Cyril Stapleton

Song of the Golden West

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Cyril Stapleton's Song of the Golden West is a concept album of sorts, imagining the American West through music. Stapleton and his orchestra perform 14 songs designed to "make a world of people nostalgic for a place and time that 99 percent of them never even knew." Standout tracks include "Home on the Range," "Indian Summer," "Pale Moon," and "On the Alamo." Entertainment onto itself, Song of the Golden West was designed as an evocative radio show to transport the listener back in time. As the back jacket says, "For those who wish to sit back with their eyes closed and let all the cares of the world drop away, here are all the resources that music has to offer."