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32 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Timeless May 20, 2005
By David Girod
This may be the best movie soundtrack of all time. The music found on this disk perfectly captures the feel of the movie. Really what is there to review? Just take a look at all of these 4 and 5 star ratings. If you have seen the film you will want to soundtrack if for nothing else than for the haunting "theme" of "Cry Little Sister" which will become a mainstay on all future Halloween mix CD's. Lou Gramm's "Lost in the Shadows" is as good as anything "Foreigner" ever put out and Gramm's vocals are top notch...seriously just try to listen to "Lost in the Shadows" once...it can't be done, you will be hitting rewind as soon as it begins to fade just to listen to it once more. "Beauty has her Way" and "I Still Believe" are both catchy and immediately take you right back to the late 80's with a sound that was unique to the time, but still sounds fresh today. Really there isn't a weak song on the album. Highly recommended and perfect for a warm, dark summer night.
19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
CLASSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR A CLASSIC FILM Jan 19, 2006
THE LOST BOYS SOUNDTRACK
This is really the first time I have reviewed a cd that is not rap/hip hop related, but I love the movie so much I felt that I should review the soundtrack and add a rock type of music review to my review list. So with out further a due
1.GOOD TIMES-this is a nice bouncy energetic song, with a great beat and nice vocals from INXS and JIMMY BARNES. For some reason when I hear this song I see a montage from the NFL or something, especially during the hook. You know clips of moments from the games of the week, and shots of drunken fans holding it down. Over all this a pretty good song.4/5
2.LOST IN THE SHADOWS [THE LOST BOYS]-I have to admit that I really like this song, it fits the film perfectly and the hook is great. The whole entire song is pretty eerie if you listen to what the lyrics are saying. LOU GRAMM did an excellent job on this track, and PAT MORAN and Lou him self did a great job on production. This is definitely a highlight of the soundtrack.5/5
3.DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME-all I can say about this track is that it is great. I have always been a sucker for slow songs, and this track falls into that category. Although it speeds up a bit when the beat drops it still has that cinematic feel to it, and then it slows down again after the hook. ROGER DALTREY did a great job on this track. This a great way to follow the previous track, classic after classic.4.8/5
4.LAYING DOWN THE LAW-INXS and Jimmy Barnes return with their second and final track of the soundtrack, and I prefer this one over the first. This one sounds smoother and more laid back. And like the first one this one was produced by MARK OPITZ and remixed by BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN. I love the sax in this track, and the hook is nice.4.5/5
5.PEOPLE ARE STRANGE-this is another highlight of the soundtrack, this was one of the songs I remembered from years ago when I first had seen the film. RAY MANZAREK produced an excellent track, and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN held it down nicely on this track. This is definitely a highlight of the soundtrack.5/5
6.CRY LITTLE SISTER [THEME FROM THE LOST BOYS]-this is with out a doubt the best song from the album, and definitely the most memorable from the movie. I remembered this song from the movie more then any other, and is also the reason my girl went and bought the album the other day after we saw the movie again after all these years of sitting in the house. The organs on this track are off the hook, and GERARD MCMANN holds it hard on this song. And for some one that pretty much only bumps rap for the most part I have been known to blast this in the ride from time to time. This is definitely a classic record, I know everyone who has seen the movie knows this one.5/5
7.POWER PLAY-another good song comes threw on this track, with a track that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack from the 80's. I can't explain enough how this joint just screams 80's, which is great because my girl loves 80's music. And to be honest this is a really good song just like the rest. EDDIE and THE TIDE tear this track with a nice energetic performance.4/5
8.I STILL BELIEVE-this song starts out real eerie and creepy with nice effects and then drops a nice beat. This is another song I remember from the movie, and like the others another I enjoy. I would also like to say TIM CAPPELLO gets into this joint hard when the hook drops each time. Like the previous track this one is a good song and a good addition to the album.4/5
9.BEAUTY HAS HER WAY-another good song follows the last track with a song I swear should have been on that flick "THE LABRINTH" [not sure if I spelled that right]. Not that is a bad thing, in fact this is a really enjoyable song, and MUMMY CALLS turn in a great performance on this track. This is over all a pretty good song, and the hook is nice.4/5
10.TO THE SHOCK OF MISS LOUISE-this is that carnie music for merry go rounds and stuff from the movie, so with that said I really don't know how to review this track. To be honest with u I really don't listen to this track, so I guess for the type of music it is, it is good.5/5
So there u have it the first music review I have done that is non rap, and to be honest I like all of the songs on here. Most of my friends want to kill me for listening to some rock music. So I love to jam this cd when any of them ride with me any were, my girl loves it though as she loves everything 80's.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
A Mixed Blessing Feb 02, 2003
While I'd like to give the soundtrack five stars based completely on the value of three songs, I feel I must admit that certain tracks are... almost embarrassing.
