Fame [Original Soundtrack]

Fame [Original Soundtrack]


Fame was a film directed by Alan Parker, a serious auteur (some would say overly serious, especially in light of the work that came later) who designed the film for posterity, and the same attitude carried over the music. Yes, the production techniques often do sound dated -- the over-reliance on state-of-the-art synthesizer ironically now sounds helplessly tied to the year of its creation -- but the music by Michael Gore is dynamic, varied, and alive, sung with real passion and vigor, and it still retains its essential spark 23 years after it was a pop culture phenomenon. Sure, it's glitzy and glossy, sounding like show tunes, but that's the tradition of this music, and it was done better than most Broadway tunes and movie soundtracks of the '80s. Years later, this still has the spark and vitality of kids trying to make their big break, no matter the kind of music they're singing, and that's one of the main reasons (along with Gore's fine compositions) Fame retains its power and entertainment value years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042280003425
catalogNumber: 800034

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzanne Ciani   Synthesizer
Linda Clifford   Vocals,Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Phil Bodner   Flute
Ron Carter   Double Bass
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Steve Khan   Guitar
Mike Lawrence   Trumpet
Rob Mounsey   Piano,Keyboards
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
George Young   Alto Saxophone
Irene Cara   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion
Elliott Randall   Guitar
Vicki Sue Robinson   Background Vocals
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
Peggi Blu   Background Vocals
Cheryl Williams   Choir, Chorus
Jonathan Abramowitz   Cello
Sanford Allen   Violin
Lamar Alsop   Violin,Concert Master
Julius Baker   Flute
Seymour Barab   Cello
Julien Barber   Viola
Dave Bargeron   Tenor Trombone
John Beal   Double Bass
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Seymour Berman   Viola
Maurice Bialkin   Cello
Kenneth Bichel   Synthesizer
Willie Blount   Clarinet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Ariana Bronne   Violin
Don Brooks   Harmonica
Frederick Buldrini   Violin
Danny Cahn   Trumpet
Kimberley Carlson   Background Vocals
Cliff Carter   Keyboards
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
Ray Chew   Piano,Keyboards
Julie Cohen   Choir, Chorus
Harold Coletta   Viola
Billy Cross   Guitar
Lee Curreri   Piano
Harry DiVito   Trombone
Peter Dimitriades   Violin
Max Ellen   Violin
Bob Fisher   Drums
Joyce Flissler   Violin
Judy Geist   Viola
David Glasser   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Michael Gore   Piano,Track Performer
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion
Diana Halprin   Violin
Marsha Heller   Oboe
William Henry   Background Vocals
Lisa Herman   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Max Hollander   Violin
Yogi Horton   Drums
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Jean Ingraham   Violin
Neil Jason   Bass
Leo Kahn   Violin
Kathryn Kienke   Violin
Harold Kohon   Violin
Regis Landiorio   Violin
April Lang   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jeff Layton   Guitar
Jesse Levy   Cello
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Richard Locker   Cello
Lisa Lowell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Donald MacCourt   Bassoon
Carmel Malin   Violin
Joseph Malin   Violin
George Marge   Oboe
Steve Margoshes   Piano
Ullanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Deborah McDuffie   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Sharon Moe   French Horn
Dennis Morouse   Tenor Saxophone
Cliff Morris   Guitar
Anthony Ogburn   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Frank Owens   Piano
Donald Palma   Double Bass
Chris Parker   Drums
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Tony Posk   Violin
Sue Pray   Viola
Barry Rogers   Tenor Trombone
Chris Rogers   Trumpet
Charles Russo   Clarinet
Gene Santini   Bass
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
James Sedlar   Trumpet
Ron Sell   French Horn
David Spinozza   Guitar
Maretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Annie Sutton   Background Vocals
Tim Tobias   Synthesizer
David Tofani   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Peter Vanderwater   Violin
Harold Vick   Tenor Saxophone
Amy Wheeler   Choir, Chorus
Lenore Wolaniuk   Violin
Marilyn Wright   Violin
Louise Bethune   Background Vocals
Adam Abeshouse   Violin,Electric Violin
Anthony B. Evans   Tambourine,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Andrew Lolya   Flute
Ralph Oxman   Double Bass
Lenore Weinstock   Viola
Eric Brockington   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Israel Chorberg   Violin
Contemporary Gospel Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Lee Currel   Piano
Lou Eley   Violin
Maureen Gallagher   Viola
Evelyn Glover   Viola
Leon Goldstein   Violin
Carolyn Halif   Cello
Thais Hockaday   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Helen Huybrechts   Viola
Robert Koch   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Wade Lassiter   Piano
Lawrence Lenske   Cello
Desiree Lindsay   Tabla,Tambourine,Background Vocals
Paul McCrane   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Monaco   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jim Ogden   Percussion
Traci Parnell   Tambourine,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Cheryl Questell   Background Vocals
Joe Rabuska   Violin
Annie Roboff   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Gordon Sayles   Tambourine,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Alfons Schipani   Violin,Concert Master
Russ Traut   Guitar
Carolyn Voight   Viola
Mary Wormworth   Background Vocals
Robert Bostwick   Choir, Chorus
Yvette Carrington   Choir, Chorus
Derek Cheeley   Choir, Chorus
Jean Deetjin   Choir, Chorus
Monica Dizozza   Choir, Chorus
Ralph Dujour   Choir, Chorus
Shirley Jiha   Choir, Chorus
Delphia Shipman   Tambourine,Choir, Chorus
Wanda Tanks   Choir, Chorus
Alan Vetter   Choir, Chorus
Ben Werblolowsky   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Windley   Choir, Chorus
Darryl Ware   Tambourine,Choir, Chorus
Loren Glickman   Bassoon
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Alla Goldenberg   Cello
Rob Fisher   Drums
Steve Jordan   Drums
Judith Charlton   Choir, Chorus
Laura Dean   Vocals
Albert Richmond   French Horn
Lewis Paer   Double Bass
Anthony Lewis   Percussion

Technical Credits

Gil Askey   Producer
Michael Gore   Producer
William Henry   Producer
Chuck "Fingers" Irwin   Engineer
Frank Kuloga   Engineer
Robert Koch   Contributor

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