Rocky IV Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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|1. Burning Heart|
|2. Hearts On Fire|
|3. Double Or Nothing|
|4. Eye Of The Tiger|
|5. War/Fanfare From Rocky|
|6. Living In America|
|7. No Easy Way Out|
|8. One Way Street|
|9. The Sweetest Victory|
|10. Training Montage|
|11. Man Against The World|
Sylvester Stallone's Rocky character was definitely a survivor and Survivor contributed two anthems, Eye of the Tiger and Burning Heart , to this 1985 film! Plus, this reissue includes another Survivor track, Man Against the World , that was written for the film but was edited out, along with James Brown's Living in America and more.
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One of the most famous soundtrack songs of all time has to be Survivor's 'Eye of TheTiger' which debuted on the Rocky III soundtrack and makes a second appearance here. 'Burning Heart' from Survivor was in Rocky IV, a good rock track, and on this edition of Rocky 4 'Man Against The World' has also been included. 'No Easy Way Out' is a good, catchy 80's song, I loved it in the movie it fit the scene it was in so well. Got to hand it to Vince Dicola (more famous for his work on the Transformers series in the 80's) his compositions for the soundtrack are nothing short of epic: 'War' and 'Training Montage' were terrific songs and highlights of not only the soundtrack but the movie as well. Some songs here are great for a workout as well, for instance 'Hearts on Fire' and 'Training Montage' are sure to get you fired up and sweating. I love the inclusion of James Brown here, 'Living In America' is a great song and it had a nice part in the movie in which Brown himself appeared and sang the song.Read more ›
Survivor returns to the soundtrack of yet another Rocky sequel after their successful 1982 Rocky III theme song Eye Of The Tiger. This time they contribute Burning Heart, an even more ambitious and powerful song about the east and west clash (america and the soviet union). James Brown offers Living In America. John Cafferty's adrenaline fueled Hearts On Fire shows up twice in the movie and that only indicates that it's the highlight on the soundtrack. Kenny Loggins, the king of 80's soundtrack hits such as Footloose and Danger Zone, makes a modest appearance on Rocky IV with Gladys Knight on the bluesy Double Or Nothing. Go West's One Way Street is another bluesy pop song that fits the soundtrack quite well. Finally, there's the instrumental tracks: War and Training Montage that are memorable as the movie itself. Of course, I'm not forgetting Robert Tepper's No Easy Way Out which comes on in the most engaging scene in the movie, when Rocky is remembering his past, Apollo Creed, and the frightful face of Drago coming to end his life.
Rocky IV is one of the most bankable movies of the 80's. It also is one of the best soundtrack albums of that decade.
This soundtrack is the one I remember most from any movie from the 80's. The only let-downs are the out of place laid-back adult contemporary track (the robot plays it while bringing Paulie his ice cream and beer) and the crappy 80's pop song (the robot is also guilty of this one, plays it while Rocky is washing his car...someone needs to shoot that f'ing robot). By all means stay away from tracks 3 and 8, they'll make you feel embarassed to be listening, even if you're alone. Everything else here is memorable. The James Brown track is also a little out of place, but it's acceptable since it was so heavily featured in the movie. Plus while listening to it I live out my fantasies of Drago punching James Brown. Hard.
Vince DiCola replacing what was mostly a Bill Conti score for the previous movies (and making a big transition from mostly orchestra to mostly synth) sounds very "80's" during the two instrumentals, but it doesn't matter since they are so outstanding.
Two Survivor songs and a few other great tracks from groups/artists we'd never heard of then and haven't heard from since top off an outstanding movie soundtrack.
So jump into your Lamborghini after dark, throw this sucker in your CD player, and drive really fast around town while reliving moments from your past films. Then go beat the crap out of some commies! And impatiently wait for Rocky VI.
John Cafferty seems synonymous with Eddie And The Cruisers or being a Springsteen clone, but he manages to bring the energetic but heavily produced keyboards/guitar number "Heart's On Fire" some credibility. I will say that this is very 80's, which is good.
Untrained ears will find it hard to tell Kenny Loggins and Gladys Knight apart on the middling rocker-R&B hybrid "Double Or Nothing" a song with pronounced drums.
Two of Vince DiCola's music scores are included, one being the majestic "War" heavy on dramatic keyboards. There is definitely an air of apprehension. I don't recall what part of the movie this was used--the prelude to or during one of the bouts?
The funky and horn-heavy "Living In America" a kind of commentary on the American life, is the first time I heard the Godfather of Soul, and he lets loose with his trademark "OWWW" This song later ended up on Brown's Gravity album and was parodied by Weird Al as "Living With A Hernia." He reprises a part of one of his songs at the end: "I feel good!" While I love this song, I hate the way it was used in the movie as prancing and jeering propaganda against the Soviet boxer Drago.
The sobering rocker "No Easy Way Out" by Robert Tepper rivals the Survivor songs as my favorite here.Read more ›
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Hi, I am trying to find out who is the LEAD SINGER in "THE SWEETEST VICTORY" of TOUCH. I can't find anything on the internet about it. Read morePublished on March 13 2004
I have been listening to Rocky IV for years. I have used it to motivate myself physically at the gym, especialyy Training Montage (great for doing abdominals crunches), The... Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003 by missxplode
So many great songs on this one, all it's missing is the origianl theme. But well worth the purchase for eye of the tiger and burning heart. Go Rocky!Published on March 21 2003 by Alexander Scavello
The only problem I have with the CD is that they tampered with 3 of the main songs, the Training Montage, if you know from the movie, it changes in the begginning. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by Andrew Levine
Rocky IV is one of the finest soundtrack albums of the 80's though it sold barely above one million copies. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003 by susumu-5
The songs on this CD are awesome. I have at one time or another used every single one of them as a workout song. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2002 by B. Bert
I tend to listen to this CD when I feel down and need an injection of motivation for going on (not that I am suicidal or anything...). Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002 by Sergej Goriatchev