Various Artists - Goodfellas - Music From The Motion Picture (Vinyl)

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Martin Scorcese's mob movie classic Goodfellas may have been terribly violent but its soundtrack features some of the most uplifting moments in pop and features the likes of The Shangri Las, Aretha Franklin and Derek and the Dominos. Surprisingly it only had a couple of low key pressings in the early '90s so here is your chance. Now go home and get your freakin' shinebox.


Ironic is probably the word for this soundtrack. For perhaps the most acclaimed film of his extraordinary career, director Martin (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) Scorsese chose to accompany a shatteringly violent and foul-mouthed Mafia drama with the romantic, innocent, idealistic pop sounds of the 50s and 60s. The songs chronicle the years over which the story unfolds, with Tony Bennett's upbeat big-band "Rags To Riches" acting as a sardonic theme song for the gangsters, led by Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, who will do anything to fulfil the American dream their way. A mixture of minor pop classics and better known titles like "Stardust" (in a relatively unfamiliar version by Billy Ward), Bobby Darin's "Beyond The Sea", and Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love", serious Scorsese fans will link every on-screen moment to these optimistic tunes, while for general listening the disc makes an attractively nostalgic collection. Inevitably, the sound quality varies from song to song, but that only adds to the chronicle of passing years and changing pop styles. Scorsese took a similar musical approach to his Las Vegas gangster epic, Casino, resulting in a double-album soundtrack which really is a classic anthology of American popular music.

By: GaryDalkin

The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Night
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Tuxedo Junction
Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin'
Fats Domino - The Fat Man
Flo Sandon's - El Negro Zumbon
Jean Wetzel - Le Grisbi
Percy Faith & His Orchestra - Delicado
Donnie Elbert - Have I Sinned
Robbie Robertson - Theme For The Irishman
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra - Song Of The Barefoot Contessa
Marty Robbins With Ray Conniff - A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)
Eddie Heywood - Canadian Sunset (Single Version)
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk, Pt. 1
Jackie Gleason - Melancholy Serenade
Pérez Prado Orchestra - Qué Rico El Mambo
Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads - Cry
Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
The Golddiggers - The Time Is Now
Jerry Vale Featuring The Latin Casino All Stars - Al Di La
The Latin Casino All Stars - Pretend You Don't See Her


Cat No: 19075969471

Record Label : Warner / Atlantic