Friday, 6 June 2014

Vinyl Feature: Fame - Motion Picture Soundtrack - 1980

The soundtrack album from the movie Fame did exceptionally well both on the hit parades and in terms of awards. The album won the Academy Award for Best Music - Original Score. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and a Grammy Award. Two songs, Out Here On My Own and Fame received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, with Fame going on to win the award.

The album was released in June of 1980 in the USA, and in May of 1982 in the UK. That is a very long wait between the two and it would be interesting to hear the reason why. Alas, I haven't been able to find out...

If you would like to purchase your own copy, there are many copies available very cheap on Discogs on this page.

Track listing:

Side 1
Out Here on My Own
Hot Lunch Jam
Dogs in the Yard

Side 2
Red Light
Is It Okay If I Call You Mine?
Never Alone
Ralph and Monty (Dressing Room Piano)
I Sing the Body Electric

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