Soundtrack - Absolute Beginners

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Absolute Beginners is a Soundtrack album from the 1986 film Absolute Beginners, originally released in April 1986 via Virgin Records.

Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British musical film adapted from Colin MacInnes' book about life in late 1950s London, directed by Julien Temple. The film starred Eddie O' Connell, Patsy Kensit, James Fox, Edward Tudor-Pole, Anita Morris, and David Bowie, with featured appearances by Sade Adu, Ray Davies, and Steven Berkoff.

This double vinyl LP pressing of the soundtrack album has been remastered and expanded with 22 original songs recorded for Julian Temple's 1986 cult classic film Absolute Beginners.

The album features three songs by David Bowie that weren't included on any of his studio albums, along with exclusive tracks recorded for the film by Sade, The Style Council, Ray Davies and Jerry Dammers and more.

The soundtrack was much more warmly received than the film was at the time, while the reviews for the film were mixed, the album had good reviews from music critics at that time.

Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, whose many credits include No. 1 singles for Madness and Dexys Midnight Runners, produced the album and it also features arrangements by Gil Evans, widely recognised as one of the key orchestrators in jazz, acclaimed for his collaborations with Miles Davis.

The album features four tracks that are unavailable elsewhere; Sade’s 'Killer Blow', Ray Davies first solo single 'Quiet Life', Riot City', an eight-and-a-half minute Jazz instrumental that marked a first solo outing for Jerry Dammers and an extended version of The Style Council single 'Have You Ever Had It Blue?’. All four are unique to this album.

The sleeve notes for the album feature new interviews with Julien Temple, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, Edward Tudor Pole, Simon Emmerson, Mick Talbot and Nick Lowe.

This double album 2LP record set is a 2020 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and remastered audio, pressed in Europe via UMC.

(602508656576)

Tracklisting:

 

No

Track

Artist

A1

Absolute Beginners

David Bowie

A2

Killer Blow

Sade

A3

Have You Ever Had It Blue?

The Style Council

A4

Quiet Life

Ray Davies

A5

Va Va Voom

Gil Evans

B1

That's Motivation

David Bowie

B2

Having It All

Eighth Wonder Featuring Patsy Kensit

B3

Rodrigo Bay

Working Week

B4

Selling Out

Slim Gaillard

B5

Riot City

Jerry Dammers

C1

Boogie Stop Shuffle (Rough And The Smooth)

Gil Evans

C2

Ted Ain't Ded

Tenpole Tudor

C3

Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)

David Bowie

C4

Napoli

Clive Langer

C5

Little Cat (You Never Had It So Good)

Jonas

C6

Absolute Beginners (Slight Refrain)

Gil Evans

D1

Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot And The Cool)

Gil Evans

D2

Landlords And Tenants

Laurel Aitken

D3

Santa Lucia

Ekow Abban

D4

Cool Napoli

Gil Evans

D5

So What? (Lyric Version)

Smiley Culture

D6

Absolute Beginners (Refrain)

Gil Evans

SKU 602508656576
Record Label UMC
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0865657
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 July 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 07 April 1986
Barcode # 602508656576
Shipping Weight 0.5900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Reissue, Remastered
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Soundtrack
Format VINYL LP

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