo excelente de James Newton Howard, al que la edición extendida publicada por La-La Land hace merecida justicia.

Bajo nuestra opinión, James Newton Howard es un compositor cuya música es 100% cine. Quizás no sea de los que experimentan con sonidos o texturas nuevos, pero al robustez y melodiosidad de sus partituras es, sin excedernos, abrumadora. Trabajos siempre a un alto nivel, que a veces pasan desapercibidos, pero que escuchados fuera de la película son una auténtica lección de música sinfónica y de textura cinematográfica. Basta escuchar cualquier pista de acción de alguna de sus películas para apreciar la riqueza y robustez instrumental que tan bien hace sonar Newton Howard, sin duda un experto en este tipo de temas. Y sin olvidar otras de sus especialidades, los temas más líricos, dramáticos, así como los románticos.

El género moderno del western (entiéndase moderno por la música, no por la ambientación histórica) es quizás uno de los menos explorados, quizás por su sobreexplotación en décadas pasadas. Y eso, en un principio, hace a la banda sonora de Wyatt Earp difícil de catalogar. Según van transcurriendo la primera parte de las 3 horas que componen el film, parece que el tema de la película se repite casi constantemente. Una vez pasada esta parte, la historia y el resto del score nos muestran las mejores técnicas de Newton Howard, para lo que el elevado metraje de la película le permite enseñarnos multitud de temas, acción, tristeza, romance, épica y tensión.

Los discos 1 y 2 incluyen el score expandido de la película, mientras que el disco 3 contiene otras pistas, ordenadas según sean pistas alternativas, música diegética, demos de sintetizador, además de una pista extra con palabras del compositor. Las pistas alternativas añaden otro toque a las ya escuchadas en los otros dos discos; las pistas diegéticas siempre son bienvenidas; mientras que las demos chocan un poco por la abismal diferencia en calidad sonora existente entre los sintes virtuales de los años 90 y la grabación final de orquesta. Aun así, y dada la elevada cantidad de música presentada en esta compilación, no se convierten en un material de relleno demasiado evidente.

TRACK LISTINGS
WYATT EARP (1994)
Total Time: 60:33
  1. Main Title (4:40)
  2. Home from the War (1:58)
  3. Going to Town (2:00)
  4. The Wagon Chase (2:42)
  5. Mattie Wants Children (1:56)
  6. Railroad (1:50)
  7. Nicholas Springs Wyatt (1:31)
  8. Is That Your Hat? (2:07)
  9. The Wedding (3:16)
  10. Stillwell Makes Bail (2:37)
  11. It All Ends Now (1:54)
  12. Urilla Dies (4:35)
  1. Tell Me About Missouri (2:56)
  2. The Night Before (3:11)
  3. O.K. Corral (7:02)
  4. Down by the River (2:58)
  5. Kill 'Em All (5:02)
  6. Dodge City (1:02)
  7. Leaving Dodge (1:24)
  8. Indian Charlie (1:33)
  9. We Stayed Too Long (1:50)
  10. Winter to Spring (1:18)
  11. It Happened That Way (1:10)
WYATT EARP: Expanded Score (2013)
Total Time: 162:40
DISC 1 (54:21) DISC 2 (71:33) DISC 3 (36:46)
  1. Pre-Main Titles* (1:42)
  2. Main Titles (4:40)
  3. Virgil & James Return / Boys Go to Town (2:52)
  4. The Wagon Train* (1:09)
  5. The Gunfight / Sandstorm*+ (1:20)
  6. Hit to Kill* (long version) (1:14)
  7. The Wagon Chase* (2:42)
  8. The Railroad / Wyatt Plays Hardball* (3:22)
  9. Wyatt Shoots Fireworks* / Wyatt Returns to Lamar* (2:30)
  10. Talk on the Porch (2:06)
  11. The Wedding* (long version) (4:30)
  12. Winter to Spring / Wyatt's Nightmare* (3:08)
  13. Urilla Dies (4:33)
  14. Nicholas Springs Wyatt (1:31)
  15. Wyatt Watches Buffalo* / Skinning Buffalo*(1:55)
  16. The Buffalo Hunt* (long version) (2:08)
  17. Deputy Earp* / Wyatt at Work* / Wyatt Meets Lou* (long version) (2:13)
  18. Dodge City / New Laws* (3:11)
  19. Too Affable* (1:52)
  20. Wyatt Rides to Shannsey's* / Ed Dies* (1:48)
  21. It All Ends Now / Mourning Ed (3:13)
  1. Tombstone* (long version) (1:06)
  2. Mattie Wants Children (1:56)
  3. Bringing in Stillwell* / Making Bail (2:55)
  4. Stage From Prescott* / Wyatt Meets Josie* (3:56)
  5. The Saddletramp*+ / Passing the Bottle* / Startin' a Commotion* (4:52)
  6. The River Seduction (2:56)
  7. Releasing Curly Bill* / Wyatt Takes a Drink* (2:01)
  8. Wyatt and Josie in Bed (2:56)
  9. The Night Before* (long version) (3:22)
  10. The Brothers Prepare / The Shootout* (8:17)
  11. The Aftermath* (2:18)
  12. Cosmopolitan Hotel* / Walk to Jail*+ / The Trial* / Virgil is Ambushed* (3:10)
  13. Morgan Dies (5:03)
  14. Where's Morgan?* (3:05)
  15. Guarding the Train* / The Train Shootout* (4:35)
  16. We've Stayed Too Long / One for Morgan* (2:47)
  17. Ride Outta Town*+ (long version) (2:12)
  18. The Posse*+ / Indian Charlie (2:34)
  19. Campfire*++ / Wyatt's Ambush* (2:59)
  20. Nice Mob (2:28)
  21. It Happened That Way (1:10)
  22. End Credits* (4:11)
    ALTERNATE CUES
  1. Dodge City* (alternate introduction) (1:02)
  2. Deputy Earp* (alternate) (0:24)
  3. The Wedding (short version) (3:16)
  4. Wyatt Meets Lou* (short version) (0:40)
  5. The Buffalo Hunt* (short version) (1:09)
  6. Tombstone* (short version) (0:59)
  7. Ride Outta Town* (short version) (0:59)
  8. Wyatt Meets Josie* (long version) (0:59)
  9. The Night Before (short version) (3:12)
  10. Where's Morgan?* (alternate) (3:05)
  11. Ride Outta Town*+ (alternate) (0:59)
  12. It Happened That Way* (alternate) (1:18)

  13. SOURCE CUES
  14. Funeral Procession* (1:04)
  15. Funeral Procession* (alternate 1) (1:02)
  16. Funeral Procession* (alternate 2) (1:03) composed by Brad Dechter

  17. SYNTH MOCKUPS
  18. The Wagon Chase* (1:52)
  19. The Buffalo Hunt* (2:09)
  20. Cosmopolitan Hotel* (1:02)
  21. The Posse* (1:11)
  22. Wyatt's Ambush* (1:42)

  23. BONUS TRACK
  24. It's a Boy* / JNH Speech* (6:50)

*previously unreleased
+ heard in the Expanded Edition
++ not used in either version

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