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5.0 out of 5 stars The famous soundtrack
Soundtrack albums have always been something of a problem - either they stick closely to the movie (as they originally did), presenting a lot of music that makes no sense outside the context of the movie, or (as generally happens now) they gather together a collection of music that has little connection with the movie, except that bits of each song can be heard in the...
Published on 16 April 2005 by Peter Durward Harris

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3.0 out of 5 stars Purists Only
This is one of those albums with which everyone became obsessed. Such albums include Michael Jackon's Thriller. Sorry, but that album has some really weak tracks (a Paul McCartney duet!?) and you end up thinking that while many of the tracks are stunning; but not the entire album.

The same is to be said here: They trail off very badly towards the end, almost as...
Published on 31 Mar 2010 by M. Needham


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The famous soundtrack, 16 April 2005
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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Soundtrack albums have always been something of a problem - either they stick closely to the movie (as they originally did), presenting a lot of music that makes no sense outside the context of the movie, or (as generally happens now) they gather together a collection of music that has little connection with the movie, except that bits of each song can be heard in the background of the movie. Occasionally, an old style soundtrack (such as West Side Story) had enough great music to sell in huge quantities, but such soundtracks were the exception. The Saturday night fever soundtrack marked the beginning of the shift to a more popular form of soundtrack album, although there are some weak tracks here.
The Bee Gees wrote most of the music for this album and recorded some of it themselves. They gave More than a woman to Tavares although their own version of the song also appears on the album. They gave If I can't have you to Yvonne Elliman although they had already released their own version of the song as the B-side to one of their hits. They also included a couple of their own oldies (Jive talking, You should be dancing) on the soundtrack, but the most important tracks here are the first three tracks - Staying alive, How deep in your love and Night fever - all of which were huge hits around the world although they were bigger hits in America than anywhere else. Of the other tracks, Boogie shoes (KC and the sunshine band), Disco inferno (Trammps) and Open sesame (Kool and the gang) are the best.
Those classic tracks can, of course, be found elsewhere. You would that an appearance on a successful album like this would make stars of the contributors that weren't already stars, but David Shire (for example) disappeared as quickly as he came.
If you only want the best songs, you may prefer to buy them by the individual artists, beginning with a Bee Gees compilation (there are plenty to choose from) but despite some weak tracks, this album is the soundtrack of an era.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 30th Classic Remastered!, 20 Sep 2007
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Saturday Night Fever - The Original Movie Sound Track (Audio CD)
"SNF" sold over 35 million copies world-wide. It also garnered seven #1 hits in the USA alone. The Bee Gees also won several Grammys from this for production and vocal arrangement. A unique mix of disco, funk and orchestration, this album (now one CD and newly remastered to perfection) defined a generation and a lasting style of music (albeit with repercussions). If you are still stalling on buying this, consider that it has been remixed and if you ever want to listen to dance songs that actually contain interesting lyrics; this is the one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Disco Peaks, 10 May 2010
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Alister King "Big Al" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Saturday Night Fever - The Original Movie Sound Track (Audio CD)
One of the biggest selling albums of all time, globally, this captures the Disco era perfectly. Released in 1978 as the soundtrack to the film it contains the obvious Bee Gees hits including Stayin' Alive & Night Fever. Dig deeper though, and you get some really strong club floor fillers, notably K-Jee by the mighty MFSB.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well this takes me back a few years (or more), 21 Oct 2009
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I love the sound tracks on this CD - it reminds me of summer days and blue skies and Happy Days (no Fonz pun intended!) Recommend if you are a Saturday Night Era person - excellent acoustic playback and have saved the tracks now to my computer (just in case)!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SOUNDTRACK TO THE LATE SEVENTIES, 8 Oct 2002
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Pieter Uys "Toypom" (Johannesburg) - See all my reviews
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This masterpiece has lost none of its appeal after 25 years, proving the critics wrong and the BeeGees right. Part of its popularity must be due to the clever mix of fast dance numbers and lovely soaring ballads. The frenetic pace of e.g. Staying Alive and Night Fever is balanced by the serene pace of How Deep Is Your Love. For fans of the old-style BeeGees ballads, this new direction with the edgy falsetto vocals and the nervous beat came as a shock initially, but those hits like Jive Talkin' and You Should Be Dancing soon enough swept one up in the disco fever. I love Yvonne Elliman's poignant ballad If I Can't Have You, while the tracks by Kool & The Gang, MFSB and KC & The Sunshine Band are great too. But the real underground classic here is Disco Inferno by Trammps, nine minutes of burbling, bubbling, stomping, storming, gripping funk that is as anthemic as any great rock song by for example Bruce Springsteen. Come to think of it, most of the BeeGees tracks here can also be considered as anthems of the disco generation. Besides serving as bridges between the classic hits, the filler tracks like A Fifth Of Beethoven and Salsation add authenticity to the overall listening experience and serve to strengthen the ambience. This album and the movie took disco out of the underground and reinvented it as a mainstream phenomenon. While rock music was going through the convulsions of the punk and new wave revolutions, disco was having the party of the decade. And this album, along with the music of Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Boney M, Village People and others, provided the soundtrack to an era.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disco Fever, 20 Jun 2010
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Miss Cobham "Klem21" (London) - See all my reviews
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I teach Disco Dance and just had to have this album as part of my lesson planning. Saturday Night Fever is the ultimate iconic disco album that should be in everyone's collection whether you remember the 70's or not.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate 'Going Out' Album, 5 April 2008
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This review is from: Saturday Night Fever - The Original Movie Sound Track (Audio CD)
Saturday Night Fever was a phenomenon at the time of its release. The film and its soundtrack remain classic works. As well as the big hits from the movie there are a number of lesser known tracks here which featured in the film.

