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Reedición de la B.S.O de la película dirigida por Julian Temple en 1986 y que incluye por primera vez en 2 LP las 22 canciones grabadas originalmente para el proyecto. Protagonizada por Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, Eddie O'Connell, Ray Davies, Sade, James Fox, Mandy Rice-Davies y Steven Berkoff, la BSO de "Absolute Beginners" incluye tres canciones de David Bowie que no estuvieron incluidas en sus discos de estudio, la canción de Sade 'Killer Blow', el primer single en solitario de Ray Davies 'Quiet Life', un instrumental Jazz de ocho minutos y medio que fue la primera creación en solitario de Jerry Dammers y una versión extendida del single de The Style Council "Have you ever had it blue", exclusiva para este disco.



The soundtrack to Julien Temple’s 1986 film Absolute Beginners, which featured memorable contributions from a number of artists including David Bowie, Ray Davies, The Style Council and Sade in its entirety for the first time.


Bowie’s title track (here in its full eight minute version) was an enormous hit in 1986, reaching number two in the UK of March of that year and providing the filmmakers with valuable publicity for what became a rather ill-fated project.


Producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley produced the album, working with not only the pop stars of the day (including Eighth Wonder and Smiley Culture) but also legendary jazz arranger Gil Evans.


The album features a number of tracks unavailable elsewhere. Bowie contributed three numbers, none of which appeared on any of his studio albums and likewise Sade’s ‘Killer Blow’ can only be found on the soundtrack. The full version of The Style Council’s ‘Have You Ever Had It Blue’ also features and in edited form was a top 20 UK hit.



Side A

Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
Killer Blow – Sade
Have You Ever Had It Blue? – The Style Council
Quiet Life – Ray Davies
Va Va Voom – Gil Evans


Side B

That’s Motivation – David Bowie
Having It All – Eighth Wonder ft Patsy Kensit
Rodrigo Bay – Working Week
Selling Out – Slim Gaillard
Riot City – Jerry Dammers



Side A

Boogie Stop Shuffle (Rough & The Smooth) – Gil Evans
Ted Ain’t Dead – Tenpole Tudor
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) – David Bowie
Napoli – Clive Langer
Little Cat (You Never Had It So Good) – Jonas (24)
Absolute Beginners (Slight Refrain) – Gil Evans


Side B

Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot & The Cool) – Gil Evans
Landlords And Tenants – Laurel Aitken
Santa Lucia – Ekow Abban
Cool Napoli – Gil Evans
So What? (Lyric Version) – Smiley Culture
Absolute Beginners (Refrain) – Gil Evans

VARIOS 2xLP Absolute Beginners (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

€29.90 Regular Price
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  • Label: UMC ‎– 0865657

    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g

    Country: Europe

    Released: 17 Jul 2020

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