Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 116
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 116

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
Page 116
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T\» fnyiifVaK Disc-cussion t'"\ 'Godfather' music welcome change "Music From the Godfather," RCA Camden Stereo, CAS 2567. You don't have to be Italian to enjoy this album. An excellent crew of musicians has put together a subtly understated collection of the superior score from the much-talked about movie "The Godfather." Perhaps the single most Impressive song here is the "Love Theme." N e a r l y everyone has heard it crooned by Andy Williams, Al Martino or some 50 others singers who are making a bundle on the song beginning, "Speak softly love, etc." Frankly, I prefer this Instrumental version, presented here in all the purity of the Old World flavor laced throughout the m o v i e 's score. The lyrics of this song really don't measure up to the beauty of the melody. Such maudlin verse as: "Speak softly love, so no one hears us but the sky. The vows of love we make will live until we die..." and references to "dark velvet nights when we are one..." are absent here. 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MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM FOR 1972-73 BROADWAY RESERVATIONS CALL 343-6852 CHARLESTON, W. VA, ody alone--sung by violin, concertina, m a n d o l i n , a very subdued piano.. .it is lovely, and will surely be nominated for an Academy Award. Other outstanding selections are the poignant "Godfather Waltz" and an up- tempo "I Have But One Heart." Aiso touching is the p l a i n t i v e "Michael's Theme." One is impressed by the completely appropriate blending of this score and the manner In which it complements the movie's theme. Throughout, the melodies are played by string instruments, with the only breaks coming during "The Pickup" when a clarinet, piano and organ perform a jazz interpretation, and in "The Baptism" in which a heavy, sombre organ offertory relates the drama of the scene. It. is an effective, artistic performance of a score which fits its movie like a glove. It is a welcome change from the usual movie theme which seems written to show only its composers genius and has nothing whatsoever to do with the tone of the film. The only shortcoming of this album is that nowhere are the musieans named, simply the notation that it was recorded in the RCA studio. Somehow this bit of secrecy about who played the music adds a comic touch to a score whose movie focuses on the cloak and dagger of the underworld. One wonders if there is a contract out on the mandolin player. At any rate, it's an admirable effort and is recommended highly . . . even for those who consider themselves strictly classical fanciers. (MASK During Tfa; Time-of-the-month ? Docs your ring slip off your finger easily-or does it hopelessly get stuck Mow your knuckle during thi days of the prc-menstrual and men. strual period? It may tell whether you aro retaining fluid in tho sys. tern--body-bloating water that often builds up due to overtirednoss, streM during the menstrual stages. 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