Various – Goodfellas (Music From The Motion Picture) (New Vinyl) (Dark Blue Vinyl)
New sealed copy. Reissue on translucent dark blue vinyl.
Goodfellas Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack for the 1990 film Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese, notable for its use of popular music from the various periods it portrayed. In a similar manner to American Graffiti and Scorsese's earlier Mean Streets, the songs served roughly the same purpose as a composed musical score. While an official soundtrack was released at the same time as the film, it only featured a small fraction of the songs used.
Scorsese chose the songs for Goodfellas only if they commented on the scene or the characters "in an oblique way". The only rule he adhered to with the soundtrack was to only use music which could have been heard at that time.
Scorsese decided that if a scene took place in the 1970s, he could use any song that was current or older. According to Scorsese, a lot of non-dialogue scenes were shot to playback. For example, he had "Layla" playing on the set while shooting the scene where the dead bodies are discovered in the car and the meat-truck. Sometimes, the lyrics of songs were put between lines of dialogue to comment on the action.
Some of the music Scorsese had written into the script while other songs he discovered during the editing phase. There is no music once Henry is arrested in his driveway by the DEA, until the end credits.
A1 Tony Bennett– Rags To Riches
A2 The Moonglows– Sincerely
A3 The Cadillacs– Speedo
A4 Billy Ward And His Dominoes– Stardust
A5 The Chantels– Look In My Eyes
A6 The Harptones– Life Is But A Dream
A7 The Shangri-Las– Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
B1 Aretha Franklin– Baby I Love You
B2 Bobby Darin– Beyond The Sea
B3 Cream (2)– Sunshine Of Your Love
B4 Muddy Waters– Mannish Boy
B5 Derek And The Dominos– Layla (Piano Exit)