Anyone who liked the movie will love this album. As the cover says: "have the time of your life." This edition finally features "all" of the music from the movie including the previously unreleased Gazebo Waltz.
There are 27 tracks (they are listed above) and who of us can believe that this movie was released twenty years ago. There is also a two disc dvd which is available with all sorts of features including the original screen tests for the movie. However, on this CD you will have to compensate yourself with the fantastic score of the move itself.
Dirty Dancing, musically, became a super phenom when it came out. The original soundtrack hit number one in the album charts. In those days if an album sold a million copies, it was hot stuff. This one sold that amount in the first few weeks. A sequel came out and that brought the sales up to 20 million. That was just the album. Some of the singles on the album kept at the top of the charts for what seemed forever.
This soundtrack was so loved because it represented the music of that time period and also of the setting. The movie was set in the summer of 1963 but it was released in 1987. The summer of 1963 coupled with the great sounds of the 80's are what made these albums soar. The music score is fantastic.
There have been multi-platinum albums from this originally low budget film which to date has now grossed over $300 million dollars.
The music is phenomenal and what makes it even more terrific is that it is altogether in one album. My two favorites are Hungry Eyes and I've Had The Time of My Life. But there is something for everyone here and this is another walk down memory lane. If you love the music of the 80's, you will love this album.