The Shootist / The Sons of Katie Elder CD, Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the CD premiere of legendary composer Elmer Bernstein's (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, TRUE GRIT, AIRPLANE, GHOSTBUSTERS) original scores to Paramount Pictures' acclaimed westerns starring John Wayne, THE SHOOTIST (1976) and THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (1965). Bernstein's original score tracks for THE SHOOTIST make their world premiere on this release, mastered from '' stereo mixes. This release also marks the CD premiere of Bernstein's re-recording and arrangement of his THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER score for the original Columbia Records soundtrack CD, which presents adaptations of his film cues, sometimes combining two or more of them in single tracks, while other selections begin with music from the film, but continue as extended arrangements of specific melodies. Included is the title song performed by Johnny Cash, as well as the John Wayne narration. Also featured is a rare version of the title song performed by Ernie Sheldon and released as a single when the film opened. While the KATIE ELDER original film score tracks have not survived, the original LP has been remastered from the master tapes in the Sony Music vaults. Produced by Neil S. Bulk and Lukas Kendall and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this release includes exclusive, in-depth liners from film music writer Jeff Bond and is limited to 2000 CDs worldwide.