Best Of The West 2012: Top 12 Western Movie Soundtracks
What would the iconic movie genre be without the classic scores? We name some of the best.
'The Magnificent Seven'
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Western movie composers have one of the toughest jobs in the industry. They have to create music that can rival the breathtaking vistas and heart-racing thrills of the American West. Twanging guitars, whistling melodies, eagle cries, and haunting trumpet themes — a mixture of the classic and innovative fuses into tunes that transport you to that place where history meets American mythology. Here are a few reader favorites that rise to the challenge.
|1. The Long Riders (1980)||5. The Magnificent Seven (1960)||9. The Cowboys (1972)|
|2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)||6. Urban Cowboy (1980)||10. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)|
|3. High Noon (1952)||7. Dances With Wolves (1990)||11. Crazy Heart (2009)|
|4. True Grit (2010)||8. Rio Bravo (1959)||12. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)|
LISTEN TO A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST OF SELECTIONS FROM THE FILMS HERE.