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Back in the eighties and early nineties, there were two soundtrack albums that I never got bored of listening to. The first was Jon Bon Jovi's Blaze Of Glory from Young Guns 2 and the other was this.
Having recently watched The Lost Boys: The Thirst (don't even bother), I was inspired to go back and watch the original Lost Boys movie and then to go on and buy a copy of this on C.D. Namely because the only version I currently owned of this album was still on cassette!
It opens with the brilliant INXS track "Good Times" and that sets the mood perfectly for all that is to follow. It's a good, strong Rock 'n' Roll number that really gets your heart pumping and your adrenaline going and one of the strongest songs on the album. This then leads into "Lost In The Shadows (Lost Boys) which is another great number and carries on in a similar vein....
"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" comes next as sung by The Who's Roger Daltrey and this is a much slower number that brings the pace down a little and breaks up the momentum. Not one of my favourite tracks on this album simply because I am not keen on the song itself but thankfully INXS are soon right back there again to pick it up a little with "Laying Down The Law".
"Peoples Are Strange" follows this and has almost become synomynous now with the movie, The Lost Boys, as it plays such a prominent role at the beginning of the film; playing as Sam and his family first move into Santa Carla. I cannot hear this now without thinking of the movie and is a great addition to the soundtrack. As is "Cry Little Sister" by Gerad McMann, the official theme song, that also features on the latest Lost Boys movie in the franchise. This is another great number that again cannot be heard without stirring up powerful memories of the original movie!
"Power Play" by Eddie is the next song and is an okay track that is followed by "I Still Believe" which again is good but only really gets you going because, like "Peoples Are Strange", plays such an important and pivotal role in the movie!
The finsal two tracks are more mellow ~ the first being the rather nice but unassuming "Beauty Has Her Way" and the final track being a Fairground piece called "To The Shock Of Miss Louise".
Overall this album is much greater than the sum of its parts. Breaking it down, there are only about four or five truly good tracks but, all put together, the end product is a much better result. Even though there are a couple of songs on here that I'm not really keen on, put into this context they really do work and the end result is still one of my favourite ever movie soundtracks!
Just like The Lost Boys, this soundtrack album will never die.....at least, not until somebody puts a stake through its heart!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 To The Shock Of Miss Louise - Newman, Thomas
2 Good Times - INXS & Jimmy Barnes
3 Lost In The Shadows - Gramm, Lou
4 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Daltrey, Roger
5 Laying Down The Law - INXS & Jimmy Barnes
6 People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen
7 Cry Little Sister - McMann, Gerard
8 Power Play - Eddie & The Tide
9 I Still Believe - Cappello, Tim
10 Beauty Has Her Way - Mummy Calls