Riders In The Sky, Silver Jubilee

Madelyn Rosenberg

By Madelyn Rosenberg

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The highlights of this group’s Western repertoire.

Here's a lot of music for little cowhands from the anachronistic (or timeless, because I mean to be complimentary) quartet. With their bass, fiddle, accordion and yodeling, Riders in the Sky put the highlights of their Western repertoire together for a two-album set that also showcases their long, stellar career, which began in the late ’70s. The two albums in the set go together, of course, but Disc 1 gets a special mention because it contains "Here Comes the Santa Fe," "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," along with the Riders '"Salting of the Slug." Enough said.