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Various Artists - Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1978/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Various Artists - Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1978/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Various Artists - Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1978/2015)
Pop/Rock, Stage & Screen | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/192kHz | 63:06 Min | 2,71 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Polydor Records | Tracks: 24 | Released: 2015 (1978-04-14)

"Grease" is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease originally released by RSO Records. The song "You're the One That I Want" was a US and UK #1 for stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. To date, it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling soundtrack albums of all time. The soundtrack was released in April 14, 1978, two months ahead of the film's release. The cover gives credit to, and prominently features, the two stars of the film - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - although they only appear on seven of the 24 tracks. The remainder of the album is sung by various cast members and Sha Na Na, a group who performed many of the 1950s numbers in the film. The title track was recorded by Frankie Valli, who had no other connection with the film. The most successful songs from the soundtrack were written specifically for the film. They included the Billboard number-one hits "Grease", "You're the One That I Want" and the number-three, Academy Award-nominated "Hopelessly Devoted to You". In the UK, the album proved even more successful where "You're the One That I Want" and "Summer Nights" reached #1 for nine and seven weeks respectively, while "Grease", "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy" all became top three hits. The soundtrack album hit the top of the charts in the U.S. during the summer of 1978, replacing The Rolling Stones' Some Girls. In the UK, it remained at the top of the charts for 13 consecutive weeks. As of 2011, "You're the One That I Want" and "Summer Nights" are still among the 20 best-selling singles of all time in the UK (at #6 and #19 respectively). Two of the bass players who recorded on the Grease soundtrack were (at different times) members of Toto. One of these, David Hungate, also performed on Olivia Newton-John's album Totally Hot with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. Other musicians here have previously worked with Elton John, Steely Dan, Bee Gees and others. The album has sold over 6 million copies in the US in the SoundScan era (beginning 1991) in addition to the 8 million shipped in the years 1978-1984.
~Wikipedia


Grease was a huge success as a Broadway musical prior to hitting the big screen in 1978. That was the version that transformed Grease into a phenomenon - it was a runaway box office success, and then became a TV, cable, and video favorite. The soundtrack rivaled its film counterpart as a pop culture perennial, and it's not hard to see why - its good-natured pastiche of doo wop and early rock & roll is infectious and charming, due in no small part to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's charismatic, engaging performances. They sing the majority of the originals - "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," "Sandy," "Greased Lightnin'" - which were the reason why the film and soundtrack became blockbusters. The fact that the originals hold up better than the '50s tunes is largely due to Sha Na Na's workmanlike performances, but the originals are so giddily enjoyable - not only the quintet mentioned above, but also Frankie Avalon's "Beauty School Dropout," Stockard Channing's "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee," and Frankie Valli's title track - that everything works. Some listeners may prefer the Broadway cast recording, but the fact of the matter is, the sleek pop production the movie's soundtrack boasts and the cast's enthusiastic performances go a long way in making this Grease the definitive Grease.
~Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Release of this album: 1978, April, 14 [LP RSO, Cat.# RS-2-4002, USA]
Release of this HDtracks edition: 2015 [Label: Polydor Records]
℗ © 2015 Universal International Music B.V.
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Polydor Ltd (UK). A Universal Music Company.
Universal International, A UNIVERSAL MUSIC COMPANY.

Musicians:
Drums: Olle Brown, Carlos Vega, Cubby O'Brien, Ron Ziegler
Bass: Mike Porcaro, David Hungate, Max Bennett, David Allen Ryan, Wm. J. Bodine, Dean Cortez, Harold Cowart
Guitar: John Farrar, Tim May ("Born to Hand Jive"), Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Dan Sawyer, Bob Rose, Dennis Budimir, Thomas Tedesco, Cliff Morris, Joey Murcia, Peter Frampton ("Grease")
Keyboards: Louis St. Louis, Greg Mathieson, Mike Land, Lincoln Majorca, Thomas Garvin, Ben Lanzarone, George Bitzer
Saxophone: Ray Pizzi ("We Go Together" & "Greased Lightnin'"), Ernie Watts ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and "Alone At A Drive-In Movie"), Jerome Richardson, John Kelson, Jr.
Trumpet: Albert Aarons, Robert Bryant
Trombone: Lloyd Ulyate
Percussion: Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Antoine Dearborn
Harp: Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
Concertmaster: James Getzoff
Contractor: Carl Fortina
Copyist: Bob Borenstein

