CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Cops & Robbers

CD (Item 490907) MGM/Kritzerland, 1973 — Condition: New Copy
$19.99 ...

CD

(€15.99 || £12.73 || ¥2342) (approx.)
5.00 12

Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". (Limited edition of 1000 copies.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A very cool compilation of vocal tunes from western films – all themes written by Ennio Morricone, and sung by a range of singers that really makes for some fantastic work! The recordings of the set are mostly from the very late 60s and very early 70s – and although the themes are ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
Beautiful vocal tunes from classic Ennio Morricone soundtracks! Although much of the Morricone work we stock is instrumental, and although some of these scores do have a moody wordless vocal approach, a number of other films that Il Maestro worked on did have strong lead vocal themes – sung ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bear Family (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Excellent vocal tunes pulled from Ennio Morricone soundtracks of the 70s – including a host of lovely female vocal numbers! The themes to Morricone scores are always quite strong – dreamy little numbers that dance along gracefully, often without any words on the original soundtracks ... CD
 



Top