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.

http://rapidshare.de/files/16347418/
The_Taking_Of_Pelham_One_Two_Three__UK_.rar.html

9 comments:

dr_mabuse said...

Sweet! I just watched this movie last month (the original, not the remake), and made a note of keeping my eyes peeled for the soundtrack.... thanks.

Phil said...

one of the best soundtracks and one of the best thrillers of the 70s

me said...

I saw this movie when it first came out, and subsequently bought the vhs(not letterbox)
the laserdisc and now the dvd.

this remains in my top 5 movies of all time, and is a quintessential New York movie, just as good as Dog day Afternoon.

tose of you who wonder, my all time fave , to this day is
The Last picture show, by Bogdanovich, great music, great black and white and great atmosphere !

squomb said...
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squomb said...

hey, there's a track listing that matches your rip here.

mr. bacoso: not that it hasn't been said, but really, thank you. OIR got me to send rapiddollars to our filehosting freunde last night, and i rocketed flat into their 3 gig wall straight away. then it was nap time.

very very cool of you.

Kelsey said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love this album and it's been really hard to find. Your a class act!

Cheers

Mikey D said...

Anybody know where I can get this now?

mr.gone said...

This soundtrack was recently available on CD.

Hanimex 3000 said...

damn good! as efficient as Alan Tew.