Boogie Nights [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/1997
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724385563126
  • Catalog Number: 55631
  • Sales rank: 68,528

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (Feel the Heat) - John C. Reilly (1:11)
  2. 2 Best of My Love (3:39)
  3. 3 Jungle Fever (4:20)
  4. 4 Brand New Key - Melanie (2:23)
  5. 5 Spill the Wine (4:02)
  6. 6 Got to Give It up, Pt. 1 (4:07)
  7. 7 Machine Gun - The Commodores (2:38)
  8. 8 Magnet and Steel (3:23)
  9. 9 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead (3:40)
  10. 10 Sister Christian (5:00)
  11. 11 Livin' Thing (3:30)
  12. 12 God Only Knows (2:48)
  13. 13 The Big Top (Theme from "Boogie Nights") (9:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Track Performer
The Commodores Track Performer
Electric Light Orchestra Track Performer
The 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
Whitehead 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A delicious soundtrack.

    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.

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