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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)

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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List
• Posted by: Lou Colon   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 6:45 a.m.
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• In Response to: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindle... (Yoshinori Todo)

> The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a
> different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies.
> The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's
> List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it --
> is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene
> like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una
> Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the
> Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's
> List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different
> version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!)
> Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on
> CD??? Thanks.

The original 1935 song "Por una cabeza" was an original composition by the legendary Argentine actor and singer Carlos Gardel in colaboration with Alfredo Le Pera. I own several original recordings of his on 78s. He was the finest interpreter of the Tango and of Milongas.

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