Crimes of Passion is an original soundtrack 1984 erotic thriller film directed by Ken Russell starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin and Annie Potts. The music for this film was written and performed by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman and was released May 13, 1993, on the President Records label. With this soundtrack, you can hear Rick Wakeman’s unique style. I loved this soundtrack except for one thing. In my personal opinion, I was not impressed with the vocals on two songs sung by Maggie Bell. I feel that they could have used a better female vocalist on the songs It’s A Lovely Life and Dangerous Woman. I was impressed with such tracks as Eastern Shadows, Joanna, The Stretch, Paradise Lost, Web of Love and much more. This soundtrack was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I recommend you give this soundtrack a listen. It is available for purchase on Amazon, Discogs, and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are available.
The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon is the soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick which features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s name. The two Pink Floyd covers are Us And Them performed by the late Asia frontman John Wetton and Brain Damage performed XTC’s Colin Moulding and The Doors’ Robby Krieger. Among the other great tracks on this album are 1799 by Echolust, Dynamics Of Delirium by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls and much more. I enjoyed listening to this soundtrack from start to finish and was impressed on how well this album was written, recorded and produced. This album will be available September 1, 2017 on Cleopatra Records and can be purchased on Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital copies are sold.
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London is the re-release of the soundtrack to the 1967 documentary featuring the music of Pink Floyd, Small Faces, Chris Farlowe and others. This album also features interview tracks by Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Lee Marvin and others. Listening to this album takes you back to the sound of the 60’s. My favorite tracks is Interstellar Overdrive by Pink Floyd and a remake of the Rolling Stones hit Paint it Black done by Chris Farlowe. This album was well recorded and produced. This album is available on Amazon
Devil’s Domain is the April 20, 2017 original motion picture soundtrack of the same name released on the Cleopatra Records label. Among the great tracks on this two CD collection are I’ve Been Mistreated (A bluesy number by Big Jay McNeeley), Puttin On The Ritz (one of my favorite songs by Taco) Covert Operation (by Missing Persons) Small Secrets (by Geri X), Carved Soul (Interlude), Take Me Away (by Burman featuring Jessica Jean) and much more. This soundtrack was well written, performed and recorded. This album is available on Amazon, bandcamp, itunes, and other places where CD’s are available.
Head is the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees. Released in 1968 through Colgems, it was the band’s sixth album. Head was the last Monkees album to feature Peter Tork till Pool It! in 1987, and the last to feature all four Monkees until 1996’s Justus. In addition to their hit Porpoise Song, there was other great tracks such as Daddy’s Song sung by Davy Jones, Circle Sky sung by Mike Nesmith, Can You Dig It sung by Micky Dolenz, Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again? sung by Peter Tork and more. This album did not have the acclaim and their previous albums but it is worth adding to one’s Monkees library.
Can’t Stop the Music is the sixth studio album and first soundtrack by Village People for their movie Can’t Stop the Music released in May 1980 on Casablanca Records. Even though the film starring the Village People, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, and Valerie Perrine was a total flop the soundtrack reached number 47 on the Billboard Album Charts. There were three songs on this album I really liked such as the title track Can’t Stop The Music, Y.M.C. A. and Magic Night. The rest of the soundtrack I didn’t care for it at all but getting this album for these three songs was worth it.
Help! is an album by The Beatles, and the soundtrack from their film Help!. Produced by George Martin, it was the fifth UK album release by the band, and contains fourteen songs in its original British form. It was released on 6 August 1965 on the UK label Parlophone. On side one of these versions has songs from the film such as Help and Ticket To Ride. Side two contains other Beatles hits including Yesterday. The American release was a true soundtrack album, mixing the first seven songs with instrumental material from the film. The American version is the band’s eighth Capitol Records album and tenth overall was released on 13 August 1965 on the Capitol Records label. On the American version of this album the song Yesterday is omitted on this album to be released later on the Yesterday and Today album. This album also includes one of my favorites You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away. I recommend both copies of this album to anyone’s Beatles library.
A Hard Day’s Night is the third studio album by the English rock band The Beatles, released on 10 July 1964, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film A Hard Day’s Night. The American version of the album was released on 26 June 1964, two weeks earlier by United Artists Records in both mono and stereo, the fourth Beatles album in the United States. All 13 tracks on A Hard Day’s Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. These Two albums features such hits as the title track A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t By Me Love, If I Fell, And I Love Her, and much more. These albums were well performed and recorded. I recommend both versions of this album to anyone’s Beatle library.
Eddie And The Cruisers 2 : Eddie Lives is a sequel album by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band of the movie of the same name recorded in 1989 on the Scotti Brothers Records label. You can’t own one soundtrack album without having the other. In my personal opinion I liked more songs off the second one than I did the first. This album was very well written, recorded and performed. There are great tracks such as Runnin’ Through The Fire, Emotional Storm, Just A Matter if Time, Some Like It Hot and much more. This is a great addition to anyone’s soundtrack library.
Eddie And The Cruisers is the original movie soundtrack to the film of the same name recorded by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band recorded in 1983 on Scotti Brothers Records. This is one of my favorite films so I always wanted to add the vinyl soundtrack to my collection. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. There are a lot of great tracks on this album such as On The Dark Side, Season In Hell, Wild Summer Nights, and my favorite track Tender Years. This is one soundtrack I would recommend you add to your record library.