Some Kind of Wonderful

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All Music Guide - Michael Sutton
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Michael Sutton
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076732620021
  • Catalog Number: 6200
  • Sales rank: 30,766

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do Anything - Pete Shelley (3:44)
  2. 2 Brilliant Mind - Furniture (4:13)
  3. 3 Cry Like This - Blue Room (4:08)
  4. 4 I Go Crazy - Flesh for Lulu (3:55)
  5. 5 She Loves Me - Stephen Duffy (3:42)
  6. 6 The Hardest Walk - The Jesus and Mary Chain (3:13)
  7. 7 The Shyest Time - The Apartments (3:36)
  8. 8 Miss Amanda Jones - March Violets (3:18)
  9. 9 Can't Help Falling in Love - Lick the Tins (3:10)
  10. 10 Turn to the Sky - March Violets (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flesh for Lulu Track Performer
The 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
The 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
The 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
The Apartments Contributor
Blue Room Contributor
Lick the Tins Contributor
John Hughes Producer
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