Giorgio Moroder ‎– Midnight Express (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Casablanca ‎– NBLP 7114
Vinyl, LP, Album, 53

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A1 Chase
Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
A2 Love's Theme
Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
A3 (Theme From) Midnight Express
Arranged By [String And Horn] – G. Mathieson*, H. Faltermeyer*Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
B1 Istanbul Blues (Vocal)
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Patrick McClureArranged By – David CastleBass – Rick TierneyDrums, Percussion – Jerry SommersPiano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Vocals – David CastleSongwriter – David Castle, Oliver Stone, William Hayes (2)Strings – Fritz Sonnleitner, Sid Sharp*
B2 The Wheel
Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
B3 Istanbul Opening
Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
B4 Cacaphoney
Songwriter – Giorgio Moroder
B5 (Theme From) Midnight Express (Vocal)
Arranged By [String And Horn] – G. Mathieson*, H. Faltermeyer*Songwriter – Chris Bennett, Giorgio MoroderVocals – Chris Bennett

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Songs published by Gold Horizon Music Corp. (BMI) except B1 by Rick's Music, Inc./Gold Horizon Music Corp. (BMI), B5 by Gold Horizon Music Corp./ Rick's Music, Inc. (O.P. Ed.Intro/Say Yes Music) (BMI)

Recorded at: Musicland Studio, Munich; Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles; Allen Zentz, Hollywood.

℗ 1978 Casablanca Record and FilmWorks, Inc.
© 1978 Columbia Pictures

Made in U.S.A.

Soundtrack to Alan Parker's 1978 Columbia Pictures movie "Midnight Express" starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, John Hurt and Billy Hayes. Produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam. Based on a true story of Bill Hayes, from the same titled book by Billy Hayes and William Hoffer. Screenplay by Oliver Stone.

On May 18th, 1978 "Midnight Express" was shown to an audience of world press at the Cannes Film Festival...43 days later the United States and Turkey entered into formal negotiations for the exchange of prisoners.

The movie won 2 oscars in 1979 (Best Writing, Best Music). This was Moroder's first movie score.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): NBLP 7114 AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): NBLP 7114 BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 1): NBLP-7114-AS R-1 AZ (flower) S-6039
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 1): NBLP-7114-BS R-2 AZ (flower) S-6040
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 2): T1nNBLP-7114-AS TA-2 AZ (flower)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 2): NBLP-7114-BS P-1 AZ (flower) S-6040 C PXT 5
  • Pressing Plant ID: 53
  • Rights Society: BMI


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October 30, 2003
What can we say about that famous soundtrack ? Well the lead track, The chase is well known by everybody, an unforgetable masterpiece standard which is still played 25 years after by most well known DJs around the world...