She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

     
 

She's Having a Baby was the last in a series of 1980s coming-of-age movies written and usually directed by John Hughes, following Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). In the earlier films, Hughes had focused on high school,See more details below

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She's Having a Baby was the last in a series of 1980s coming-of-age movies written and usually directed by John Hughes, following Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). In the earlier films, Hughes had focused on high school, but She's Having a Baby traced the lives of a young couple from marriage to the birth of their first child. It was a comedy-drama examining American middle-class mores in the '80s, and Stewart Copeland's score matched its tone, while such musical inclusions as the male lead character's labored attempt at procreation to the tune of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" added humorous elements. You won't hear any of that music on the original motion-picture soundtrack, however. Hughes had a track record for assembling successful soundtrack albums, notably getting gold-record certifications for The Breakfast Club (which featured the number one hit "[Don't You] Forget About Me") and Pretty in Pink. Although She's Having a Baby was set in Chicago, he put together a ten-track album of recordings by British acts, including a title song from ex-English Beat singer Dave Wakeling; new songs from XTC, Everything but the Girl, and Kate Bush that touched on the film's theme of family; tracks from recent albums by Love and Rockets and Gene Loves Jezebel; and inspired covers by Bryan Ferry and Kirsty MacColl. On the LP, the songs were broken up onto a "He" side, reflecting the male character's uncertainties and eventual capitulation, and a "She" side commenting on the female character's longing and impatience. The songs were some of the best by the performers, and the result was a classic soundtrack album, even if it was one that had only a tangential relationship to the film itself.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724354384523
catalogNumber:
43845
Rank:
77351

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate Bush   Track Performer
Everything But the Girl   Track Performer
Bryan Ferry   Track Performer
Love and Rockets   Track Performer
Kirsty MacColl   Track Performer
Dave Wakeling   Track Performer
XTC   Track Performer
Gene Loves Jezebel   Track Performer
Carmel   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kate Bush   Producer,Contributor
Everything But the Girl   Contributor
Bryan Ferry   Producer,Contributor
Love and Rockets   Producer,Contributor
Kirsty MacColl   Contributor
Dave Wakeling   Contributor
XTC   Contributor
Daniel Ash   Composer
David J   Composer
Stephen Duffy   Producer
Gene Loves Jezebel   Contributor
Carmel   Contributor
Doctor Calculus   Contributor
Andy Partridge   Producer
Rhett Davies   Producer
James Guthrie   Remixing
Kevin Haskins   Composer
Greg Ladanyi   Remixing
Steve Levine   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Steve Nye   Producer
Paul Staveley O'Duffy   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Mike Thorne   Producer
Ben Watt   Producer
Simon Puxley   Producer
John A. Rivers   Producer
Charles Dawes   Composer
Peter Walsh   Producer
John Hughes   Contributor

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