Most popular beautiful instrumental

Voted thumbs up- The most popular selection currently on the Beautiful Instrumentals playlist is the theme from Limelight by the Frank Chacksfield orchestra from the album Movie Themes. CHACKSFIELD's first record release for Decca, Charlie Chaplin's theme for the film Limelight, won him a gold disc in the US, and in the UK, where it reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, and won him the NME award as 'Record of the Year'. It spent eight weeks at #2 (an all-time UK chart record), and in all thirteen weeks in the top five chart positions.

The theme to the film, titled "Terry's Theme" (written by Charles Chaplin) became a popular, often-covered song as "Eternally" with words by Geoff Parsons and John Turner. In 1972, twenty years after the film’s first release, Chaplin and his musical collaborators Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell were awarded an Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score. It was the only competitive Academy Award Chaplin ever received. (He had previously received two Honorary Oscars.) MORE

Charles Chaplin, Ray Rasch and Larry Russell won the Oscar for Best Original Score for this film, but it was the Oscar for films released in 1972. The picture had never played in a Los Angeles-area cinema during the intervening 20 years and was not eligible for Oscar consideration until it did. More


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