Monkman, Francis – The Long Good Friday (Soundtrack) [IMPORT] - New LP
Great movie, and if I recall correctly great soundtrack. I really just remember the cool synth-rock main theme, which plays a major part of the ending, and probably beginning. -- winch (green noise)
(Because it was not released until 1980, it's usually called a 1980s movies, but really, it was completed in 1979 and so really has nothing to do with the 1980s--other than the fact that the social climate of the late 1970s informed the 1980s. I guess this all just goes to show how silly it is separating everything into decades, whether it's others calling this a 1980s movie, or me wanting to call it a 1970s movie.)
"Francis Monkman’s dazzlingly crafted score to one of the truly great British gangster thrillers appears in stereo on vinyl for the first time, newly remastered for this release. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music the accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist formed Curved Air in 1970, one of the defining British progressive rock bands. In 1979 he joined the ‘super session-men group’ Sky, a line-up of outstanding musicians that included John Williams on guitar, Herbie Flowers on bass, Tristan Fry on drums and Kevin Peek on guitar. The first two albums from this virtuoso stellar line-up delivered a number nine and number one album respectively. These musicians remained an important element for this soundtrack, all bar John Williams featuring on the December 1979 recording sessions. The result is timelessly cool, with a theme that still graces DJ decks today."