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Cat People: Original Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
No Description Available. Genre: Soundtracks & Scores Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 17-NOV-1992
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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 17-NOV-1992
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Moroder's Best Score - With a Great Bowie Track
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Putting Out Fire With Gasoline
Gary F. Taylor | Biloxi, MS USA | 02/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
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Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never understood why David Bowie reworked "Putting Out the Fire" for his single version. This original is awesome, and a hundred times better than the "juiced up" version. The intro, coupled with the sultry jungle drums, Bowie's evocative vocals, makes for one of the best movie themes in the past thirty years. Strangely enough, it was ignored at the Oscars, and just goes to show how much the academy has changed in including "pop" in its awards. However, I bought this CD mainly to get this excellent version of the title theme, and it's worth the price just to hear that version again. Moroder, who rose to fame with Donna Summer and "Midnight Express" captured the eerie sexuality of Paul Schrader's enigmatic film, and listening to the soundtrack conjures up images I thought I had long forgotten.
There's no putting out the fire on this title track!