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Youngblood: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Great 80's AOR/pop soundtrack
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 06/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here we go with another forgettable 80's movie that provided an excellent soundtrack. The Youngblood soundtrack was to 80's AOR what the Iron Eagle soundtrack was to 80's metal. Here are the songs that are featured on the album:
Opening Score (William Orbit) - I could care less about the movie or its score, so this track didn't do anything for me.
Stand in the Fire (Mickey Thomas) - This quintessential 80's movie soundtrack anthem is performed by Starship vocalist Mickey Thomas. The song is exclusive to this soundtrack.
Talk Me Into It (Glenn Jones) - R&B singer Glenn Jones is pretty much the only non-rock artist on the album, but this upbeat song still fits the album's mood fairly well.
Something Real (Mr. Mister) - This poppy track was also included on the band's 1987 album Go on.
I'm a Real Man (John Hiatt) - John Hiatt lends the bluesy, swaggering "I'm a Real Man", from his 1985 album Warming Up to the Ice Age.
Cut You Down To Size (Starship) - Another exclusive song, this time from Starship. It's a big party rocking anthem that you'd only find in the 80's.
Footsteps (Nick Gilder) - This one came from glam rocker Nick Gilder's ill-received 1985 self-titled album. Gilder took a lot of heat for going so commercial and AOR, but I actually like that sound, so the song worked for me, and suits this soundtrack to a T.
Soldier of Fortune (Marc Jordan) - This song originally appeared on Jordan's 1987 album Talking Through Pictures. It's a little to poppy for my tastes, but it's not a bad addition overall.
Winning Is Everything (Autograph) - This song is pretty much the reason I bought this soundtrack. Autograph was a too often overlooked player in the 80's hair metal scene, and I was thrilled to find an Autograph song that wasn't available anywhere else. Needless to say, it's the hardest-hitting song on the album.
If you're a serious 80's AOR/melodic rock fan, the Youngblood soundtrack is totally worth tracking down. Not only are there some excellent melodic rock songs that aren't available anywhere else, but the album really captures the spirit of radio-friendly rock in the mid 80's."