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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (OST) Soundtrack

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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Film Score Monthly
  • ASIN: B00007FON1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,250 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Title
2. The Taking
3. Dolowitz Takes a Look/Dolowitz Gets Killed
4. Blue and Green Talk
5. Money Montage
6. Fifty Seconds/The Money Express
7. Conductor Killed/The Money Bag
8. The Pelham's-Moving-Again Blues
9. I'm a Police Officer/Renewing Disguises/Goodbye Green, Hello Garber, Goodbye Hippie/Smoking More, Enjoying It Less
10. Mini-Manhunt
11. End Title

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on 21 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
The original Taking Of Pelham 123 1974, is the best made one,than the remake of 2009. The Soundtrack is to be desired to when it starts. The counting the money One million dollars and the sheer interesting music in the background it gives to the viewer. Overall, the suspense of the subway tain going though at an immense speed is to be desired.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Living, Breathing Character.... 19 Feb 2004
By Daly Mavorneen, - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Shire's score is a living, breathing, menacing character in the film, and one that you will not soon forget. Shire had only a few weeks to compose the entire score, which accounts for its 29 minutes of brevity-- and that's AFTER the producers of this CD release ADDED 15 minutes of music not included in the film! This looming deadline of limited time lead to Shire using a truncated musical method, the 12-tone composition, which limits the melody-line to 12 notes played in various orders. From this atonal jazz experimentation, he produced a sinister soundtrack of urgent drums, nervous scratchers and tinny trumpets which truly embodied the tics of terror felt by the victimized hostages on the subway train and the hero transit cops alike.

Shire went on to score such gritty films as 1977's "Saturday Night Fever" and the Pelham-tense crime thriller, 2007's "Zodiac." His cinematic jazz-funk inspired scores of soundtrack composers and strains of his works (or samples, in some cases) can be heard on Beastie Boys tracks and definitely echo in Harry Gregson-Williams original score for the 2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 remake.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Kickin! 23 Nov 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you're into funky, thumping, jazz oriented 70's stuff, then this is the CD you've been dreaming of. It's intense, chaotic, and yet suprisingly structured, too. Lots of brass, heavy bass, drums, and spacey marimba. I listen to it over and over and over - it's hypnotic and high energy. I wish it were longer - that's my only gripe. This goes great with the soundtrack to The Omega Man, if you can find it!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Reviving A Great Thriller Film Score From 1974 20 Feb 2006
By Erik North - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
By any stretch of the imagination, the 1974 subway hijacking thriller THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE-TWO-THREE is an exciting and suspenseful ride, with plenty of fine performances, salty dialogue, and more than a little jet black humor. And a lot of the film's success with critics and audiences is owed to the propulsive score that David Shire composed for it.

With the film's setting being the urban jungle of the Big Apple, it is only fitting that Shire should compose a score that is extremely urban and jazz-influenced, and, as a reviewer has said, fairly influenced by the twelve-tone methodology of Arnold Schoenberg, transposed into a Hollywood film score setting. Shire's writing for the brass sections in certain places is not only jazz-influenced, but also resembles in some small ways the iron-clad and lowering brass chorales of Bruckner, as well as the jazz-rock fusion that was so popular during the mid-1970s. The whole score in general serves the film extremely well, and is a high point in thriller music writing that one rarely hears anymore in ultra-high-budget Hollywood spectaculars anymore.

Although he did not achieve the huge superstardom accorded fellow film music composers John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith, Shire nevertheless carved out a niche in the ensuing years, with his scores for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, portions of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and 2010. The score he composed for PELHAM was what helped establish his reputation, and its arrival on CD is something that a lot of people have been waiting on for ages. One listen to it is enough to convince.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great stuff! 28 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Influenced by Arnold Schoenberg's 12-tone method, Shire set to work on this soundtrack. It's damn great! Even apart from the film, the music is strong. In the film, the score was great, and avoided the sort of listless tension music that prevails in action movies.
This music moves 5 Feb 2014
By J. Strachan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Awesome, funky, urban tunes. Musicologically adventurous, yet accessible to anyone. Does a great job of putting the chaos the city to music.
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