Fame [Lakeshore Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163409529
  • Catalog Number: 34095
  • Sales rank: 110,158

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to P.A. - Raney Shockne (0:53)
  2. 2 Fame - Naturi Naughton (3:26)
  3. 3 Big Things - Anjulie (2:52)
  4. 4 Ordinary People - Asher Book (4:16)
  5. 5 This Is My Life - Hopsin (3:23)
  6. 6 Out Here on My Own - Naturi Naughton (3:23)
  7. 7 Street Hustlin' - Stella Moon (1:24)
  8. 8 You'll Find a Way (3:13)
  9. 9 Can't Hide from Love - Collins Pennie (3:41)
  10. 10 Black & Gold - Sam Sparro (3:31)
  11. 11 Back to Back - Ashleigh Haney (2:57)
  12. 12 I Put a Spell on You - Eddie Wakes (2:28)
  13. 13 Get on the Floor - Collins Pennie (3:48)
  14. 14 Try - Asher Book (3:27)
  15. 15 You Took Advantage of Me - Megan Mullally (3:16)
  16. 16 Too Many Women - Rachael Sage (2:59)
  17. 17 Someone to Watch Over Me - Asher Book (3:21)
  18. 18 You Made Me Love You - Raney Shockne (2:56)
  19. 19 Hold Your Dream - Asher Book (5:36)
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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fame

    Get this soundtrack and see this movie enjoy!!!!!!!!! I have

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fame the movie soundtrack

    I love the soundtrack and totally look forward to the movie,The two tracks I love the most were "Hold Your Dream" and "Fame".

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