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Charlie Chaplin's City Lights
12-Jun-2012 - The Carl Davis Collection has released the music of City Lights, Charles Chaplin's most perfect film. It was released at the time that talkies were taking off but Chaplin decided that it was to be a silent film as the Tramp had communicated with a worldwide audience through mime. Chaplin decided as it was his first picture with synchronized sound to compose the musical score himself, with the music being delegated to a team of arrangers. "I did not write it down", Chaplin said in an excess of modesty, "I la-laed it. It is all simple music to keep with my character." This is a re-recording by The City Lights orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis.