Album Club Discussion #11: The Soundtrack to West Side Story

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Album Club Discussion #11: The Soundtrack to West Side Story

Post by ordinaryperson » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:43 am

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West Side Story

AM Ranking: #2115
Genre: Film Soundtrack, Show Tunes
Release: October 1961
Label: Sony Music

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01 | Overture
02 | Prologue
03 | Jet Song
04 | Something's Coming
05 | Dance at the Gym
06 | Maria
07 | America
08 | Tonight
09 | Gee, Officer Krupke
10 | Intermission Music
11 | I Feel Pretty
12 | One Hand, One Heart
13 | Tonight - Quintet
14 | The Rumble
15 | Somewhere
16 | Cool
17 | A Boy Like That - I Have A Love
18 | Finale
19 | End Credits



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Re: Album Club Discussion #11: The Soundtrack to West Side Story

Post by FrankLotion » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:36 am

I don’t really need to relisten to this since I’ve watched this movie countless times, I think for me this is the all-time best soundtrack. Despite the film’s problematic casting of the Puerto Rican characters, the songs themselves are still incredibly resonant with iconic performances and meticulous compositions from Leonard Bernstein. You miss some of the great choreography when you just listen to the soundtrack but you still get the whole scope of story so I’d say it’s worth giving it the time.

Favorite Tracks: Overture, America

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