The Lure of the Grand Canyon

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The Lure of the Grand Canyon
Studio album by Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Released 1961
Recorded 1961
Length 42:42
Label Columbia
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The Lure of the Grand Canyon is a classical music album by Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra, featuring a guest spoken-word appearance by country singer Johnny Cash. It was released in 1961 (see 1961 in music) by Columbia Records.

The album consists primarily of a recording of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, conducted by Andre Kostelanetz, and includes authentic sounds recorded in the Grand Canyon itself. A spoken commentary by Cash makes up the 13-minute-long sixth and last track, preceded by the five movements of the suite, and describes a day spent visiting the famous canyon.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sunrise" 5:58
2. "Painted Desert" 3:59
3. "On the Trail" 8:34
4. "Sunset" 4:46
5. "Cloudburst" 8:07
6. "A Day in the Grand Canyon" 11:18
Total length: 42:42


  • Johnny Cash - Guitar, Vocals

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