Footloose [Expanded Edition]

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

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 10/6/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646578124
  • Catalog Number: 65781
  • Sales rank: 2,402

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 Jr. 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
Greg Calbi Mastering
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
Wally Traugott Mastering
Mark Wilder Engineer
Art Wood Simmons
Al Quaglieri Reissue Producer
Becky Shargo Executive Producer, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Eric Thayer Vocal Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG I love this soundtrack!

    i have this movie and this soundtrack is great, it is full of songs that make you want to get up and dance your heart out!

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