1-CD with 4-plated Digipak an 40-page booklet. 34 tracks, playing time approx. 84 mns.
One of the greatest stories ever told: the opening up of the American west in the words and songs of the pioneers. Some of the greatest pop and folk singers of our time lend their talents to some of the greatest story songs of all time! The original double LP is one of the rarest LPs ever made, produced in conjunction between RCA and 'Life' magazine. Now reissued complete in premium restored 'Living Stereo' sound!
This is the sort of grand project in which Bear Family excels. It's stories and songs that recount the opening up of the American west. It's the pioneers who staked their lives on a dream. The songs are sung by some of the greatest pop singers of our time, including Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, and some of the greatest folk singers of our time, including Sam Hinton and Jimmie Driftwood. The original double LP was inspired by the stories that appeared in 'Life' magazine, and those same stories were later adapted into the famous 1962 movie epic, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, and many others.
As always at Bear Family, it's RARE and WELL-DONE at the same time!