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VariousThank God It's Friday

Label:Casablanca – TGIF 100
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Style:Soul, Disco, Soundtrack

Tracklist

A1Love And Kisses*Thank God It's Friday
A2Pattie BrooksAfter Dark
A3Donna SummerWith Your Love
A4Donna SummerLast Dance
B1Paul JabaraDisco Queen
B2CameoFind My Way
B3The Commodores*Too Hot Ta Trot
B4Wright Bros. Flying MachineLeatherman's Theme
B5Marathon (2)I Wanna Dance
C1Sunshine (2)Take It To The Zoo
C2Santa EsmeraldaSevilla Nights
C3Love And Kisses*You're The Most Precious Thing In My Life
D1D.C. LaRueDo You Want The Real Thing
D2Paul JabaraTrapped In A Stairway
D3Natural JuicesFloyd's Theme
D4Diana RossLovin', Livin And Givin'
D5Thelma HoustonLove Masterpiece
D6Donna SummerLast Dance
EDonna SummerJe T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)
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Credits

  • Lacquer Cut ByMB*

Notes

on each labels :
THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY"

MANUFACTURED AND MARKETED BY PYE RECORDS ATV HOUSE, GT. CUMBERLAND PLACE . W.1
(PYE RECORDS is squared)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side A): TGIF 100 A-1◇MB 1 F
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side B): TGIF 100 B-1◇MB 3 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side C): TGIF 100C-1◇MB 2 L
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side D): TGIF 100D-2◇MB 2 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side E): TGIF 100E-2◇MB 3 summer better than others AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side 1, Variant): TGIF 100 A-1◇MB I BR
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side 2, Variant): TGIF 100 B-1◇MB I X
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side 3, Variant): TGIF 100 C-1◇MB I N (or Z)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side 4, Variant): TGIF 100 D-1◇MB I S
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side 5, Variant): TGIF 100 E-2◇MB 3 Summer better than others G
  • Other (printed on record 1' inner sleeve ): TGIF 100/1
  • Other (printed on record 2' inner sleeve ): TGIF 100/2
  • Other (printed on record 3' Special Bonus 12" Single' inner sleeve): TGIF 100/3

Other Versions (5 of 91)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Thank God It's Friday (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2×LP, Compilation, Stereo, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Stereo)CasablancaCBLA 71034France1978
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Thank God It's Friday (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2×LP, Album, 2nd Pressing, Rainbo Pressing, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, 2nd Pressing, Rainbo Pressing)Casablanca, CasablancaNBLP 7099, NBLP 7099-3US1978
Thank God It's Friday (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2×LP, Album, Stereo, 12", Single Sided, Special Edition, Stereo)Casablanca, BellaphonNB 7041Germany1978
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Thank God It's Friday (2×LP, 12", Single Sided, All Media, Compilation, Promo)CasablancaNBLP 7099 DJUS1978
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Thank God It's Friday (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2×LP, Compilation, 12", Single Sided)CasablancaNBLP 7099-3Canada1978

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  • dwilpower's avatar
    dwilpower
    Saturday Night Fever was a critical and commercial success sending disco into the mainstream and stratospheric. It resulted in a saturated market that ended up overwhelming and undermining the disco scene within 18 months. Thank God It's Friday was quite frankly jumping on the bandwagon and milking the current trend. The movie was a massive turkey and sank quickly from sight along with The Wiz and several other Musicals that attempted to steal some of the magic that Fever and Grease had created. The movie musical would see several more flops before the penny finally dropped in Hollywood. I can remember buying this soundtrack "blind" and expecting to be blown away... there wasn't even a mild breeze. It was underwhelming at best. I played the album twice before giving up and giving in, moving on to the latest disco tunes burning up the dance floor. There was something half baked about this project compared to Fever- there was no commitment to producing a real blockbuster set of easily accessible radio friendly dance/pop songs. If anything the tracks were too authentic when compared to the pop songs that dominated Fever. Last Dance won an Oscar for best song and was a massive No3 Billboard Hot 100 hit. It failed to reach the UK Top 40, ignored by BBC Radio 1. Las Dance has gone on to become one of Donna Summers best recognised and most loved recordings- something of a disco standard and Karaoke classic, recognised for the great record it always was. History has been rewritten and Last Dance has ALWAYS been loved.
    43 years later I decided to revisit and defrost this turkey to see if time has been kind. WOW was I surprised- this album is mostly terrific- those complex latin beats infuse most tracks along with Donna's more electric efforts. As a result of ignoring the disc for 4 decades I a the owner of a PRISTINE NEAR MINT COPY- it sounds spectacular. Certainly here in the UK 'Friday' just didn't click- the music was very tailored for the US market and was not what was mainstream in the UK in 1978. Even the premise of the movie with the big custom state of the art disco club had no parallel in the UK- The disco scene was an upstairs room in a local pub, the local big hotel dance hall commandeered on a Friday and Saturday- the big fancy discos had yet to leave the drawing board. I'm so glad I rediscovered this album. I've now reclassified it as a "lost classic'.

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