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Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
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|1. Stayin' Alive|
|2. How Deep Is Your Love (2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever LP Version)|
|3. Night Fever|
|4. More Than A Woman (2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever LP Version)|
|5. If I Can't Have You|
|6. A Fifth Of Beethoven|
|7. More Than A Woman|
|8. Manhattan Skyline|
|9. Calypso Breakdown|
|10. Night On Disco Mountain|
|11. Open Sesame|
|12. Jive Talkin'|
|13. You Should Be Dancing|
|14. Boogie Shoes|
|17. Disco Inferno|
Japanese Special Edition of this Classic Original Album Re-released on CD and Packaged in a 12 X 12 Inch Album Sized LP Replica Sleeve with all the Original Artwork and Tracks.
Survivors of the disco boom of the late 1970s are of course bemused at the ease with which the patina of cultural significance has appeared on the music (and even the clothes) of the period. In any event, whether you can't resist tapping your feet to those four-on-the-floor Bee Gees tunes or whether you're curious about what is, after all, the precursor of hip hop, there's still no better way of enjoying this stuff than through this era-defining recording. Interestingly, there's more social comment here than the happy tunes might suggest, such as in the lyrics of "Staying Alive" which are entirely reminiscent of the theme of the movie They Shoot Horses, Don't They? in their depiction of dance as a desperate escape from social deprivation. Well, up to a point. Then there's "Night Fever" and "Disco Inferno" and all the other white-suits-and-sequins standards which epitomised the movement. What's notable--and perhaps surprising--are the strong melodic and lyrical identities the songs all have, which resulted in a string of hit singles. If you were there, you'll want this music. If you weren't, you'll still want it. It explains a lot. --Roger Thomas --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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For fans of the old-style BeeGees ballads, this new direction with the edgy falsetto vocals and the nervous beat came as a shock initially, but those hits like Jive Talkin' and You Should Be Dancing soon enough swept one up in the disco fever. I love Yvonne Elliman's poignant ballad If I Can't Have You, while the tracks by Kool & The Gang, MFSB and KC & The Sunshine Band are great too.
But the real underground classic here is Disco Inferno by Trammps, nine minutes of burbling, bubbling, stomping, storming, gripping funk that is as anthemic as any great rock song by for example Bruce Springsteen. Come to think of it, most of the BeeGees tracks here can also be considered as anthems of the disco generation.
Besides serving as bridges between the classic hits, the filler tracks like A Fifth Of Beethoven and Salsation add authenticity to the overall listening experience and serve to strengthen the ambience. This album and the movie took disco out of the underground and reinvented it as a mainstream phenomenon.
While rock music was going through the convulsions of the punk and new wave revolutions, disco was having the party of the decade. And this album, along with the music of Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Boney M, Village People and others, provided the soundtrack to an era.
This album makes me wanna get on the dance floor.
My opinions on each seperate track.
1:Stayin' Alive, a great upbeat song, the perfact opening to the album. 5/5
2:How Deep Is Your Love?: a great ballad. 5/5
3:Night Fever: a fantastic disco song, Exellent for a dance club. 5/5
4:More Than A Woman (Bee Gees version): another exellent disco song. 5/5
5:If I Can't Have You: Yet another splendid disco song 5/5
6: A Fifth Of Beethoven (Instumental): A good version of Beethoven's 5th symphony movement #1 with a disco beat. 4/5
7:More Than A Woman (Tavares version): As great as the Bee Gees version. 5/5.
8:Manhattan Skyline (Instrumental): A good instrumental disco track.4/5
9:Calypso Breakdown (Instrumental): Kind of boring, not very lively. 2/5
10:Night On Disco Mountain (Instrumental): An exellent version of Modest Mussorgsky's Night On bald Mountain with a disco beat. 5/5
11:Open Sesame: A good disco song with an Arabian Nights flavor. 4/5
12:Jive Talkin': A fabulous disco song. 5/5
13:You Should Be Dancing: Another really cool disco song, Again great for dance clubs. 5/5
14:Boogie Shoes: A rather short (2:14) But still very funky disco song. 5/5
15:Salsation (Instrumental): A good instrumental track with a salsa flavor. 4/5
16:K-jee (Instrumental): Another good instrumental track. 4/5
17.Disco Inferno: A great, upbeat disco song, The perfect ending for the album. 5/5
The Bee Gees are my favorite band and this is my personal favorite of their albums that I own. (That includes albums that they only did some of, like this one.)
I recommend this album for anyone who wants to get on the floor!.
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this for my son, he is a big Bee Gees fan and loves the Saturday Night Fever movie, so it was a no brainer to buy the CD.Published 14 months ago by bookworm
The delivery is on time. This is CD is really great. My children loves it very much espicailly my 10 year old son.Published on July 13 2013 by Marcial
The music of The Bee Gees is quite good. "Stayin Alive" still sounds good today. Some of the other music would best be appreciated by someone with an interest in this type... Read morePublished on June 3 2013 by Roller
Apart from the soundtrack of Bodyguard, this is surely one of the best selling soundtrack ever. Starting with the Bee Gees, they are originally slow ballad singers. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Trombonist
Can everyone please spare me the lengthy diatribes and just say thumbs up, or thumbs down? If you don't like disco, why in the hell would you buy the soundtrack to Saturday Night... Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by James A. Butler