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SILCD1489 The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday
The Long Good Friday
Francis Monkman

The Long Good Friday
The Long Good Friday
12″ LP in a gatefold sleeve


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 Monkman’s 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 ‘super session-men group’ 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.

DISC ONE – NEWLY REMASTERED IN STEREO
01 The Long Good Friday – Main Title
02 Overture
03 “You need a million dollar computer to understand this” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins
04 The Scene is Set
05 “Harold, to keep it all incognito” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Brian Hayes, Bob Hoskins
06 At the Pool
07 “Nothing unusual he says” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins
08 Discovery
09 “Come on downstairs” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins
10 The Ice House
11 “After what happened this morning” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins, Paul Barber
12 Talking to the Police – Vocal by Bob Hoskins
13 “For more than ten years” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins
14 Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor / Guitar Flamenco)
15 Realization
16 Fury
17 “I’ll tell you something” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins, Stephen Davies
18 Taken
19 The Long Good Friday – End Title
20 “Ladies and gentlemen I’m not a politician” (Dialogue excerpt from “The Long Good Friday”) – Bob Hoskins

DISC TWO – ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS
01 The Long Good Friday – Main Title
02 Overture
03 The Scene is Set
04 At the Pool
05 Discovery
06 The Ice House
07 Talking to the Police – Vocal by Bob Hoskins
08 Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor / Guitar Flamenco)
09 Realization
10 Fury
11 Taken
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