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Grease [The Soundtrack from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Grease was a huge success as a Broadway musical prior to hitting the big screen in 1978. That was the version that transformed Grease into a phenomenon -- it was a runaway box office success, and then became a TV, cable, and video favorite. The soundtrack rivaled its film counterpart as a pop culture perennial, and it's not hard to see why -- its good-natured pastiche of doo wop and early rock & roll is infectious and charming, due in no small part to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's charismatic, engaging performances. They sing the majority of the originals -- "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," "Sandy," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Grease was a huge success as a Broadway musical prior to hitting the big screen in 1978. That was the version that transformed Grease into a phenomenon -- it was a runaway box office success, and then became a TV, cable, and video favorite. The soundtrack rivaled its film counterpart as a pop culture perennial, and it's not hard to see why -- its good-natured pastiche of doo wop and early rock & roll is infectious and charming, due in no small part to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's charismatic, engaging performances. They sing the majority of the originals -- "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," "Sandy," "Greased Lightnin'" -- which were the reason why the film and soundtrack became blockbusters. The fact that the originals hold up better than the '50s tunes is largely due to Sha Na Na's workmanlike performances, but the originals are so giddily enjoyable -- not only the quintet mentioned above, but also Frankie Avalon's "Beauty School Dropout," Stockard Channing's "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee," and Frankie Valli's title track -- that everything works. Some listeners may prefer the Broadway cast recording, but the fact of the matter is, the sleek pop production the movie's soundtrack boasts and the cast's enthusiastic performances go a long way in making this Grease the definitive Grease.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1991
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 042282509529
  • Catalog Number: 825095
  • Sales rank: 5,147

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grease - Frankie Valli (2:37)
  2. 2 Summer Nights - John Travolta (3:36)
  3. 3 Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton-John (3:00)
  4. 4 You're the One That I Want - John Travolta (2:47)
  5. 5 Sandy - John Travolta (2:30)
  6. 6 Beauty School Dropout - Frankie Avalon (4:02)
  7. 7 Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Stockard Channing (1:38)
  8. 8 Greased Lightnin' - John Travolta (3:12)
  9. 9 It's Raining on Prom Night - Cindy Bullens (2:57)
  10. 10 Alone at a Drive-In Movie - Ernie Watts (2:22)
  11. 11 Blue Moon - Sha Na Na (2:18)
  12. 12 Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay - Sha Na Na (2:00)
  13. 13 Those Magic Changes - Sha Na Na (2:15)
  14. 14 Hound Dog - Sha Na Na (1:23)
  15. 15 Born to Hand Jive - Sha Na Na (4:39)
  16. 16 Tears on My Pillow - Sha Na Na (2:06)
  17. 17 Mooning - Louis St. Louis (2:12)
  18. 18 Freddy, My Love - Cindy Bullens (2:40)
  19. 19 Rock & Roll Party Queen - Louis St. Louis (2:08)
  20. 20 There Are Worse Things I Could Do - Stockard Channing (2:18)
  21. 21 Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Olivia Newton-John (1:20)
  22. 22 We Go Together - Cast (3:14)
  23. 23 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing - Studio Orchestra (1:23)
  24. 24 Grease - Frankie Valli (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cindy Bullens Track Performer
Peter Frampton Guitar
Olivia Newton-John Track Performer
Sha Na Na Track Performer
Frankie Valli Track Performer
Victor Feldman Percussion
Greg Mathieson Keyboards
Jerome Richardson Saxophone
Ray Pizzi Saxophone
Frankie Avalon Track Performer
Carol Chase Background Vocals
John Farrar Guitar
Tom Garvin Keyboards
John Travolta Track Performer
Kerry Chater Background Vocals
Al Aarons Trumpet
Curt Becher Background Vocals
Max Bennett Bass
George Bitzer Keyboards
Bill Bodine Bass
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Percussion
Ollie E. Brown Drums
Paulette Brown Background Vocals
Robert Bryant Trumpet
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Larry Bunker Percussion
Dean Cortez Bass
Hog Cowart Bass
Antoine Dearborn Percussion
Loren Farber Background Vocals
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Gerald Garrett Background Vocals
Gene Morford Background Vocals
James Getzoff Concert Master
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Mitch Gordon Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Guitar
Jim Haas Background Vocals
Pat Henderson Background Vocals
Ron Hicklin Background Vocals
John Kelson Jr. Saxophone
Bhen Lanzaroni Keyboards
Diana Lee Background Vocals
John Lehman Background Vocals
Maxayn Lewis Background Vocals
Melissa MacKay Background Vocals
Timothy May Guitar
Cliff Morris Guitar
Joey Murcia Guitar
Cubby O'Brien Drums
Mike Porcaro Bass
Dorothy Remsen Harp
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Lisa Roberts Background Vocals
Bob Rose Guitar
Dan Sawyer Guitar
Sally Stevens Background Vocals
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Zedric Turnbough Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums
Jackie Ward Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Jerry Whitman Background Vocals
Gayle Levant Harp
William Hungate Bass
Stockard Channing Track Performer
Beau Charles Background Vocals
Mike Land Keyboards
Lincoln Majorca Keyboards
David Allen Ryan Bass
M. Ann White Background Vocals
Ron Zeigler Drums
Louis St. Louis Keyboards, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Fannie Flagg Contributor
Olivia Newton-John Contributor
Sha Na Na Contributor
Frankie Avalon Contributor
John Farrar Contributor
Dody Goodman Contributor
John Travolta Contributor
Barry Gibb Producer
Susan Buckner Contributor
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes Contributor
David J. Holman Engineer
Jay Lewis Engineer
Barry Pearl Contributor
Karl Richardson Engineer
Eirik Wangberg Engineer
Eve Arden Contributor
Joan Blondell Contributor
Sid Caesar Contributor
Michael Carnevale Engineer
Stockard Channing Contributor
Annette Charles Contributor
Jeff Conaway Contributor
Eddie Deezen Contributor
Jamie Donnelly Contributor
Alice Ghostley Contributor
Lorenzo Lamas Contributor
Dinah Manoff Contributor
Dennis C. Stewart Contributor
Ellen Travolta Contributor
Michael Tucci Contributor
Kelly Ward Contributor
Darrell Zwerling Contributor
David Patterson Contributor
Louis St. Louis Composer
Didi Conn Contributor
David White Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!!!!

