Labyrinth [From the Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film]

Labyrinth [From the Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film]

by Trevor Jones
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Labyrinth [From the Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film]

Trevor Jones' music for this elaborate and ambitious Jim Henson/George Lucas production was filled with synthesizers blended cautiously into orchestral ensembles to provide a suitably ethereal tone -- one echoed very well by David Bowie's Goblin King singing the haunting "Within You" while stalking the film's heroine. This variant on the Persephone story, however, was treated as a half-hearted musical, with the Goblin King and his minions breaking out into raucous pop every so often, a tactic that undermined the tone of the entire film and upended the score. While "Underground" is a more than adequate Bowie entry, "Magic Dance" and others have a tendency to fall flat. A curious hodgepodge indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/1989
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0077774631228
catalogNumber: 463126

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trevor Jones   Primary Artist,Conductor,Keyboards,Track Performer
David Bowie   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Albert Collins   Guitar
Ray Russell   Guitar
Robin Beck   Background Vocals
Kevin Armstrong   Guitar
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Chaka Khan   Background Vocals
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Clifford Kevin Clash   Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Harold Fisher   Drums
Brian Gascoigne   Keyboards
Bob Gay   Alto Saxophone
James Glenn   Background Vocals
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Dann Huff   Guitar
Dave Lawson   Keyboards
Will Lee   Bass,Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Nick Moroch   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Eunice Peterson   Background Vocals
Nick Plytas   Keyboards
Matthew Seligman   Bass
Richard Tee   Piano,Hammond Organ
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Ray Warleigh   Saxophone
Paul Westwood   Bass Guitar
Neil Conti   Drums
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Renelie Stafford   Background Vocals
Richard Bodkin   Vocals
Danny John-Jules   Vocals
A. Marie Foster   Background Vocals
Charles Augins   Vocals
Michael Lewin   Guitar,Lute

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Producer
Jim Henson   Executive Producer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Programming,rhythm arrangement
Tony Clark   Engineer
Trevor Jones   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Steve Ferrone   Contributor,Drum Effects
Lewis Hahn   Engineer
Simon Lloyd   Synclavier Programming
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Andrew Thomas   Programming
Roger Dopson   Engineer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Henry Marque   Art Direction
Chips   Engineer

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Labyrinth [From the Original Soundtrack of the Jim Henson Film] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
How can you not love this movie. The soundtrack is even better bringing back that nostalgic feeling of when you first saw the movie. The songs sung by David Bowie are great and help with understanding his character a little and of what he's thinking. For example listen to Within You and as the World Falls Down. Favorite favorite is definitely Underground. Worth the listen and see the movie!!!! While I'm not a fan of David Bowie, I do like the songs he's done for Labyrinth and he can be a pretty good actor too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh godh, i love this movie so much, it's a big part of my childhood, i'd use to see this movie every's so good, the soundtrack is very good, i love david bowie, he is a great singer and actor...i just love this movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This soundtrack is a priceless collection of songs! David Bowie is an amazing actor and singer that makes this movie awesome! I recomend this movie AND soundtrack to any who believe in magic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this tape. All the songs are from the movie and I love listing and placing in my mind were they should go. In some of the songs they changed it a bit but definitly for the best! Buy this CD!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie at age three and ever since I loved it. I just had to get the sound track!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this today. This is one soundtrack that I'll never get tired of listening to! The movie was great but this soundtrack is even better! I recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the movie i love the soundtrack
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have decided, I am not going to write a negative review. I LOVE this movie, and the soundtrack is a good way to bring certain scenes and characters back. I like the variety of songs, and it's fun to listen to the music and place where it belongs in the movie. In the words of two familiar critics, ''Two thumbs up!'' :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago