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The Mysterious East (of London)

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by London's historic East End prompted by the release of The Limehouse Golem with music by Johan Soderqvist.

Matthew Sweet with a film music inspired by London's historic East End, prompted by the release of "The Limehouse Golem" which features a new score by Johan Soderqvist. The film, by Juan Carlos Medina, stars Bill Nighy as a Victorian detective, troubled by a case of bizarre and perplexing murder. The plot is inspired by the novel of the same name by Peter Ackroyd.

Matthew focuses on the more colourful aspects of East London - as has appealed to film makers - of Charles Dickens, Opium Dens, Jack the Ripper and the Krays.
Featured films include "Oliver"; "From Hell"; "Time After Time"; "The Verdict"; "Broken Blossoms"; "It Always Rains on Sundays"; "Sparrows Can't Sing"; "Legend"; "Eastern Promises" and "The Long Good Friday".

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Music Played

  • Carl Davis

    Our Mutual Friend (1980) - main titles

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • EMI : INS 3021.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Arnold Bax

    Oliver Twist (1948) - Fagin's Romp, Oliver's pickpocketing lesson, Finale

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Film Music of Arnold Bax.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 14.
  • Lionel Bart

    Oliver! (1968) - Got to pick a pocket or two

    Singer: Ron Moody. Orchestra: Unknown.
    • RCA : 5501-2-R.
    • RCA.
    • 5.
  • Trevor Jones

    From Hell (2001) - Chasing the Dragon

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Trevor Jones.
    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD 6296.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 7.
  • Georges Auric

    It Always Rains On Sundays (1947) - Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9774.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 25.
  • Barbara Windsor

    Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)

    • What A Carry On!.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Nicola Benedetti

    Eastern Promise (2007) - Tatiana

    • SONY : 88697166872.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 2.
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen

    God's Own Country (2017) - Minuet For A Cheap Piano No.2

    • God's Own Country - Original Movie Soundtrack.
    • Music Sales.
    • 1.

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