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Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Johnny Lee, Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Buffett
Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
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The aim was to do for country what Saturday Night Fever did for disco. The result was that bars from Kona to Kalamazoo suddenly had mechanical bulls, and slickers walking around in cowboy hats. You might also pinpoint this...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johnny Lee, Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Buffett, Boz Scaggs, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Charlie Daniels Band, Eagles, Mickey Gilley, Bonnie Raitt
Title: Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Denon Records
Original Release Date: 6/6/1980
Re-Release Date: 3/14/1995
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Cowboy, Soft Rock, By Decade, 1970s, 1980s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596069021, 075596069045

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The aim was to do for country what Saturday Night Fever did for disco. The result was that bars from Kona to Kalamazoo suddenly had mechanical bulls, and slickers walking around in cowboy hats. You might also pinpoint this as the moment in time when "country" music suddenly went cosmopolitan, paving the way for Garth Brooks. Johnny Lee's "Lookin' for Love" was one of the decade's biggest singles, and this album briefly made a star of Mickey Gilley (whose Texas club provided a home for that alpha bull). Fans of Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, and Bonnie Raitt may want this collection for the tunes they lack elsewhere. And it sure recalls an era. But please don't call it "country." --Bill Holdship

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Great soundtrack that changed country music forever
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 07/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you call this country music or not (some tracks are, some aren't), it's impact is undeniable. Pop country became fashionable. Traditional country did briefly fight back via the Judds, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Randy Travis and others, but then came Garth Brooks - and you can see the roots of his music in this soundtrack.Of the first four tracks, three are uptempo rockers and the fourth is a rock ballad. After that, the songs have a definite country flavor. The only two that I would call real country are (surprisingly) the two Bonnie Raitt tracks. I love Bonnie's music, but I've never heard anything like these tracks on her own albums - and neither of them has yet appeared on a Bonnie compilation. Bonnie fans who like country music should buy this just for Darlin' and Don't it make you wanna dance.Nearly all the songs were recorded especially for the soundtrack. Two obvious exceptions are Lyin' eyes and Devil went down to Georgia, but they are great songs and fit here well. Could I have this dance? is one of my favorite Anne Murray songs. It was not released on any of her original albums, but has appeared on some of her compilations. Love the world away is one of Kenny Rogers' best songs. I could go on .... I've never seen the movie, but this is a great soundtrack."
The Best Movie Soundtrack CD I have Ever Purchased!!!
K. Rowland | 07/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't tell whats's better the CD or the movie, they are both excellent. When I don't have time to watch the movie & I just throw in the CD. It's an instant party all those great tunes, just wanna make me dance the night away. So many great artists on one CD is so rare, it makes it a must have for all cowboys & girls at heart."
Great, but incomplete and inconsistent
Jim Miller | East Hartford, CT | 01/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This has long been a favorite movie of my wife and I.The problem I have with the soundtrack is the apparent omission of the film's title song by Charlie Daniels "Texas". That song immediately set the tone for this film, you were in a totally different environment and really felt like you were in that truck with Travolta. It's also hard to recall exactly where in the movie some of these songs appeared, and if they did they were buried so far in the sound mix of the film you never heard (or barely heard)them."