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Topkapi soundtrack


Topkapi (1956)
 
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 85725200131
Label: Kritzerland
Label number: KR200131
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: July 29th, 2009
Original score by Manos Hadjidakis
 
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Prologue/I am a Thief, Honest
2. Main Title
3. Up to Your Old Tricks
4. Meet Arthur Simpson
5. Driving to Istanbul
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Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Can anyone give me some info regarding the type of music on this soundtrack? I can only imagine what it might be like but all I could find was a movie review describing the score as "catchy". I saw this movie many many years ago and I really can't remember much about the movie let alone the music. Thanks in advance for any help. (from flowerchild in Ontario, Canada)
A: The producer of the soundtrack describes it like this:

Topkapi is a colorful, tuneful, exciting, and delightful score by one of Greece's greatest composers. It's a score filled with wonderful melodies and orchestral colors that matched perfectly the bright candy-colored images on the screen. It's one of those scores that just makes you smile and one that keeps the movie flying along at a wonderful clip. At the time of the film's release, United Artists released a soundtrack album, both stereo and mono, but like its release of Tom Jones, the stereo album was really mono - the score was recorded in mono and there were never any stereo masters. For this CD release, we had both the album masters and a set of 15ips session masters - since the latter were a generation better and cleaner than the album masters, we used those to create the CD. The original LP ran about thirty-two minutes - this new CD runs over forty-five minutes, and the score has been put into film order, which makes for a terrific listening experience. Additionally, we found four cues that weren't used in the film and we've included them as bonus tracks. (thanks to Weirdoadd more info



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