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Love Story
Various Artists
Love Story
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
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A #2 album for six consecutive weeks when first released,this is the Francis Lai's soundtrack to director ArthurHiller's touching 1970 romantic drama co-starring Ryan O'Neal & Ali McGraw as star-crossed lovers. 11 tracks,i...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Love Story
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Original Release Date: 12/16/1970
Re-Release Date: 3/24/2009
Album Type: Import, Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811915728


Album Description
A #2 album for six consecutive weeks when first released,this is the Francis Lai's soundtrack to director ArthurHiller's touching 1970 romantic drama co-starring Ryan O'Neal & Ali McGraw as star-crossed lovers. 11 tracks,including four versions of Lai's unforgettable top 40 hit theme. Unavailable on CD in the U.S. Universal.

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A Touchy Soundtrack for a Remarkable Film
DavidMatthewCollins | Kyle, Texas United States | 08/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Love Story" is a timeless classic that nearly anyone can appreciate, with its touching story and beautiful soundtrack this film is unforgettable. The first track we start off with is "Theme From Love Story," which is a mixture of several instrumental pieces and part of different film sequences in the film. The opening music plays like the words from the beginning of the film "What can you say about a 24 year old girl who died?" The second track "Snow Frolic" is quite an unusual piece that sounds very French in origin. A very simply chord structure holds the song together with the very basic bass keeping the beat going. I am not sure whom Francis Lai chose to sing this particular song but she does a marvelous job doing so. The next song is Mozarts "Sonata in F Major," which is the type of song that is very pleasant to listen to early in morning when waking up to the sunrise. The fourth song "I Love You, Phil" was a piece of music not featured for some reason in the motion picture. What is very interesting about this song is the guitar solo intertwined with the violins and orchestral accompanyment. Tracks 5 (The Christmas Trees) and track 7 (Bozo Barrett) both were not included in the film, yet are well worth listening to. Although I found the "Barrett" track too overwhelming to enjoy I felt the "Christmas Trees" was a track that contained a beautiful melody and evolved very sweetly. "Searching for Jenny" takes you back to the dramatic sequence in the film where Oliver searchs for Jenny. The 8th track "Skating in Central Park" is a very sweet tune that sounds like something out of the Nutcracker suite. The next track "The Long Walk Home," is a bit of a dragging song yet some listeners may enjoy it. Concerto No. 3 in D Major is a beautiful allegro by J.S. Bach, unfortuantely it is very short but extremely enjoyable to say the least. Finally, we come to the heart of the Love Story Soundtrack, the finest track on the entire album. The "Theme from Love Story Finale" is the definate track that makes this cd such an excellant buy for anyone who is a fan of deep and inspiring music. Sadly, this soundtrack will never recieve the air play it deserves on public radio. But hopefully its popularity will continue to grow in the following years. Enjoy all you Love Story fans!"
Love Story musical masterpeice!
Andy | United Kingdom | 03/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I watched Love Story I was only a child in the 1980s.The first thing I noticed was the beautiful music through out the film. It personaly got to me right inside.
Every song on the soundtrack is amazingly played with that classic 70s muted bass and drum sound.Some of the tracks have a girl singing so softly with a harpsichord and its amazing. I am a musician and I admire the music greatly.
The song "Christmas Trees" on the album is the most beautiful
peice of music I have ever heard and is perfectly arranged.
I find that this album is very moving and positive.If you are a fan of the Get Carter soundtrack you will like this.
I loved the "Love Story" soundtrack!
Andy | 06/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I loved the movie "Love Story." But as my friends and I say, what makes the movie good is the music. The music is everything. People get all their emotions from movies from the music. Obviously, if the acting is good, as the actors in the movie are, it sure helps, but the music needs to be good. The music is wonderful, as I have already stated. Since the movie has both sad and happy times, the music matches. It brings everything to life. I hope people listen to this soundtrack. It was great and I hope everybody else likes it!"