Of course, two mildly distasteful tracks on a ten track CD is not too bad a score.
I think I'll have to do this track by track, as each song (even those of less quality) is extremely divergent from the others, to my ear.
In most senses, this is not a remarkable song in any way. However, I dare you to control that urge to dance a little.
2.Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys)
Musically, I enjoy this song to an extreme, and, outside of its chorus, the vocals, and the lyrics are not too bad(though more can be said for the lyrics than the vocals). Yet that trashy, piercing, repetitive chorus does grind at the nerves, making this song occasionally hard to listen to.
3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I cannot offer an appropriate evaluation of this song, for my thoughts of it are too much influenced by personal memories it evokes.
4. Laying Down the Law
The worst I can say about this song is that it is cliché, the best I can say is that I have a mild affection for the vocal track.
5.People Are Strange
I love covers, I don't know why. There is something about the interpretation of one artist's work by another, in their work and not silly analytical words is moving to me. What's more, Echo And The Bunnymen does very well for themselves here. Dare I even venture to suggest that their arrangement was more... (Hm, complex? Interesting?) musically than the (deeply cherished and oft danced to) original.
6.Cry Little Sister(Theme from The Lost Boys)
What does one say about a song that speaks for itself? Dark, sharp, twisting, and deeply evocative of the movies themes of inner turmoil and lost direction, Cry Little Sister is, bar none, the best song on the album.
"My Shangri la,
I can't forget
why you were mine-"
A baseball metaphor? A BASEBALL metaphor? I love baseball above all other sports but, please! How...tacky.
8.I Still Believe
I wonder how many reeds their saxophone player went through during this recording. Damn, that's a harsh, terrific sound. Forget the mildly pedestrian lyrics and listen to that horn.
9.Beauty Has Her Way
It is good. I don't mean that in a semi-literate, Kindergarten fashion, but rather, `and God saw that it was good'. If not anywhere near as important as the world in which we live, this song has a striking, evocative, and charmingly, heartwarmingly sinister tone that defies my judgments. What can I say? Beauty has her way.
10. To the Shock of Miss Louise
I don't understand the title, I do understand the music. When I was very young, I read a book in which a girl has a dream of being trapped on a carousel, which is whirling ever faster into a black pile. All around her, wicked faces laughed, and people shouted and jeered. That is the essence of the piece, perhaps even of the entire soundtrack, and the movie which it graces.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Good stuff, indeed Jan 14, 2006
By Donna Di Giacomo
The editorial review of the soundtrack on this page was a bit harsh. Sure, no new ground was broken music-wise here (the majority of the songs are remakes of 60's and 70's tunes) but, tell you what, it's WAY better than the canned, corporate crap that's foisted on the buying public nowadays.
What I like most about movie soundtracks from the 80's and early-90's is that undertalented and overexposed starlets weren't doubling as singers (whose "songs" - composed by other people - were just as "stellar" as the remakes they were "acting" in). Even as recently as the early-90's, people either acted or they would sing (once in a great while there would be someone who would be successful at both, but that was the exception rather than the rule).
I love "The Lost Boys" soundtrack because it *does* capture the mood of the movie quite nicely. I can't help but think of the motorcycle racing scene whenever I hear "Lost In the Shadows (The Lost Boys)." And despite what our resident soundtrack expert has to say, Roger Daltrey's take on Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" was pretty good (I may be alone here but I think Daltrey was a lot better than the remake that Elton himself came out with a few years later with George Michael).
My favorite track is "Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys)" by Gerard McMann. I've always liked the sound of church organs and the organ in the middle of the song sends chills up and down my spine every time I hear it.
The soundtrack isn't loaded with songs you don't hear in the movie. If you're a fan of the movie and have watched it many times (to the point where you can say every line withOUT watching the movie), you'll enjoy being able to listen to this and thinking of the accompanying scenes.
One of the best movie soundtracks of all time.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
The Lost Boys Sep 17, 2002
The Lost Boys movie was indeed a classic of it's time and with Joel Schumacher at the helm it's no wonder that the soundtrack is indeed in itself as good as the movie.
With the haunting yet well placed " Cry Little Sister " as it's main theme this movie was sure to capture every teenagers attention in the 80's. This song on it's own is truely a magnificent track from an equally magnificent Gerard Mcmann.
Let us though not forget that other artists on the soundtrack have too conjured up what can only be described as one of the most played and talked about sountrack of its day. The tracks " Will never grow old and they will never die. "
All that it leaves for me to say then is that for anybody who wishes to feel alive, full of power and yet taken to that special place where noone else can touch us in our minds and hearts then I would most willingly recommend The Lost Boys soundtrack to everybody. Good Listening friends.
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