Footloose [Expanded Edition]

Footloose [Expanded Edition]

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Footloose was a throwback to '50s rock & roll movies, with a silly plot about a town where it was illegal to dance. It was a major hit, as was its soundtrack, which spent a grand total of ten weeks at number one and sold over seven million copies. It's easy to see why -- the album delivers its mainstream pop, anthemic rock, and light dance-pop with style and anSee more details below

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Footloose was a throwback to '50s rock & roll movies, with a silly plot about a town where it was illegal to dance. It was a major hit, as was its soundtrack, which spent a grand total of ten weeks at number one and sold over seven million copies. It's easy to see why -- the album delivers its mainstream pop, anthemic rock, and light dance-pop with style and an abundance of hooks. Six of the nine tracks became Top 40 hits, and three -- Kenny Loggins' bouncy title song, the excellent power ballad "Almost Paradise" (a duet between Loverboy's Mike Reno and Heart's Ann Wilson), and Deniece Williams' frothy, charming "Let's Hear It for the Boy" -- shot into the Top Ten. The sound and production of Footloose has dated badly -- there is a reliance on synthesizers and drum machines that instantly announces that the record was made in 1984 -- but that isn't necessarily a weakness. Not only does it function as a time capsule of a certain moment in pop music history, but many of the songs are catchy enough to transcend their production. There's nothing of substance on the Footloose soundtrack, but it's a light, entertaining listen. Sometimes, that can be better than something substantial.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646578124
catalogNumber:
65781
Rank:
23102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deniece Williams   Track Performer
Karla Bonoff   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Thomas Dolby   Synthesizer
Foreigner   Track Performer
Lou Gramm   Percussion,Vocals
Sammy Hagar   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Howard Hewett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny Loggins   Track Performer
Quiet Riot   Track Performer
Shalamar   Track Performer
Bonnie Tyler   Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
George Duke   Drums,Moog Synthesizer,Memory Moog,Linn Drum,Mini Moog,Prophet 5
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Bill Wolfer   Drums,Moog Synthesizer,Emulator,oberheim,Memory Moog,Mini Moog,EMU,Digital Drums,Oberheim Obxa
David Foster   Synthesizer
Marcy Levy   Background Vocals
Ian Lloyd   Background Vocals
Tom Snow   fender rhodes
Wendy Waldman   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Frankie Banali   Drums
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer,Percussion,Synthesizer Bass
Michael Botts   Percussion
Carlos Cavazo   Guitar
Bill Church   Bass,Background Vocals
Charlie Cole   Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Larry Crane   Guitar
Bill Cuomo   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Rory Dodd   Background Vocals
Kevin DuBrow   Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Dennis Elliott   Drums
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Guitar
Micki Free   Guitar
Garry Frost   Guitar
Steve George   Background Vocals
Carmen Grillo   Background Vocals
Jesse Harms   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Melanie Howard   Background Vocals
Tris Imboden   Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Tom Kelly   Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Background Vocals
Neil Larsen   Keyboards
David Lauser   Drums
Ian Lees   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Bob Mayo   Keyboards
John Mellencamp   Track Performer
George Merrill   Background Vocals
Keith Olsen   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Alan Pasqua   Synthesizer
George "Chocolate" Perry   Bass
Jerry Peterson   Saxophone
Gary Pihl   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Mike Reno   Track Performer
Mark Rivera   Background Vocals
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Shannon Rubicam   Background Vocals
Chas Sandford   Electric Guitar
John Philip Shenale   Synthesizer
Holly Sherwood   Background Vocals
Sterling Smith   Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Linn Drum
Mike Wanchic   Guitar
Laura Williams   Background Vocals
Rick Wills   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Ann Wilson   Track Performer
Art Wood   Drums,Linn Drum
Chuck Wright   Bass
Alex Smith   Vocals
Matt Hayutin   Background Vocals
Lori Raffa   Background Vocals
Amy Rubinroit   Background Vocals
Eric Thayer   Background Vocals
Richey Washington   Background Vocals
Marilyn Dorman   Background Vocals
Mark Meyer   Drums
David E. Williams   Guitar
Moving Pictures   Track Performer
Steve Wood   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michelle Rodino   Background Vocals
Andrew Thompson   Saxophone
Melissa Larson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sammy Hagar   Producer
Mick Jones   Producer
Kenny Loggins   Composer,Producer
George Duke   Producer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn Arrangements
Bill Wolfer   Producer,Simmons
David Foster   Producer
Ellen Foley   Vocal Arrangements
Jim Steinman   Producer
John Boylan   Producer
Lee DeCarlo   Producer
Rory Dodd   Vocal Arrangements
Humberto Gatica   Remixing
Don Gehman   Producer
Miles Goodman   Adaptation
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
John Mellencamp   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Dean Pitchford   Composer,Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Spencer Proffer   Producer
John Philip Shenale   Programming
Holly Sherwood   Vocal Arrangements
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Art Wood   Simmons
Quaglieri   Reissue Producer
Becky Shargo   Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Eric Thayer   Vocal Arrangements

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