While he's rarely if ever mentioned in the same breath as Elmer Bernstein or Ennio Morricone, composer Bruce Broughton exhibits a comparable mastery of the Western film score. He simply favors a more intimate and nuanced approach to the genre than his rivals, and subtlety rarely equates with Hollywood success. The soundtrack to the 1997 telefilm True Women is another notch on Broughton's proverbial holster, evoking both the vast frontier landscapes and the small personal struggles of the people making this untamed world their home. While a composer of such uncommon cerebral complexity, Broughton writes straight from the heart, and his work here swells with emotion. Even the handful of action themes, like "Night Raid" and "Big Elm Draw" communicate human drama in remarkable detail.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny