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Format: CD
Sku: 60078812
UPC: 075021329324
UPC 14: 00075021329324
Release Date: 11/30/1987
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. If You Leave - OMD ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Left Of Center - Suzanne Vega/Joe Jackson ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Get To Know Ya - Jesse Johnson ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Do Wot You Do - INXS ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Shell Shock - New Order ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Round Round - Belouis Some ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Wouldn't It Be Good - Danny Hutton Hitters ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Bring On Dancing Horses - Echo & The Bunnymen ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Joe Jackson (piano).
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Mark Opitz.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Danny Hutton; David Anderle; Echo & the Bunnymen; INXS; Jesse Johnson ; New Order ; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ; Suzanne Vega; The Psychedelic Furs; The Smiths; Belouis Some.
Muze PNote As the auteur of post-punk suburban adolescence, director John Hughes appropriately enhanced his '80s movies with relatively harmless new wave soundtracks. Where earlier films like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles included the occasional Wang Chung or Simple Minds track, though, 1986's Pretty in Pink boasted a full lineup of "rock of the '80s" highlights. Foremost, of course, is the Psychedelic Furs' breakout remake of their 1981 college radio favorite "Pretty in Pink"; while it pales in relation to the raw and electric original, this new version still holds up even with some added horns and a general glossing over of the once hard-driving guitar and drum parts. Even better are tracks by OMD ("If You Leave"), Echo & the Bunnymen ("Bring on the Dancing Horses"), and the Smiths ("Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"). These era-defining sides certainly help make lukewarm additions like New Order's "Shell-Shock," INXS' "Do Wot You Do," and Belouis Some's "Round, Round" easy to get through. And for more marginal new wave fare, there's Jesse Johnson's Prince-inspired "Get to Know Ya" and Danny Hutton's pop/rocker "Wouldn't It Be Good." Topped off by Suzanne Vega's respectable reworking of her hit "Left of Center," Pretty in Pink qualifies as one of the more relevant youth culture soundtracks. ~ Stephen Cook

Producer: J. Johnson; Chris Thomas; Charles Harrowell; Jesse Johnson; John Porter; John Robie; Laurie Latham; Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; Richard Polodor; Arthur Baker; Steve Addabbo; The Psychedelic Furs; Tom Lord-Alge; Bernard Edwards

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/25/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1986
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 75021-3293-2
Music Label Name Label : A&M (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00075021329324

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.38)
- Ranked #62 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Uses gems from New Order and the Smiths to capture mid-80s suburban teen angst..."

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