- Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
Name = Speak Softly Love
Artist = Andy Williams
alt Artist =
The Godfather (soundtrack)
Released = 1972
track_no = 07
Length = 2:41
Chart position =
"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 Kusikand Nino Rota.
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. Slash's version contains backing chords from Izzy Stradlin, bass from Duff McKagan, piano from Axl Roseand has a solo in the beginning. Satan's Pilgrims have performed a surf rockversion as well. Dalidahad also covered under the title Parle plus bas (Le Parrain), as well as Tino Rossiand Marie Laforêt[ [http://www.commeaucinema.com/film=le-parrain,2968.html Movie profile on "The Godfather" including trivias section referring to Tino Rossi and Marie Laforêt's covers of the song] ] . A Ukrainian version "Say, You Love Me" _uk. Скажи, що любиш ("Skazhi schyo lyubish") was performed by Sofia Rotaruin the musical film " Song Is Always With Us", as the Sovietadministration did not allow to register the original English version for the Godfather's soundtrack following the offer from Ariola( Sony BMG Music Entertainment). 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 Orchestrahas also performed a ska version of the song. Also lifted for an Indian Movie Akele Hum Akele Tumwhose theme is a story of a composer whose tunes are stolen by others. In Yugoslavia it was adapted and sung by Tereza Kesovijaas Govori Tiše .
(RU) Russian version by Alexander Vertinsky.(SK) Slovak version by František Krištof Veselý.(CZ) Czech version by Jiří Malásek.
filename=Love Theme From The Godfather.ogg
title=Love Theme From The Godfather
description=The famous theme, composed by Larry Kusic and
Promise Me You'll Remember (Love Theme from The Godfather Part III)
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