Rocky II [Original Motion Picture Score]

Rocky II [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Bill Conti


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/1996
Label: Indent Series
UPC: 0762185143025
catalogNumber: 46082

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Conti   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Michael Lang   Piano,Keyboards,Track Performer
DeEtta Little   Vocals,Track Performer
Nelson Pirgord   Vocals
Dennis Budimer   Guitar
Nelson Pigford   Vocals
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
Charles Berghofer   Bass
David Duke   Horn

Technical Credits

Bill Conti   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Peter Myers   Orchestration
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Kathy Keep   Co-Coordinator

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