|Vision Quest Original Motion Picture Sound Track|
|See production credits below|
|Released on 1985|
|US CHART POSITION #11|
|Find it at GEMM|
|GHS 24063 cover
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I saw maybe thirty minutes of this movie on tv, figured it was about the gayest thing I’d ever seen, and went back to watching cheesy ‘60s science fiction (“The radiation just seems to make it stronger...”). Vision Quest fed into every sweaty, fungal little fantasy that ever crept into the crack of a high school shower tile: boy gets super strong, shows up his parents and teachers and gets laid by a hot, college-age chick. Just thinking about it makes me want to take a shower. So why did I buy the soundtrack? Because it cost me a dollar. Because it has Dio’s “Hungry for Heaven” on it and I wanted to see if it was the same as the Sacred Heart version (it is). And because, just in case anyone ever asked me what was the worst movie I ever saw, I could pull this sleeve out and say “This one.” The soundtrack isn’t nearly so bad. It has some great rock tracks on it, including “Lunatic Fringe” and “Hot Blooded.” It also contains actual hits that were unique to the movie soundtrack: Journey’s “Only the Young,” Don Henley’s “She’s on the Zoom” and Madonna’s “Crazy For You.” (She also contributed “Gambler” to the soundtrack and made a cameo in the film as a singer.) Sadly, the album doesn’t contain anything from Tangerine Dream, despite the fact that they composed the film’s original soundtrack. I don’t recall ever seeing TD release anything from this soundtrack either (maybe they used pre-existing material from earlier albums.) Not that I’m complaining, since one Vision Quest album is embarrassing enough in my collection. And, no, I will not be buying the soundtrack to Footloose now; even I have my limits.
|GHS 24063 back cover|
Belinda Carlisle -- background vocals (5)
Jane Wiedlin -- background vocals (5)
John "Jellybean" Benitez -- producer (4,10)
Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar and Greg Ladanyi -- producers (5)
Mike Stone -- producer (1)
Stephen Bray -- arranger (4)
Rob Mounsey -- arranger (10)
Bob Clearmountain -- mixing (1)
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