Lonesome Dove [Original Television Soundtrack]

Lonesome Dove [Original Television Soundtrack]

by Basil PoledourisBasil Poledouris


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Widely considered the creative apex of television scoring, Basil Poledouris' sweeping Lonesome Dove remains the most compelling and effective orchestral music ever written for the small screen -- it's also the best Western score to appear in any medium in the last quarter century, with an eloquence and slap-leather authenticity all its own. Poledouris' beautifully poignant score captures the fading grandeur of the American West in vivid detail -- while its panoramic arrangements evoke the wide-open spaces of a land not yet overrun by highways, skyscrapers, and strip malls, Poledouris is most effective when exploring the rugged yet tender character of the men and women who made the frontier their own. Sonic Images' soundtrack contains roughly one-third of Poledouris' complete four-and-a-half-hour score -- perhaps someday a box set will assemble Lonesome Dove's music in full, but for now this highlight reel does the trick.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2019
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0888072085336
catalogNumber: 00072
Rank: 7876

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Basil Poledouris   Primary Artist,Conductor
Takeshi Akimoto   Guitar
Zoë Poledouris   Vocals
Damon Ramirez   Organ
Eric Klerks   Bass
Angel Roché   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Charlotte Hefti   Violin

Technical Credits

Bryon Davis   Reissue Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Reissue Producer
Basil Poledouris   Composer,Writer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Takeshi Akimoto   Writer
Zoë Poledouris   Writer
Krister Axel   Writer
Randall Larson   Liner Notes
Angel Roché   Engineer,Writer

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