Jive Talkin - Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track)
Label: Polydor - P2 25389 • Format: CD Album, Compilation, Remastered • Country: Germany • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Disco
It is one of the best-selling albums in history, selling around 40 million copies worldwide. In the UK, the album spent 18 consecutive weeks at No. The album epitomized the disco phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic and was an international sensation. According to the DVD commentary for Saturday Night Feverthe producers intended to use the song " Lowdown " by Boz Scaggs in the rehearsal scene between Tony and Stephanie in the dance studio, and choreographed their dance moves to the song.
However, representatives for Scaggs's label, Columbia Recordsrefused to grant legal clearance for it, as they wanted to pursue another disco movie project, which never materialized. Composer David Shirewho scored the film, had to, in turn, write a song to match the dance steps demonstrated in the scene and eliminate the need for future legal hassles.
However, this track does not appear on the movie's soundtrack. The Bee Gees's involvement in the film did not begin until post-production. I was dancing to Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs.
Producer Robert Stigwood commissioned the Bee Gees to create the songs for the film. We were recording our new album in the north of France. And we'd written Jive Talkin - Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) and recorded about four or five songs for the new album when Stigwood rang from LA and said, 'We're putting together this little film, low budget, called Tribal Rites of a Saturday Night. Would you have any songs on hand?
We didn't know what it was about. Barry Gibb remembered the reaction when Stigwood and music supervisor Bill Oakes arrived and listened to the demos:.
They flipped out and said these will be great. We still had no concept of the movie, except some kind of rough script that they'd brought with them He asked if we could write it more discoey. The Brothers Gibb then wrote a song called "Saturday Night" but as Maurice explains, "There were so many songs called 'Saturday Night' even one by the Bay City Rollersso when we rewrote it for the movie, we called it 'Stayin' Alive'.
Recording " Stayin' Alive " was not simple. Drummer Dennis Bryon did not attend the recording of "Stayin' Alive". The original issue of the album included the original studio version of "Jive Talkin ' "; later LP pressings included a version culled from Here at Last Bee Gees All CD releases have included the original "Jive Talkin ' ". In addition to the Bee Gees songs, additional incidental music was composed and adapted by David Shire.
Three of Shire's cues — "Manhattan Jive Talkin - Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) , "Night on Disco Mountain" based on the classical piece " Night on Bald Mountain " and "Salsation" — are included on the soundtrack album as well.
Inthe soundtrack was re-released on CD through Polydor Records. Inthe album was re-released on Reprise Records as part of the Bee Gees' regaining control of their master tapes.
To commemorate the movie's 40th anniversary, Capitol Records released a newly Emmanuel - Toda La Vida / Hay Que Arrimar El Alma version on April 21, with the original artwork and gatefold packaging. Along with the success of the movie, the soundtrack, composed and performed primarily by the Bee Geesis the best-selling soundtrack album of all time. Saturday Night Fever had a large cultural impact in the United States.
They had no idea at the time they would be making a soundtrack and said that they basically lost an album in the process. Other previously released songs from the disco era round out the music in the movie. The soundtrack also won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Inthe album was ranked No. The soundtrack hit the No. In the TV network VH1 named it the 57th greatest album of all time, and it was ranked 80th in a survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the greatest albums of all time.
The album was added Jive Talkin - Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) the (Love Song) For Annie - Peter Daltrey - Candy (The Best Of Peter Daltrey) Recording Registry in the Library of Congress on March 21, for long-term preservation. From Wikipedia, the Broken Heroes - Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse encyclopedia.
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