Pretty In Pink [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
As the auteur of post-punk suburban adolescence, director John Hughes appropriately enhanced his '80s movies with relatively harmless new wave soundtracks. Where earlier films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles included the occasional Wang Chung or Simple Minds track, though, 1986's Pretty in Pink boasted a full lineup of "rock of the '80s" highlights. Foremost, of course, is the Psychedelic Furs' breakout remake of their 1981 college radio favorite "Pretty in Pink"; while it pales in relation to the raw and electric original, this new version still holds up even with some added horns and a general glossing over of the once hard-driving guitar and drum parts. Even...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
As the auteur of post-punk suburban adolescence, director John Hughes appropriately enhanced his '80s movies with relatively harmless new wave soundtracks. Where earlier films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles included the occasional Wang Chung or Simple Minds track, though, 1986's Pretty in Pink boasted a full lineup of "rock of the '80s" highlights. Foremost, of course, is the Psychedelic Furs' breakout remake of their 1981 college radio favorite "Pretty in Pink"; while it pales in relation to the raw and electric original, this new version still holds up even with some added horns and a general glossing over of the once hard-driving guitar and drum parts. Even better are tracks by OMD "If You Leave", Echo & the Bunnymen "Bring on the Dancing Horses", and the Smiths "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want". These era-defining sides certainly help make lukewarm additions like New Order's "Shell-Shock," INXS' "Do Wot You Do," and Belouis Some's "Round, Round" easy to get through. And for more marginal new wave fare, there's Jesse Johnson's Prince-inspired "Get to Know Ya" and Danny Hutton's pop
ocker "Wouldn't It Be Good." Topped off by Suzanne Vega's respectable reworking of her hit "Left of Center," Pretty in Pink qualifies as one of the more relevant youth culture soundtracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021329324
  • Catalog Number: 3293
  • Sales rank: 872

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You Leave - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (4:25)
  2. 2 Left of Center - Suzanne Vega (3:33)
  3. 3 Get to Know Ya - Jesse Johnson (3:34)
  4. 4 Do Wot You Do - INXS (3:16)
  5. 5 Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs (4:40)
  6. 6 Shellshock - New Order (6:04)
  7. 7 Round, Round - Belouis Some (4:07)
  8. 8 Wouldn't It Be Good - Danny Hutton Hitters (3:44)
  9. 9 Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen (3:59)
  10. 10 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths (1:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Echo & the Bunnymen Track Performer
INXS Track Performer
Joe Jackson Piano, Track Performer
Jesse Johnson Track Performer
New Order Track Performer
The Psychedelic Furs Track Performer
The Smiths Track Performer
Suzanne Vega Track Performer
Belouis Some Track Performer
Danny Hutton Track Performer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Track Performer
Danny Hutton Hitters Track Performer
Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Producer
Echo & the Bunnymen Contributor
INXS Contributor
Jesse Johnson Producer, Contributor
New Order Contributor
The Psychedelic Furs Producer, Contributor
The Smiths Contributor
Suzanne Vega Contributor
Bernard Edwards Producer
Belouis Some Contributor
Steve Addabbo Producer
Tom Lord-Alge Producer
David Anderle Contributor
Tim Butler Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Charles Harrowell Producer
Peter Hook Composer
Danny Hutton Contributor
J. Johnson Producer
Laurie Latham Producer
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Producer, Contributor
Mark Opitz Remixing
Richard Podolor Producer
John Porter Producer
John Robie Composer, Producer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Chris Thomas Producer
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