Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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There is very little difference in the remastered version with regards to sonic quality. The sound level is a little bit higher with a little more bass and a little more treble. Otherwise, nothing that could be considered a revelation ...
Update: April 1, 2011.
At the time I wrote above review on the remastered version of the "Flashdance" soundtrack,I was using an older home stereo system that did not do the remaster justice. Years later,with another stereo system, I am able to hear subtleties and nuances as well as an overall smoother presentation of tonality and clarity of the remastered version(doing an A-B comparison between my original early 80's pressing and the remaster); It was not just a slight boosting of bass,mids,and treble frequencies which had led me to hear or believe that not much had been sonically changed or improved over the first pressing.Read more ›
The remastered work is great, it sounds much better than the original issue, however, extra tracks that were used in the movie could've been included like Gloria (Laura Branigan) and I Love Rock 'N Roll (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), and also 12" versions of the already included tracks. They could've also included liner notes, and perhaps the lyrics to the songs. They did a great job with the "Footloose" soundtrack, which to me is as good as "Flashdance".
In comparison to the original issue, the only difference I can hear is in the song "Manhunt", they did something to the vocal section and added some more guitar and synthesizer sounds that make it even better. Great job.
I want to dedicate this review to Laura Branigan (may she rest in peace) who played a big part on this soundtrack.
Anyone who buys this CD will not be disappointed.
"Flashdance...What A Feeling" by Irene Cara--The best song on the entire album. It is about the passion of dance, and is also about how it feels when she is dancing. One of the greatest songs in the world, the album is worth buying just for this song. 5/5
"He's A Dream" by Shandi--A good song. It is the song that plays the first time we see Alex dance in Mawby's Bar, along with the famous water splashing routine. Obviously, it is about a girl seeing a guy and falling in love with him. It is fun to dance to and catchy as well. 4.5/5
"Love Theme From 'Flashdance'" by Helen St. John--AWESOME! There are no words to it, it is just some of the most beautiful music ever written. It plays a couple of times in the film, particularly when Alex and Nick are starting to fall for each other. The music is very beautiful and relaxing. A highlight of the album by far. 5/5
"Manhunt" by Karen Kamon--Very rock n' roll. It is about a girl who is fed up with being objectified by men, so she turns the tables. It is a cool song to rock out to, and was the background music of Cynthia Rhodes's only dance in the movie. 4/5
"Lady, Lady, Lady" by Joe Ben Esposito--This is such a good song! It plays on Nick and Alex's first date in the film, and Joe's voice is very nice. This is a good song to listen to if you want to relax. 5/5
"Imagination" by Laura Branigan--A song I used to love, but now it is just OK. It is basically about using your imagination.Read more ›
I have friends younger than myself who haven't seen the movie yet (they think it's so old) but they love this music. I think it has such a wide appeal that you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like it. If you don't already own this, go out now and get it. You'll love it.
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I know this is an "old" CD but I still love the lyrics...and who could ever forget the amazing quote from the move: "when you loose your
dreams you... Read more
I loaded this to my mp3 player along with many of my other cd's, the sound is not too bad, but not as good as the rest of my cd's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marsha P
GREAT CD CAME IN GREAT SHAPE, WITH FAST SHIPPING! THANKYOU!Published 2 months ago by roberta grovom
I believe I read that this film was the fifth top rated viewed and money maker for the year of its release. The soundtrack contains some pieces that are still classics to this day. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard L. Honnick
My cousin played this soundtrack over and over during a camping trip
back in the summer of 1983. One of the best soundtracks of the 80's.