Milan Records is proud to release the 180-gram LP to City of God. The main character in City of God is not a person, but a place. Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a poor Brazilian housing project born in the 1960s when organized crime and drugs gained a foothold in the area. Becoming the most dangerous place in Rio de Janeiro, the power lay, not in the hands of the government, but in the hands of the teenage drug barons.
Antonio Pinto and Ed Côrtes s timeless score enhances this gritty portrayal of poverty, violence, and urban decay. Consisting of classic Brazilian funk, jazz, and pop music, the soundtrack includes songs by the Brazilian legends Hyldon, Tim Maia, Raul Seixas, Cartola, and Simonal. The City of God soundtrack, originally released in 2003, has been compared to Pulp Fiction, with its brilliant use of carefully chosen music that serves as an integral part of the script. City of God adds heartfelt emotion and cultural influence to this brutally honest story of love, loss, survival, and fulfilling dreams.
In the slums of Rio, two kids’ paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.