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Title - 'Allied' (Music from the Motion Picture)
Artist - Alan Silvestri

'Allied' is a 2016 World War II romantic thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight. It stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as an intelligence officer and resistance fighter, respectively, who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official.

Alan Silvestri is an American composer and conductor who works primarily in film and television. Indeed, he is best known for his frequent collaboration with friend and film legend Robert Zemeckis, including composing major hit films such as the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Forrest Gump, as well as the superhero films Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Here on his latest work, 'Allied' (10 tracks @ 42 minutes), Silvestri right from the off, he embeds us in the midst of the terror from the period. The sweeping, soaring even "Essaouira Desert/Main Title" accompanies the scene where lead Brad Pitt's character of Max Vatan parachutes into the Moroccan desert. A swirling work of musical art it could even be the best track on here, in my humble opinion.

Vented throughout by some superb, and yet subtle flute work, that bleeds into the tension-fueled piece, "German Embassy", which itself is backed by tracks such as the beautiful "Trust", "Confession/ Escape", and the "The Letter/ End Credit", before a number of jazz/big band renditions bring forth the feel of that era. Starting with "The Sheik of Araby", next up is the ageless "You are My Lucky Star", the instrumental darling "J'Attendrai", Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing', and then finally, Flying Home".

1. Essaouira Desert/ Main Title
2. German Embassy
3. Trust
4. Confession/ Escape
5. The Letter/ End Credit
6. The Sheik of Araby
7. You are My Lucky Star
8. J'Attendrai
9. Sing Sing Sing
10. Flying Home

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