Footloose [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Footloose [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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Footloose was a throwback to '50s rock & roll movies, with a silly plot about a town where it was illegal to dance. It was a major hit, as was its soundtrack, which spent a grand total of ten weeks at number one and sold over seven million copies. It's easy to see why -- the album delivers its mainstream pop, anthemic rock, and light dance-pop with style and an abundance of hooks. Six of the nine tracks became Top 40 hits, and three -- Kenny Loggins' bouncy title song, the excellent power ballad "Almost Paradise" (a duet between Loverboy's Mike Reno and Heart's Ann Wilson), and Deniece Williams' frothy, charming "Let's Hear It for the Boy" -- shot into the Top Ten. The sound and production of Footloose has dated badly -- there is a reliance on synthesizers and drum machines that instantly announces that the record was made in 1984 -- but that isn't necessarily a weakness. Not only does it function as a time capsule of a certain moment in pop music history, but many of the songs are catchy enough to transcend their production. There's nothing of substance on the Footloose soundtrack, but it's a light, entertaining listen. Sometimes, that can be better than something substantial.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
Label: K2 Hd
UPC: 0888430841727
catalogNumber: 8417
Rank: 98236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karla Bonoff   Background Vocals
Sammy Hagar   Guitar,Background Vocals
Howard Hewett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
George Duke   Memory Moog,Linn Drum,Mini Moog,Prophet 5
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Bill Wolfer   Memory Moog,Mini Moog,CS-80,Oberheim Obxa
David Foster   Synthesizer
Marcy Levy   Background Vocals
Tom Snow   fender rhodes
Wendy Waldman   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Michael Boddicker   Percussion,Synthesizer Bass
Bill Church   Bass,Background Vocals
Charlie Cole   Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Bill Cuomo   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Rory Dodd   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Micki Free   Guitar,Soloist
Garry Frost   Guitar
Carmen Grillo   Background Vocals
Jesse Harms   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tris Imboden   Drums
Michael Landau   Guitar
Neil Larsen   Keyboards
David Lauser   Drums
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Soloist
George Merrill   Background Vocals
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Alan Pasqua   Synthesizer
Jerry Peterson   Saxophone
Gary Pihl   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Shannon Rubicam   Background Vocals
Chas Sandford   Electric Guitar
Holly Sherwood   Background Vocals
Sterling Smith   Synthesizer,Piano,Linn Drum
Art Wood   Linn Drum
Matt Hayutin   Background Vocals
Lori Raffa   Background Vocals
Amy Rubinroit   Background Vocals
Eric Thayer   Background Vocals
Richey Washington   Background Vocals
Marilyn Dorman   Background Vocals
Mark Meyer   Drums
Steve Wood   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michelle Rodino   Background Vocals
Dave Taylor   Bass Trombone
Mike Botts   Percussion
Andrew Thompson   Saxophone
Keith Olsen   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Melissa Larson   Background Vocals
Buzz Feiten   Guitar
Phil Shenale   Synthesizer
Megan Howard   Background Vocals
Steven George   Background Vocals
Tom Malone   Trombone
Ian Lee   Bass
Marc Rubinroit   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eric Carmen   Composer
Sammy Hagar   Composer,Producer
Kenny Loggins   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
George Duke   Producer
Bill Wolfer   Composer,Producer,drum machine,Simmons
David Foster   Producer
Ellen Foley   Vocal Arrangements
Tom Snow   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer,Producer
John Boylan   Producer
Lee DeCarlo   Producer
Rory Dodd   Vocal Arrangements
Humberto Gatica   Remixing
Michael Gore   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Holly Sherwood   Vocal Arrangements
Art Wood   Simmons
Eric Thayer   Vocal Arrangements
Keith Olsen   Producer
Phil Shenale   Programming
Tom Malone   Horn Arrangements

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