Midnight Express [Original Soundtrack]

Midnight Express [Original Soundtrack]

by Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder

CD(German Import)


Though there are a few queasy pop/vocal tracks, Moroder's soundtrack to Midnight Express earns points for an array of exploratory synthesizer pieces (including "Wheel" and "Cacaphoney") as well as its opener, "Chase." One of Moroder's biggest hits, the track bounces back and forth between melodic disco and hypnotic sequencer trance just one step removed from the likes of Tangerine Dream.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1987
Label: Imports
UPC: 0042282420626
catalogNumber: 5003054

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Giorgio Moroder   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Conductor,Electronic Sounds
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer,electronics
David Castle   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Wind,Clavinet,Track Performer
Keith Forsey   Percussion,Drums
Chris Bennett   Vocals,Track Performer
Alan Estes   Percussion,Drums
Harold Faltermeyer   Conductor,Electronic Sounds,electronics
Fritz Sonnleitner   Strings
Patrick McClure   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sid Sharp   Strings
Jerry Sommers   Percussion,Drums
Ricky Tierney   Bass

Technical Credits

Greg Mathieson   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
John Williams [composer]   Composer
David Castle   Arranger
Giorgio Moroder   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer
Alan Estes   Producer
Harold Faltermeyer   Arranger,Director,Contributor,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jürgen Koppers   Engineer
J. Koopers   Engineer
G. Vates   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Midnight Express [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack may be unpopular because the movie is outdated, but for those who appreciated the film, this soundtrack is a relevant, wonderful and wonderfully composed companion. This album is what you'd expect from Giorgio Moroder, and then some: he really outdoes himself here, with the most emotive and upbeat likes of Chase theme and Istanbul blues. Some of the other tracks takes the listener on a sort of imaginative mind trip, while Love's Theme epitomizes the sad and sentient side of Midnight Express' central theme, especially the vocal rendition.