The Informers [Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director Gregor Jordan's screen adaptation of The Informers, a book of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis, is set in "Los Angeles, 1983," and this album of songs (not to be confused with another album containing Christopher Young's score) consists of synth pop tracks from that era, plus some new recordings made in that style. Whoever chose this music focused on one-hit wonders Men Without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, and Gary Numan, with a couple of lesser hits by Pat Benatar and Wang Chung, and a song by Simple Minds that was not a hit. (By the way, the Wang Chung song, "Dance Hall Days," dates from January 1984, making it slightly anachronistic.) 7Ray provides "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director Gregor Jordan's screen adaptation of The Informers, a book of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis, is set in "Los Angeles, 1983," and this album of songs (not to be confused with another album containing Christopher Young's score) consists of synth pop tracks from that era, plus some new recordings made in that style. Whoever chose this music focused on one-hit wonders Men Without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, and Gary Numan, with a couple of lesser hits by Pat Benatar and Wang Chung, and a song by Simple Minds that was not a hit. (By the way, the Wang Chung song, "Dance Hall Days," dates from January 1984, making it slightly anachronistic.) 7Ray provides "The Devil Made Me Do It," which calls to mind another one-hit wonder of the period, Soft Cell, and "Tainted Love." The team of Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Jason Falkner, and Justin Stanley (with, in one case, Dave Palmer) adds some other tracks in an early-'80s synth pop mode. None of it is likely to spark a revival of interest in the style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163406627
  • Catalog Number: 34066
  • Sales rank: 70,460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Gold Dream - Simple Minds (5:39)
  2. 2 Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung (3:59)
  3. 3 Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar (3:43)
  4. 4 Only You - Jacob Falkner (5:19)
  5. 5 Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (2:43)
  6. 6 I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls (5:07)
  7. 7 Cars - Gary Numan (3:57)
  8. 8 The Devil Made Me Do It - 7Ray (3:24)
  9. 9 Gone for Good - Jacob Falkner (0:47)
  10. 10 Another Night - Jacob Falkner (3:38)
  11. 11 In a Scarlet Sky - 7Ray (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christopher Young Primary Artist
Pat Benatar Track Performer
Gary Numan Track Performer
Wang Chung Track Performer
Jason Falkner Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Track Performer
Justin Stanley Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Track Performer
David Palmer Keyboards
Technical Credits
Gary Numan Composer
Charlie Burchill Composer
Darren Costin Composer
Ivan Dorschuk Composer
Jason Falkner Composer
Nick Feldman Composer
Derek Forbes Composer
Jack Hues Composer
Paul Reynolds Composer
Justin Stanley Composer, Engineer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Composer
Skip Williamson Executive Soundtrack Producer
Michael McNeil Composer
Brian McNelis Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente Art Direction
Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen Composer
Steve Van Velvet Composer
Michael McNeil Composer
James Kerr Composer
Jacob Falkner Composer
D. L. Bryon Composer
Alister Score Composer
Michael Score Composer
Francis Maudsley Composer
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