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The Long Good Friday - Complete Score - Limited Edition - Francis Monkman

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One of the truly great British gangster thrillers, The Long Good Friday rated as the 21st best British film of the 20th century in a BFI 1999 survey. Viewed today, 35 years after its release the film remains like all classic films completely timeless. With its two outstanding leads, Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren both stepping up to the cinematic big time, compelling direction by John Mackenzie and filmed against a background of London about to undergo massive change, this is a cinematic milestone. The other major factor that makes the film still so loved after all these years is Francis MonkmanÕs dazzlingly crafted score. After graduating from the Royal Academy Of Music the accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist formed Curved Air in 1970, one of the defining British progressive rock bands. In 1979 he joined the Ôsuper session-men groupÕ Sky, a line-up of outstanding musicians that included John Williams on guitar, Herbie Flowers on bass, Tristan Fry on drums and Kevin Peek on guitar. The first two albums from this virtuoso stellar line-up delivered a number nine and number one album respectively. These musicians remained an important element for this soundtrack, all bar John Williams featuring on the December 1979 recording sessions. This welcome reissue of the long deleted soundtrack includes classic dialogue moments from the film in a 2CD set that features a newly remastered stereo version and the original mono.

Track Listing

CD ALBUM (SILCD1489)
Francis Monkman - The Long Good Friday - Main Title (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Francis Monkman - Overture (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "You Need a Million Dollar Computer to Understand This" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - The Scene is Set (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Brian Hayes - "Harold, to Keep It All Incognito" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - At the Pool (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "Nothing Unusual He Says" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - Discovery (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "Come on Downstairs" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - The Ice House (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "After What Happened This Morning" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Bob Hoskins - Talking to the Police (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "For More Than Ten Years" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Kevin Peek - Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor / Guitar Flamenco) (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Francis Monkman - Realization (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Francis Monkman - Fury (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "I'll Tell You Something" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - Taken (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Francis Monkman - The Long Good Friday - End Title (2016 Stereo Remaster)
Bob Hoskins - "Ladies and Gentlemen I'm Not a Politician" (Dialogue Excerpt)
Francis Monkman - The Long Good Friday - Main Title
Francis Monkman - Overture
Francis Monkman - The Scene is Set
Francis Monkman - At the Pool
Francis Monkman - Discovery
Francis Monkman - The Ice House
Bob Hoskins - Talking to the Police
Kevin Peek - Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor / Guitar Flamenco)
Francis Monkman - Realization
Francis Monkman - Fury
Francis Monkman - Taken