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Life Moves Pretty Fast - The John Hughes Mixtapes Red

Vinyl $145.00

Release Date: Nov 11, 2022

Discs: 6

Demon Music group in conjunction with the Hughes family are proud to present the first official compilation of music from the movies of legendary filmmaker John Hughes, covering the classic eighties period 1983 1989.

For anyone growing up in the 1980s, the films of John Hughes are some of the most iconic of the decade and have created a lasting cultural impact still felt and referenced across TV, film and music. As well as the characters and stories created in these iconic movies, what made John Hughes’ movies different from the rest was the symbiotic relationship between scene and music. Whether Cameron Frye staring at the painting in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off set to The Dream Academy’s “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental)”, Duckie and Andie from Pretty In Pink at prom set to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “If You Leave”, or even Neal and Del’s classic “Those aren’t pillows” scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles set to Emmylou Harris’ “Back In Baby’s Arms”.

“Music was a huge part of filmmaking for him, it was a thing he seemed to like the most.” Matthew Broderick

Curated by John Hughes’ music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, this 6LP vinyl boxset includes 73 tracks from the movies

National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, She’s Having A Baby, The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck.

“Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was the cassette, by Fedex. We sent John cassettes of newly released music, of demos, of just finished mixes (and in return he would send VHS videos of the scenes that needed music).” Tarquin Gotch

The films of John Hughes spawned many classic tracks, some licensed for the films, some commission specifically, and many going on to become huge international hits from acts such as Simple Minds, Kate Bush, Furniture, Yello, and The Psychedelic Furs.

“It serves as a reminder not just to the musicians he championed in the 1980s, but to how intensely his search for music expanded beyond this era. Until his final days, he was still collecting outrageous amounts of music from around the world, galaxies removed from the New Romantic and new wave sounds that, to many, still define him.” James Hughes

Also includes an extensive 24-page booklet including memories from Matthew Broderick, James Hughes, Tarquin Gotch, Ron Payne, plus track-by-track sleeve notes.

“John said he only made movies so he could choose what music to put in them, so as his success at the Box Office grew, and thus his power with the studios, the number of tracks in his films, by up and coming UK bands, steadily grew.” Tarquin Gotch 

Track Listing:

Side A
1. Kajagoogoo - Kajagoogoo (Instrumental)
2. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
3. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave 4. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
5. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
6. Dave Wakeling - She's Having A Baby

Side B
1. The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
2. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
3. Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy
4. Dr. Calculus - Full Of Love
5. Lick The Tins - Can't Help Falling In Love
6. Steve Earle & The Dukes - Six Days On The Road

Side C
1. Kirsty MacColl - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
2. Suzanne Vega & Joe Jackson - Left Of Center
3. Pete Shelley - Do Anything (Soundtrack Version)
4. Carmel - It's All In The Game
5. The Dream Academy - Power To Believe (Instrumental)
6. Kate Bush - This Woman's Work

Side D
1. The Beat - March Of The Swivelheads (Rotating Heads - Dub Version)
2. Nick Heyward - When It Started To Begin
3. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Tesla Girls 4. Big Audio Dynamite - BAD
5. Killing Joke - Eighties
6. The Specials - Little Bitch

Side E
1. Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It) (US Club Mix)
2. Flesh For Lulu - Slide
3. Love And Rockets - Haunted When The Minutes Drag
4. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix)
5. Lords Of The New Church - Method To My Madness

Side F
1. The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk (Single Version)
2. Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
3. General Public - Tenderness
4. The Blue Room - I'm Afraid
5. Belouis Some - Round, Round
6. Thompson Twins - If You Were Here
7. The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental) 3.07

Side G
1. Yello - Oh Yeah
2. Book Of Love - Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) 3. Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
4. Patti Smith - Gloria: In Excelsis Deo
5. Westworld - Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo
6. Divinyls - Ring Me Up
7. Topper Headon - Drummin' Man

Side H
1. Billy Idol - Catch My Fall
2. The Association - Cherish
3. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music For A Found Harmonium
4. Zapp - Radio People
5. The Blue Room - Cry Like This

Side I
1. Ray Charles - Mess Around
2. Joe Turner - Lipstick, Powder and Paint
3. Darlene Love - (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
4. Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
5. Perry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers - Juke Box Baby
6. The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
7. Ray Anthony And His Orchestra - The Peter Gunn Theme

Side J
1. Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
2. Emmylou Harris - Back in Baby's Arms
3. Hugh Harris - Rhythm Of Life
4. Spandau Ballet - True
5. Propaganda - Abuse - Here
6. The Dream Academy - The Edge of Forever

Side K
1. Yello - Lost Again (Album Version)
2. Bryan Ferry - Crazy Love
3. The Rave-Ups - Positively Lost Me
4. Los Lobos - Don't Worry Baby
5. Steve Earle - Continental Trailways Blues (Album Version)
6. The Revillos - Rev Up!

Side L
1. Boston - More Than A Feeling
2. Balaam And The Angel - I'll Show You Something Special
3. The Rave-Ups - Rave Up/Shut Up
4. Pop Will Eat Itself - Beaver Patrol
5. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
6. Silicon Teens - Red River Rock

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