EXPERIENCE KILLER SOUNDTRACKS!
“THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR”
Original Soundtrack – Dave Grusin – September 24, 1975
Just the mention of “THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR” in last week’s “Trouble Man” post was enough catalyst to honor this supreme classic album. The Film is a Top 20 fave, as is the Soundtrack – a serious combo!
This is much more than a movie soundtrack, this is the one record to send into space to rep the 1970s. Three Days Of The Condor is the epitome of the Height of Smooth-As-Silk Raunchy ’70’s New York Porno Nightlife and Espionage set in hot sexy sax and wonderful wah-wah tracks.
Some albums literally evoke a time and place; this is New York in the ’70s, back in the classic gritty days before the Disneyfication of Manhatten. The sophisticated emblematic ‘70s Sax ‘n’ Wah-Wah has much to do with it – but it is also the timing and the direct association with this classic film that creates love for this music.
Like with Angelo Badalamenti’s David Lynch film scores, it was music 00individual was waiting for all his life! Also, it is music from his Homeland, his place of origin, wherever that may have been. To feel good, comfortable, mysterious and groovy is to hear this score. It all comes together as a cool, hip, dangerous, trippy, jazzy, emotional, seductive, funky, gotta-love-it, exciting experience – every time.
Redford and Dunaway can speak more dialog with their facial expressions that most others can barely do with words, as does Max Von Sydow; the plot is priceless and super heavy for the times and still extremely impressive today – (just now it’s all well-known fact) – and Grusin is in world-class top form to bring all of the screen’s elements together to make this a classic Killer Soundtrack!
The only grievance with this album is that it is waaay too short – approximately 30 minutes total!
1 Condor! (Theme From “3 Days Of The Condor”) 3:33
2 Yellow Panic 2:14
3 Flight Of The Condor 2:28
4 We’ll Bring You Home 2:22
5 Out To Lunch 2:00
6 Goodbye For Kathy (Love Theme From “3 Days Of The Condor”) 2:15
1 I’ve Got You Where I Want You Vocals – Jim Gilstrap 3:10
2 Flashback To Terror 2:22
3 Sing Along With The C.I.A. 1:31
4 Spies Of A Feather, Flocking Together (Love Theme) 1:54
5 Silver Bells Vocals – Marti McCall 2:36
6 Medley: Condor! (Theme) / I’ve Got You Where I Want You 1:56
Do yourself a sublime favor, give yourself a visual, mental and aural orgasm: see this excellent, excellent true thriller of a movie and then listen to the equally excellent soundtrack! But be aware; 3DC can be addicting! 00individual has been hooked for over 40 years!
For those who want to soak in the full coolness of the ’70s soundtrack sounds like Dave Grusin’s 1975 “Three Days of the Condor”, 00individual suggests the superb “Trouble Man”, and would play them back to back with a little of the Bernard Herrman/Tom Scott 1976 “Taxi Driver” soundtrack to extend the coolest Trip of the ’70’s Sax “n” Wah-Wah genre.
“For years studio development execs have tried to use Sydney Pollack’s classic conspiracy thriller as a template for would-be blockbusters, but hardly any of the various subsequent attempts have equalled it. A model of plot construction and cleverly built tension.” – Don Coscarelli
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