Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 2-track master tapes, cut at 33 1/3, and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings — makers of the world’s finest-sounding vinyl LPs, — no other editions match these for the quietest 200-gram platters available.
“Billy The Kid” as a ballet is considerably more than conventional gunplay and heroics. Composer Aaron Copland used Western and cowboy melodies for his score. American musical nationalism received a tremendous boost with this jaunty, tuneful, atmospheric composition. Likewise, “Rodeo” is one of the liveliest things Copland ever wrote, and it’s no surprise that it should have developed into one of his most popular scores.
2. Billy the Kid Waltz
2. Corral Nocturne
3. Honky Tonk Interlude and Saturday Night Waltz