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Boogie Nights [Original Soundtrack]
     

Boogie Nights [Original Soundtrack]

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Paul Thomas Anderson's second film, Boogie Nights, was an epic tour de force concerning the porn industry in the late '70s and early '80s, running two and a half hours and featuring nearly ten major starring roles. Throughout it all, Anderson uses pop music of the era as a counterpoint to the action on the screen, filling the movie with literally

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Paul Thomas Anderson's second film, Boogie Nights, was an epic tour de force concerning the porn industry in the late '70s and early '80s, running two and a half hours and featuring nearly ten major starring roles. Throughout it all, Anderson uses pop music of the era as a counterpoint to the action on the screen, filling the movie with literally countless songs. Part of the problem of putting so much music in a film is that the soundtrack ultimately suffers, since it can't contain every memorable song from the movie. That is the case with the Boogie Nights soundtrack (several important songs were later issued on a second volume), but what is here is pretty terrific. The music captures the feeling of the era, as it runs through disco ("Best of My Love," "Jungle Fever"), folk-pop ("Brand New Key"), funk ("Spill the Wine," "Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1," "Machine Gun"), soft rock ("Magnet & Steel"), AOR ("Livin' Thing"), oldies ("God Only Knows"), and heavy metal power ballads ("Sister Christian"). While Michael Penn's plodding Germanic circus music slows things down a bit at the end, the presence of "Feel the Heat" and the uncredited "You Got the Touch" -- the two hard rock songs Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild record in the film -- makes the album essential for any hardcore fan of the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724385563126
catalogNumber:
55631
Rank:
9232

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beach Boys   Track Performer
Commodores   Track Performer
Electric Light Orchestra, Part II   Track Performer
Emotions   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Melanie   Track Performer
Night Ranger   Track Performer
Michael Penn   Track Performer
War   Track Performer
Chakachas   Track Performer
Walter Egan   Track Performer
McFadden & Whitehead   Track Performer
Eric Burdon   Track Performer
Michael Huey   Drums
John Reilly   Track Performer
Patrick Warren   Track Performer
Mark Wahlberg   Track Performer

Technical Credits

War   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Papa Dee Allen   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Melanie Safka   Composer
Howard Scott   Composer
Charles Miller   Composer
Karyn Rachtman   Executive Producer
Paul Thomas Anderson   Executive Producer
Dee Allen   Composer
L. O. Levitin   Composer

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Boogie Nights [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If the film "Boogie Nights" at all interested/inspired you; if you find yourself constantly searching FM for fine disco (yes, it exists), funk, boogie, fusion, and/or classic-rock, both volumes of the film soundtrack are necessary pieces in your collection. Barring the short, quite humorous, bits of film dialogue introducing and concluding volume I, the two CD's are void of distracting, inconsistent track material (unlike the soundtracks to most of Tarantino's films, for example). The listener is exposed to genre classics (Marvin Gaye, KC and the Sunshine Band, Night Ranger, etc.), as well as a variety of equally enjoyable obscurities (The Move, Sound Experience, etc.) Consider both volumes back to back to take late-night festivities with friends to a more interesting level.