There does not appear to be one thread for this soundtrack – so here is the first thread dedicated to FLASHDANCE! I am currently in “pop” 80s mode – and I am listening to my favorite pop soundtrack of all time! I always was wondering that “perhaps” since this is more of a main stream CD – and I know it will appeal to a broader market – than say – a full symphonic score.
How about a soundtrack release of the complete score?
The title song – WHAT A FEELING – is certainly one of the biggest hits of the 80s – and I believe this to be my favorite pop song of all time. I am searching on the “net” for the film version opening – where the big RED LETTERS appear. That opening – is a lot more emotional than the pop release – (which also appears at the end of the film.)
Whoever loaded up this version on You Tube omitted the Paramount Logo and Red Letters; I would like to combine the film opening with the CD opening using audacity software; if possible – can someone who also appreciates this score as much as I do…. perhaps upload the film version opening on you tube with the red letters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neNuRD8K-JE
I also believe that the film version was recorded for the film as well – or could that be a different “mix” I am hearing? Whatever it is – I would really like the background score to be released of this phenomenal 80s film!
Unlike Top Gun for example – no score tracks were ever released in any form! 3,000 pressings of this would sell instantly if done right. The film score has great renditions of the love theme which was also recorded as an album track. Let's get the complete score released – It's about time – A 30th Anniversary!
Yes, Sylvester played all the synths on the soundtrack album and in the movie score as well. I believe he did most of the synth work on Cat People too*. After that Moroder usually used Arthur Barrow on keys/synth and bass and Richie Zito on guitar, especially for the songs (eg in Scarface, Neverending story, Electric dreams, Top gun etc.)
* for Scarface Moroder used both Levay and Kristian Schultze and Barrow worked on the songs (Barrow also played on the lovely theme which accompanies the scene where the Cubans arrive in a boat in the beginning of the film).