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Midnight Express: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Giorgio MoroderAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. ChaseGiorgio Moroder 8:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Love's ThemeGiorgio Moroder 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. (Theme From) Midnight ExpressGiorgio Moroder 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Istanbul BluesDavid Castle 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The WheelGiorgio Moroder 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Istanbul OpeningGiorgio Moroder 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. CacaphoneyGiorgio Moroder 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. (Theme From) Midnight ExpressChris Bennett 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 2, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: October 6, 1978
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001FBZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,209 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

DCS 24 bit digitally remastered edition of the Giorigio Moroder classic score, featuring the pop hit "The Chase".

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By O. Khan
Format:Audio CD
the music from the soundrack AS USED IN the film is far, far more atmospheric and interesting, but sadly this film came out during the height of the disco boom '78 and the soundtrack released by (Casablanca? who were at the forefront of the disco roadshow) reflected the way they thought the record would sell. Giorgio Moroder won the Oscar for his score on this film but the version on the CD is a remixed and revamped version meant for the clubs rather than a true representation of the music contained in the film - It would probably be financially ridiculous, but wouldnt it be great if there was to be a release of the music as used in the film rater than the fangled remixed version............
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why poor remixes ?!?!?!?! October 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This cd is remixed and NOT the original music used in the film.
The music in the film is fantastic and imaginative but the cd is remixed with naff percussion making it sound all discoey.
Don't waste your money if you want the original music.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moroder Mesmerizes... February 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Chase track clocking in at over 8 minutes is worth the price of the cd alone. This track strongly indentifies the pop-music style of the time . You don't have to strain your ears to realize the Moroder genius touch and Faltermeyer contributions that Chase sounds hauntingly similar to Donna Summer's I Feel Love and Our Love/Sunset People; of course this is no dumb coincidence.Yet, he avoids turning this into a notorious campy disco soundtrack.It is also comparable to Vangelis' BladeRunner theme (the pulsing futuristic synthesized sound). The next memorable track is Istanbul Blues.It's just that; a song done in blues fashion by a male singer named David Castle whose vocals are light and not at all heavy a la B.B. King. It's more a blue-eye soul/blues track. The end track theme is sung by a fascinating female vocalist named Chris Bennett who at times is reminiscent of a Diana Ross protogee with slight more vocal stamina. Some of the other remaining tracks are very haunting and eerie in not just an electronic sense but in an atmospheric way. At times these tracks make you forget it's a soundtrack to an American imprisoned in a Turkish jail. They sound as though they were written for a couple of horror scenes to a sci-fi thriller.
The only disappointment is that the soundtrack is so short in length.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moroder's favourite project January 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Giorgio Moroder is on record saying that 'Midnight Express' is his favourite project, and when I listen to his 1980's works, I agree with him. It's worth buying for the first track, "Chase" - 8 1/2 minutes of Moroder deluxe - although the other tracks are also good.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moroder and Faltermeyer invent the cliches May 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The venerable "Chase" is not just the "Art Bell show theme" but one of the cornerstones of instrumental electronica. This album, along with Moroder and Summer's single "I Feel Love," had a profound influence on the compositional process for synthesized dance and trance music through the end of the century--create a beat, layer synthesizers over it, twist knobs for timbral variation, and layer over that a melody or incidental sound that doesn't really connect to the chords of the harmony. The blueprint for decades of experimentation to follow! The credit isn't Moroder's alone, of course, but he had a sense of the moment, and seized it here.
Even though the quality of the recording isn't great by modern standards, you can't beat Faltermeyer's powerful but evasive flanged analog sound. He retained his ability to create catchy yet subtle synthesizer textures for many years--reaching his greatest popular success a few years later with "Axel F."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Hail The Chase July 17, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Need I say more, The Chase rocks. For all the true wrestling fans of the world The Chase was the theme music for Jim J Cornettes Midnight Express OF NWA Fame. Miroder has composed the greatest disco-techno beat to ever exist. It rocked in the late 70's and its still kickin but in 2001
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not the original soundtrack June 10, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm watching the Midnight Express movie right now. The music on this CD is not the exact music in the movie. It's the same melody, but played with different instruments. I want the music from the movie soundtrack, not an immitation. This CD sounds like a phoney synthesizer, but the music in the movie sounds more authentic and real. The theme song sounds like chimes in the movie, but on the CD it's completely different -- sounds like a synthesizer. Where can I buy the version from the movie?? DON'T BUY THIS DISC IF YOU WANT THE ORIGINAL MOVIE MUSIC.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute Masterpiece of a Soundtrack October 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was the very first soundtrack I ever heard as a young man (recommended by my father - who still knows nothing about music) and we both liked it even then. As the years past and Moroder did plenty of other work this Soundtrack still stands as his best and is without doubt one of the best pieces of music to drive to. Even after all these years my Father still likes it although we have never agreed on another piece of music since!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The father of techno .....
Great music from way back.
Published 9 days ago by Coacher
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
like the music on this
Published 17 days ago by g. a. marken
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Soundtrack
Execellent music from the famous movie. Based upon a true story. Try to catch the movie on late night TV. The theme song is really great.
Published 1 month ago by Zaba9901
5.0 out of 5 stars a must listen
If "Midnite Express" the movie was missed by you then at least get the soundtrack. Its awsome. Giorgio Moroder can really do justice to a movie like this. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steven I. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great electronica soundtrack, especially for it's day! Groundbreaking...
This may not be an exact rendering of the soundtrack in 'Midnight Express' the film, but that's OK. It's still a groundreaking release, given the electronic synths carrying most... Read more
Published 5 months ago by CQ DX
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for Moroder fans
Got this mostly to have the Chase music again. Fun to listen to. It's short since it's just what was on the original record but it's still fun.
Published 6 months ago by S. Day
4.0 out of 5 stars Midnight Express Soundtrack
I own the CD, but wanted to have it as walking music. The Chase is perfect for that. And the love theme is beautiful!
Published 16 months ago by H. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hate the movie, love the soundtrack...
Being a Turkish American, I have a strong dislike for the exaggerated stereotypes in the movie. It is true Turkish prisons are not Club Med but neither is Attica and the US prison... Read more
Published on April 1, 2012 by Mr. Fixit
5.0 out of 5 stars Giorgio Moroder's second finest soundtrack
Although I do appreciate the movie, it is the soundtrack that I've enjoyed since 1984 when I first bought this CD as one of my first owned CD's. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Rykre
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT disco music
When I first saw this movie, I was completely floored by the music, I mean it gave me goosebumps, and it was the start of my love for electronic music. Back in the day... Read more
Published on February 13, 2011 by ElmoTheCat
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