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The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists
The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Director Joel Schumacher, who went on to helm many big-budget, tiny-intellectual movies, gave us an 1980s update of the story of the vampire. It was all hip, good-looking, and tremendously vacuous. Similarly, the music doe...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 7/31/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678176722

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Director Joel Schumacher, who went on to helm many big-budget, tiny-intellectual movies, gave us an 1980s update of the story of the vampire. It was all hip, good-looking, and tremendously vacuous. Similarly, the music doesn't break any new ground or offer much that's timeless. INXS' collaborations with Jimmy Barnes are fine, for instance, but Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm's "Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys)" verges on the painful in a way that only overwrought 1980s music can. Roger Daltrey's take on Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is by the numbers, and so wasted. It's only Echo and the Bunnymen's cover of The Doors' "People Are Strange" that warrants much attention, even if it's, erm, buried. --Scott Wilson

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Timeless
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 05/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may be the best movie soundtrack of all time. The music found on this disk perfectly captures the feel of the movie. Really what is there to review? Just take a look at all of these 4 and 5 star ratings. If you have seen the film you will want to soundtrack if for nothing else than for the haunting "theme" of "Cry Little Sister" which will become a mainstay on all future Halloween mix CD's. Lou Gramm's "Lost in the Shadows" is as good as anything "Foreigner" ever put out and Gramm's vocals are top notch...seriously just try to listen to "Lost in the Shadows" once...it can't be done, you will be hitting rewind as soon as it begins to fade just to listen to it once more. "Beauty has her Way" and "I Still Believe" are both catchy and immediately take you right back to the late 80's with a sound that was unique to the time, but still sounds fresh today. Really there isn't a weak song on the album. Highly recommended and perfect for a warm, dark summer night."
CLASSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR A CLASSIC FILM
fmwaalex | Austin, TX USA | 01/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE LOST BOYS SOUNDTRACK

This is really the first time I have reviewed a cd that is not rap/hip hop related, but I love the movie so much I felt that I should review the soundtrack and add a rock type of music review to my review list. So with out further a due

1.GOOD TIMES-this is a nice bouncy energetic song, with a great beat and nice vocals from INXS and JIMMY BARNES. For some reason when I hear this song I see a montage from the NFL or something, especially during the hook. You know clips of moments from the games of the week, and shots of drunken fans holding it down. Over all this a pretty good song.4/5

2.LOST IN THE SHADOWS [THE LOST BOYS]-I have to admit that I really like this song, it fits the film perfectly and the hook is great. The whole entire song is pretty eerie if you listen to what the lyrics are saying. LOU GRAMM did an excellent job on this track, and PAT MORAN and Lou him self did a great job on production. This is definitely a highlight of the soundtrack.5/5

3.DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME-all I can say about this track is that it is great. I have always been a sucker for slow songs, and this track falls into that category. Although it speeds up a bit when the beat drops it still has that cinematic feel to it, and then it slows down again after the hook. ROGER DALTREY did a great job on this track. This a great way to follow the previous track, classic after classic.4.8/5

4.LAYING DOWN THE LAW-INXS and Jimmy Barnes return with their second and final track of the soundtrack, and I prefer this one over the first. This one sounds smoother and more laid back. And like the first one this one was produced by MARK OPITZ and remixed by BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN. I love the sax in this track, and the hook is nice.4.5/5

5.PEOPLE ARE STRANGE-this is another highlight of the soundtrack, this was one of the songs I remembered from years ago when I first had seen the film. RAY MANZAREK produced an excellent track, and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN held it down nicely on this track. This is definitely a highlight of the soundtrack.5/5

6.CRY LITTLE SISTER [THEME FROM THE LOST BOYS]-this is with out a doubt the best song from the album, and definitely the most memorable from the movie. I remembered this song from the movie more then any other, and is also the reason my girl went and bought the album the other day after we saw the movie again after all these years of sitting in the house. The organs on this track are off the hook, and GERARD MCMANN holds it hard on this song. And for some one that pretty much only bumps rap for the most part I have been known to blast this in the ride from time to time. This is definitely a classic record, I know everyone who has seen the movie knows this one.5/5

7.POWER PLAY-another good song comes threw on this track, with a track that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack from the 80's. I can't explain enough how this joint just screams 80's, which is great because my girl loves 80's music. And to be honest this is a really good song just like the rest. EDDIE and THE TIDE tear this track with a nice energetic performance.4/5

8.I STILL BELIEVE-this song starts out real eerie and creepy with nice effects and then drops a nice beat. This is another song I remember from the movie, and like the others another I enjoy. I would also like to say TIM CAPPELLO gets into this joint hard when the hook drops each time. Like the previous track this one is a good song and a good addition to the album.4/5

9.BEAUTY HAS HER WAY-another good song follows the last track with a song I swear should have been on that flick "THE LABRINTH" [not sure if I spelled that right]. Not that is a bad thing, in fact this is a really enjoyable song, and MUMMY CALLS turn in a great performance on this track. This is over all a pretty good song, and the hook is nice.4/5

10.TO THE SHOCK OF MISS LOUISE-this is that carnie music for merry go rounds and stuff from the movie, so with that said I really don't know how to review this track. To be honest with u I really don't listen to this track, so I guess for the type of music it is, it is good.5/5

So there u have it the first music review I have done that is non rap, and to be honest I like all of the songs on here. Most of my friends want to kill me for listening to some rock music. So I love to jam this cd when any of them ride with me any were, my girl loves it though as she loves everything 80's.
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