Bill Conti Rocky II (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Rocky II (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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CD Details

  • Released: July 23, 1996
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Capitol


  • 1.Redemption
  • 2.Gonna Fly Now
  • 3.Conquest
  • 4.Vigil
  • 5.All of My Life
  • 6.Overture
  • 7.Two Kinds of Love
  • 8.All of My Life

Product Description:

Original score written by Bill Conti.
Composer: Bill Conti.
Personnel: Bill Conti (piano); DeEtta Little, Nelson Pirgord, Nelson Pigford (vocals); Dennis Budimer, Dennis Budimir (guitar); David Duke (horns); Michael Lang (piano, keyboards); Steven Schaeffer (drums); Bob Zimmitti (percussion).
Recording information: Group IV Recording, Hollywood, CA.
The rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor, Rocky II expands on the uplifting approach exemplified by Bill Conti's immortal "Gonna Fly Now" to create a score that's both more cohesive and more emotional. Writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone affords Conti a wider emotional berth this time around, allowing for poignant, melancholy themes like "Vigil" alongside fist-pumping anthems like the climactic "Overture" -- as before, Conti employs little more than solo piano, a small string ensemble, and a potent brass section, and it's to the composer's enormous credit that he can forge such larger-than-life music from relatively few instrumental elements. "Gonna Fly Now" even reappears, this time with a children's choir in tow, and sounds better than ever. Not even Frank Stallone's "Two Kinds of Love" can torpedo this one. ~ Jason Ankeny

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  • Sales Rank: 111,748
  • UPC: 077774608220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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