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Appaloosa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about Appaloosa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jeff Beal. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 52:25 minutes.

Artist: Jeff Beal
Release date: 2008
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 25
Duration: 52:25
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No. Title Length
1. Appaloosa Main Title 2:12
2. New City Marshal 1:47
3. Bragg's Theme 0:45
4. Allison French 1:50
5. Allie Teases Virgil 0:39
6. Dawn In Appaloosa 1:45
7. Cole and Hitch Stalk Bragg 1:21
8. Bragg Is Captured 3:05
9. Apology Accepted 1:26
10. The Kiss 2:31
11. Readin' and Writin' 1:52
12. Allie Is Kidnapped 2:51
13. Cole Ponders 1:03
14. Hitch Rides 1:39
15. Finding Allie 1:24
16. The Indian Attack 1:38
17. The Horse Trade 3:54
18. Riding Into Rio Seco 0:46
19. Ballad of Rio Seco 2:37
20. Shootout At Rio Seco 2:27
21. Allie Goes Upstairs 0:56
22. Hitch Settles a Score 2:43
23. Riding Off, Appaloosa End Credits 3:44
24. You'll Never Leave My Heart (featuring Ed Harris) 4:29
25. Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Friend (featuring Donald Rubinstein) 3:01



The Western film genre, once extremely popular, has become an infrequent visitor to multiplexes in the U.S., but actor Ed Harris attempted to bring it back by not only starring in, but also directing and co-writing the screenplay for an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel Appaloosa in 2008. Composer Jeff Beal, who worked with Harris on his previous directorial effort, Pollock, attempts with his score to do the same thing musically that Harris was trying in his multiple jobs, to be true to the genre and yet come up with something a little different. Certainly, right from the start of Beal's "Appaloosa Main Title," he has captured the familiar musical sound of a Western, not as expansive as, say, Dimitri Tiomkin's approach, but not as melodramatic as Ennio Morricone, either. The restraint Beal achieves comes in part from his chosen instrumentation, in which he combines a small band of folk instruments — guitar, banjo, dulcimer, etc. — with a small all-strings orchestra of violins, violas, cellos, and basses, as his own lonely trumpet playing comes in and out. He also introduces the occasional exotic flavor, such as in "Allison French," the theme for the character played by Renée Zellweger, which is a sort of Oriental waltz. Unfortunately, Harris couldn't stop at acting, directing, and screenwriting, and he added lyricist and singer to his credits with "You'll Never Leave My Heart." He should keep his day job(s).