Fame [Original Soundtrack]

Fame [Original Soundtrack]


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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 to 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. [On the 2013 reissue by WaterTower, three bonus tracks were included: instrumental versions of "Out Here on My Own" and "Fame," along with the yearning ballad "Miles from Here."]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043168246
catalogNumber: 39395

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzanne Ciani   Synthesizer
Linda Clifford   Vocals
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Phil Bodner   Flute
Ron Carter   Double Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Mike Lawrence   Trumpet
Rob Mounsey   Piano,Keyboards
George Young   Alto Saxophone
Irene Cara   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion
Elliott Randall   Guitar
Vicki Sue Robinson   Background Vocals
Steve Kahn   Guitar
Cheryl Williams   Vocals
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
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   Vocals
Harold Coletta   Viola
Billy Cross   Guitar
Lee Curreri   Piano
Harry DiVito   Trombone
Peter Dimitriades   Violin
Lewis Eley   Violin
Max Ellen   Violin
Joyce Flissler   Violin
Judy Geist   Viola
David Glasser   Alto Saxophone
Michael Gore   Piano
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion
Marsha Heller   Oboe
Lisa Herman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Max Hollander   Violin
Yogi Horton   Drums
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Jean Ingraham   Violin
Neil Jason   Bass
Leo Kahn   Violin
Kathryn Kienke   Violin
Harold Kohon   Violin
April Lang   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeff Layton   Guitar
Jesse Levy   Cello
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Richard Locker   Cello
Lisa Lowell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carmel 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   Vocals,Background Vocals
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Frank Owens   Piano
Donald Palma   Double Bass
Chris Parker   Drums
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
David Spinozza   Guitar
Tim Tobias   Synthesizer
David Tofani   Alto Saxophone
Harold Vick   Tenor Saxophone
Amy Wheeler   Vocals
Lenore Wolaniuk   Violin
Marilyn Wright   Violin
Louise Bethune   Background Vocals
Adam Abeshouse   Electric Violin
Andrew Lolya   Flute
Ralph Oxman   Double Bass
Lenore Weinstock   Viola
Eric Brockington   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Israel Chorberg   Violin
Maureen Gallagher   Viola
Evelyn Glover   Viola
Leon Goldstein   Violin
Carolyn Halif   Cello
Thais Hockaday   Vocals,Background Vocals
Helen Huybrechts   Viola
Lawrence Lenske   Cello
Desiree Lindsay   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Paul McCrane   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Monaco   Electric Guitar
Jim Ogden   Percussion
Traci Parnell   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Cheryl Questell   Background Vocals
Joe Rabuska   Violin
Annie Roboff   Background Vocals
Gordon Sayles   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Alfons Schipani   Violin,Concert Master
Russ Traut   Guitar
Carolyn Voight   Viola
Mary Wormworth   Background Vocals
Robert Bostwick   Vocals
Yvette Carrington   Vocals
Derek Cheeley   Vocals
Jean Deetjin   Vocals
Ralph Dujour   Vocals
Shirley Jiha   Vocals
Delphia Shipman   Tambourine,Vocals
Wanda Tanks   Vocals
Alan Vetter   Vocals
Ben Werblolowsky   Vocals
Kevin Windley   Vocals
Darryl Ware   Tambourine,Vocals
Loren Glickman   Bassoon
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Steve Jordan   Drums
Lillian Miller   Vocals
Judith Charlton   Vocals
Laura Dean   Vocals
Anthony Evans   Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Maeretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Robert Koch   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Van Dewater   Violin
Albert Richmond   French Horn
Alla Goldberg   Cello
William Blount   Clarinet
David Taylor   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Ronald Sell   French Horn
Contemporary Gospel Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Lewis Soloff   Trumpet
Ann Sutton   Background Vocals
Lewis Paer   Double Bass
Joe Malin   Violin
Bob Fisher   Drums
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Ronald Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Peggie Blue   Background Vocals
Donald McCourt   Bassoon
Diana Halperin   Violin
Denise Andrades   Vocals
Ann Roboff   Vocals
Holly Singer   Cello
Nanette Schwersenz   Vocals
Nanette Dermanjian   Vocals
Monica Dizzoza   Vocals
Michael Levenson   Percussion
Luanne Holder   Vocals
Linda Jefferson   Vocals
Lillian Raimundo   Vocals
Leonard Battle   Vocals
Lance Gross   Vocals
Ladd Boris   Vocals
Saundra Evans   Vocals
Rodney Gray   Vocals
Raul Lugo   Vocals
Willie Henry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Wade Lassister   Piano
Anthony Lewis   Percussion

Technical Credits

Lesley Gore   Composer,Lyricist
Tim Owens   Art Direction
Irene Cara   Vocal Arrangements,Melody Arrangement
Gil Askey   Arranger,Producer
Dominic Bugatti   Composer,Lyricist
Michael Gore   Composer,Producer
Steve Margoshes   Arranger
Frank Musker   Composer,Lyricist
Dean Pitchford   Composer,Lyricist
George Feltenstein   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Re-Release Producer
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Paul McCrane   Composer,Lyricist
Frank Kulaga   Engineer
Robert F. Colesberry   Lyricist
Anthony Evans   Composer
Chuck Irwin   Engineer
Leon Pendarvis   Arranger
Norman Hollyn   Editorial Coordinator

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