Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Beaches: Original Soundtr... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by SHOP@HOME
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: FREE 2nd Day Ground Shipping for Prime Members Giftwrap & Gift-message Available CD is Shrinkwraped Hassle free return policy 100% satisfaction guaranteed! CD case has normal shealfwear cd might have light scufs don't afect playback buy with confidence
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Beaches: Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack

4.7 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Soundtrack, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$10.76
$2.28 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$10.76 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Beaches: Original Soundtrack Recording
  • +
  • Beaches (Special Edition)
Total price: $15.76
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

The definitive "chick flick" of its era, this 1989 film single-handedly revived Bette Midler's career and gave her the biggest hit of her life, the #1 smash Wind Beneath My Wings .
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:17
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
4:53
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
1:29
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
3:31
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
3:11
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
4:39
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
3:15
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
2:26
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
4:04
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
1:59
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: November 22, 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002INP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,250 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J. M. Zuurbier on August 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Beaches is one of the best movies I have ever seen, it is one of my favorite. I have never seen such a captivating film about friends, and the trials and tribulations, the joys and fears, that go with the friendship. The music, is excellent. By far Bette's best music to date. On many tracks there is a resonance of sadness in each note. The standout obviously is the classic ballad "Wind Beneath My Wings", very uplifting, sad, but joyous at the same time. I sang it at a friend's funeral a few years ago. "Baby Mine", "The Friendship Theme" (instrumental) and "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" are all sad songs, that make you reflect on life (along with "Wind Beneath My Wings") and realize how precious and short our lives are, and how we shouldn't take it for granted. The fun side is shown through songs like "I've Still Got My Health" and "Otto Titsling". I also really like the cover of the Dolly Parton song "I Know You By Heart", its on Dolly's 1987 Rainbow album (out of print) and its a duet with Smokey Robinson. Overall though, this is a splendid album to listen to, its just brimming with quality material and talent. I also suggest you accompany this cd with the movie, absolutely a must see if you haven't seen it yet!
1 Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
WHEN I FIRST CAME TO THIS COUNTRY A FRIEND SUGESTED TO RENT "BEACHES";OH MY GOD DID WE CRY THAT NIGHT... I RECENTLY BOUGHT THE CD AND "WIND BENEATH MY WINGS" KEEPS REMENDING ME OF MY FATHER. THANK YOU BETTE FOR SUCH A WONDERFULL SONG.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on June 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderful cd! It is full of beautiful songs that are so filled with love, you can hear it in every song. The music is wonderful and Bette Midler really shines! If you don't like bette midler i would recommend to find something else, but if you've seen the movie and you loved it as much as i do then this would be a perfect for you or as a gift. In fact, I bought for my best friend when I graduated from high school and she loved it!
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Barbara Hersheys character does not die of cancer. She is taken ill and dies of cardiomyopathy...a condition of the heart.

This wonderful contrast in characters depicts the strength of women friendships. Midler's dominant character learns that Hershey, though seemingly weaker, is where she has always drawn her strength. This movie uses every emotion, and the bittersweet ending, full of hope.

It's my favorite movie of all time. Thanks, Garry, for this magnificent story!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge fan of Bette Midler and thought her acting in this movie was sensational; I love the movie as well. All of the songs on this soundtrack album are excellent. This is a great album to have, the fact that there are only ten songs on it doesn't bother me at all (I have this album on all three formats: LP, cassette tape and CD). Every song on this soundtrack album is worth many listens, especially "Wind Beneath My Wings", which I believe is the most memorable song on here (and my most favorite song of hers). I also love "Oh Industry", with its weird sounding intro, instrumentation and lyrics. The final song, "The Friendship Theme", which closes out the album, is great as an instrumental, a piano being the only instrument played in this song. "Otto Titsling" has got to be the funny title on this album, as funny as the scene in the movie that this song is heard in. "I Know You By Heart" is excellent, with Bette dueting with David Pack. "Baby Mine" is soft and sweet with Bette's beautiful voice blending so wonderfully with the piano. "I've Still Got My Health" is fine with its jazz sound. "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" is great, too, but has a little bit of a sad sound to it. "Under the Boardwalk" is great. I heard the earlier version of it (I don't know who the vocalists were on it), but didn't like it too much. Bette's version of this song is more enjoyable with an upbeat sound; the other version was bland and too mellow. "The Glory of Love" is great to listen to as well. When Bette's character sings it at the end of the movie, it's really touching to see her raise her hand and wave to Hillary (Barbara Hershey's character) in heaven. So, for those of you who are big fans of Bette Midler, I strongly advise you to buy this movie and get the soundtrack album as well. No Bette Midler music library should be complete without this title. Get them while you can!!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was the turning point in Midler's stunning singing career in which she progressed from the sassy and brassy The Divine Miss M, to the elegant and classy inspirational balladress Bette Midler. There's nothing more spectacular than a Bette Midler movie with a Bette Midler soundtrack. It's when Bette is in top form and proves she's the ultimate entertainer. For proof, just look at her other movie/soundtrack efforts, The Rose, For The Boys, Gypsy, and of course Beaches. This soundtrack, which reached #2 and was certified 3x platinum with 3 million copies sold, is an example of what the perfect pop album should sound like. It begins with her catchy soothing version of Under the Boardwalk. Wind Beneath My Wings, Midler's first and only #1 song, follows and proves to be the ultimate Bette Midler song and it's the one everyone knows and loves. I've Still Got My Health is a comical little Cole Porter number that's fitting for Midler's style. A much funnier song is the Midler penned Otto Titsling. An absolutely hilarious treat about big boobs and the invention of the bra. Fitting, as Midler has used her assets as part of her act for 40 years. I Think It's Going To Rain Today has become a Midler classic and continues in the tradition of Wind Beneath My Wings as a big, emotionally filled ballad that has become Midler's staple. The biggest treat may be her glorious rendition of The Glory of Love. Much like her sensual cover of her first hit, Do You Want To Dance, Midler slowed Glory of Love down and put her emotional touch and one of a kind voice to amazing use. I must admit I think my favorite track on this huge hit record is Oh Industry. Dark and stormy this synthesized fueled rock song with it's deep vocals and strange, yet beautiful lyrics is haunting and provides just enough of a contrast to the rest of the record to make it unforgettable, just like this album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Beaches: Original Soundtrack Recording
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Beaches: Original Soundtrack Recording


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?