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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 Great disco classic July 24 2007
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This masterpiece has lost none of its appeal after all these years, proving the critics wrong and the BeeGees right. Part of its popularity must be due to the clever mix of fast dance numbers and lovely soaring ballads. The frenetic pace of e.g. Staying Alive and Night Fever is balanced by the serene pace of How Deep Is Your Love.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Precursor to House and Techno June 20 2007
By Estrild
Format:Audio CD
Back in the early 90's when I was clubbing, a friend watched Saturday Night Fever and gave me a rave review of it. I was ignorant in denying it a chance, and carrying on the unfortunate bias against it. I watched it 10 years later and lamented. Kleo was right, it was us, it was a mirror of our scene just with slightly different music, and slightly different clothes! I know that feeling, I know that need to dance, I know the high of the dancer and music united, and we shared that same acceptance of all races and sexual preferences as we danced the night away together amidst flashing lights and pina colada fog. Disco was the precursor to house, and thence techno. It's obvious. So if you are or were a raver, you will learn something from this film and it's music, and see something of ourselves in it. I'm glad there is a film to preserve club culture, and when I see Travlota getting taken over by the vibe I'm right there in the moment. I love the cd, especially "You should be Dancin'", "Jive Talkin'", "Night Fever", "Stayin'Alive", "If I can't Have You" and "More Than a Woman". It gets me groovin', in a different way from Orbital or Spiral Tribe or Underworld, but groovin' still! And that's eternal!
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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 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 14 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 15 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 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
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting at the Time
While it was fun and interesting at the time, this only has appeal to those who lived through it for nostalgia purposes.
Published on Jan. 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic soundtrack to a classic film!!!
A classic soundtrack to a classic film!!! A great CD!!! Five stars!!! A+
Published on Jan. 1 2004 by Jason P. Pumphrey
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