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Godfather Trilogy, the - Perfo [Best of, Soundtrack]

Carmine Coppola , Nino Rota Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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3. The Godfather: Sicilian Pastorale
4. The Godfather: The Pick-Up
5. The Godfather: The Godfather - Tarantella
6. The Godfather: The Godfather - Mazurka
7. The Godfather: The Godfather - Finale
8. The Godfather - Part II: The Immigrant
9. The Godfather - Part II: Kay
10. The Godfather - Part II: Marcia Stilo Italiano
11. The Godfather - Part II: The Godfather Part II - End Title
12. The Godfather - Part III: Marcia Religiosa
13. The Godfather - Part III: Marcia Festa
14. The Godfather - Part III: The Immigrant/Love Theme From The Godfather III.
15. The Godfather - Part III: The Godfather III - Intermezzo
16. The Godfather - Part III: Prld From Cavalleria Rusticana
17. The Godfather - Part III: Coda - The Godfather Part III Finale

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The Godfather saga may have its roots in pulp fiction, but the vision of director Francis Ford Coppola turned the story of Don Vito Corleone into an epic, multi-generational metaphor for modern American society and its place in the world. Coppola's musical choices were equally sage; aged Italian scoring legend Nino Rota's mournful solo trumpet theme ("Godfather Waltz") would become both a crucial, emotional link in all three films and an enduring modern icon on a par with the themes to Star Wars and Jaws. This compendium gathers key themes from the Godfather trilogy in modern rerecordings by conductor Paul Bateman and the Prague Philharmonic that are sonically pristine and faithful to the originals. Utilising the rich musical heritage of his native Italy (and occasionally evoking memories of his great collaborations with Fellini), Rota's Godfather music would ultimately net him his only Oscar, for Godfather II. Carmine Coppola, the director's father, supplements Rota's work with music that's more distinctly ethnic, while the prelude from Italian classical composer Pietro Mascagani's masterful opera Cavalleria Rusticana becomes a crucial element in Godfather III, filling the void left by Rota's passing in 1979.--Jerry McCulley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality July 15 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this after watching the movies for the first time, and listened to it, without noticing any difference. I just went, "what an amazing remastering job", then I saw that they were re-recorded. I never thought there was that big a difference when watching the movies over and over, and I really scrutinize re-recordings generally(like those done for Star Wars).
I bought the regular Godfather 1 cd after this, and I've hardly touched it since I bought it. I think this Godfather Trilogy is far superior in audio quality and performance. I think it has more feeling then the originals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pensieri da Staciella June 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
E un vero piacere per me quando ascolto a chisto disco perche le canzoni mi fanno ricordare Sicilia. Ma chisto disco manca solamente una canzone speciale, "E Bruciata La Terra." 'Sta canzone era cantata dal figghiu di Michele quando sono in Sicilia. Chista canzone e una canzone di Sicilia antica, rappresenta la cultura siciliana, e veramente e una canzone beddissima.
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By Laura
Format:Audio CD
I am a die-hard Godfather afficianado and I was terribly disappointed in this CD. When I purchased it, I didn't realize it was not a recording of the original soundtrack from the movie. Instead, it is a reproduction of the songs by The City of Prague Philharmonic. The performance is technically accurate, but does not at *all* convey the emotion of the movie's moments. It's as if the musicians studied the score, but never saw the movie. In track after track, the rhythms are not quite right, the mood is not set, etc, which is jarring for someone who knows the movies well. If you just want to hear some pleasing music, buy this CD. If you intend to buy a CD of The Godfather soundtrack in order to re-experience the magic of the Godfather movies themselves, look elsewhere.
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