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VariousGrease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

Label:RSO – RS-2-4002
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Frankie ValliGrease
GuitarPeter Frampton
Written-ByBarry Gibb
3:24
A2John Travolta & Olivia Newton-JohnSummer Nights
Arranged By [Strings]Bhen Lanzarone*
3:36
A3Olivia Newton-JohnHopelessly Devoted To You
Written-ByJohn Farrar
3:00
A4John Travolta & Olivia Newton-JohnYou're The One That I Want
Written-ByJohn Farrar
2:47
A5John TravoltaSandy2:30
B1Frankie AvalonBeauty School Drop-Out4:02
B2Stockard ChanningLook At Me, I'm Sandra Dee1:38
B3John TravoltaGreased Lightnin'
Arranged By [Horns]Michael Melvoin*
SaxophoneRay Pizzi
3:12
B4Cindy BullensIt's Raining On Prom Night2:57
B5Unknown ArtistAlone At A Drive-In Movie (Instrumental)
SaxophoneErnie Watts
2:22
B6Sha-Na-Na*Blue Moon2:18
C1Sha-Na-Na*Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay
Written-ByDavid White (5)
2:00
C2Sha-Na-Na*Those Magic Changes2:15
C3Sha-Na-Na*Hound Dog1:23
C4Sha-Na-Na*Born To Hand-Jive
Arranged By [Horns]Michael Melvoin*
GuitarTim May
4:39
C5Sha-Na-Na*Tears On My Pillow2:06
C6Louis St. Louis & Cindy BullensMooning2:12
D1Cindy BullensFreddy, My Love2:40
D2Louis St. LouisRock 'N' Roll Party Queen2:08
D3Stockard ChanningThere Are Worse Things I Could Do
SaxophoneErnie Watts
2:18
D4Olivia Newton-JohnLook At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)1:20
D5John Travolta & Olivia Newton-JohnWe Go Together
SaxophoneRay Pizzi
3:14
D6Unknown ArtistLove Is A Many Splendored Thing (Instrumental)1:23
D7Frankie ValliGrease (Reprise)
GuitarPeter Frampton
Written-ByBarry Gibb
3:24
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Credits

Notes

℗© 1978 RSO Records, Inc.
© MCMLXXVIII By Paramount Pictures Corporation

"CT/CTH" and leading "T" in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute pressing.

Recorded at: Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, United Western Studios and Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood.
All songs except "Grease" mixed and re-mixed at Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood.
"Grease" mixed at Criteria Studios, Miami.
Mastered at A&M Records.

Manufactured & marketed by RSO Records, Inc.
Made/printed in U.S.A.

Design at Gribbitt.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Int. #): 2658 125
  • Other (Ind. Int. # Record 1): 2479 210
  • Other (Ind. Int. # Record 2): 2479 211
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched side A&B): CT/CTH
  • Price Code (On spine, between cat# and title): 1298
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): (RS-2-4002 A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): (RS-2-4002 B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): (RS-2-4002 C)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): (RS-2-4002 D)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side A etched): RS-2-4002 AS CT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side B etched): RS-2-4002 BS CTH 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side C etched): RS-2-4002-CS CT4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side D etched): RS-2-4002-DS CT-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side A etched): T1 RS-2-4002 AS CT4 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side B etched): T1 RS-2-4002 BS CT6 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side C etched): T1 RS-2-4002 CS CT2 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side D etched): T15 RS-2-4002 DS CS3 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side A etched): T1 RS-2-4002 AS CT1 C11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side B etched): T1 RS-2-4002 BS CT3 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side C etched): T2-RS-2-4002-CS CT4 8B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 side D etched): T1-RS-2-4002 DS CT2 D18
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 side A etched): T1 RS-2-4002-AS CT1 C10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 side B etched): T1 RS-2-4002-BS CT4 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 side C etched): T1 RS-2-4002-CS CT3 B12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 side D etched): T1 RS-2-4002-DS CT4 C11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side A etched): T1 RS-2-4002-AS CT1 |D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side B etched): T1 RS-2-4002-BS CT3 A|
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side C etched): T1 RS-2-4002-CS CT1 ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side D etched): T1 RS-2-4002-DS CT2 ^>
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side A etched): T1 RS-2-4002 AS CT1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side B etched): T1 RS-2-4002 BS CT4 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side C etched): T1 RS-2-4002 CS CT1 C12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side D etched): T1-RS-2-4002 DS CT2 C13

