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Saturday Night Fever [Soundtrack]

Bee Gees , Yvonne Elliman , Barry Gibb Audio CD
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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
15. Salsation
16. K-Jee
17. Disco Inferno

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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

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Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Warner.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever! Jan. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought "Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack" last year and still can not get enough of it!
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!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still stayin� alive after all these years Oct. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
There isn't too much that hasn't been said about this soundtrack, the Bee Gees, and its significance as a disco and soundtrack album milestone. It was with this album that soundtracks became viable cross-merchandising tie-ins after someone saw the film. Think Top Gun and Footloose in the 80's, and the Bodyguard in the 90's. But six #1 singles from an album? I don't think even Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston achieved that!
The bouncy backbeat that starts off "Stayin' Alive" makes this either a classic disco song or one that would've ended up on the burning piles of disco records. The lyrics too mirror John Travolta's character when he's coolly striding along the streets of New York. The chorus enables one to pick out the falsetto vocals and the percussive backbeat. However, it's that last verse, "Life goin' nowhere. somebody help me/somebody help me, yeah" that echoes the despair of the economic downturn of the 1970's.
"How Deep Is Your Love", with its soft keyboards, tugging strings, was the sentimental love song of the movie and like the other single, topped the charts. I don't know which verse to use here, they are all so wonderful, but I'll pick the lead-in to the chorus: "And you come to me on a summer breeze/Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave/And it's me you need to show", after which the chorus comes in, speaking of its world of fools.
"Listen to the ground/There is movement all around/There is something goin' down/And I can feel it" That magical something is "Night Fever", which spent eight weeks at #1. Using the same percussive beat as "Stayin' Alive", the pulsing synths and guitars give the atmosphere of a mirror-balled dance floor in full swing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars With this album,it could be every night fever! Aug. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album was a blockbuster even before the movie SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER was released in theatres on December 16,1977. The CD version was originally a 2-disc set,which I own. It's equivalent to the 2 LP set. When the digitally remastered version was released it became a single disc because the entirety of this album totaled approximately 77 minutes. The Bee Gees' previously released YOU SHOULD BE DANCING and JIVE TALKIN' appear on this album. Originally,the live version of JIVE TALKIN' taken from the Bee Gees' HERE AT LAST LIVE album was on this album. My CD copy has the studio MAIN COURSE version. YVONNE ELLIMAN performs the Bee Gees' composition IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU. Original Bee Gees' songs are STAYIN' ALIVE,HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE,NIGHT FEVER and MORE THAN A WOMAN. Tavares' cover of MORE THAN A WOMAN is on this album also. Another previously released song is Walter Murphy's A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN. We hear Kool and the Gang performing OPEN SESAME,K.C. and the Sunshine Band doing BOOGIE SHOES,and the Trampps' DISCO INFERNO. This was the biggest-selling movie soundtrack album next to the GREASE soundtrack. John Travolta made his starring debut in the film,when his TV show Welcome Back Kotter was in prime-time. Travolta is seen on the front cover of this album on a multi-colored dance floor wearing the white gabardine suit like he did in the film. Behind him stands a photo of the Bee Gees. What a beautiful combination,huh?
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4.0 out of 5 stars thumbs up with an * March 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
Owning every studio album released by the Gibbs over the last 36 years, it may seem odd that SNF is not in my collection. There is a simple explanation---the only music worthwhile on this hugely successful soundtrack belongs to the Brothers Gibb.
The rest is just filler, and mostly serves to remind just how spectacular the Bee Gees songs really are. They were classics then and they are classics now. How lucky I was to be young and goodlooking (right-- at least about the young part!) during the days of glitter and sound that was the late 70's.
But truth be known, the only part of this sound tack ever listened to was side one of the double album. Of course this was the Bee Gees home field,and to be sure it was great!
However, all of these wonderful tunes are amply covered on any good Bee Gees anthology, so why bother with anything else? Maybe if people are too young to remember the disco days, this CD would be interesting in it's entirety, if only to give an overall feel of the music of the era. There is no question about the impact this movie and record had on our culture.

But barring the curiosity of it all, BEE GEES :THE RECORD would suffice and at the same time cover EVERY era in a long and succesful career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely perfect.
The delivery is on time. This is CD is really great. My children loves it very much espicailly my 10 year old son.
Published 13 months ago by Marcial
4.0 out of 5 stars Music from "The Disco" Period
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 more
Published 14 months ago by Roller
5.0 out of 5 stars 30th Anniversary Remastered!
"SNF" sold over 35 million copies world-wide. It also garnered seven #1 hits in the USA alone. The Bee Gees also won several Grammys from this for production and vocal arrangement. Read more
Published on Sept. 20 2007 by Martin A Hogan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great disco classic
This masterpiece has lost none of its appeal after all these years, proving the critics wrong and the BeeGees right. Read more
Published on July 24 2007 by Pieter Uys
4.0 out of 5 stars Precursor to House and Techno
Back in the early 90's when I was clubbing, a friend watched Saturday Night Fever and gave me a rave review of it. Read more
Published on June 20 2007 by Estrild
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Selling Soundtrack Ever
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 more
Published on July 8 2004 by Trombonist
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
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 more
Published on July 4 2004 by James A. Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars disco sucks
For my review, I'll reply to Melting Pot, who said "I feel folk-rock from the 1960's was the bane of music. Read more
Published on June 16 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! YES!
This is the album that showed the nation that disco was the best kind of music. Played by the Bee Gees, plus a few others, this album's radiant style of disco will live through the... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Melting_Pot
5.0 out of 5 stars The Soundtrack For A Movie And A Generation
I was in 7th grade when this movie/soundtrack came out. Well, it took off like a barn fire! And even now as I write this in the spring of 2004, I can still remember the feeling... Read more
Published on May 22 2004
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