Japanese only paper sleeve pressing features 10 bonus tracks and a new 2009 remastering. Sony.
Legend has it that this soundtrack was an in-flight favorite for Air Force fighter jocks ferrying smart-bombs into downtown Baghdad during the Gulf War. If nothing else, it's a time-capsule-ready example of what the jingoistic side of Reaganism wrought in Hollywood during the mid-'80s. With a musical cast of veterans (the insufferable Kenny Loggins, long-suffering Cheap Trick), one-hit wonders (Berlin, Loverboy) and promising newcomers (Miami Sound Machine) cranking the corps-rock out to order, Top Gun
sold millions. Tellingly, post-Gulf War, a guilt-ridden Loggins refuses to perform the album's biggest hit (and tub-thumper), "Danger Zone." --Jerry McCulley
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.