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Grease (Bande Originale Du Film) (2×LP, Album)RSO2658 125France1978
Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)RSO2658 125Germany1978
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Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)RSO2479 210Germany1978
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Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (2×LP, Album, French Pressing)RSORSD 2001UK1978
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Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (2×LP, Album)RSO57158 / 1-2Spain1978

Reviews

  • southpawgrammar's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Until 1978, the Broadway production of "Grease" was deemed definitive and impossible to improve upon. In its off-Broadway 1971 Chicago run, the lyrical content was more explicit and the secondary cast featured more heavily, with even minor characters performing their own numbers. Of these embryonic versions, none had the potential to top the Billboard chart, but as the show gradually became more popular, so too did the idea that "Grease" would translate well on the big screen, albeit with significant changes. Somehow, "Grease" was the exception to the rule that stage productions are by definition overblown and therefore do not require further exaggeration. In order to fully manifest the pastiche elements, magical realism and kitschy stylings of the context, "Grease" required heightened, bombastic performances by its cast, as well as more romanticized, fantastical plot elements. To endorse my claim that the musical, though acceptable and far less sanitized, was given new strength in its big screen adaptation, one need only heed the soundtrack, which almost surmounted its movie equivalent in terms of commercial success. As passionately, enthrallingly and seminally performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, blockbusters such as "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," and "Sandy," were all specifically written for the film version to not only capitalize on the nostalgia cycle and Newton-John's star power, but also to reach a much broader audience than the stage production ever could. Save for two songs from the musical, most of the original score was used, with the instantly appealing Sandy and Danny duets ensuring that "Grease" would be regarded as much of a '70s pop culture phenomenon as disco.

    Commencing the soundtrack itself (accordant with the film) is the illogical yet entirely compatible disco-flavoured Frankie Valli-Barry Gibb opening theme, which, along with the other vocal takes, was recorded prior or subsequent to audio-to-video synchronization, thus elucidating the sonic disparities of the compositions to their film counterparts. Now larger in scale and bolstered by smooth pop production, the big musical numbers were delivered as terrific group performances by the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, namely "Summer Nights," "We Go Together," and "Greased Lightnin'", all of which hold up just as well without visual accompaniment. Even Frankie Avalon's slick rendition of the Teen Angel piece "Beauty School Dropout", which plays up to Avalon's own teen idol heyday as well as the fantasy aspect of the film, is as integral to the soundtrack as Stockard Channing's stirring interpretations of Rizzo's solo numbers "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do". On the non-cast member front, the satisfactory contributions from '50s parody acts Louis St. Louis and Sha-Na-Na are also included, alongside instrumentals and background music insertions courtesy of Cindy Bullens, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Perhaps casual fans of the movie and devotees of the musical will balk at the stylized enactments of '50s standards, but they are all part of the fun. Along with most of the incidental cuts, they are comprised for the purposes of completeness and to mirror the film somewhat. Those who can overlook ostentation and outdated themes and values will revel in the enthusiastic performances and gentle satire of the evergreens contained herein. After all, musicals are designed to uplift the viewer into a state of exaltation, not to be assayed. And in the case of the "Grease" soundtrack, naff cover tunes and all, letting the sound of sheer escapism wash over you is an experience like no other.

    Rating: 5/5
    • JonNoj's avatar
      JonNoj
      Edited 4 years ago
      I might be in the minority but I like the theatrical versions of the songs more than the soundtrack mixes.
      The 40th Anniversary / 70mm mix is great. Hopefully someday they''ll release an album with the theatrical mixes of the main songs (I can do without all the Sha Na Na and ancillary tracks).

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