Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Steven Spielberg Presentation Back to the Future tells the story of a young man, played by Michael J. Fox, who travels back in time and meets his parents as teenagers. This humorous fantasy/adventure offers a stunning soundtrack collection whose music leaps from the cutting edge of the present back to the richest classics of rock's earliest era.
Two brand new songs from Huey Lewis and the News are the LP's immediate standouts. The band's Sports album was a sleeper multi-platinum hit that became one of the biggest chart records of last year, and no one will be disappointed with these two new offerings from the Bay Area champs. "The Power of Love," the album's first single, is a muscular, irresistible rave-up, while "Back in Time," is rambunctious strut, guitar-fueled, and laced with sassy horns.
Eric Clapton, the now laid-back grandmaster of the fretboard, bows with "Heaven is One Step Away". Produced by Phil Collins, the track offers Clapton's brand of fluid, seemingly effortless reggae and a warm, winning vocal. "Time Bomb Town" is the latest from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsay Buckingham, and its quirky charm proves addictive in no time at all.
When the film's hero visits the past he stumbles into the transition era leading to rock 'n' roll. The soundtrack offers the great Etta James' very first hit, "The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry );" recorded when she was the 16-year-old vocalist with Johnny Otis's band. Music supervisor Bones Howe has recreated three other vintage chestnuts: the instrumental "Night Train," the ultimate grind-at-the-prom ballad, "Earth Angel," and the song our hero uses to show 'em what rock will be like, Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode," performed by the film's star, Fox, as Marty McFly with the Starlighters.
The album also includes two instrumentals commissioned for the film, both written, produced and conducted by Alan Silvestri. "Back to the Future" and "The Back To the Future Overture" are entrancing pieces filled with mystery and grandeur.
Back to the Future was directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton from a screenplay by Zemeckis & Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. The Executive Producers are Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Kathleen Kennedy.
Release Date: 7/17/1985 (LP/Cassette); 9/23/1985 (CD)
Catalog #: MCAD-6144 (CD)
Label: MCA Records, Inc.
List Price: $16.99 USD