Lost Boys [Original Soundtrack]

The Lost Boys [Original Soundtrack]

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Joel Schumacher's 1987 film The Lost Boys capitalized on a temporary lull in horror movies in the late '80s and created a heavily music-video-influenced vampire homage with enough campy humor, heavy metal costumes, and hunky stars to put a fresh spin on the genre. An amusing piece of eye candy spiked by a few creepy moments, the

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Joel Schumacher's 1987 film The Lost Boys capitalized on a temporary lull in horror movies in the late '80s and created a heavily music-video-influenced vampire homage with enough campy humor, heavy metal costumes, and hunky stars to put a fresh spin on the genre. An amusing piece of eye candy spiked by a few creepy moments, the movie, in typical '80s style, relies heavily on the soundtrack to bolster its emotional core. The soundtrack, like the film, works great on the surface -- but don't go much deeper. A mix of covers and bombastic '80s pop originals, the songs work best when they concentrate on the horror factor. Echo & the Bunnymen turn in an excellent cover of the Doors' "People Are Strange" that has a bouncier, more melodic touch than the original. Jimmy Barnes and INXS' "Good Times" is an energetic rocker used to personify the party-hardy SoCal atmosphere of the film. The strongest song is the movie's theme, "Cry Little Sister," a goth-influenced midtempo ballad. Singer Gerald McMann's pained phrasing and creepy lyrics, and a chilling chorus sung by what sounds like disembodied children, exemplify the best parts of the movie and the soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678176722
catalogNumber:
81767
Rank:
7617

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger Daltrey   Track Performer
Echo & the Bunnymen   Track Performer
Eddie & The Tide   Track Performer
Lou Gramm   Vocals,Track Performer
INXS   Track Performer
Jimmy Barnes   Track Performer
Tim Cappello   Track Performer
Thomas Newman   Track Performer
Gerard McMann   Track Performer
Mummy Calls   Track Performer
Echo   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Roger Daltrey   Contributor
Echo & the Bunnymen   Contributor
Eddie & The Tide   Contributor
Lou Gramm   Producer,Contributor
INXS   Contributor
Gary LeMel   Executive Producer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer,Producer
Brian Alexander Robertson   Producer,Contributor
John Densmore   Composer
Jimmy Barnes   Contributor
Bob Clearmountain   Remixing
Beau Hill   Producer
Michael Mainieri   Producer
Thomas Newman   Producer,Contributor
Mark Opitz   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer
Richie Zito   Producer,Contributor
Gerard McMann   Producer,Contributor
Mummy Calls   Contributor
Bruce Martin   Producer
Joel Schumacher   Producer
Tim Cappelio   Contributor
Chris Thomas   Remixing
Richard Steinberg   Executive Producer
Pat Moran   Producer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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The Lost Boys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Soundtrack is a major part of any movie. The music set's the mood , or embody's the spirit, of the most important scenes. The Lost Boys is a classic. I'll always have a copy of both the movie and the soundtrack. I wore out my first copy of both, and have replaced them when necessary. Never tire of this music, barely a song in the soundtrack I don't love. Cry Little Sister, Lost in the Shadows, and People are Strange are my favorites. Laying Down the Law, Still Believe, Good Times, and Power Play are also great. Lost Boys Forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album and movie were and is still the greatest ever. brings back the greatest memories when the boardwalk meant a little something different back then.... listen and watch it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sexy, bold, powerful, funky - must have. Broke my last one, had a hard time finding this in stores. Great background music for making sculptures, art, or... whatever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie rocks and so does the soundtrack! My favorite is "I still believe" Most people will say how 80's cheesy the soundtrack is but I say that it's not cheesy it's got that 1980's flair that will never come back and all us fans cherish it!!!!
SimoneLudlow More than 1 year ago
I can't say anything more than this is one of my favorite soundtracks of the early 90's, though in my mind it is an 80's soundtrack. It's not spectacular and is a close winner to the pump up the volume soundtrack!