In the early 70s, movie audiences were certainly accustomed to crime films, yet when Francis Ford Coppola’s gloriously endearing mafia film was released in 1972, it clearly transcended all the rest. Featuring a cast of such acting luminaries as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Robert Duvall, it has since gone on to become regarded as one of the best films ever made, and rightly so. The score is one of the most recognizable in cinema history. A sentimental, melancholy Italian piece that represents the themes of tragedy and love that the first film and its sequels (Part 2 in 1974 and Part 3 in 1990) are all about at their core. It’s a stirring, powerful audio accompaniment to a timeless masterpiece of cinema. While it may not necessarily be furious in sound, the emotionally epic effect it stirs up is still powerful and moving.