The Pope of Greenwich Village

Quartet Records (8436035004218)
Movie | Release date: 04/27/2012 | Film release: 1984 | Format: CD, Download
Limited edition: 1000 copies

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# Track   Duration
1.Theme From "The Pope of Greenwich Village"0:59
4.Hustle Montage2:16
6.Summon’s Dance1:37
7.Country Inn0:38
8.The Caper (Original Version)7:13
9.Bunky Dies1:32
10.A Failed Plan0:31
12.Couple of Gentlemen1:27
13.Mrs. Ritter0:34
14.Goodbye Diane0:59
15.Uncle Peter2:01
16.Barney See Cops0:55
17.Diane Gone1:05
18.They Took my Thumb1:10
19.For the Three of Us0:52
20.Charlie in the Kitchen0:54
22.Track Drive1:21
23.Horse Race0:48
25.Coffee, Eddie1:36
26.Paulie and Charlie0:42
27.You Stepped out a Dream3:10
28.New York New York1:21
29.A Kiss to Build a Dream3:57
30.Blue Moon3:04
31.The Shadow of Your Smile2:56
32.Summer Wind0:50
33.New York New York (Alternate)0:59
34.Aerobic Dance Class (1)2:19
35.Aerobic Dance Class (2)1:18
36.Break Dance3:05
37.Theme From “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (Alternate)0:58
38.Theme From “The Pope of Greenwich Village”0:55
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World premiere release of the dynamic, emotional score by Dave Grusin for the Stuart Rosenberg cult mafia-film of 1984, starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts and Daryl Hannah.

A warm jazz-based tune opens an outstanding score range of styles: from rhythmic jazz-funk to electronic sounds, from full symphonic music to bittersweet piano pieces “made in the Grusin style”. In fact, this score is a delight for Grusin fans because it is a perfect compendium of his approaches, including the dramatically complex orchestrations of 'The Yakuza', the contemporary jazz sounds of “Tootsie”, the delicacy of 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' and his subsequent noir score for 'Mulholland Falls.' All can be found here.

In addition to his original score, Grusin adapts and conducts one of the most memorable and thematic uses of jazz standards in New York City’s cinematic history, all of them included in the 'extras' section of this album.

Although this was a major work in the composer's career, the album of “The Pope of Greenwich Village” was never released. Fortunately a complete set with the 24 multi-tracks session were preserved in the MGM vaults in mint condition. Every second of music composed, adapted and recorded by Dave Grusin has been included in this album.

The 20-page booklet includes liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, with also provides exclusive interviews with Dave Grusin and producer Gene Kirkwood, who discuss the film's production history and music.

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