CITY OF GOD Vinyl Soundtrack by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortez

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Milan Records reissue of Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortez’s original music to director’s Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund’s Brazilian crime drama City of God.

Release date: September 15, 2014.

Taking his inspiration from the filmmakers’ daring gambit to cast real people in the roles and the film’s ’60s-’70s milieu, composer Antonio Pinto (assisted by partner Ed Córtes) has concocted a smart, rhythmically intoxicating cocktail of Brazilian jazz and samba, shaken with a little ’70s American funk and R&B and served with cool, tropical flair. Those various styles often melt into each other with a liberating sense of postmodern possibility, giving listeners an experience that’s as exotic as it is deceptively familiar, the worthy equatorial flip side of David Holmes’s jazz-funk collaborations with Steven Soderbergh on Out of Sight and Ocean’s Eleven.

Track list:

Side 1:

A1 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Meu Nome é Zé (2:30)
A2 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Vida De Otario (1:24)
A3 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Funk Da Virada (1:37)
A4 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Estoria Da Boca (2:30)
A5 Hyldon Na Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda (3:29)
A6 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez A Transa (2:03)
A7 Raul Seixas Metamorfose Ambulante (3:47)
A8 Wilson Simonal Nem Vem Que Não Tem (2:33)

Side 2:

B1 Cartola Preciso Me Encontrar (2:56)
B2 Cartola Alvorada (2:36)
B3 Seu Jorge Convite Para Vida (2:58)
B4 Tim Maia No Caminho Do Bem (6:04)
B5 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Morte Zé Pequeno (1:10)
B6 Antônio Pinto & Ed Côrtez Batucada (Camilo Rocha & DJ Yah Remix) (7:25)

Note: This soundtrack has been issued on vinyl three times before (in Europe and Germany in 2003, and in the US in 2008). Each release was by Milan. It is extremely difficult to find. However, from time to time you can still find the odd new seller offering these original vinyl City of God releases on Ebay at the link below:

CITY OF GOD Vinyl Soundtrack (Ebay)

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