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Rocky Horror Picture Show [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

Richard O'Brien, Rocky Horror (Related Recordings)Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (October 3, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: October 3, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00004YR3I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Science Fiction, Double Feature
2. Dammit, Janet
3. Over At The Frankenstein Place
4. Time Warp - Tim Curry/Susan Sarandon/Barry Bostwick/Richard O'Brien/Patricia Quinn/Little Nell/Johnathan Adams/P
5. Sweet Transvestite
6. The Sword Of Damocles
7. I Can Make You A Man
8. What Ever Happened To Saturday Night?
9. I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)
10. Toucha-Toucha-Touch Me
11. Once In A While
12. Eddie's Teddy
13. Planet, Schmanet, Janet Floor Show:
14. Rose Tint My World
15. Don't Dream It. Be It
16. Wild And Untamed Thing
17. I'm Going Home
18. Super Heroes
19. Science Fiction, Double Feature (Reprise)

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Media Type: CD
Artist: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Title: SOUNDTRACK-25 YEARS OF ABSOLUT
Street Release Date: 10/03/2000
Domestic
Genre: SOUNDTRACK

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Another installment of the Cult Show That Will Not Die, the 25th anniversary edition of the Rocky Horror soundtrack has, of course, the kinds of things one would expect of an anniversarial edition. These include previously unreleased tracks and a CD booklet that attempts to explain the inexplicable: how character actor Richard O'Brien's little slice of weirdness became such a hit that, a quarter of a century later, it's a Broadway production once again. Even today, there are people out there being, well, exposed to the phenomenon that is Rocky Horror for the first time, and the reaction is always the same: either utter enchantment or utter mystification. There's no denying that the show has a certain appeal. Creator O'Brien has called it "something any 10-year-old can enjoy," and maybe that's the secret: something about Rocky Horror's barely controlled insanity connects with our inner children. Maybe it's Tim Curry's magnetic performance. Maybe it's the music. Maybe it's '70s nostalgia. Whatever the reason, Rocky Horror has proved that one need not be mainstream to become an icon of popular culture. While the images and ideas contained therein might hardly turn a head today, there's nothing else like it that's quite as much fun. --Genevieve Williams

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Perfect, But Pretty Darn Close December 12, 2003
By mattyp4
Format:Audio CD
Rhino put forth a good effort when they released this 25th anniversary version of the soundtrack to coincide with the release of the DVD... but it's not quite perfect.

I will say that this version of the soundtrack includes just about every song (including the outtake "Once In A While"), whereas the original version left out a few cuts.

I will also point out that Rhino added a lot of dialogue to this album. The tracks are led in by the dialogue that precedes it in the film, which can be annoying as some of them are quite L-O-N-G. I know Rhino had good intentions, but I wish they would have done it on separate tracks so you can skip over them if you like. It's not horrible though. You'll live.

So back to the actual songs. As every other reviewer points out, this version has the previously unavailable "Once In A While," as well as "Sword Of Damocles" and "Planet, Schmanet, Janet," which were left off of the original album. And also as noted, the latter two songs sound like they've been recorded right off the television-- with the film's sound effects & everything. I guess the masters are MIA or something. It also abruptly stops on "Planet, Schmanet, Janet" before the "You're a hot dog..." coda, which is a shame! I love that song's ending!

