The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
Stephen Elliot's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert sparkled as it traced the journey of two drag queens, a transsexual, and their pink bus "Priscilla" across the Australian outback. The visuals alone were worth the price of admission, but, with songs leaping off the big screen and onto CD, the accompanying soundtrack album was equally as vibrant, an aural lipstick smear across some of the most classic club staples the scene had to offer. Relying most heavily on the "gay club" anthems of the late '70s, the soundtrack could have stood its ground as a nice disco hits package. But the incorporation of a full spectrum of material boosted The Adventures of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
Stephen Elliot's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert sparkled as it traced the journey of two drag queens, a transsexual, and their pink bus "Priscilla" across the Australian outback. The visuals alone were worth the price of admission, but, with songs leaping off the big screen and onto CD, the accompanying soundtrack album was equally as vibrant, an aural lipstick smear across some of the most classic club staples the scene had to offer. Relying most heavily on the "gay club" anthems of the late '70s, the soundtrack could have stood its ground as a nice disco hits package. But the incorporation of a full spectrum of material boosted The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to even brighter heights. While the Village People classic "Go West," Alicia Bridges' one-hit wonder "I Love the Nightlife Disco Round," and Gloria Gaynor's 1978 chest-beater "I Will Survive," for example, make the first point, it's the inclusion of Patti Page's 1950 hit "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" and Charlene's 1980 tear-jerker "I've Never Been to Me" that makes the second. And, although they ultimately detract from the album's overall cohesion, club kids will be thrilled with a handful of extended mix tracks cobbled onto the end of the set. While the regular 12" "Go West" isn't too unusual, the seriously updated 1993 12" mix of "I Will Survive" and the "I Love the Nightlife Disco Round" extended vocal mix are devilishly hard to find. The end result is as vivacious, stunning, and beautiful as the celluloid imprint of that pink bus, music booming from the windows, hitching across the sun-baked earth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 731451693724
  • Catalog Number: 516937
  • Sales rank: 48,913

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Page Track Performer
ABBA Track Performer
Gloria Gaynor Track Performer
Peaches & Herb Track Performer
Vanessa Williams Track Performer
Lena Horne Track Performer
Ce Ce Peniston Track Performer
Alicia Bridges Track Performer
Charlene Track Performer
R.B. Greaves Track Performer
Trudy Richards Track Performer
White Plains Track Performer
Paper Lace Track Performer
The Village People Track Performer
Technical Credits
Trudy Richards Producer
Ettore Stratta Producer
Keith Thomas Arranger, Producer
Benny Andersson Composer, Producer
Steve Buckingham Producer
Dino Fekaris Producer
Jacques Morali Producer
Freddie Perren Producer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer, Producer
Ron Miller Producer
R.K. Jackson Producer
Stig Anderson Composer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Composer
Felipe Delgado Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 9, 2014

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    This is one of my favorite movie soundtracks!  I have a love of

    This is one of my favorite movie soundtracks!  I have a love of disco and other wonderful tunes from the 70s, and this CD works wonderfully for me.  Many of these songs actually have great memories for me -- from wedding dances to cruising in cars with friends.  They are all timeless, and most people seem to really enjoy them for what they are -- feel good tunes.




    Of course, you have the classic Gloria Gaynor, ABBA, Village People, Peaches & Herb.  But then you get these additional gems -- Trudy Richards, Patti Page, Charlene, Vanessa Williams.  There is just no better collection of songs for making me feel happy and want to get up and Shake my Groove Thing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enchanting Music

    The Music is absolutely enchanting. It is delightful to listen again and again.

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