12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To listen to the Goodfellas soundtrack is to glide through Lower Manhattan, where sounds from various storefronts collide and recede like tidal rhythms. More than a capsule of the movie, this musical mixture is a personalized reflection of Martin Scorsese’s ’60s youth, in which cool cocktail crooners, like Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin, butt up against Cream’s adrenalized psychedelia. Between the swelling emotion of The Moonglows’ “Sincerely” and the frenzied exhilaration of The Cadillacs’ “Speedo,” doo-wop is the music that best captures the movie’s abrupt emotional turnarounds.

EDITORS’ NOTES

To listen to the Goodfellas soundtrack is to glide through Lower Manhattan, where sounds from various storefronts collide and recede like tidal rhythms. More than a capsule of the movie, this musical mixture is a personalized reflection of Martin Scorsese’s ’60s youth, in which cool cocktail crooners, like Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin, butt up against Cream’s adrenalized psychedelia. Between the swelling emotion of The Moonglows’ “Sincerely” and the frenzied exhilaration of The Cadillacs’ “Speedo,” doo-wop is the music that best captures the movie’s abrupt emotional turnarounds.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Scorcese sure knows how to pick music...

KaturianKkaturian

Scorcese has always had a talent for picking great music to go with his films, and Goodfellas has one of the most grooving and well chosen soundtracks for any modern movie. The songs reflect the recklessness of the time and the characters in it. Only- any classic rock/music fan should already have most of these songs in their library! One star off for album only, but otherwise... perfection.

What the hell!?

Nocturnal Sunshine

I hve to buy the whole album just so I can listen to Layla?!? Uhh yeah I don't think so.

what happened to picking one song??

Ducky396

I agree with the other two reviews...one of the main reasons I always buy from i-tunes is becuase I can choose the songs I like. That was the problem with the old way of doing things before digital music came along. I don't want to spend $20. on a CD just for a couple of good songs.

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