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Original Soundtrack
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All Artists: Original Soundtrack
Title: Ghostbusters
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Original Release Date: 4/26/2005
Release Date: 4/26/2005
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431843628

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One of Mr. Bernstein's best scores!!
Tuco | Phoenix, Az USA | 12/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably best score from the later years of the great Elmer Bernstein. It is a shame it was only released in a limited edition of 3000 units which have now sold out - hence the high price. Great for the scalper trying to make a buck but not so good for the average soundtrack collector.

To measure the contribution of Mr. Bernstein and his score to the success of this film, try popping in Ghostbusters 2 and feel the emptiness without him...

Haunting Soundtrack
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 09/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"GHOSTBUSTERS was one of the best comic action movies of the 1980s (some would argue it is the best of the decade, perhaps the best ever made). Like most soundtracks, the GHOSTBUSTER SOUNDTRACK was produced as a way to promote and support the movie. However, unlike many soundtracks this one spawned a song, "Ghostbusters" sung and written by Ray Parker, Jr., that held the #1 position on the charts for three consecutive weeks. That song has become a Halloween staple on radio stations and internet sites across the country. Other songs on the album are:

"Cleanin' Up the Town" by The Bus Boys--this groovy song is another song tightly connected to the film. The song is basically a swing number that gives a narrative of how the Ghostbusters came to be.

"Savin' the Day" by Alessi Brothers--The song is one of the more catchy tunes on the album. The song is an 80s song, but it has aged better than some of the other ditties on the soundtrack.

"In the Name of Love" by Thompson Twins--another one of the totally 80s tunes on the album. It's not very memorable and isn't as catchy as "Savin' the Day".

"I Can Wait Forever" by Air Supply--this is a love song. The song is also a product of the decade, but love songs are forever and this song is no different. It was another tune on the album that made it from the album to the charts and can be heard every Valentine's Day on radio stations around the country.

"Hot Night" by Laura Branigan--this tune has a driving beat and strong female vocals. Once again it's a product of the 80s and hasn't aged as well.

"Magic" by Mick Smiley--this number begins as a short of cheesy love song, but then halfway through changes tempo and direction completely and becomes native in percussion style and in the chanting of "I believe it's magic" and "magic". Quite unusual and more reminiscent of songs from the late 1970s or foreshadowing of things to come in the very early 1990s.

"Main Title Theme (Ghostbusters)" by Elmer Bernstein--this circus-sounding song captures the general comic, yet slightly scary feel of the movie perfectly. "Dana's Theme" also by Bernstein invokes the beauty and sensuality of the movie's chief female character and Peter's love interest, Dana.

"Ghostbusters (Instrumental)" by Ray Parker, Jr--the album is bookended by the Ray Parker, Jr. numbers. The song isn't as endearing as the vocal version, but it's a fitting closing number."