Press Release from La-La Land:
La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Geffen Records proudly present a remastered and expanded Limited Edition 2-CD release of acclaimed composer Nino Rota’s (8 1/2, LA DOLCE VITA, WAR AND PEACE) original motion picture score to the 1972 Academy Award-winning masterpiece THE GODFATHER starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
This deluxe release of Nino Rota’s iconic masterwork marks the 50th Anniversary of the classic film and its score, both of which have woven themselves deeply into the fabric of our culture. The music is a dramatic and emotional wonder – deeply soulful and romantic, yet tragic and teaming with pathos. The score’s waltz and love theme have both joined the pantheon of the most universally recognizable movie themes in history.
Produced by Dan Goldwasser and Neil S. Bulk, mixed by Chris Malone and mastered by Doug Schwartz from studio vault elements, this 2-CD release includes previously unreleased and unused music and has been approved by Francis Ford Coppola and American Zoetrope. Disc One showcases the film’s expanded score presentation along with additional and alternate cues, while Disc Two presents the remastered Original Soundtrack Album and Bonus Tracks that showcase music by Carmine Coppola, as well the songs “I Have But One Heart” and “Manhattan Serenade.” The exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by writer Tim Greiving and the sharp art design is by Dan Goldwasser.
Limited to 5000 units, this simply put, is a soundtrack release “you can’t refuse!”