Wow..now this IS dated. Some of the reviewers on this page have already pointed that out. Some 80's soundtracks like "The Breakfast Club" and "Flashdance" still hold a place in the public consciousness, but "Scarface" doesn't have quite the same star quality.
But I love it anyway! I haven't ever seen the film, but I loved the music after hearing it while playing Grand Theft Auto 3, so I thought I'd grab a copy. It wasn't the same hearing the songs without driving around Liberty City mowing people down, but there are still some toe tappers. My favourite is "I'm Hot Tonight". It doesn't really do anything but has a great beat, and E G Daily's voice rocks! Her gutsy singing really suits synthed up electro dance-pop music of this type. She's probably not going to take that as a compliment, but she should. "She's On Fire", "Turn Out The Light" and "Shake It Up (E G Daily again - hooray!)" also work in the same way...hmmm, was this whole album produced on the same set of cheap synthesizers? They all sound the same!
I don't really go for the Debbie Harry song, it's a bit tinny and the lyrics are awful ("Yo yo, no no, yeyo", how's that for profound?). But the opener "Push It To the Limit" is great, un-mistakeable rockin' 80's power pop.
As for the rest, they are all pretty much forgettable, and as far as Giorgio Moroder soundtracks go, it's never gonna claim the classic status of , say, "Midnight Express" or "American Gigolo". It certainly doesn't go into the same disco soundscape territory as those two, but instead stays safely in radio pop territory, and as a result, has not managed to attain enduring appeal. But hard-core 80's retro heads will love it.