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City Hall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
A GOLDSMITH CLASSIC
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jerry Goldsmith's combines essences of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein in this inspired soundtrack. The sites and sounds of New York seem to waft over the senses as the flowing strings and French horns play. Piano and percussion highlight gang conflict. Classic stuff!Grab a bagel, sit back, relax and enjoy this one."
A Warm-up For L.A. Confidential
Luis M. Ramos | Caracas, Venezuela | 12/03/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think I agree with most critics who say that Jerry Goldsmith's score for "City Hall" is like a warm-up for "L.A. Confidential", and the tracks 'The Bridge' and 'The Meet' are proof of that. Although I have to admit that those two cues are the best of the CD, as well as 'Old Friends' and 'Count On It. The music certainly has that New York feel to it since the movie takes place there. Unfortunately, as for the rest of the album, it all sounds like there is no way to go; and it remains too quiet for my taste, possibly because the film itself is kinda dull in spite of Al Pacino's usual overperformance that keeps anybody awake. But then again, there is "L.A. Confidential"..."
"Goldsmith reaches into the depths of your soul on this one"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jerry Goldsmith is no stranger composing music for the city and all that is involved in everyday life. Capturing the moments of life is the secret of a great composer, and that my friend is Jerry Goldsmith.Varese Sarabande presents music composed, conducted and produced by Jerry Goldsmith - "CITY HALL", orchestrations by Arthur Morton is a work of art. A few stand outs - "THE KING MAKER" low-key, then building and back again to the main theme - "OLD FRIENDS" dramatic, with a pulse-sating rhythm, very effective - "THE REPORT" a lonely trumpet, joined by a clarinet, then strings - "COUNT ON IT" is the last track with all themes interwoven with a Bernstein, Gershwin and Richard Rodgers touch of the city and all that it offers.Not since the scores of "CHINATOWN" (1974)(VSD-5677) and "L.A. CONFIDENTIAL" (1997)(VSD-5885)(all available on Varese Sarabande) has a soundtrack entered the depths of your soul like this has. Don't pass this one up - "CITY HALL" - has winner written all of it!Total Time: 30:16 on 12 Tracks/ Varese Sarabande - VSD 5699 (1996)"