Soundtrack & Compilations

Gruff Rhys - Nino Rota

Rhys, Gruff - Set Fire To The Stars Artist Gruff Rhys
Title Set Fire To The Stars OST
Label Twisted Nerve
Gruff Rhys presents the soundtrack to the film Set Fire To The Stars. The album is released on Finders Keepers on September 30th 2016.
Although recorded around the same time as Gruff’s last LP (2014’s hugely acclaimed American Interior), Set Fire To The Stars paints a very different picture to that of the Welsh explorer John Evans. Equal parts cocktail jazz, hazy Americana and Atomic Age bop, it’s a love letter to New York in all its hopeful, post war glory – a gorgeous diversion of a record to add to Gruff’s increasingly brilliant solo catalogue.
Gruff on Set Fire To The Stars:
“This is an album of music written for a film directed by Andy Goddard concerning the poet Dylan Thomas’s first week in the USA in 1950 and his uneven friendship with fellow poet - and agent of sorts - John Malcolm Brinnin. As the film is shot in black and white and set in the Jazz age, I decided not to use any instruments unavailable in that era. I also keep the recordings as live takes. Beyond that - I didn’t try and ape the style of that era in particular apart from the song Atom Bomb which on screen, plays on a jukebox in a cafe and needed to be true to the year sonically and lyrically in some way."
+ Format: CD
Price: £9.99

+ Format: LTD LP
Price: £15.99

Rodriguez / OST - Searching For Sugar Man Artist OST / Rodriguez
Title Searching For Sugar Man
Label Light In the Attic / Legacy
"Searching For Sugar Man" is the documentary to a story of two fans search for their musical hero, Mexican-American Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, who became massive in South Africa, but left the music business in the early 1970’s. This album includes trks from his two albums "Cold Fact" & "Coming From Reality". Extended booklet includes extensive liner notes & rare photos.
+ Format: 2LP
Price: £24.99

+ Format: CD
Price: £10.99

Rota, Nino - The Godfather OST Artist Nino Rota
Title The Godfather OST
Label Back To Black
When director Francis Ford Coppola turned novelist Mario Puzo’s pulpy The Godfather into one of the greatest accomplishments of modern American cinema in 1972, one of his shrewdest decisions was to hand the scoring assignment to the great Italian film composer Nino Rota. Rota, who had built his reputation alongside Fellini (though he’d already scored some three dozen films in the previous 20 years), brought Neopolitan jazz stylings and a Sicilian melodic sensibilty (characterized perfectly by the main title’s mournful solo trumpet, which has since become a cinematic icon) to a story of corruption and betrayal as American as, well, gnocchi. Listening to this masterful score one can’t help but wonder what Rota, who died in 1979) might have accomplished had he begun working with Hollywood’s resources a decade earlier.
+ Format: LP
Price: £18.99

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