The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Original Soundtrack]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Original Soundtrack]


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For the 1975 film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, American producer Lou Adler wisely mixed the best of the London and Los Angeles stage versions, shooting the movie in England with Tim Curry and several of the other original cast members, plus Meatloaf (years before Bat Out of Hell), and Americans Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon as the innocent couple Brad and Janet. Adler also brought back original London stage musicians in place of the slick studio musicians who had marred the L.A. cast album. The film version resequenced the songs and reassigned some of the vocals, with Brad's song "Once in a While" dropped. But it all worked out fine. The strings that were added to ballads like "Science Fiction/Double Feature" only improved them; the rockers rocked out; Bostwick and Sarandon proved to be the best Brad and Janet ever; the original cast members, especially Curry, reveled in the opportunity to immortalize their portrayals; and Rocky Horror's potential as a witty parody of cheap movies, rock & roll, and sexual mores was fully realized. The film soundtrack album became the definitive version of the score, despite lacking the songs "Planet Shmanet Janet" and "The Sword of Damocles." The Rocky Horror Picture Show was not successful in its initial theatrical run, but then a strange thing happened. In 1976, the Waverly Theater in New York's Greenwich Village began showing the film at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Soon, a cult of repeat viewers began turning up every week; they began to dress like the characters, call out their own comments at strategic moments, sing along, and add their own theatrical effects. The phenomenon spread across the U.S., with fans rivaling Trekkies and Deadheads for loyalty and eccentricity, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show took on a life Richard O'Brien never could have anticipated.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/2013
Label: Ode Sounds & Visuals
UPC: 0885686931448
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 49724

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Performance Credits

Tim Curry   cast
Meat Loaf   cast
Barry Bostwick   cast
Charles Gray   cast
Richard Hartley   Keyboards
Phil Kenzie   Saxophone
Richard O'Brien   cast
Dave Wintour   Bass Guitar
Count Ian Blair   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Little Nell   cast
Patricia Quinn   cast
Peter Hinwood   cast
Susan Sarandon   cast
Jonathan Adams   cast

Technical Credits

Lou Adler   Executive Producer
Keith Grant   Remixing
Richard Hartley   Arranger,Producer,Music Direction
Richard O'Brien   Composer,Screenplay
John Pasche   Sleeve Design
Michael White   Producer
Jim Sharman   Director,Screenplay
Phil Chapman   Remixing

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