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Francis Monkman


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Francis Monkman (born 9 June 1949, in Hampstead, North London, England) is a successful English rock, classical and film score composer, whose work includes the soundtrack to the British film, The Long Good Friday.

He was a student at Westminster School where he studied organ and harpsichord, later studying at the Royal College of Music, winning the Raymond Rusel prize for virtuosity on the harpsichord and becoming a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. In the late 1960s he founded the rock band Curved Air, and in 1977 collaborated with Brian Eno in the project 801.

In the 1980s he resumed classical performances and recordings, but together with guitarist and composer John Williams also worked to form the rock band called Sky.


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  • Stanislove

    The Long Good Friday nice work

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bentbyrne

    These tunes are sweet

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • xdazzler

    Anyone tell me how ta download taken please?

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Rupert_The_Bear

    Taken is just awesome and I didn't know him until I saw the last or so episode of Top Gear where the song was included and I was stunned by it. I.m.o. the best music is the unknown to the majority.

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • spacecowboy_89

    If anyone's still interested, after hours of searching, I found the soundtrack online and downloaded it. Let me know if you want the html.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sunslide

    Is there a soundtrack to 'The Long Good Friday' ?

    12 May 2008 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    Anyone want to upload their copy of Long Good Friday soundtrack to :D

    8 Apr 2008 Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    I want this so bad, but its discontinued and I'm not paying 20+ dollars.

    8 Apr 2008 Reply
  • jaybz

    shout out to the big man

    6 Feb 2008 Reply

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