1. Soundtracks / Scores / Singles: These can be actual "from the film" recordings of the "actual" film itself, or, a re-recording of the original motion picture soundtrack or score, or, an artist that was completely independent from the film, but who may have recorded a specific song from the film. This section will also contain singles such as 45's or 78's that contain two - four selections from the film soundtrack - including songs that were recorded for the film, but not used in the film. A quick note on the use of the terms "soundtrack" and "score." Technically, a "soundtrack" is just that, the "track" of "sound" that was actually used in the film itself. It is not a re-recording of the musical selections used in the film. A "score" is the musical composition used during the making of the film. When a musical soundtrack is re-recorded, it is technically the "original motion picture score." However, these are not hard and fast definitions, and the two terms have almost become synonymous. Therefore, for the purposes of the Complete John Wayne Discography, the two terms "soundtrack" and "score" will be used interchangeably.
2. Compilations: Compilations are just that. A varied selection of different musical pieces from more than one film. Over the decades, there have been dozens and dozens of compilation albums, from several different countries, that contain one or more pieces of music from a John Wayne film. Because of this single fact, I have not included every single compilation album in this discography, and I have made the decision to limit the inclusion of compilation albums to those that either contain musical selections that are not available on full soundtrack albums, or have significantly different arrangements of those selections.
3. Tributes: These are recordings made by others in tribute to John Wayne after his death.
4. Interviews: These are recorded interviews given by John Wayne during his lifetime, as well as interviews given by others who are making reference to or speaking specifically about John Wayne - again, during his lifetime, and not considered to be a posthumous tribute.
The Complete John Wayne Discography does not contain audio recordings of programs, PSA's, commercials, etc., that were originally broadcast on the radio. These all appear on the Complete List of John Wayne Radio Appearances, and can be found there.
All titles contained in The Complete John Wayne Discography are listed in alphabetical order, and can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link in the right hand side bar.
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