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|Bob Crewe & Charles Fox, Various Artists, Original Soundtrack|
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Soundtrack for 1968 Sci-Fi thriller starring Jane Fonda. The space-age pop score has influenced contemporary musicians like Duran Duran & Matmos. The lyrics & music are by Bob Crewe & Charles Fox. Includes free Jane Fonda... more »
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Soundtrack for 1968 Sci-Fi thriller starring Jane Fonda. The space-age pop score has influenced contemporary musicians like Duran Duran & Matmos. The lyrics & music are by Bob Crewe & Charles Fox. Includes free Jane Fonda as Barbarella poster! Import only.
"Barbarella is. . . Love!"
Michael J. Mazza | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Barbarella," the campy sci-fi flick starring Jane Fonda as a sexy space traveler, has always been a favorite film of mine, and one of its most endearing aspects is its delightfully wacky musical soundtrack. The original soundtrack recording contains the film's memorable instrumental score as well as the wonderful vocal performances that so effectively punctuate Barbarella's story. The lyrics and music are by Bob Crewe and Charles Fox, with the songs performed by Glitterhouse and Bob Crewe. The CD's liner notes also indicate that Michel Magne seems to have contributed to the music.This CD is freaky, silly, exciting, sexy, heroic, playful, absurd, sinister, unearthly--and a whole lot of fun. The instrumental cues evoke memorable images of the film. And the wonderful songs, so integral to the story, really stand up on their own. The title song with its deliciously wacky lyrics ("Barbarella, psychedella. . .") is full of fun energy. "Love, Love, Love Drags Me Down" is outrageously silly. "I Love All the Love in You" is a genuinely sweet and tender love song. And the final song, "An Angel Is Love," is a soaring and enchanting climax to the score. The vocal performances on each piece are perfectly in sync with the sexy, playful spirit of the film.The CD also features some great bonus material. There are 5 instrumental versions of selections from the score performed by the "Young Lovers." And there are also 3 radio spots used to promote the film. Incorporating snippets of memorable dialogue from the film, these radio ads are absolutely hilarious. In short, a classic motion picture score, full of color and fun, and nicely complemented by the bonus tracks."
Alan Caylow | USA | 10/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Far out, man! The soundtrack album to the 1968 sci-fi camp classic "Barbarella," starring the knockout gorgeous Jane Fonda in the title role, is a cocktail lounge fan's dream. The groovy, psychedelic late-60's horn arrangements, organ, strings, guitars & vocals are fantastic. Listening to the "Barbarella" soundtrack, you can easily picture the movie in your mind, but even if you haven't seen the movie (and you really should, y'know), this music, composed by Bob Crew and Charles Fox, is way cool. So many great tracks, but a few favorites of mine include the title song, the drunken sing-along "Love Love Love Drags Me Down," scorching instrumentals like "Spaceship Out Of Control," "The Black Queen's Beads," "The Sex Machine" and "The Chamber Of Dreams," and the soaring, exuberant final song, "An Angel Is Love." The CD also comes with some great bonus tracks, including alternate versions of a few of the tunes as played by "The Young Lovers," as well as some radio promotion spots for the film. The "Barbarella" movie soundtrack is a solid, super psychedelic feast. Get it before it disappears, baby!"
Love, Love, Lo-ove..Drags Me Down....
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...Yeeah, Baybay!Great stuff from the 60's cult sci-fi cinema. The Glitterhouse seems like they had a little more fun with falsettos than that 'other' group of four guys Bob Crewe played protege to, 'cause you can hear a smiling/near laughing coming thru on the vocals on 'Love, Drags Me Down'; if you listen closely, you can hear the influence of Charlie Fox's bumpy bass lines and 'chick-chik-chikka-chikka-chick...waaaah' electric guitars ala some of the television shows he's done, most notably 'The Love Boat'....Anyhoo, dig Crewe's playboy-driving-a-Karman-Ghia vocalizing on 'An Angel is Love' and the hiss and bite of the snippets of movie music intertwined with the 'Barbarella's psychedelia' main theme. Or, in other words folks, this soundtrack is most cool. They could remake the movie with, like, Reese Witherspoon as Barberella and use the self same soundtrack, it is that good. Crewe and crew(s) were like Burt Bacharach without the whoa-whoa-wohs and piana thrillings. We dudes downtown didn't mind listening to his sound 'cause it had a little rawness and realness branded in it...."