Annie (Original 1982 Motion Picture Soundtrack) Soundtrack
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Take "It's the Hard-Knock Life" for example. The other recordings can't hold a candle to this one, as they don't have the extensive dance breaks.
Carol Burnett's portrayal as the drunken villian Miss Hannigan is just as hilarious on the soundtrack as it is with the movie itself. The woman is a genius.
I was diagnosed with the disease Neurofibromatosis at the age of 4 and was told I had six months left to live. I am now 26 years old and I am lucky to be here. Anyway, Make a Wish Foundation found out about me and asked what I wanted. Of all the things a little girl could ask for, I wanted to see the musical Annie on stage. Although I don't remember the musical itself, it still left an impact on me. The song 'Tomorrow' still tugs at my heart strings and it still gives me hope for another Tomorrow.
If you haven't seen the Aileen Quinn - Albert Finney - Carole Burnett version of Annie, well, this is the time to correct that. Order the DVD and watch. But don't forget to buy this CD of the songs. They are so much better than the iTunes or Amazon MP3 versions (which don't have this version of Annie!). But remember, you can get a copy here and then make an MP3 (rip) for your iTunes or Amazon or Play library. Well, worth it!
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The songs are not perfectly in order with the movie order... they are all there, but there are a few (only one I noticed) order problems. The Movie starts (after Tomorrow intro) with the song, "Maybe" ... a deeply moving song about Annie finding parents. The CD has this song second, after Hard Knock Life. Uggh. Come on Columbia records! Really?
UPDATE: I recently discovered why there are these little glitches (like the reversed order above). The Movie went way over budget and way over time. They had to scrap the initial scene (which included Sandy walking through the city and the radio playing the original Hubert Hoover song from stage production). This left then "It's a Hard Knock Life" as the opening song (after Tomorrow intro). I am not sure what else was originally there, but this Soundtrack was produced with that order. Then the director called a big (and successful) change and started the show with Annie singing "Maybe" That is why the order doesn't match. The slight lyric discrepancy comes from this issue too.
As with many soundtracks, the songs have been "cleaned". By that I mean we don't hear the slight movements and steps that are part of the original soundtrack of the movie.Read more ›
Sound quality is not like CDs from new artists, but CDs did not exist when the movie was released in the early 80s (30 years ago!). I was just thrilled to have the music in a format I could play at home.
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It was just a little different from my record album which was a little disappointing. It was still okay.Published 1 month ago by Deborah A. Pruitt
LOVE LOVE LOVE this soundtrack. I have loved this movie since I was a child.Published 7 months ago by Megan Streid
I loved this cd.I do not have a DVD so I can't watch the movie but I love the music so I wanted the soundtrack.I got it on time and it was in great shape. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jennifer L Arnold