Fame [Lakeshore Soundtrack]

Fame [Lakeshore Soundtrack]

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With the success of franchises like High School Musical and the continuing popularity of films about hard-luck kids with dreams to sing and dance, a version of Fame retooled for the Radio Disney generation was inevitable. However, the soundtrack to the 2009 remake of Fame isn't a strict reworking of the 1980 musical's songs -- along with addingSee more details below

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With the success of franchises like High School Musical and the continuing popularity of films about hard-luck kids with dreams to sing and dance, a version of Fame retooled for the Radio Disney generation was inevitable. However, the soundtrack to the 2009 remake of Fame isn't a strict reworking of the 1980 musical's songs -- along with adding new songs and standards, it also includes pop songs, making it a strange hybrid of musical soundtrack, Broadway revue, and a soundtrack to films like Step Up and Stomp the Yard. Only a few of the original musical's songs survived the retooling, including the show's indelible theme song and "Out Here on My Own," both of which are performed by Naturi Naughton, who does a fine job with both even if she doesn't yet have the warmth and presence of Irene Cara. Fame's new songs capture the look-at-me spirit of the musical, if not the exact sound; Asher Book's interpretation of John Legend's "Ordinary People" feels descended from a long line of piano-driven show tune ballads, while "This Is My Life" and "Street Hustlin'" would sound like the music for big production numbers no matter when they were recorded. A strong dance-pop influence makes itself known on tracks like "Can't Hide from Love" and "Back to Back," which ties in with the inclusion of the Switch & Sinden remix of Santigold's "You'll Find a Way" and Sam Sparro's "Black & Gold." Ironically, Megan Mullally's take on Rodgers & Hart's "You Took Advantage of Me" might be the most jarring song here, if only because it's one of a few tried-and-true show tunes here, along with a pointedly retro version of "You Made Me Love You." At times, this Fame feels like it's trying to be all things to all audiences, but it still manages to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163409529
catalogNumber:
34095
Rank:
213772

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Tracks

  1. Welcome to P.A.  - Raney Shockne
  2. Fame  - Naturi Naughton
  3. Big Things  -  Anjulie
  4. Ordinary People  - Asher Book
  5. This Is My Life  -  Hopsin
  6. Out Here on My Own  - Naturi Naughton
  7. Street Hustlin'  -  Stella Moon
  8. You'll Find a Way
  9. Can't Hide from Love  -  Collins Pennie
  10. Black & Gold  - Sam Sparro
  11. Back to Back  - Ashleigh Haney
  12. I Put a Spell on You  - Eddie Wakes
  13. Get on the Floor  -  Collins Pennie
  14. Try  - Asher Book
  15. You Took Advantage of Me  - Megan Mullally
  16. Too Many Women  - Rachael Sage
  17. Someone to Watch Over Me  - Asher Book
  18. You Made Me Love You  - Raney Shockne
  19. Hold Your Dream  - Asher Book

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Lesley Gore   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Chris Feinstein   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Michael Gore   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jalacy Hawkins   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
James Poyser   Composer,Producer
Andy Zulla   Producer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Rachael Sage   Composer,Producer
Michelle Bell   Composer
Teddy Harmon   Remixing
Santi White   Composer
Jesse Rogg   Composer
Aaron Renner   Producer,Engineer
Phonte Coleman   Composer
Anjulie Persaud   Composer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Carlitta Durand   Composer
Raney Shockne   Composer,Producer
Damon Elliott   Composer,Producer,Remixing

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