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The Godfather (Original Soundtrack) / Rota


Release Date: 03/26/1991 
Label:  Mca   Catalog #: 10231   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Nino Rota
Conductor:  Carlo Savina
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Nino Rota's compositions come to life in a dark, looming, and elegant soundtrack. The soundtrack's "Main Title" is a classical recording, and establishes a theme for the rest of the score. "I Have but One Heart" is the sole vocal track on the album, featuring Al Martino switching from English to Italian lyrics. "The Halls of Fear" develops the theme even further by adding a dark, jazzy slant to it. The standout cut is "The Godfather Finale." This is where the theme becomes undeniable, and simply striking. - AllMusic Guide Nino Rota's compositions come to life in a dark, looming, and elegant soundtrack. The soundtrack's "Main Title" is a classical recording, and establishes a theme for the rest of the score. "I Have but One Heart" is the sole vocal track on the album, featuring Al Martino switching from English to Italian lyrics. "The Halls of Fear" develops the theme even further by adding a dark, jazzy slant to it. The standout cut is "The Godfather Finale." This is where the theme becomes undeniable, and simply striking. - AllMusic Guide Read less

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The Godfather by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Carlo Savina
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972 

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