Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists - Soundtracks|
FM (1978 Film)
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal, Broadway & Vocalists
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BEST ROCK COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK EVER! Period.
Jim Patterson http | Des Moines, IA USA | 05/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since buying this on vinyl in 1979, I have yet to hear better rock compilation soundtrack.THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: "Night Moves" is edited, and "Fly Like An Eagle" does not contain the keyboard intro/outro sound effects. Ironically, it DOES contain the full 8:00+ version of Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good". The two Linda Ronstadt songs are live (but still good), and I'd assume probably unavailable except on this album. I'm also not sure if you can buy Steely Dan's "FM (Reprise)" elsewhere.I am sure the poster that came with the album is probably too much to ask for in a CD however. :)TRACK LISTING:01. Fm - Steely Dan Becker/Fagen 4:52 Real Audio...."
Underrated Movie, Outstanding Soundtrack
Doctorvetsill | Boston | 02/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the ultimate 70's soundtrack! A bit disappointing that "Night Moves" and "Fly Like An Eagle" are the single versions and that "We Are The Champions" was not included (even though it doesn't appear in the film it's still a necessary companion to "We Will Rock You."
Linda Ronstadt's career of covers is represented by 2 sizzling tracks, though I have to wonder why her version of "Love Me Tender" was left off.
Why, oh why did they put the studio version of "Livingston Saturday Night" instead of the live version from the film?
Then again, I knew all of this because I owned the vinyl long before the CD came out.
I saw the movie late one night on Encore in the early 90's, when I was in college radio, and loved the whole atmosphere of the film. I can understand why anyone who hasn't been in radio would be bored by it though.
Anyway, these discs are a great history lesson not to mention the outstanding contributions by Walt & Don, a.k.a. Steely Dan.
Rock And Roll Fantasy
Dan Pine | Pompano Beach, FL United States | 01/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2 CD collection is the soundtrack from the 1978 ill-fated movie. Pushing the visuals aside, the collection includes a majority of the top selling classic rock artists performing their classic hit singles that dominated the airwaves in the 1970's.Walter Brecker and Donald Fagen/Steely Dan are represented with their newly recorded title track that opens the collection and reprise that closes out the second disc. Their first major chart success, the relentless "Do It Again," is also included.The Eagles are represented as a group on "Life In The Fast Lane," from the "Hotel California" album, while there are 2 solo members with individual tracks: Joe Walsh does a parody of fortune and fame on the tongue and cheek track, "Life's Been Good." Randy Meisner performs on "Bad Man."One of the most popular female vocalists of the 1970's was Linda Ronstadt. She has 2 live performances on the album, which she also performed in the film, "Tumbling Dice," (a Rolling Stones track) and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me."Boston's feel good debut single, "More Than A Feeling" is on the soundtrack, which was extracted from their multiplatinum eponyomous debut that sold more copies that any debut album during its inception. Queen rocks with their stadium anthum, "We Will Rock You." Steve Miller soars on "Fly Like An Eagle." Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's trademark sound is heard on "Breakdown." Lou Gramm's high pitched vocals are evident on the track "Cold As Ice." The Doobie Brothers "It Keeps You Runnin'" is also included in this important rock and roll collection.The soundtrack also sports Jimmy Buffet's electric performance on "Livingston Saturday Night." Folker and adult contemporary stylist, Dan Fogelberg delivers one of his most emotionally wrenching ballads with "There's A Place In The World For A Gambler," while New York's own, Billy Joel sings his trademark ballad and grammy award winning song of the year, "Just The Way You Are." James Taylor is represented with the mid-tempo love song,"Your Smiling Face" and jazz musician Boz Scaggs performs his up tempo signature track "Lido Shuffle," that originaly appeared on his "Silk Degrees" album.This collection brings the listener back to a more innocent time in rock and roll (if that was possible), when the emphasis was primarily on the music itself and the live performances. It is essential listening for avid fans of the rock and roll medium. Skip the movie and go straight for the soundtrack!"