Original Soundtrack - Philadelphia (2nd Hand CD)
The film is a drama about a gay lawyer (played in an Oscar-winning performance by Tom Hanks) living with AIDS and battling unfair dismissal from his law firm, Philadelphia (1993) was the first major Hollywood film to address the social controversies surrounding the disease.
The soundtrack album offers an eclectic selection of songs, book-ended by a pair of specially written tracks by two giants of American rock: Bruce Springsteen opens with the heartfelt "Streets Of Philadelphia", while Neil Young's contributes the haunting "Philadelphia". (Springsteen has since provided music for Dead Man Walking and The Wedding Singer, while Young scored the western Dead Man). Peter Gabriel, who himself wrote powerful scores for Birdy and The Last Temptation of Christ (the album is Passion), offers "Lovetown", while ever the smooth operator, Sade asks "Please Send Me Someone To Love". Elsewhere the great diva Maria Callas performs the aria "La Mamma Morta" by Giordano. The album concludes with "Precedent" from Howard Shore.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Compact Disc.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Music - CD's / Music - Uncategorised
- Released : 1993
- Label / Number : Sony Music Entertainment / 5099747499821
- SKU : CD000128
- PPC : LL90gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia 3:56
Peter Gabriel - Lovetown 5:29
Pauletta Washington - It's In Your Eyes 3:46
RAM - Ibo Lele (Dreams Come True) 4:15
Sade - Please Send Me Someone To Love 3:44
Spin Doctors - Have You Ever Seen The Rain? 2:41
Indigo Girls - I Don't Wanna Talk About It 3:41
Maria Callas - La Mamma Morta (From The Opera Andrea Chénier) 4:53
Neil Young - Philadelphia 4:06
Howard Shore - Precedent 4:03
"I love this sound track. Philadelphia is one of those sound tracks that moves your soul." - Ebay Review.
". . . some lovely tunes, classic arias and just an all round gentle collection of easy listening." - Amazon Review.