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Wild is the Wind

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Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani! These names alone inspire images of unbridled passion, and that’s what audiences were given in Wild is the Wind (1957). Directed by George Cukor, this lustful tale of a Nevada ranch owner whose volcanic Italian wife falls in love with a younger man, played by Tony Franciosa, lent itself perfectly to Tiomkin’s romantic scoring inclinations. Working with lyricist Ned Washington, he also produced a title song, heard over the opening credits as sung by Johnny Mathis, ‘For we’re creatures of the wind, and wild is the wind!’. The film received four Oscar nominations, including score and song. Mathis even performed the song live at the Academy Awards ceremony.

from notes by Jim Brown © 2011


Tiomkin: The greatest film scores
Studio Master: LSO0720Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for LSO0720 track 11

Extract: Theme
Recording date
27 October 2011
Recording venue
Barbican, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
James Mallinson
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
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  1. Tiomkin: The greatest film scores (LSO0720)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2012
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