|A1||–||Bugler's Dream (From Charge Suite)|
|A2||–||Nothing's Gonna Stop You Now (Team Sports Theme)|
|A3||–||Reach Out (Track Theme)|
|A4||–||Courtship (Basketball Theme)|
|A5||–||A Chance For Heaven (Swimming Theme)|
|A6||–||Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme)|
|B1||–||Olympic Fanfare And Theme|
|B2||–||Grace (Gymnastics Theme)|
|B3||–||Power (Power Sports Theme)|
|B4||–||Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)|
|B5||–||Junku (Field Theme)|
|B6||–||The Olympian - Lighting Of The Torch|
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
Front of sleeve has an embossed gold sticker affixed. Original shrinkwrap had a 4.5"x2" blue and white hype sticker affixed.
- Barcode (Text): 0 7464-39322-1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 1): PAL-39322-1C ~ ↄ G1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 1): PBL-39322-1C ~ ↄ G1
|The Official Music Of The XXIIIrd Olympiad - Los Angeles 1984 (LP)||CBS||CBS 26048||US||1984|
|The Official Music Of The 1984 Games (LP, Album)||CBS, CBS||CBS 26048, BJS 39322||Europe||1984|
|The Official Music Of The 1984 Games (LP)||CBS||CBS 26048||Italy||1984|
|The Official Music Of The XXIIIrd Olympiad - Los Angeles 1984 (LP, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold)||Columbia||JS 39322||US||1984|
|The Official Music Of The XXIIIrd Olympiad - Los Angeles 1984 (LP, Picture Disc, Limited Edition, Promo)||Columbia||AS99-1871||US||1984|
- Edited one year agoThis is a peculiar album featuring 12 tracks inspired by the 1984 summer olympics in Los Angeles. Most of the tracks are instrumental, and my favorite is actually Foreigner's melodic and exciting instrumental offering Street Thunder. Other good ones are Grace by Quincy Jones and Toto's Moodido. while A Chance For Heaven by Christopher Cross is the best vocal track. Giorgio Moroder and Paul Engemann's Reach Out is decent, and Bill Conti's Power is quite enjoyable too.
The jazzy Courtship by Bob James is plain annoying, and the trite rock number by Loverboy is best forgotten. The tracks by John Williams, Herbie Hancock and Philip Glass are rather typical for those composers, while the opening theme by Leo Arnaud is famous for its inclusion in the computer game Summer Games, also in 1984.
All in all an interesting album worth picking up, even though I missed a track by a composer like Vangelis in this eclectic mix.
- Had no big expectations, but it's really (unexpectedly) good indeed.
- I thought this was a joke album when I bought it.. but it has slowly become the record I play the most often.