the West was young and life was simple, when the sounds
of a crackling campfire or a lone cowboy whistle could cut
through the cool morning air, a young boy and future sound
recordist named Burtis Bills listened. And learned.
Bills noticed the sounds of a steam
locomotive passing through the depot west of town on a cold,
rainy night. He loved it all -- from rails clinking and
clacking, to the hollow whistle blaring. But when the new
trains moved in and changed the sounds of his small town,
he grew nostalgic. He wanted to capture those sounds; the
ones that reminded him most of the Old West as he remembered
Now, for the first time ever, the sounds
of Burtis Bill's Wild West are available to you, digitally
recorded on a four CD set. Travel with Bill through the
wild western frontier of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona,
Nevada and Wyoming as he captures the sounds of the untamable
Disc 1 Capture the feeling of sleeping
out on the open range with the sounds of a campfire being
built after a hard day's work. Climb on your horse, take
a ride in a stagecoach, pan for gold in the great California
rush, and hear the echo of the bugle call as you arrive
in The Old West.
Disc 2 Experience the transition from
frontier to factory with machinery from the Industrial Revolution.
Hear the rumblings of a diesel drill and wheat grinder,
the gears of hand operated factory machinery, and factory
backgrounds dating back to the turn of the century.
Disc 3 Pull into the station with the
sounds of a steam train, whistles and blowdowns, bys and
steadies, onboard ambiences, and unparalleled air and steam
releases. Also included are the sounds of a Model T, from
start up to drive away, with interior steady and multiple
bys. Disc two also contains weapons, from quickdraws and
pistol shots to revolver cocks and chamber spins - everything
you need to sweeten an Old West shoot out.
Disc 4 Hear the sounds of what are
now ghost towns, with music, dancing, saloon doors, cork
pops, spittoon "impacts" and card game trouble.
Make your own bar brawl, buy some staples at the old general
store, lock up your favorite outlaw or hear a sweet tune
on your own Victrola. Create a picture in your mind with
the sounds of an entire western town.