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Ghostbusters

Soundtrack Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who ya gonna call? Aug. 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
What was the first ever, pop album I ever, and I mean EVER bought? Whatcha gonna say? GHOSTBUSTERS! The soundtrack, that is.
Ray Parker Jr.'s immortal rollicking fusion of rock and funk title track kicks off the soundtrack. As a bookend, the instrumental version of this song completes the album. Yes, it is worth having both versions.
The Bus Boys' rock-a-billy "Cleaning Up The Town" picks up the pace of a party in full swing. It's the most lively track on the album.
I never heard anything else by Alessi, but their "Saving The Day" is a mid-paced synthesizer number with backing horns. The Thompson Twins' bouncy post-modern new wave "In The Name Of Love," originally from their Into The Gap album, is present as well. With Steve Lillywhite producing this song, it's good to know he had more than just DMB on his producing credits.
Air Supply's "I Can Wait Forever" a Chicago or REO Speedwagon-type ballad, is simply wonderful. The first time I heard them I wondered about the vocalist's gender. I found out later, of course. He kind of reminded me of Dennis DeYoung of Styx.
Laura Branigan's "Hot Night" is actually different from the synthesizer pop she usually performed. It's a rocking club number complete with driving electric guitar. Her best song ever!
Mick Smiley's "Magic" predominates with a synth-drum reminiscent of Phil Collin's "In The Air Tonight" and some rock guitar used in the chorus. This song is played when the city begins to be riddled with spooks in the movie, with ectoplasmic ghosts trails floating towards the sky; the portion used is the monologue spoken over the moody uptempo drums and eerie synthesizer, conveyed to denote the ghosts taking over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A soundtrack role model Sept. 23 2001
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is awesome! Not only does it contain all tracks from the movie, but also something else: The nice orchestra theme in the movie [the stairs scene] that really isn't produced by any artist, is also included. This, technically, makes this album a soundtrack, and the score of the movie Ghostbusters. This in return makes for an excellent purchace. This soundtrack should be owned by all ghostbusters fans alike, and should be dwelled by for eons, and eons. The fact that the second movie, was a total failure, both in the humour department, and the story department is one thing. But that the soundtrack of the second movie was a total disaster, is something that can not be forgiven, when the first movie was a total god, in comparison. K, I'm not going to talk further.. If the publishers of the DVD Ghostbusters, know anything at all, they'll include the soundtrack on the DVD. If you like the movie, and hummed along to the music, this product has really gone way beyond: Many products are made to make more money. This product deserves the money, and with todays doses of greed I don't say that often. Get it, now!
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This cool collection of mid '80's rock-pop tunes still rule even to this day, I feel. Admittedly, I have gotten tired of Ray Parker's movie theme song, but I still really like the sound of the Bus Boys' (Who?) "Cleanin' Up The Town" and Alessi's (Again, who?) "Savin' The Day", most likely being the only things these groups are know for. The Thompson Twins get down and funky with "In The Name Of Love", then I also like Mick Smiley's soothing, ghostly "Magic", then finally the Instrumental "Main Title Theme", you know, it goes "Da Do Do Dunk Dunk, Da Do Do Dunk Dunk" and further on than that. It was usually played during Bill Murray's scenes. Of course, Dana had her own theme too, but I don't care for it nearly as much. Anyway, I do indeed recommend this soundtrack highly, so, until next time, I'll soon review the second movie's CD, watch out for those pesky, sneaky Slimers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably the best album of the 80's Feb. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
The 1984 smash hit "Ghostbusters" is the not the only good song on this LP. Tracks like "Magic" by Mick Smiley fuel the albums spooky feel by starting the song off kind of like "In the air Tonight" by Phil Collins then completely changing the tempo into the featured part of the song used in the film. The Thompson Twins totally rock also with their 80's hit "In the name of love". Other great songs include "Savin' the day" by Alessi and the R&B riffed out "Cleanin up the town" by the Bus Boys. The instrumental tracks are great additions also yet the album is missing a featured song in the film. For some reason, Arista Records neglected to put "Disco Inferno" on the album even though it was featured in the party scene at Lewis Tully's house in the film. Oh well, great album anyway :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect Oct. 12 2001
Format:Audio CD
Alas, few things in this world are perfect. How depressing it is when something comes so close.
While the soundtrack is excellent, especially with two versions of Ray Parker Jr.'s title track, and very complete with the pop music dotting the movie (even some particularly obscure entries) -- enjoy Air Supply and the Thompson Twins in particular -- the score's the thing, and since there is no score CD for this movie it's particularly sad that Elmer Bernstein's entire score didn't make it on here. While the best, and most memorable, themes made it (the Ghostbusters and Dana themes), they are mere shadows of their greatness on the screen. Disappointing!
Nevertheless, this is your chance to own an almost-perfect soundtrack of one of the best movies of the 1980's. I can honestly say that there's no better companion CD to this classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SMOOTH ROCK N' ROLL
What can I say? It's groovy! You can dance to this CD any way possible, you can narrow your eyes and concentrate on it, you can sing along with it, you can analyze it, it's like... Read more
Published on Jan. 12 2004 by Jonathan W. Cardwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS
This really is a great 80's album to listen to. My 2 favorite songs on this great CD are: GHOSTBUSTERS(Ray Parker Jr) & MAGIC(Mick Simey), All the other songs are great... Read more
Published on July 25 2003 by Troy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
My kids argued over this CD on a long car trip. They both wanted to listen to it over and over! Still great music after all this time....
Published on Jan. 10 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' in the 80's
I've been listening to this album since before I can remember. Ghostbusters was always my favorite on it. Read more
Published on July 11 2002 by Joe K.
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' in the 80's
I've been listening to this album since before I can remember. Ghostbusters was always my favorite on it. Read more
Published on July 11 2002 by Joe K.
5.0 out of 5 stars So totally reeking of awesomeness!
I bought this CD last year and i tell you, it hasn't been out of my CD player since. The songs are so catchy, especially 'Cleanin' Up the Town' by the Bus Boys and 'In the Name of... Read more
Published on Feb. 20 2001 by Kenneth R Cookney
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters is a great soundtrack & CD!
I think the soundtrack to the excellent movie Ghostbusters, is as good as the film. "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Junior is one of those songs that will never go away,... Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2001 by Matthew Gomez
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters - A Must Buy Soundtrack
If there is something strange in your stereo. Who you gonna call? 1-800-201-7575 to see if this album is on stock. Then go online to order this soundtrack. Cool songs.. Read more
Published on Nov. 29 2000 by "cholnics"
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Soundtrack Ever!
I just recieved my Ghostbusters Soundtrack today and let me tell you, it's one of my best CDs. I used to listen to Ghostbusters on the internet all the time but had to suffer... Read more
Published on Aug. 26 2000 by "vadmkirk"
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