    This CD is really cool!!!! I love the sound and the voices. The songs are soooo Cool! Everybody should buy this CD! The songs are very classic and fun! If you've never heard the songs or seen the movie, You gotta get this! It is a terrific CD, and I can't wait to rent the movie again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Summer Lovin happens so fast.......

    I fell in love with this soundtrack right after I saw the movie - Grease is one of my favorite movies of all time! The songs will instantly be etched into your brain, whenever I feel like it I just start singing a Grease song- they're addicting!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grease is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have never seen a movie that is perfect in EVERYTHING it displays! The music is outstanding, humor great, and so on! I highly recommend you see this movie!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    no matter what age you will love it!!

    ive watched this film so many times over the years,its one that you can see over & over with out getting bored of it.i saw it when it was first released and still watch it now...with friends..with family...& now with my own children! it will be around for many years to come!& i will still be watching it! brilliant film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What is This??????

    The film takes an already overrated "Grease" and ruins it. I cannot see merrit in this recording. The film version revamps the story, adding and deleting charcters, scenes, and songs. Further more, John Travolta cannot sing! Olivia Newton John and the rest of the cast are TOLERABLE but sound like they thried to make there voices too immature and "high school-ish". If you really enjoy "Grease" I would recommened the "New Broadway Cast Recording" with Rosie O'Donnell. It is amazing the people acutally CAN SING and sound like they're HAVING FUN!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Liked the movie? You'll love the soundtrack!

    If you're a lover of musicals, you'll never get enough of this. The soundtrack to the acclaimed musical film Grease is incredible. The music is done by the original cast including John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Who doesn't love them?! I give it five stars because it keeps you wanting to sing along the whole time you're hearing it. It's definitly worth the money because it's a classic that no one can never get enough of!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grease is the word!

    This is the all time best soundtrack in the world! and movie! All of the songs are great and get you motivated. I can sing along with everyone of them!

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