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Forrest Gump [Special Edition]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, and this soundtrack album is a travelogue of the same period, from Elvis Presley's 1956 hit "Hound Dog" to Bob Seger's 1980 hit "Against the Wind." Like the movie, the soundtrack to Forrest Gump succeeds at repackaging the familiar -- in the film, we revisit everything from desegregation and the Vietnam War to the self-centered trends of the '70s, and on the soundtrack, we hear the concurrent hits for the umpteenth time -- although, unlike the movie, the soundtrack doesn't trivialize what it recycles. Playing it is basically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, and this soundtrack album is a travelogue of the same period, from Elvis Presley's 1956 hit "Hound Dog" to Bob Seger's 1980 hit "Against the Wind." Like the movie, the soundtrack to Forrest Gump succeeds at repackaging the familiar -- in the film, we revisit everything from desegregation and the Vietnam War to the self-centered trends of the '70s, and on the soundtrack, we hear the concurrent hits for the umpteenth time -- although, unlike the movie, the soundtrack doesn't trivialize what it recycles. Playing it is basically like listening to an oldies radio station, minus the commercials and annoying DJ patter, but just like many other song-oriented soundtracks, this is still a miscellaneous collection. That, however, didn't keep it from shooting into the Top Ten as the movie became a blockbuster. The double-CD version contains eight more tracks than the cassette.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998593220
  • Catalog Number: 85932
  • Sales rank: 8,566

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willie Nelson Track Performer
Joan Baez Track Performer
Rooftop Singers Track Performer
The Beach Boys Track Performer
Jackson Browne Track Performer
Buffalo Springfield Track Performer
The Byrds Track Performer
Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Performer
The Doobie Brothers Track Performer
The Doors Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
Duane Eddy Track Performer
Fleetwood Mac Track Performer
The Four Tops Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Track Performer
Jefferson Airplane Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Performer
The Mamas & the Papas Track Performer
Randy Newman Track Performer
Harry Nilsson Vocals, Track Performer
Wilson Pickett Track Performer
Elvis Presley Track Performer
Simon & Garfunkel Track Performer
The Supremes Track Performer
Three Dog Night Track Performer
The Youngbloods Track Performer
Scott McKenzie Track Performer
The 5th Dimension Track Performer
Jackie DeShannon Track Performer
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Track Performer
Bob Seger Track Performer
Alan Silvestri Conductor, Track Performer
B.J. Thomas Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips Track Performer
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Paul Gayten Composer
Hoyt Axton Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Fred Neil Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Marty Balin Composer
Jackson Browne Composer
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Duane Eddy Composer
John Fogerty Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Michael McDonald Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Steve Stills Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Jim Morrison Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Barry Goldberg Composer
Lee Hazlewood Composer
Paul Kantner Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Phillips Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
John Densmore Composer
Gus Cannon Composer
Galt MacDermot Composer
Hal David Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Ed King Composer
Chester Powers Composer
Gary Rossington Composer
Dennis Sands Engineer
Bob Seger Composer
Joel Sill Producer, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Composer, Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Hosea Woods Composer
Glen Brunman Producer, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis Producer, Liner Notes, Soundtrack Executive Producer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Robert Guidry Composer
Yennik Samoht Composer
Traditional Composer
Eric Roth Liner Notes
Robby Krieger Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack

    This soundtrack is great, an anthology of the 60's and 70's. But it would have been nice if the soundtrack had all the songs in the movie. I don't recall Break on Through being in the movie but Love her Madly was it in, but not the soundtrack. Jimi Hendrix was also in the movie but not the soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I listen to this cd

    I like this cd. Sometimes I play it in a cd player.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun soundtrack

    This is a great soundtrack for anyone who loves classic rock. I enjoy listening to it everytime I put it in my cd player!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "A Soundtrack To Our Lives"

    For anyone born in the late 1940s to the early 1960s, this is the album for you. (There's also plenty of room here for lovers of classic American pop/rock and roll music not born during this era.) Of all the movie soundtracks out there, this, by far, ranks among the best if not THE best. You can play it over and over and never get tired of hearing it. Definitely worth a listen--you'll not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack?

    Yes, it is, and you should buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

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