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Pretty in Pink [Original Soundtrack]
     

Pretty in Pink [Original Soundtrack]

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0075021329324
catalogNumber:
3293
Rank:
73

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Performance Credits

Echo & the Bunnymen   Track Performer
INXS   Track Performer
Joe Jackson   Piano,Track Performer
Jesse Johnson   Track Performer
New Order   Track Performer
Psychedelic Furs   Track Performer
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
Psychedelic Furs   Producer,Contributor
Smiths   Contributor
Suzanne Vega   Contributor
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Belouis Some   Contributor
Steve Addabbo   Producer
Tom Lord-Alge   Producer
David Anderle   Contributor
Tim Butler   Composer
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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