Various ‎– Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)

Virgin ‎– CDV 2318, Virgin ‎– 0777 7 86466 2 4
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1 P.P. Arnold Electric Dreams
Guitar – Peter FramptonProducer – Don WasWritten-By – O'Dowd*, Pickett*
2 Jeff Lynne Video
Producer [Assistant] – Richard TandyWritten-By, Producer – Jeff Lynne
3 Culture Club The Dream
Producer – Steve LevineWritten-By – Culture Club
4 Giorgio Moroder The Duel
Written-By, Producer – Giorgio Moroder
5 Helen Terry Now You're Mine
Lyrics By – Helen St. John, Rusty LemorandeMusic By, Producer – Giorgio Moroder
6 Culture Club Love Is Love
Producer – Steve LevineWritten-By – Culture Club
7 Heaven 17 Chase Runner
Producer – B.E.F.*, Greg WalshWritten-By – Gregory*, Marsh*, Ware*
8 Jeff Lynne Let It Run
Producer [Assistant] – Roger Tandy*Written-By, Producer – Jeff Lynne
9 Giorgio Moroder Madeline's Theme
Written-By, Producer – Giorgio Moroder
10 Giorgio Moroder With Philip Oakey Together In Electric Dreams
Written-By – Philip OakeyWritten-By, Producer – Giorgio Moroder

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Richard Tandy is incorrectly credited as Roger Tandy on Track 8.

Booklet: Manufactured in the U.K.
CD: Manufactured in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 77778 646624
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077778646624
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AAHD8
  • Matrix / Runout: 786466 2 . 2 EMI SWINDON 010201-NL
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (Distribution Code - F): PM 500
  • Other (Distribution Code - D): 610 184
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD

Other Versions (5 of 40) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SE 39600 Various Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)(LP, Album) Epic SE 39600 US 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50076, 062-VG 50076 Various Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VG 50076, 062-VG 50076 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
627605 Various Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)(LP, Album) Virgin 627605 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
1552 Various Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Peacock (4) 1552 Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86466 2 4, CDV 2318, 610 184, CD-VIP 127 Various Electric Dreams (Original Soundtrack From The Film)(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 0777 7 86466 2 4, CDV 2318, 610 184, CD-VIP 127 Europe Unknown Sell This Version



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August 3, 2010
The film itself is a friendlier version of 'Demon Seed'. While the latter provides a horrific, manipulative view from the artificial state of mind, 'Electric Dreams' is a 'bizarre love triangle' between a man, a woman and a computer - innocently sweet, at times out of control and fun to watch - and eventually fun to listen.

While it is not entirely produced by Giorgio Moroder, his presence somewhat overshadows others' contributions on the very soundtrack (his instrumental pieces here, 'The Duel' and 'Madeline's Theme', are charming as they are pretentious). For one, 'Together In Electric Dreams' coupling Moroder with The Human League's Phil Oakey was destined to be an instant success. Easily put out of the soundtrack's context, the simple magic of this single (even though it's not my particular favourite) is that it functions as an individual, timeless summer hit.

However, there are typical Moroder-ish necessary electro-rock evils here - Helen Terry's 'Now You're Mine' for example, which has the groove but altogether it's a typical, dated standard of the year 1985. It also relies heavily on Moroder's previous work with 'Flashdance' (the drum programs and the song's arrangement is almost a straight re-write of 'Maniac').

Among the rest, there are equally representative common themes to go along with the film's story - as well as individual hits - Culture Club's 'Love Is Love' and 'The Dream' are nice little ballads. Jeff Lyne's 'Video' and 'Let It Run' are sympathetic but clumsy Beach Boys-alikes. Heaven 17, albeit effective here, are the album's biggest leftover - as 'Chase Runner' is a mere review of ideas from their own albums up to 'How Men Are' (basically, their piece is an instrumental remix between 'Crushed By the Wheels of Industry' and 'Counterforce').

The best song on the album is undoubtedly P.P. Arnold's title song. Starting with a guess where it's actually pointing, 'Electric Dreams' slides from bluesy intro into fully blooded electro-pop (despite it is quite at odds with Frampton's massive guitar).

In all, the soundtrack itself fits better within the film. Because when it connects you to the very scenes, you instantly fall in love with both - the video and the music.