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SILCD1489 The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday
The Long Good Friday
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 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.


1 The Long Good Friday (Main Title / Mono Master) 1:53

2 Overture (Mono Master) 6:21

3 You need a million dollar computer to understand this (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:11

4 The Scene is Set (Mono Master) 2:25

5 Harold, to keep it all incognito (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:10

6 At the Pool (Mono Master) 2:30

7 Nothing unusual he says (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:09

8 Discovery (Mono Master) 3:20

9 Come on downstairs (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:11

10 The Ice House (Mono Master) 4:51

11 After what happened this morning (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:17

12 Talking to the Police (Mono Master) Francis Monkman & Bob Hoskins 4:09

13 For more than ten years (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 0:46

14 Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor Guitar Flamenco) (Mono Master) 6:01

15 Realization (Mono Master) 2:30

16 Fury (Mono Master) 6:16

17 I’ll tell you something (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 1:19

18 Taken (Mono Master) 2:50

19 Ladies and gentlemen I’m not a politician (Dialogue excerpt) Bob Hoskins 2:00

20 The Long Good Friday (Main Title / Stereo Remaster) 1:53

21 Overture (Stereo Remaster) 6:21

22 The Scene is Set (Stereo Remaster) 2:24

23 At the Pool (Stereo Remaster) 2:31

24 Discovery (Stereo Remaster) 3:20

25 The Ice House (Stereo Remaster) 4:51

26 Talking to the Police (Stereo Remaster) Francis Monkman & Bob Hoskins 4:09

27 Guitar Interludes (Sarabande in B Minor Guitar Flamenco) (Stereo Remaster) 6:01

28 Realization (Stereo Remaster) 2:30

29 Fury (Stereo Remaster) 6:16

30 Taken (Stereo Remaster) 2:51

31 The Long Good Friday (End Title / Stereo Remaster)


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