The Transformers - The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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|1. The Touch - Stan Bush|
|2. Instruments Of Destruction - N.R.G.|
|3. Death Of Optimus Prime - Vince DiCola|
|4. Dare - Stan Bush|
|5. Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way - Spectre General|
|6. The Transformers (Theme) - Lion|
|7. Escape - Vince DiCola|
|8. Hunger - Spectre General|
|9. Autobot/Decepticon Battle - Vince DiCola|
|10. Dare To Be Stupid - 'Weird Al' Yankovic|
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In short, a wonderful CD accompaniment to a wonderful film. If you count yourself as even a remote Transformers fan, you NEED this CD, your life is not complete without it!
Although the performing artists are fairly obscure (with the big exception of "Weird Al" Yankovic), many of the songs are quite memorable. A good case in point is Lion's operatic metal performance of the Transformers theme, the only rendition commercially available on CD. But after you've heard it, the TV version of the song pales in comparison.
But out of all of them, Stan Bush's inspirational "The Touch" was quite possibly the most memorable track, as it was used in the trailers and TV spots for the movie. It was the song that identified itself with the film, much like 'Mrs Robinson' did for 'The Graduate', or 'Dueling Banjos' with 'Deliverance'.
It's a shame there's not more music. The CD is only about 40 minutes in duration, and what with the movie being about 90 minutes and all, it's a pretty fair bet that some tunes were left out.
If you were a kid of the 80s like me, you'd have to be living under a rock in a far distant land not to at least know what the Transformers phenomenon was. And that's exactly what it was, A PHENOMENON. Transformers were to the mid-80s what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were to the early 90s and Pokemon to the late 90s: a kid's dream come true. There was the great cartoon that started the whole craze, but kids remembered Transformers the most by the impressive line of toys. I had quite a few of them, and so did most every kid I knew. The franchise slowed down a bit towards the mid 90s, but as far as I know, they are still making Transformers cartoons today.
Of course, at the height of Transformers' popularity came a full-length big-screen movie, which was excellent for its time, though it also caused the series to take a slight downturn due to the scene where Optimus Prime dies (ALL fans can agree that this greatly changed the series). But one aspect that made the movie so memorable was its outstanding music soundtrack. Armed with a score that was created by Vince DiCola (also worked on Rocky IV) and a slew of pop rock and pop metal songs by various people, the Transformers movie soundtrack ended up being an outstanding movie soundtrack that often goes overlooked in the context of soundtracks from the period. Here's an analysis of the tracks:
Tracks 1 & 4 are both Stan Bush songs. 'The Touch' is a good opener, while 'Dare' is more of an uplifting power pop song with an infectious chorus (but then again, has Stan Bush ever made a song that isn't catchy?). Both are pretty good pop songs. 'Instruments Of Destruction' is a sinister pop metal song performed by N.R.G.Read more ›
Well, some unrealized " INCREDIBLE " artists with something to say, are Stan Bush, Kick Axe, NRG, and Lion! Artists who blow away the competition!!! These artists have been overlooked for much too long!!! For years i searched for more music from those mentioned artists, but with no find. After now using the internet, i've found several albums of Stan Bush and Kick Axe. They are highly talented who are underestimated. I will go so far to say in my opinion, that the Transformers the Movie Soundtrack is perfect! " The Touch ", " Dare ", " Nothin's Gonna Stand in our Way ", and " Hunger " are truly awesome songs that greatly inspire! I urge you to pick this soundtrack up, and i assure you that you will NEVER regret it! I have been in many music stores, and have not found this album. You can find it in better music stores, but the best way, and most assured way, is to order it from here. And if you think this album is that great, you should pick up all albums from Stan Bush, and Kick Axe! I promise you- you will not be let down!!! I also recomend " Heaven " by Stan Bush and Barrage, and " Welcome to the Club ", " Vices ", and " Rock the World " by Kick Axe. But please dont buy tapes, buy Cds. Because trust me- You will play them over and over and over and over and over and over and...
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My favorite song on this album is the under-rated and underappreciate, The Touch from Stan Bush. I remember the first time I heard this song in 1986 when the movie opened. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2007 by Jason Hutton
IF YOU ARE A DIE HARD TRANSFORMERS FAN, LIKE I AM THIS IS A MUST HAVE CD. THE SONGS ARE AWESOME! YOU CAN SEE THE MOVIE PLAYING OUT IN YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU LISTEN TO THE TOONS. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2006 by Jason Walsh
This isn't really a review but a critique of mr_bigshot for his "What is this?," February 18, 2003 review.
It's called nostalgia bigshot, plain and simple. Read more
this soundtrack takes me back to when i was about 7 i can't tell u how many times i saw this movie. the soundtrack rocks. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003 by A. Bingham
C'mon! It's Transformers!!
And who cannot love a soundtrack that includes "Dirk Diggler?"
Seriously though "Dare" is a good "driving" song... Read more
This cd is so stinkin' awesome!! What really stinks though is there are a whole mess of tracks from Vince DiCola that never made onto the cd, such as the awesome Unicron's Theme. Read morePublished on June 10 2003 by Bad Mr Frosty
You need to watch the movie before listening to the soundtrack. The music is clear and it brings the movie back to mind. Read morePublished on May 17 2003 by Kevin Kim
I saw the movie back in '86 and I must say that music definitely makes the movie!!! AND THIS MOVIE KICKED BUTT!!! Read morePublished on April 30 2003 by TBJay060996
Of corse this is a Soundtrack of a movie and not an 80's Pop/Rock collection. Some people reviewed this CD, after listening to some samples, and said that this CD is the worst the... Read morePublished on March 27 2003