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Encyclopedia > Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
"Speak Softly Love"
Song by Andy Williams
Album The Godfather (soundtrack)
Released 1972
Length 2:41
Composer Larry Kusik,
Nino Rota

"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words and music are by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota. For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... The Godfather is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1972 by Columbia, USA and in 1991 on compact disc by MCA. Unless noted, the songs were perfomed and composed by Nino Rota. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ...


Originally sung by Andy Williams, other artists, such as Bobby Vinton, have also recorded the song. Slash of Velvet Revolver (formerly of Guns N' Roses) had also performed it in a hard rock style. Satan's Pilgrims have performed a surf rock version as well. Dalida had also covered under the title Parle plus bas (Le Parrain), as well as Tino Rossi and Marie Laforêt[1]. An Italian version appears in The Godfather Part III. It appears on the music compilation Mob Hits: the Best Songs of Mafia Movies. The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has also performed a ska version of the song. For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum — plus Scott Weiland, the former-lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s punk band Wasted Youth. ... Guns N Roses is a band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... It has been suggested that Olympia 74 be merged into this article or section. ... Tino Rossi (April 29, 1907 — September 26, 1983) was a singer and film actor. ... Marie Laforêt, born Maïténa Doumenach to Armenian parents on 5 October 1939 in Soulac-sur-Mer, is a French singer and actor. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... Founded in 1985 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ), commonly abbreviated as Skapara, was initially comprised of more than 10 veterans of Tokyos underground scene. ...

Love Theme From The Godfather Image File history File links Love_Theme_From_The_Godfather. ...

The famous theme, composed by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota.

Problems listening to the file? See media help. Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ...

See also

Promise Me Youll Remember (Love Theme From The Godfather Part III) is a song written for The Godfather Part III (1990), the third film in the Godfather trilogy. ...

Notes and References

  1. ^ Movie profile on "The Godfather" including trivias section referring to Tino Rossi and Marie Laforêt's covers of the song

 
 

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