Rick has done several movie soundtracks over the years, he has that wonderful skill of being able to match the music to the visual events. This movie was origionaly released in 1982 and chronicles the events of that years Soccer World Cup which was hosted in Spain and won by Italy, who defeated  West Germany 3-1 in the final.

Rick is the master of the keyboards, and this CD is a superb example of that mastery. He is one of a very small number of composers that truly can bring emotion to life through music. Anticipation, spirit, frustration, joy, ethic, defeat, feelings that we understand in the spoken word, he translates seamlessly to notes, chords, and rhythm.

Rick is joined on this epic voyage of discovery by Jackie McAuley and Mitch Dalton on Acoustic Guitars and Tony Fernandez on drums, all of who do a fabulous job.

I am not a soccer fan, and have to admit that I have not seen the movie, I don’t need to. The music tells the story. And the music is wonderful.

You can get your copy from MVD.

Simon Barrett


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