If you're heading out after a hard working week put this album on, turn it up, open a drink and let the good times roll.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound of the late 1970s, 24 July 2007
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Pieter Uys "Toypom" (Johannesburg) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Saturday Night Fever - The Original Movie Sound Track (Audio CD)
This masterpiece has lost none of its appeal after all these years, proving the critics wrong and the BeeGees right. Part of its popularity must be due to the clever mix of fast dance numbers and lovely soaring ballads. The frenetic pace of e.g. Staying Alive and Night Fever is balanced by the serene pace of How Deep Is Your Love.

For fans of the old-style BeeGees ballads, this new direction with the edgy falsetto vocals and the nervous beat came as a shock initially, but those hits like Jive Talkin' and You Should Be Dancing soon enough swept one up in the disco fever. I love Yvonne Elliman's poignant ballad If I Can't Have You, while the tracks by Kool & The Gang, MFSB and KC & The Sunshine Band are great too.

But the real underground classic here is Disco Inferno by Trammps, nine minutes of burbling, bubbling, stomping, storming, gripping funk that is as anthemic as any great rock song by for example Bruce Springsteen. Come to think of it, most of the BeeGees tracks here can also be considered as anthems of the disco generation.

Besides serving as bridges between the classic hits, the filler tracks like A Fifth Of Beethoven and Salsation add authenticity to the overall listening experience and serve to strengthen the ambience. This album and the movie took disco out of the underground and reinvented it as a mainstream phenomenon.

While rock music was going through the convulsions of the punk and new wave revolutions, disco was having the party of the decade. And this album, along with the music of Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Boney M, Village People and others, provided the soundtrack to an era.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now remastered!, 9 July 2011
The difference from normal CD to remastered CD is big. The sound has improved!
If your like the tracks from "Saturday night fever" then there is no doubt, buy now!

Ole Nielsen /Denmark
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 6 Dec 2010
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What more needs to be said? The film itself may not have been that great but the music stands the test of time. I defy anyone to not get up and strut their stuff when any of the Bee Gees music starts to play. Of course there are other great tracks not least of which 'Night on Disco Mountain' plus many others.
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