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Some Kind of Wonderful [Original Soundtrack]
     

Some Kind of Wonderful [Original Soundtrack]

 

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No other popular filmmaker in the '80s exhibited a thirst for new wave more than John Hughes. The soundtrack for Hughes' Pretty in Pink exposed such college-radio heroes as New Order, the Psychedelic Furs, the Smiths, and Echo and the

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No other popular filmmaker in the '80s exhibited a thirst for new wave more than John Hughes. The soundtrack for Hughes' Pretty in Pink exposed such college-radio heroes as New Order, the Psychedelic Furs, the Smiths, and Echo and the Bunnymen to the Top 40 crowd. Consider the Some Kind of Wonderful soundtrack as its even hipper sequel. While the Pretty in Pink soundtrack assembled new wave artists with substantial cult followings, Some Kind of Wonderful digs deeper in the import section; names like Blue Room, Lick the Tins, and the Apartments are probably unfamiliar to the most hardcore of new wave enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the songs are accessible and catchy, as if they were ripped from an underground pop station's nightly countdown. The wounded emotions in Blue Room's piano ballad "Cry Like This" simmer with palpable teen angst; Flesh for Lulu's "I Go Crazy" is high-spirited synth pop with glam rock guitars; and Furniture's brooding "Brilliant Mind" reflects the icy detachment of adolescent depression. The March Violets also transform the Rolling Stones' "Miss Amanda Jones" into a new wave singalong, while the Apartments sneak coy indie pop onto a major label. Lick the Tins' remake of "Can't Help Falling in Love" encapsulates the innocence of teen love with its little-girl vocals. The Some Kind of Wonderful soundtrack offers minor-leaguers an opportunity to play for the masses, and each one scores a home run.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0076732620021
catalogNumber:
6200
Rank:
13128

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Performance Credits

Flesh for Lulu   Track Performer
Jesus and Mary Chain   Track Performer
Stephen Duffy   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Furniture   Track Performer
March Violets   Track Performer
Pete Shelley   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Nick Allum   Drums
Judy Anderson   Piano
Tony Cook   Bass
Douglas Hart   Bass
Claire Kenny   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Nick Marsh   Guitar,Vocals,Lead
Kevin Mills   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Reid   Guitar,Vocals
William Reid   Guitar,Vocals
Peter "Pops" Walsh   Guitar,Vocals
Greg Whelan   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Linda Hall   Vocals
Geoff Lincoln   Drums
Apartments   Track Performer
Blue Room   Track Performer
Lick the Tins   Track Performer
Rocco Barker   Guitar,Background Vocals
Maya Gilder   Organ,Keyboards
David Joyner   Vocals
Paul Mansfield   Keyboards
Sally Still   Bass,Vocals
Timothy Whelan   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Simon Ryan   Percussion
Tom Ashton   Guitar
Hamilton Lee   Percussion,Drums
Alison Marr   Vocals,Penny Whistle
Aiden McCrorey   Bass,Keyboards
Andy Tolson   Drums
James Mitchell   Drums
Loz Elliott   Bass
James Irvin   Vocals
James J. Mitchell   Drums
Ronan Heenan   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals

Technical Credits

Flesh for Lulu   Contributor
Jesus and Mary Chain   Contributor
Stephen Duffy   Contributor
Furniture   Contributor
March Violets   Contributor
Pete Shelley   Contributor
Tom Lord-Alge   Remixing
Pat Collier   Producer
Mark Dodson   Producer
Stephen Hague   Producer
Andy Hill   Producer
Peter O'Doherty   Producer
David Jacob   Remixing
James Reid   Composer
Apartments   Contributor
Blue Room   Contributor
Lick the Tins   Contributor
John Hughes   Producer

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