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The Lost Boys

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All Music Guide - Theresa E. LaVeck
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Theresa E. LaVeck
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678176722
  • Catalog Number: 81767
  • Sales rank: 13,022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Good Times - Jimmy Barnes (3:49)
  2. 2 Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) - Lou Gramm (6:17)
  3. 3 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Roger Daltrey (6:09)
  4. 4 Laying Down the Law - Jimmy Barnes (4:24)
  5. 5 People Are Strange - Echo & the Bunnymen (3:36)
  6. 6 Cry Little Sister (Theme from the Lost Boys) - Gerard McMann (4:03)
  7. 7 Power Play - Eddie & The Tide (3:57)
  8. 8 I Still Believe - Tim Cappello (3:42)
  9. 9 Beauty Has Her Way - Mummy Calls (3:56)
  10. 10 To the Shock of Miss Louise - Thomas Newman (1:21)
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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
B.A. Robertson Producer, Contributor
John Densmore Composer
Jimmy Barnes Contributor
Bob Clearmountain Remixing
Beau Hill Producer
Michael Mainieri Jr. Producer
Thomas Newman Producer, Contributor
Mark Opitz Producer
Hugh Padgham Producer
Richie Zito Producer, Contributor
Gerard McMann Producer, Contributor
Mummy Calls Contributor
Dennis King Mastering
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Best Soundtrack of my Adolescence!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AS AWESOME AS THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sexy, bold, powerful, funky - must have

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great to know this album is still out there

    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.

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