Absolute Beginners - OSTVendor: Universal
NEW VINYL LP ON UNIVERSAL 2020
2 X 180 GRAM VINYL.
One of the finest soundtracks to come out of the '80s. Featuring David Bowie crooning Sinatra style on the title track, the music sort of mixes pop-swing-jazz stylings of late 50's Britain (when the movie takes place) with modern artists. Features 18 tracks, with contributions from Sade, Style Council, Ray Davies, Gil Evans and more. The real highlights, besides the Bowie numbers ('Volare'!), include a swingin' jazz torch tune by Sade ('Killer Blow') and actress Patsy Kensit (Lethal Weapon 2) who does a wispy voiced jazz beatnik number complete with bongos and background finger snaps. The film was directed by Julian Temple, a hot music video director back in the '80s, who also directed Bowie's epic 'Blue Jean' video, and while the film itself is flawed, Temple's music background comes raging through.
1. David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
2. Sade - Killer Blow
3. The Style Council - Have You Ever Had It Blue?
4. Ray Davies - Quiet Life
5. Gil Evans - Va Va Voom
6. David Bowie - That's Motivation
7. Eighth Wonder - Having It All
8. Working Week - Rodrigo Bay
9. Slim Gaillard - Selling Out
10. Jerry Dammers - Riot City
11. Gil Evans - Boogie Stop Shuffle (Rough And The Smooth)
12. Tenpole Tudor - Ted Ain't Ded
13. David Bowie - Volare (Nel Blu Dipinito Di Blu)
14. Clive Langer - Napoli
15. Jonas - Little Cat (You've Never Had It So Good)
16. Gil Evans - Absolute Beginners (Slight Refrain)
17. Gil Evans - Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot And The Cool)
18. Laurel Aitken - Landlords And Tenants
19. Ekow Abban - Santa Lucia
20. Gil Evans - Cool Napoli
21. Smiley Culture - So What?
22. Gil Evans - Absolute Beginners (Refrain)