Bing Search

David Shire

David Shire
Born: Jul 3, 1937 in Buffalo, NY
User rating: 
5 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Genre: Other, Classical
Biography: David Shire is one of the more prolific American composers who has written music for stage, screen, and television. Though he continues to occasionally compose for films, he was most prolific during the '70s and early '80s. In 1979 he won an Oscar for his song "It Goes Like It Goes" from the film Norma ...Read full biography
At the Movies
Released: 1991
Label: Kritzerland
Critics' Rating:
As David Shire acknowledges in his liner notes to this album of his piano renderings of music from his film scores, there tends to be a disconnect between a movie composer's filmography and his discography. ...Read full review
Taking of Pelham 123
Released: 1998
Label: Retrograde Records
Critics' Rating:
As urban thrillers became grittier affairs during the late 1960s and early 1970s, so did their soundtracks: hit films like Bullitt and The French Connection threw aside classical-styled orchestral soundtracks ...Read full review
More David Shire albums: Main Albums (10), Compilations (1)
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans