24 March 2006
DAVID SHIRE - THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
Fantastic funky thriller soundtrack from 1974 ! This one's been a lost gem for sample freaks for years - and no wonder, since it's filled with funky riffing, tight rhythm tracks, and fierce horn blasts. The score was written by David Shire to accompany a thriller about a hijack on a subway in New York -- and it feels like similar work from the time by Quincy Jones or Roy Budd! The tracks really vary in length -- from short moody atmospheric numbers, to longer flat-out jazzy ones -- and the soundtrack's just about impossible to find in any other form.
The track listing is wrong - this copy is the first release where all the trax were listed seperately -the later releases have some trax batched together as medleys.However Its pretty easy to work it out.