Production:
All selections except "Grease" arranged by: John Farrar, Michael Gibson, Louis St. Louis
Strings on "Summer Nights" arranged by Ben Lanzarone
Horns and Strings on "Greased Lightnin'" and "Born to Hand Jive" arranged by Michael Melvoin
Karl Richardson – engineer ("Grease")
Recorded at: Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood
United Western Studios, Hollywood
Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood
Engineered by: David J. Holman, Jay Lewis, EirBilly Joel Wangberg, Michael Carneval, Karl Richardson ("Grease")
All selections mixed and re-mixed by David J. Holman at Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood [Except "Grease"]
Produced by: Louis St. Louis and John Farrar; Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson ("Grease")
Album mastered at A&M Records by Bernie Grundman
Art direction: Glenn Ross
Album design: Tim Bryant/George Corsillo
Photography: Alan Pappe/Lee Gross Assoc., Inc.
Background photos: Ron Slenzak


Tracklist:

01. Grease – 03:22
(Written by Barry Gibb)
Performed by Frankie Valli
(Produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson)
02. Summer Nights – 03:35
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John & Cast
03. Hopelessly Devoted to You – 03:03
(Written and Produced by John Farrar)
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
04. You’re The One That I Want – 02:49
(Written and Produced by John Farrar)
Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
05. Sandy – 02:33
(Written by Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon)
Performed by John Travolta
Produced by John Farrar
06. Beauty School Dropout – 03:59
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Frankie Avalon
07. Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee – 01:40
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Stockard Channing
08. Greased Lightnin' - 03:13
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by John Travolta & Jeff Conaway
09. It’s Raining on Prom Night – 02:52
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Cindy Bullens
10. Alone at a Drive-In Movie (instrumental) – 02:25
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Produced by John Farrar
11. Blue Moon – 02:22
(Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)
Performed by Sha Na Na
12. Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay – 02:02
(Written by Dave White)
Performed by Sha Na Na
13. Those Magic Changes – 02:18
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Sha Na Na
14. Hound Dog – 01:23
(Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Performed by Sha Na Na
15. Born To Hand Jive – 04:38
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Sha Na Na
16. Tears on My Pillow – 02:03
(Written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis)
Performed by Sha Na Na
17. Mooning – 02:15
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens
18. Freddy, My Love – 02:47
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Cindy Bullens
19. Rock n' Roll Party Queen – 02:11
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Louis St. Louis
20. There are Worse Things I Could Do – 02:22
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Stockard Channing
21. Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise) – 01:29
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Produced by John Farrar
22. We Go Together – 03:00
(Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John & Cast
23. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (Instrumental) – 01:23
(Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster)
24. Grease (Reprise) – 03:25
(Written by Barry Gibb)
Performed by Frankie Valli
(Produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson)

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Analyzed: Cindy Bullens, Louis St. Louis / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1)
Cindy Bullens / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2-3)
Frankie Avalon / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (4)
Frankie Valli / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (5-6)
James Getzoff / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (7-8)
John Travolta, Jeff Conaway / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (9)
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (10-12)
John Travolta / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (13)
Louis St. Louis / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (14)
Olivia Newton-John / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (15-16)
Sha-Na-Na / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (17-22)
Stockard Channing / Grease (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (23-24)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.42 dB -9.42 dB 2:15 17-Mooning
DR7 -0.29 dB -10.32 dB 2:52 09-It's Raining On Prom Night
DR8 0.00 dB -9.25 dB 2:47 18-Freddy My Love
DR8 -0.28 dB -11.43 dB 3:59 06-Beauty School Dropout
DR7 0.00 dB -9.91 dB 3:22 01-Grease
DR8 -0.19 dB -11.07 dB 3:25 24-Grease (Reprise)
DR8 -0.08 dB -10.78 dB 2:25 10-Alone At A Drive In Movie
DR7 -0.44 dB -11.37 dB 1:23 23-Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
DR8 0.00 dB -9.93 dB 3:13 08-Greased Lightnin'
DR8 0.00 dB -10.08 dB 3:35 02-Summer Nights
DR8 -0.12 dB -9.26 dB 2:49 04-You're The One That I Want
DR8 0.00 dB -9.62 dB 3:00 22-We Go Together
DR8 -0.30 dB -11.15 dB 2:33 05-Sandy
DR7 0.00 dB -8.73 dB 2:11 19-Rock N' Roll Party Queen
DR7 -0.25 dB -10.48 dB 3:03 03-Hopelessly Devoted To You
DR7 -0.33 dB -10.77 dB 1:29 21-Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)
DR8 0.00 dB -9.62 dB 2:22 11-Blue Moon
DR7 0.00 dB -8.15 dB 2:02 12-Rock N' Roll Is Here To Stay
DR7 -0.22 dB -9.41 dB 2:18 13-Those Magic Changes
DR7 0.00 dB -8.31 dB 1:23 14-Hound Dog
DR8 0.00 dB -9.28 dB 4:38 15-Born To Hand Jive
DR8 -0.27 dB -9.71 dB 2:03 16-Tears On My Pillow
DR8 0.00 dB -10.03 dB 1:40 07-Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee
DR8 0.00 dB -10.20 dB 2:22 20-There Are Worse Things I Could Do
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5628 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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