Listen to track #2, “Philadelphia Morning” and feel the loneliness. Such a beautiful song. Yes it’s on the Rocky soundtrack, yes it’s a classic film that has lost it’s luster due to the additional five films, but the music changes all that.
The horns, the strings, the piano chords, then then comes the melody…the sound of lonliness, following your dreams when no one else believes in you, the sound of a fighting heart.
Then listen to “Reflections” a laid back groove, very similar to what the French band “Air” started releasing in the year 2000.
I love the movie and the music, and these two tracks stand out as songs that could probably be released today and bring success to the Bill Conti.