David Shire

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David Lee Shire (born July 3, 1937) is an American songwriter and composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. The soundtrack to the 1974 movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the soundtrack for Francis Coppola's 1974 The Conversation, the soundtrack for Alan J. Pakula's 1976 All the President's Men (film), and parts of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack such as "Manhattan Skyline", are some of his best-known works. His other work includes the score of the 1985 film Return to Oz (the "sequel-in-part" of The Wizard of Oz), and the stage musical scores of Baby, Big, Closer Than Ever, and Starting Here, Starting Now. Shire is married to actress Didi Conn.

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Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Northwest Passage: Classic Western Scores from M-G-M Volume 2 (Northwest Passage / Many Rivers to Cross / Escape From Fort Bravo / A Thunder of Drums / The Godchild) Herbert Stothart / Cyril Mockridge / Jeff Alexander / Harry Sukman / David Shire 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Starting Here, Starting Now (1977 original off-Broadway cast) David Shire 1
1984 2010 David Shire 4
1989 Return to Oz David Shire 1
1990 Closer Than Ever (1989 original off-Broadway cast) David Shire 1
1991 At the Movies David Shire 2
1992 Bed and Breakfast David Shire 1
1996 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three David Shire 1
2001 Morituri / Raid on Entebbe Jerry Goldsmith / David Shire 1
2001 The Conversation David Shire 1
2002 Farewell, My Lovely / Monkey Shines David Shire 1
2007 "The Hindenburg" David Shire 1
2007 Max Dugan Returns / I Ought to Be in Pictures David Shire, Marvin Hamlisch 1
2007 Zodiac David Shire 1
2007 Klute / All the President's Men Michael Small / David Shire 5 1
2008 Short Circuit David Shire 1
2011 The Big Bus David Shire 1
2014 Paternity David Shire 1
2015 The Journey Inside David Shire 1
2015 Return To Oz David Shire 1
Baby: The New Musical (1983 original Broadway cast) David Shire 1
Big: The Musical David Shire 1
Fast Break David Shire 1
Steelyard Blues Nick Gravenites & Paul Butterfield & David Shire 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Big: The Musical (1999 touring cast) David Shire 1

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