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The Aviator Music From The Motion Picture

December 14, 2004 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 23, 2004
  • Release Date: December 14, 2004
  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
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  • Total Length: 54:54
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  • ASIN: B0013AT5FW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,309 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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First, this is not the background score for the film THE AVIATOR but rather the actual, original period songs that Scorsese used to create atmosphere to the scenes.

Any sophisticated movie-goer knows that Marty Scorsese always chooses his music very carefully. This time, to invoke the jazz era of an America emerging on the world stage (just as Hughes is emerging in the public mind), Scorsese has provided an amazing compilation of popular music from the 1920s and 1930s. Sonically, these recordings are pristine and sound better than they ever could off of old RCA radios or 78 rpm records. The songs are of the big-band/swing flavor with a wide variety of artists represented. If you like this sort of thing, you will enjoy this CD. (Don't miss the closing track: Lead Belly's "Howard Hughes." No doubt this was added not just for thematic reasons, but also because Lead Belly was the first blues musician that moved Scorsese.)

And in case you haven't gotten enough of this era, you may want to check out the soundtracks to THE CAT'S MEOW (for mostly re-recorded songs weighted towards the 1920s) and RADIO DAYS (for actual, original songs weighted towards the late 1930s and early 40s). There is little overlap between these collections, so they make for a nice set.
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In response to Kelli's question about the Symphonic excerpts that occur throughout this film: Some are from Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony, others are from an orchestration of the Fugue from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, more than likely orchestrated by Stokowski, though potentially by another composer. I viewed thie film this afternoon, and there might have been other excerpts of other works included, but these are the two that stick in my mind. Perhaps these will be included with the score CD. If not, buy these works separately- they are well worth the investment and are gorgeous pieces of music in their own right, and worked very well in the film in my opinion.

As for the music included on this album, all are great covers of period songs, especially I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise sung by Rufus Wainwright, or are actual period pieces/songs, such as Moonglow by the brilliant clarinetist Benny Goodman. In short, this is great music from the early to mid 20th century by great artists of the past and present. If you enjoy music from this time period, definitely get this album!
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I saw "The Aviator" and was not entirely impressed (it was a bit on the boring side), but this soundtrack CD is fantastic! Whether you saw the film or not, if you like vintage jazz and big bands, get this CD. It would be impossible to put together a single-CD "best of" collection for the 1920s-1940s, and what makes this CD so refreshing is that it doesn't try to be a "best of" disc. Some of the era's most memorable recordings are here, like Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" and Benny Goodman's "Moonglow," but these standards are complemented with some lesser-known but equally deserving selections such as the hot "Fireworks" by the Original Memphis Five. The producers of this disc have done an outstanding job assembling a varied collection that never gets tiring.

By far, the highlights of the disc--and the reason I bought it--are the modern recreations of 1920s-1940s pop tunes by Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. For those who aren't familiar with the Nighthawks, I should add that they are one of the top bands active today performing music of the '20s-'40s (and the best, in my opinion). What makes the Nighthawks so special is that they strive to authentically recreate the sound of the bands of that era -- these are not the corny-sounding, over-the-top parodies of "flapper" music that you used to find on Reader's Digest sets or on those Grand Award LP's directed by Enoch Light. Not at all. Giordano and members of his band treat the music with respect and often perform note-for-note from original arrangements or recordings. Just compare the Nighthawks' arrangement of "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise" with the 1922 recording by Paul Whiteman (forgetting Rufus Wainwright's vocal for the moment). It's uncanny!
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"The Aviator: Music from the Motion Picture" is an excellent CD that stands on its own as a musical collection. The highlights for me are the two Wainwrights, Rufus & Loudon. For those who have also seen the motion picture, we know that both of these great singers were featured in the film singing these great tunes. On Gershwin's "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise," Rufus goes near nutty on this delightfully zany number. On "After You've Gone," the clarinets and trumpets swing for a minute & a half before Loudon Wainwright III enters vocally crooning as though born to this era of music, "You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad, you'll miss the best friend you've ever had." Both father & son do amazing jobs on the soundtrack & in the film. The Original Memphis Five were ironically from New Orleans and recorded between 1921-1931. Here, they have two instrumental tracks, the good time feel of "Somebody Stole My Gal" and a more big band swinging sound on "Fireworks" that will send your neck swaying side to side. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings' "Happy Feet" is a joyfully old-sounding rendition of this jazz classic. David Johansen was first known as a member of the glam band New York Dolls and then went solo in the late 70s as a punk rocker. Here he bops joyfully through a Fats Waller tune "Ain't Cha Glad" that is a delight. Of the big bands, Artie Shaw is chilling on the spooky "Nightmare" with a great brass arrangement. Harry James toots and trots through "Back Beat Boogie" while Glenn Miller sounds as familiarly classic as ever on "Moonlight Serenade." Benny Goodman's clarinet is stunning on "Moonglow." Martha Wainwright (Loudon's daughter and Rufus' sister) does a good job on the weeper "I'll Be Seeing You." [This appearance is certainly more memorable than her "Bloody Mother...Read more ›
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