Gangs Of New York
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Gangs Of New York

6 Jan 2003

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Song Title Artist
Brooklyn Heights Part 1 (Album Version) Howard Shore
Dark Moon, High Tide (Album Version) Afro Celt Sound System
Gospel Train (Album Version) The Silver Leaf Quartet
The Hands That Built America (Theme From Gangs Of New York) U2
Shimmy She Wobble (Album Version) Othar Turner and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
Breakaway (Album Version) Sidney Stripling
Signal To Noise (Album Version) Peter Gabriel
New York Girls (Album Version) Finbar Furey
The Murderer's Home (Album Version) Jimpson and Group
Dionysus (Album Version) Jocelyn Pook
Brooklyn Heights Part 2 (Album Version) Howard Shore
Morrison's Jig/Liberty (Album Version) Mariano De Simone
Durgen Chugaa (Album Version) Shu-De
Unconstant Lover (Album Version) Maura O'Connell
Devil's Tapdance (Album Version) Vottorio Schiboni
Beijing Opera Suite (Album Version) Da-Can Chen
Paddy's Lamentation (Album Version) Linda Thompson
Brooklyn Heights Part 3 (Album Version) Howard Shore

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  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 56:31
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,463 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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This music will take you back in the beautiful images of the film again.
If you run the CD plays the movie just in your head, great music!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The real world of America is hidden here 4 Jan 2013
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
The film was ugly and I turned it off after about 15 minutes.The soundtrack hardly represents music of the period which would have been Ragtime or brass bands and is only a snatch of the music used.
Somehow Jocelyn Pook and Peter Gabriel seems out of place
Ideally this should be resissued in a De Luxe edition so that all the missing music can be included on a 2nd CD
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of Everything here. 21 Jan 2003
By janeyo
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack to Gangs of New York proves to be almost as epic as the film itself.
The highlight of course is the Golden Globe winning song, by U2, 'Hands that built America,' but there is far more to this collection. 'Gangs' soundtrack happily moves from an old Irish Ballad, to a U2 rock song, to Chinese classical music, and as a conquence revokes the film in every sense.
The highlights include Howard Shores original music, entitled 'Brooklyn Heights' aswell as the Jocelyn Pook, 'Dionysus.'
Also 'SIgnal to Noise' by Peter Gabriel is included. I found this piece to be rather out of place in the film, (it is played in the opening fight sequence,) simply becasue it does not sound appropriate to the era. But it is still a great piece of music, in spite of that.
If I have one slight complaint, it is that my personal favourite from the film, the piece played at the dance when Jenny picks Amsterdam, is not included. But considering that there were 86 pieces of music used in Gangs, the soundtrack picks most of the highlights.
A good soundtrack, with a little bit of everything thatmakes 'Gangs' the Epic it is.
**** (out of 5)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gangs of New York (OST) 19 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
Gangs of New York is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the past decade and the music compliments the film very well indeed. The standout track is undoubtedly U2's "Hands That Built America". The version on the soundtrack is different from the version on U2's Greatest Hits 1990-2000 with Sharon and Andrea Corr playing violin and tin whistle respectively. This gives the song more of a Celtic feeling, further enhanced by The Edge's strings arrangement. Peter Gabriel also provides a new track titled "Signal to Noise" which is used to great effect during the film's fight scenes. Composer Howard Shore's "Brooklyn Heights" is in three parts all with a different sound but very effective nevertheless. Along with the various styles of Celtic music, old and new tracks, Gangs of New York is a fantastic soundtrack. Throughout the film, 86 pieces of music were used but this was cut to 18 for the soundtrack by Martin Scorsese.The only problem is that some of the tracks only last for about 1 minute, making the listener feel short-changed. Overall, this soundtrack is definitely worth the money for its various styles of Celtic music and ability to "tug at the heartstrings".
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The REAL Hit of the Cd is.... 13 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
No the best track is NOT the sappy thrown together U2 song friends and neighbors. The real Gem here is Othar Turners masterpiece of stirring bloodlust: Shimmy She Wobble. There is a very good reason Scorcese used this particular track 4 times in the film. I have never heard a song singularly match the mood of a picture since Harry Limes theme in the Third Man.
Unlike that whimsical piece, Turners classic basically gives sound to the thrill of battle and war on these bleak streets. Buy this cd if for no other reason than to hear this lamentably passed away genius' track.
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