So I guess this anniversary soundtrack suffers from gluttony-- my complaints stem from the fact that there is too much included on here. The dialogue is unnecessary. And the few extra tracks, while I'm glad they're there, could have been mastered properly. As for the rest, it's the same as the original soundtrack (only without that unnecessary "Time Warp" remix). The overall sound quality (those 2 songs notwithstanding) is pretty similar to the original release, if not a tiny bit better.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let The Party And The Sounds Rock On October 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I went for this new version of the soundtrack because it brings back two songs from the movie that were left off the original LP: "Sword Of Damocles" and "Planet Schmanet Janet" ("you better wise up..."). More good news came with the booklet, which has complete lyrics. This really comes in handy for some songs, in particular Meat Loaf's shining moment "What Ever Happened To Saturday Night" ("Hot Patootie-Bless My Soul" on the LP). I enjoyed the dialogue that's included on the disk, also printed out in the booklet. Hearing Tim Curry gargle his way through that mannered dialogue is almost as much fun as the songs. Also, most of Charles Gray's narrating (also deadpan hilarious) reminds of the songs' context in the movie. Way back when, I had to hunt down a separate book to figure out what the hell everybody was saying. (I still have it: minimum bid = $30. Oh wait, that's another site...) But Rhino just hands that knowledge over to you in one easy package. Change is good. Nice photos from the movie too.
The biggest disappointment, for me, is that Columbia's tap dance "break" in "The Time Warp" is once again MIA. And, as other reviewers noted, the "you're a hot dog" part is left off "Planet Schmanet." I also thought, since it's an anniversary edition, that some "where are they now" info or some cast quotes would be appropriate. Except for a picture of Mr. Gray, with the caption "To Absent Friends" and the dates of his birth and passing, there's only musical credits. Finally, the lack of liner info fails to answer the nagging question as to how and where "Super Heroes" would have fit in the movie.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Soundtrack... Almost October 4, 2000
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong, I love Rocky Horror and the songs and this is a great album which I just got in the mail today. It includes previously unreleased songs like, Once in a While, Sword of Damocles, and Planet Schmanet, but there is still some stuff missing. I hate the fact that they could put in a whole bunch of quotes from the movie before each song and have two full songs cut out of the movie and still be missing stuff from the original songs. It was missing the last couple of verses of Time Warp and Planet Schmanet. I can live without the last verse of Time Warp, but I love the part of Planet Schmanet where the characters do the last part of the song when they compare Frank-N-Furter to a hot dog, which was not included on this CD. It's part of the song and I think it's weird how that they couldn't have put that in when they put in about a bazillion quotes from the movie. Oh well, other than that this is still a great soundtrack. A big improvement over the previous one that was missing four songs!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Rocky Horror Picture Review February 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Now before I begin, let me just say that the three star rating is for the technical sides of the disc.
Since everyone already covered the music, (and after all, if you're even considering buying this you must already love the music) I'll just focus on a point that has been neglected: the disc itself. Regarding the content though, I will have to say its a solid 5 star musical extravaganza of absolute pleasure!
On to the review then...
I find it somewhat amusing reading through past reviews. It seems some people felt that whoever made this soundtrack omitted too much, while others felt that it added too much. Personally, I think they made a good balance, and its the disc that I would have chosen myself.
True it does have lengthy buildups to the songs since dialogue is culled directly from the film, but they also wisely omit the needless sound effects (such as the tap-dancing in Time Warp, bits of dialogue in the introduction between the young couple and Riff-Raff, etc).
But in doing so, they also omitted the hilarious line: "Your... wet." "Yes... it's raining.". But then again, I guess this was necessary since those lines did take some time. However, its beyond me why they omitted my favorite *musical* line (in the Medusaizer scene) "Your a hotdog... but you better not hurt her... Frankfurter."
And another issue that I had when playing the disc was that all the songs except "Science-Fiction/Double-Feature" seemed to have been muted. It just gets a little frustating having to turn up the volume right after the introductory song, but I guess that's just the penalty for the soundtrack desginer having culled the songs right from the original prints.
I glanced over the cover/booklet, and it included the lyrics for all the songs included.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for Rocky Aficionados
I've lived for years with a recording of the London cast version that was never quite up to snuff. The movie version is the one you want. Very pleased with it.
Published 22 days ago by Layabout
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 1 month ago by Brent Elstrom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely worth every penny! Buy it now!
Published 3 months ago by M. Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good quality CD all the tracks from the film thankyou
Published 3 months ago by MRs tackyokky
5.0 out of 5 stars YES
i am now happy cause i have all of the songs i am so glad they finally released the rest of them
Published 4 months ago by tony
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite musical
I love having all of the songs from the movie on here with clean audio. Some are slightly different than the movie versions, but that let to some interesting internet reading about... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert Nunez
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't dream it, Live It!!
Sounds great and appears to be the music from the movie.
Published 4 months ago by Lord Vektor
5.0 out of 5 stars 2014 - Review of RHPS: ABSOLUTE TREASURES - not what you think but...
No, this is not remastered - it's about the same quality (pretty decent) as the CD we are al familiar with. And no, these are not the cuts directly from the famed film mono track. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Weinstein
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
I would give it 5 stars if Sword of Damocles was the song from the US movie, but it's not the original track. :/
Published 7 months ago by Ssaevyn
4.0 out of 5 stars It's What You expect
It's exactly what it says it is. It's the soundtrack to the movie. I've seen alot of negative reviews, but I only expected a soundtrack and nothing else.
Published 12 months ago by Willowjana
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