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  1. L. Shirley "Laurie's Boomer Views" says
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Play Misty For Me, December 19, 2005
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    L. Shirley “Laurie’s Boomer Views” (fountain valley, ca United States) –
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    This review is from: Music For The Movies of Clint Eastwood (Audio CD)

    Nearly an hour and 20 minutes of “Music For the Movies of Clint Eastwood”. What fan wouldn’t be happy with this CD? 23 Tracks, and a great compilation. From the early TV days, the “Theme from Rawhide”(this was about the time I fell in love with Clint, I think I was about 8)performed by Frankie Lane, and Spaghetti Western, the “The, Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”(does anyone REALLY know the words to this one, and does it really matter?)to the romantic Doe Eyes”(the love theme from “Bridges of Madison County”, the music will have you reliving the great moments from great films that just say Clint!

    The first half of the album features both Clint’s own works and the fabulous talented composers he has worked with. Ennio Moricone’s oh so recognizable style(“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”), the moving music of Lennie Niehaus(“Pale Rider”), the haunting sounds from Lalo Schfrin(“Dirty Harry Theme”, where you will relive Clint doing the, “Do you feel lucky punk?” speech), and some other wonderful musicians including the great Civil War and Western sounding “Theme from Outlaw Josey Wales”, by Jerry Fielding, and Erroll Garner’s”Play Misty For Me”, a gorgeous piano rendition. Some of Clint’s own works, included are “Claudia’s Theme” from “Unforgiven” “Kate’s Theme” from “Absolute Power”, “Big Fran’s Baby” from “A Perfect World”, and of course the mesmerizing and above mentioned “Doe Eyes”.

    Second half is a 10 part instrumental suite, “Clint Eastwood, An American Filmmaker Suite”. This is music composed and conducted by Lennie Niehaus for the PBS “American Masters” documentary ” Eastwood: Out of the Shadows” The music tells Clint’s story musically, and it flows beautifully and emotionally.It has a little of everyting, including some great jazzy numbers. The orchestration and the musicians capture the journey wonderfully. For list of all 23 track titles, see buying info. You can also listen to samples from there.

    The quality of the CD is excellent. A pamphlet with some production notes, and the tracks is included. There are some great pix of Clint as well. It doesn’t have ALL his films included. Hopefully the music form “Kelly’s Heroes”(“Burning Bridges) and “The Beguiled”(more from Lalo Schifrin) will make the sequel album!

    Take it in your car and listen to it when you are stuck in traffic, and it will take you somewhere else for a while.Just say “Play Misty For Me” and hit track 8. Highly recommended for the Eastwood fan. And for those that can’t get enough, I would also recommend the soundtrack to “Bridges of Madison County”. One of the most romantic albums I ever heard.

    “Head ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em On….Keep Them Doggies Rollin…Rawhide!”

    Enjoy….Laurie

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  2. H3@+h "Over 1500 reviews!" says
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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    “Go ahead, make your day!”, June 21, 2004
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    H3@+h “Over 1500 reviews!” (thanks for the helpful review votes) –
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    This review is from: Music For The Movies of Clint Eastwood (Audio CD)

    There’s really not too much to say about this, except that any big fan of “Clint Eastwood”, or at least the majority of these movies should like this. What I enjoy most are the tracks from his westerns, as they all set a nice mood, but the rest are very good as well. I can’t help but think this would have been twice as good had it contained dialogue from each of these films too. Overall a great collection for the fan. After all, if there’s one thing “Clint” knows about as much as his acting, it’s his music.

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