The Big Chill: More Songs from the Original Soundtrack

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The original motion picture soundtrack to The Big Chill 1984 has been rightfully lauded as reintroducing the baby boomer generation -- as well as the rest of the world -- to their music. The film deals with a bittersweet reunion of former college pals at the funeral of a mutual friend. The candor and humor that director Lawrence Kasdan used in dealing with the subject matter, as well as the iconoclastic top-shelf ensemble cast, immediately struck a chord. The characters and situations presented obvious and resounding touchstones in the concurrent lives of those who survived coming of age during the 1960s. At the very core of each cinematic scene, tying all of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The original motion picture soundtrack to The Big Chill 1984 has been rightfully lauded as reintroducing the baby boomer generation -- as well as the rest of the world -- to their music. The film deals with a bittersweet reunion of former college pals at the funeral of a mutual friend. The candor and humor that director Lawrence Kasdan used in dealing with the subject matter, as well as the iconoclastic top-shelf ensemble cast, immediately struck a chord. The characters and situations presented obvious and resounding touchstones in the concurrent lives of those who survived coming of age during the 1960s. At the very core of each cinematic scene, tying all of the emotional loose ends together, is the seemingly haphazard soundtrack. Indeed, outside of the context of the movie, putting tracks as stylistically disparate as the Steve Miller Band's psychedelic ballad "Quicksilver Girl" alongside the bright R&B of the Exciters' "Tell Him'" might seem, at the very least, odd. However, the action on the screen becomes so indelibly linked to the incidental tunes that the music practically becomes a phantom cast member. The tracks were chosen by Kasdan's wife, Meg, and as the bulk of them hailed from the Motown catalog, the R&B label released an original soundtrack long-player containing ten of the tunes prominently featured in the flick. The Top 20 success of that platter spawned this follow-up. The Big Chill: More Songs from the Original Soundtrack 1984 was issued seven months after its predecessor. With only seven of the 11 cuts actually used in The Big Chill, this title made a comparatively modest showing in the Top 100. Perhaps more insidious is the cultural revolution that resulted in the ensuing nostalgia for all things 1960s -- such as the advent of "Oldies" radio stations and the lucrative CD reissue market. Potential consumers should note that the two-CD Big Chill deluxe edition from 2004 includes a majority of the material from both LPs as well as a good sampling of hits from the Big Chill era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1998
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453097728
  • Catalog Number: 530977
  • Sales rank: 9,315

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival (2:19)
  2. 2 Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (2:21)
  3. 3 It's the Same Old Song - The Four Tops (2:44)
  4. 4 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (2:55)
  5. 5 Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas (2:37)
  6. 6 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (3:51)
  7. 7 In the Midnight Hour - The Rascals (3:59)
  8. 8 Quicksilver Girl - Steve Miller (2:42)
  9. 9 Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group (2:55)
  10. 10 Too Many Fish in the Sea - The Marvelettes (2:26)
  11. 11 The Weight - The Band (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Band Track Performer
The Beach Boys Track Performer
Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Performer
The Spencer Davis Group Track Performer
The Four Tops Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
The Marvelettes Track Performer
The Rascals Track Performer
Robbie Robertson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Percy Sledge Track Performer
Rick Danko Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals
Martha & the Vandellas Track Performer
Steve Miller Track Performer
Martha Reeves Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
The Band Producer
John Fogerty Producer
Marvin Gaye Producer
The Rascals Producer
Brian Wilson Composer, Producer
Marlin Greene Producer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Glyn Johns Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Steve Miller Composer, Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Producer
Norman Whitfield Producer
Quin Ivy Producer
Mickey Stevenson Producer
Tony Asher Composer
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