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Philadelphia soundtrack

Philadelphia (1994)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 88697240872
Label: Epic Soundtrax
Label number: EK 57624
Running time: 41m01s
Shipping date: January 4th, 1994
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  Streets Of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen [4:17]
2.  Lovetown - Peter Gabriel [5:29]
3.  It's In Your Eyes - Pauletta Washington [3:48]
4.  Ibo Lele (Dreams Come True) - Ram [4:15]
5.  Please Send Me Someone To Love - Sade [3:44]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
All The Way - Gary Goetzman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Cyril Watters
Heaven - Q Lazzarus
Sister Rosa - The Neville Brothers (found on the CD "Yellow Moon")
Yes Means Yes - Sensible Shoes (This is played in the beginning, in a scene where Tom Hanks' character, Andrew, steps out of a taxi upon arrival at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.) 

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Soundtrack Q & A
Q: The song at the party sung by the black lady... do you know what the title is? (from wendy in mishawaka, indiana, usa)
A: "Heaven" by Q. Lazzarus (thanks to Mac, Taiwanadd more info
A: This is a cover of the Talking Heads song of the same name. (thanks to Deli, Taiwanadd more info

Q: What is the title and artist for the song played at the end of the film when everyone gathers for Andy's funeral? (from Lori in England)
A: It's "Philadelphia" sung by Neil Young in 1993. (thanks to cybermandelille, franceadd more info
A: The music is "Philadelphia" and is played and sung by Neil Young. The version heard in the film, which is actually the second arrangement, is much more melancholy. The first arrangement, which Jonathan was originally going to include in the film, is the original version of the melody. Jonathan thought it was "too light emotionally" for a film with a dark ending. He felt that Neil's original melody was "too Pretty", "Too Cheery", "Too romantic". So, John asked Neil to darken the melody a bit, changing just a chord here and a note there. Jonathan had Neil bring the script home with him, and asked him to base the changes to his melody on the ending of the film. Neil flew home to Canada and did just that, and that's how the melody for the version heard in the film came to be. (thanks to Annabelle, Eugene, Oregon add more info

Q: Can someone tell me the name of the song which plays when Tom Hanks goes to his parents' place and the guests dance after having food? (from Vir in India)
A: I believe the song you're thinking of is "All The Way," which was actually sung by Gary Goetzman, the man who plays the part of Guido Paonessa, a local lounge singer who was said to be from the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. (thanks to Annabelle, Eugene, Oregonadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in the background when Denzel Washington first arrives at Tom Hanks' costume party? (from alxdie in los angeles, ca)
A: The song you might be referring to is Peter Gabriel's "Lovetown." (thanks to Annabelle, Eugene, Oregonadd more info

Q: What's the music playing in the opening credits? (from reddy in bangalore,india)
A: The song you're thinking of is "Streets of Philadelphia." It is sung by the one and only unforgettable Bruce Springsteen. (thanks to Annabelle, Eugene, Oregonadd more info

Q: I'm looking for a 44KHZ, 16Bit, Stereo, 128KBPS MP3 of Neil Young's song, "Philadelphia". as well as a 44KHZ, 16Bit, Stereo, 128KBPS MP3 of Bruce Springsteen's song, "Streets Of Philadelphia". I know they're both available on the soundtrack CD, but I only want those specific songs. I'm actually looking for the full length recordings of both those songs, which are the versions found on the soundtrack. Where do I turn to find them? (from Annabelle in Eugene, Oregon)
A: The CD is $7 brand new or there's a $4 used one if you click the "Buy the Philadelphia soundtrack CD" link higher up on this page. It doesn't get any cheaper... so cheap you can toss the CD out after you rip the songs you want and you won't lose any sleep over it. (thanks to OST.NUTadd more info

Q: What's the song playing in the background when Andrew is on hold while on the phone at the hospital? Whichever one it is, I can't seem to find it.
...from Annabelle in Eugene, Oregon (answer Annabelle's question)

Q: I'm looking for the song, "Yes Means Yes" by sensible Shoes. I can remember it's in the scene where Tom Hanks' character, Andrew, steps out of a taxi upon arrival at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I'm looking for the full version of this song, but I can't find it anywhere. I've even searched on ITunes, and it's not there! Where do I turn?
...from Annabelle in Eugene, Oregon (answer Annabelle's question)

Q: What score is playing on the part where Tom Hanks gets out of the lawyers office and stares at the street? (from jgirl67 in oakland, ca)
A: It's just an extension of Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia." I'm pretty sure they never recorded it for any album. (thanks to Lymon7, Fort Worth, TXadd more info

Q: What's the name of the opera song in this movie? (from mamaruth  in muskegon michigan)
A: La Mamma Morta (thanks to CHEEZESTAKEadd more info

Q: Hey peeps, what's the classic song playing when Denzel steps out of the court building and there's a huge protest going on?
...from Yavar in Denmark (answer Yavar's question)

Q: What song is playing at the end of the movie when family and friends gather to pay respect? (from mikey in NJ)
A: "Philadelphia" by Neil Young (thanks to angie, fladd more info

Q: Has "Philadelphia" ever been covered by a female singer?
...from mitch in England (answer mitch's question)

Q: I have heard a completely instrumental version of "Streets of Philadelphia" featuring a saxophone or trumpet player. Can you tell me the artist or album on which it is played? Thanks!
...from Warren S. Arthur in Northport, NY (answer Warren S. Arthur's question)

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