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She's Having a Baby

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 3/25/2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724354384523
  • Catalog Number: 43845
  • Sales rank: 79,019

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She's Having a Baby - Dave Wakeling (3:48)
  2. 2 Haunted When the Minutes Drag - Love and Rockets (4:31)
  3. 3 Desire (Come and Get It) - Gene Loves Jezebel (3:19)
  4. 4 Happy Families - XTC (2:44)
  5. 5 Crazy Love - Bryan Ferry (4:33)
  6. 6 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby - Kirsty MacColl (3:47)
  7. 7 Apron Strings - Everything But the Girl (2:49)
  8. 8 This Woman's Work - Kate Bush (3:32)
  9. 9 It's All in the Game - Carmel (3:55)
  10. 10 Full of Love - Dr. Calculus (4:28)
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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
Paul Anka Composer
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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