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The Karate Kid [Soundtrack]

Bill Conti Audio CD
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Out of print in the U.S.! Soundtrack to the classic coming of age blockbuster, originally released in 1984. Includes tracks from, Survivor ('The Moment of Truth'), Paul Davis ('(It Takes) Two To Tango'), The Flirts and Jan & Dean ('(Bop Bop) On The Beach'), Gang Of Four ('Desire') and others. Universal.

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4.0 out of 5 stars great soundtrack but incomplete Oct. 5 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
11 years after hearing the soundtrack to the Karate Kid on LP I had to have it. Unfortunatly it was not on cd at the tine, For the most part most the soundtrack is here on the cd with a few noteable exceptions the following songs WERE NOT included
1.Broken Edge Please answer me unavailable elsewhere only featured in the film
2.Bananarama Cruel summer it is rumored that the first batch of cds featured this song on the soundtrack but is easy to find
3.Matches The Ride the song is briefly played during the scene Johnny and co arrive at the beach on their dirt bikes in the movie and sadly is only heard for a few seconds and again this is not available anywhere
Lastly theres the pan flute music performed by Gheorghe Zamfir I don't think this was EVER released anywhere although I could be wrong. This would be a great addition to anyone's 80's cd collection (big fan of the 80's myself) What needs to be done is a re-release remastered edition including the missing tracks and sleeve notes.
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This soundtrack is as good as it gets for 80's music. "Your The Best" is a great song. "Young Hearts" by the commuters is also a top notch 80's song. The thing about this soundtrack is it is missing some of the best songs on the movie. "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama is a must for any die hard 80's music fan and it is absent from this soundtrack, but it can be gotten easily off Bearshare or other mp3 file sharing sites. Unfortunetly the best song in the entire movie, "The Ride" is absent from the soundtrack. This is the song from the scene where the Cobra Kai are riding there bikes onto the beach. When I was younger I thought this song was as cool as it got and now that i am a collecter of good 80's music i want it even more. This song is not as easy to get off Bearshare and as of today I still do not have it. If anyone has it as an mp3 or knows where i can get please email me and let me know. Anyway if you are thinking of buying this CD it would proabaly be a good idea. You won't regret it...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anthology June 25 2001
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The first soundtrack to the Karate Kid movies is the best of the four... even though it is missing the ever popular Bananarama hit, "Cruel Summer" and "The Ride" (played when the Kobra Kai rode onto the beach on their motorbikes) and does not include ANY of Bill Conti's fantastic score. But a CD that has "Moment of Truth" and "You're The Best" on there is alright in my book. What they really oughta do is release "The Karate Kid Anthology" with the most popular songs from all 4 movies, the highlighs from the scores, and the songs that were missing from the original soundtracks. Glenn Mederios has a song called "High Wire" in the 3rd movie played in the dance club and it is not on the soundtrack and is not on any of his solo albums. The only way to get it is on the b-side of the out-of-print cassette single of "Listen To Your Heart" by Little River Band (the theme from Karate Kid III). This too should be included on that anthology. It would be fitting too, since Part II and III are coming out on DVD on July 10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated Masterpiece April 15 2000
By nathan
Format:Audio CD
I live in Australia, and here it is quite easy to find a copy of this cd. Actually, it can be found permanantly reduced in most record stores since it doesn't seem all that popular. What I can't find in stores are copies of the soundtracks for the other two movies. I thought "The Karate Kid" was a fantastic film, especially since I saw it when I was a kid and I was really into all the karate stuff, but today it's really the music that tops it off for me. It was disappointing how "Cruel Summer" wasn't present, and another song that I can't remember ("The Ride"?). It also seems weird that the pan flute music wasn't in there, since it kind of ties in with the obvious Japanese theme. I strongly recommend it for anyone with a liking for popular 80's music and fond memories of the film. Y'know, it seems that most of the soundtracks for films starring Elisabeth Shue are pretty good - check out "Leaving Las Vegas", with music by sting. It's a great recording.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best movie from the 80's! Oct. 17 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love the first Karate Kid film out of all three the others suck. But I am still trying to find this soundtrack. Because every music store I go to doesn't have the Karate Kid CD in stock and I don't know why. But if I find the score accidently I wouldn't mind having it because the music is beautiful and it's originally played by Bill Conti and the songs are awesome. I was quite disappointed that they didn't have the song Cruel Summer on there from the track listing. But I don't have to worry about that song since it's already on the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion soundtrack that I got. I hope they re-release a Karate Kid 2 soundtrack because I like that song Glory of Love. The Karate Kid is a great movie and it's better than the others. The others are kind of dumb stick with the first one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it FIVE stars, but they're gipping us!! Oct. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
I KNOW The Karate Kid and following sequels BY ROTE (yes, I admit, I'm a geek) with the exception of The Next Karate Kid. While they HAD to include the song from the tournament, they just had to (I'll also admit that I play this song when I'm doing my own martial training-long live Larusso!!)! But they FORGOT or NEGLECTED to include "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama. That's played when Daniel's riding his bike to school with his shades on to hide his first doses of whoop-@ss.
I DEMAND that The music label RE-RELEASE this soundtrack WITH "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama on it, NOT omitting a single track. For [the price]I think that's more than reasonable! Feel free to e-mail me with your feelings and/or input.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
I don't actually have the soundtrack, but the movie is really cool. I LOVE the song "You're the Best" at the end, but I've never actually heard the entire song. Read more
Published on March 16 2003 by "ajm1195"
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's music haven...and nostalgia
Although I was kind of hoping for more of Conti's score to be on this album, I was not disappointed in that this album brought back so many memories from the 80's and my childhood. Read more
Published on Feb. 17 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
Man, I saw this movie like 10 times in the theaters when it came out. I grew up on this music. I'm so glad the soundtrack is still available, and it sounds perfect. Read more
Published on July 20 2001 by Christopher Fitzgerald
"YOU'RE THE BEST" was the climax to what was a brilliant film. But the song just made the final scene when the wimp Ralph Macchio is told "You're O.K. Read more
Published on Oct. 17 2000 by Matthew Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
This CD is one of the coolest CD around! and its not that easy to find. IF your a true KK fan then this CD is just for you. I highly recommend it. Read more
Published on May 13 2000 by Travis
3.0 out of 5 stars NEEDS PANFLUTES
This is a pretty ok soundtrack with good 80's songs but like so many others out there, I was really hoping for some instrumental music, the panflute music that was played in the... Read more
Published on March 3 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album ever!
The song "You're the best" is the best song in the hole world! Just this song made me bought this record....so don't hesitate to buy it!
Published on Jan. 25 2000 by Martin Thörn
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