Waxwork Records is honored to announce the 40th Anniversary soundtrack release of director Martin Scorsese’s 1976 cinematic masterpiece, TAXI DRIVER composed by the legendary Bernard Herrmann.
Featuring an all star cast including Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepard, Albert Brooks, and Harvey Keitel, TAXI DRIVER is regularly cited by audiences, critics, and film directors alike as one of the greatest films of all time. The music by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann was his final score before his death on December 24th, 1975.
Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film was considered “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1994.
Waxwork Records is excited to present TAXI DRIVER as a deluxe double LP featuring the complete film score by Bernard Herrmann on vinyl for the very first time. Also included is the complete and remastered original 1976 soundtrack release.
Waxwork Records had the immense pleasure of working with legendary director Martin Scorsese on this 40th Anniversary release to which the director provided new, in depth, and exclusive liner notes. The new album artwork by Rich Kelly is approved by director Martin Scorsese.
Zu den letzten Arbeiten Herrmanns gehörte die Filmmusik für Martin Scorseses "Taxi Driver". Bernard Herrmann starb im Schlaf, einen Tag, nachdem er die Musikaufnahmen für "Taxi Driver" beendet hatte. Der Film wurde seinem Andenken gewidmet. 1977 wurde Bernard Herrmann mit dem BAFTA Award für "Beste Filmmusik" in "Taxi Driver" ausgezeichnet.
Neben Ennio Morricone gehört Bernard Herrmann zu meinen Lieblingskomponisten.