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 Posted:   Jan 13, 2004 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

I picked up this score from Germany as Harold Faltermeyer produced the title song smile sung by Euro sessions vocalist Marietta (Top Gun- Destination Unknown)-

the score is not by Faltermeyer, but by some prog rock group called Panarama (Herman Weindorf and Curtis Briggs, big music producers in 80s Germany), with additional songs by Gary Wright (an abominable cover version of the traditional song WE ARE SAILING is terrible)-

some score stuff is great, like MISTRAL and SNOW CHASE which sounds like Vangelis meets Zimmer via Tangerine Dream- while other stuff is LOL hilarous, such as the song SKI DANCE penned by director Wily Bogner, in which some Euro popper sings in a bad Simon Le Bon wail while chinsy, 8bit Nintendo sound fx and analog sequencers ruin your ears...

I checked out IMDB though and one reviewer says the music was by Alan parsons project???

Anyone heard the score or seen the extreme sports film?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2004 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I DO own the "Mistral" track from this score on a fan-made compilation, and I think it's wonderful. Your description of it sounds spot-on!!

When that is said, I can safely confirm that Alan Parsons Project had nothing to do with this score or movie. The APP instrumental "Voyager" - from the "Pyramid" album - appeared in a movie called ICE CASTLES (otherwise scored by Marvin Hamlisch). Maybe the confusion stems from this. Or maybe they used an APP song in this movie that I'm not aware of.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2004 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

You liked Mistral? smile

Heavens forever is a pretty awesome track too- Heard the Faltermeyer theme song? It sounds just like aha's The Living Daylights!!! CLASSIC stuff- except the lyrics by Tom (Danger Zone/Take my breath away) Whitlock completely blow and are totally nonsensical ("Fire and Ice, shining in the sun- Fire and Ice, now it's one on one")!!! LOL

Panarama didn't return for the sequel, which was scored entirely by Faltermeyer, except for the Deep Purple title song. Fire Ice and Dynamite sounds more pop music orientated(there's hip-hop rapping and house music in there for goodness sakes!!) as opposed to the euro prog rock of Fire and Ice. Shame there was no score release though frown It's all synclavier produced and suits the extreme sports visuals well- like some over the top American car advert.

White Magic completes the trilogy, and as faras score goes, it's the best of the bunch. William Orbit is pretty indebted to Faltermeyers ambient electronica and accoustic chill out and down tempo acid jazz score- and the pop songs are great too- could have come straight off of Ray of Light, made 4 years later!!

Faltermeyer's work on the forth Bogner film, Ski to the Max is VERY Craig Armstrong/Ed Shermear/David Arnold with orchestra and house beats added together. If anyone knows where I could obtain that score, gimme a shout!

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I bought this soundtrack for £1 on vinyl in a second hand shop today. I already had 4 tracks on various CDs, but it was nice to get the complete work. The Panarama tracks are of course the highlights (3 instrumentals and 2 with vocals), and the Faltermeyer/Marietta title track is good. Even Gary Wright delivered a couple of listenable tracks, Dreamweaver and Back To The Magic. The remainng 3 Wright tracks were forgettable.

According to imdb, two songs by Alan Parsons Project appeared in the movie, but not on the album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Wonder what happened to ahem.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

He's on Facebook...

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

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