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Back To The Future (1985) - Various Artists

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Alan Silvestri & The Outatime Orchestra, Lindsey Buckingham, Mark Campbell (Marty McFly), Eric (Patrick) Clapton, John(ny) Colla, Chris Hayes, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis & The News, Etta (Peaches) James, Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III), Marvin Berry And The Starlighters, Tim May, Alan Silvestri, Harry Waters, Jr. (Marvin Berry)

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The Power Of Love
  Running Time: 3:43
  Comments: by Huey Lewis And The News
Time Bomb TownLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:45
  Comments: by Lindsey Buckingham
Back To The Future
  Running Time: 3:17
  Comments: by Alan Silvestri & The Outatime Orchestra
Heaven Is One Step Away
  Date Performance: 1984, Running Time: 4:09
  Comments: by Eric Clapton. Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies, Spring 1984 during the BEHIND THE SUN sessions. Mixed at Townhouse Studios, London. Originally released February 1985 as an extra track on the 12" single of FOREVER MAN. Phil Collins appears courtesy of Atlantic Records and Virgin Records. Licensed from Warner Bros. Records Inc. (for the U.S.) & WEA International (for the world outside the U.S.).
Back In Time
  Running Time: 4:17
  Comments: by Huey Lewis And The News
Back To The Future
  Running Time: 8:16
  Comments: (Overture) by Alan Silvestri & The Outatime Orchestra
Dance With Me Henry
  Running Time: 2:41
  Comments: by Etta James. Billed as "The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)". Recorded in 1955.
Night Train
  Running Time: 2:15
  Comments: by Marvin Berry And The Starlighters
Earth Angel
  Running Time: 2:59
  Comments: by Marvin Berry And The Starlighters. Billed as "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)".
Johnny B. Goode
  Running Time: 3:05
  Comments: by Marty McFly With The Starlighters
    Guest Appearances »

Phil(ip) (David Charles) Collins, Ray Cooper, Donald (Duck) Dunn, Marcy Levy (Marcella Detroit), Marvin Berry And The Starlighters, Shaun Murphy, Jamie Oldaker, Peter Robinson, Chris Stainton

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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Hank Ballard (John H. Kendricks) (Songwriter), Jesse Belvin (Songwriter), Chuck (Charles Edward) Berry (Anderson) (Songwriter), Lindsey Buckingham (Songwriter), Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Songwriter), John(ny) Colla (Songwriter), John(ny) Colla (Songwriter), Jimmy Forrest (Songwriter), Chris Hayes (Songwriter), Chris Hayes (Songwriter), Gaynel Hodge (Songwriter), Sean Hopper (Songwriter), Sean Hopper (Songwriter), Etta (Peaches) James (Songwriter), Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) (Songwriter), Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) (Songwriter), Johnny Otis (Veliotes) (Songwriter), Alan Silvestri (Songwriter), Alan Silvestri (Songwriter), Lewis Simpkins (Songwriter), Oscar Washington (Songwriter), Curtis (Fitz) Williams (Songwriter), Jeff Adamoff (Art Direction), Georgopoulos/Imada Design(, Inc.) (Design), Lindsey Buckingham (Produced By), John(ny) Colla (Produced By), John(ny) Colla (Produced By), Phil(ip) (David Charles) Collins (Produced By), Richard Dashut (Produced By), (Thomas) Maxwell Davis (Produced By), Chris Hayes (Produced By), Chris Hayes (Produced By), Sean Hopper (Produced By), Sean Hopper (Produced By), Bones Howe (Produced By), Huey Lewis & The News (Produced By), Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) (Produced By), Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) (Produced By), Alan Silvestri (Produced By), Alan Silvestri (Produced By), Steve/Stephen Hall (Mastered By), Alan Silvestri (Conducted By), Alan Silvestri (Conducted By), Bones Howe (Music Supervisor)

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    Catalogue Number »

DIDX-422/MCAD-6144 (CD) MCAC-39300 (Cassette)

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    Liner Notes »

Music from the motion picture soundtrack featuring The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis And The News.

Mastered at Future Disc Systems.

Marvin Berry is sung by Harry Waters, Jr.

Marty McFly is sung by Mark Campbell.

Huey Lewis And The News Appear Courtesy of Chrysalis Records.
Lindsey Buckingham Appears Courtesy of Elektra Records.
Etta James Appears Courtesy of Kent Records.

Special thanks to Amy Ross, Gary Wishik, Brenden Cahill and Kathy Nelson.

Steven Spielberg presents "Back To The Future" A Robert Zemeckis film.
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover.
Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale.
Music by Alan Silvestri.
Produced by Bob Gale & Neil Canton.
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Dolby Stereo in select theaters.
A Universal Picture 1985 Universal City Studios, Inc.
Read the Berkley book.

(P) & Manufactured in U.S.A. for MCA Records Inc. 70 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California-U.S.A.

(C) 1985 MCA Records, Inc. (except where noted).

Warning: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Compact Disc Digital Audio.

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Enjoyable enough
Review written by John Fitzgerald, November 2nd, 2004

This is a rather dated but likable soundtrack if you can steer clear of some of the admittedly banal moments present. Lindsey's "Time bomb town" has thin guitar picks and barking vocals from LB which I think sounded better in the piece within the movie where this track makes it's appearance more than on here though as this track was most likely made for the movie specifically, this was probably Buckingham's intention when crafting the track. Huey Lewis & The News have two tracks here, the popular (though edited down here) lead off single "The power of love" and the more rocking but still typical sounding Lewis track "Back in time". There are two Alan Silvestri score pieces here, the short but strong "Back to the future" and the lengthy "Back to the future overture" which I find the preferable of the two due to it's stirring quiet sections. Eric Clapton's "Heaven is one step away" is an up beat popish track which again I think sounded better in the film's appearance scene but it's off beat reggae guitar sound keeps it interesting and Etta James' "The wallflower (Dance with me Henry)" here sounds very mono-ish next to the newly recorded tracks on the soundtrack but it's an atmospheric shuffle and some of you may recognize this song being recorded basically as the "Behind the mask" era Fleetwood Mac (save for Stevie Nicks) in 1989 under the "Christine McVie & Friends" moniker with the song being billed as "Roll with me Henry" that showed up on the various artists "Rock Rhythm & Blues" album on Warner Brothers Records. The last three tracks on this album are by The Starlighters with Marvin Berry (Harry Waters Jr. is singing/playing as Marvin on the album according to the liner notes) taking the lead vocals on the oft covered (Penguins/Cleftones/Crew Cuts etc.) melting teen idol ballad "Earth angel (Will you be mine)" and the sax on the slowish swinging instrumental "Night train" and with Marty McFly taking the lead vocals on a lightweight cover of the Chuck Berry classic "Johnny B. Goode" and though it does include "a" guitar solo (played by Tim May, according to the liner notes), no, this track does not have the guitar wildness that Fox goes in to at the end of the scene in the movie where this track plays! After the initial string bending licks are heard is where it ends on the record! Obviously, these aforementioned performers were the names of the characters in the movie with McFly of course being Michael J. Fox's character though it's not him singing on this final track though listed as being done by McFly, according to the liner notes, it's sung by Mark Campbell. I say all this just so you know the story behind it all (in case you didn't). Anyways, this album's better moments will make you appreciate the music in the film all the more after hearing it here.

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Discography entry submitted by Jeff Kenney.