St. Elmo's Fire Soundtrack
Album: St. Elmo's Fire/Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist: various artists
1985 Atlantic
CD: 7567-81261-2
cass: 7 81261-4-E

Performed by
John Parr (1)
Billy Squier (2)
Elefante (3)
Jon Anderson (4)
Fee Waybill (5)
David Foster (6, 9, 10)
Vikki Moss (7)
Airplay (8)

Keyboards: David Foster, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, John Elefante
Guitars: Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Billy Squier, Jay Graydon, Dino Elefante
Synth programming: Steve Porcaro, J. V. T.
Saxophone: David Boruff, Larry Williams
Drums: Bobby Chouinard, Mike Baird, Philip Rowland, Chris Taylor, Carlos Vega, Tris Imboden
Bass: John Pierce
Trumpet: Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Trombone: Bill Reichenbach
Vocals: Peter Beckett (8), Donny Gerrard (10), Amy Holland (10)
Background vocals: David Amato, Richard Marx, Richard Page

Produced by David Foster (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), David Foster and John and Dino Elefante (3), David Foster and Humberto Gatica (6), Jay Graydon and David Foster (8)
Co-produced by Humberto Gatica (10)
Executive producers: Ned Shankman, Ron DeBlasio

Engineered and mixed by Humberto Gatica. (2) engineered by Bob Rock. (8) engineered by Jay Graydon.
Additional overdub engineering by Woody Woodruff, Laura Livingston, Terry Christian, Dino Elefante
Mastered by George Marino

1. St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) [Foster/Parr] (4:08)
2. Shake Down [Squier] (4:07)
3. Young and Innocent [J. Elefante/D. Elefante] (4:34)
4. This Time It was Really Right [Foster/Anderson] (4:39)
5. Saved My Life [Foster/Waybill/Lukather] (3:45)
6. Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (Instrumental) [Foster] (3:27)
7. If I Turn You Away [Foster/Marx] (4:38)
8. Stressed Out (Close to the Edge) [Foster/Graydon/Stephen A. Kipner/Beckett] (4:14)
9. Georgetown [Foster] (1:45)
10. Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (For Just a Moment) [mus: Foster, lyr: Cynthia Weil] (3:48)

Arranged by David Foster
(8) arranged by Foster/Graydon, (3) arranged by J. Elefante/D. Elefante/Foster
Horn arrangement: Foster/Hey (1, 4)
String arrangement: Jeremy Lubbock (3)

Notes: (*)

(10) is a vocal version of (6).

Some pretty awful soft rock for the soundtrack to this 1980s teenage drama. The album was led by Canadian keyboardist/producer David Foster (not to be confused with the former member of The Warriors) and a familiar bunch of session players perform (including 8 who would go on to play on Anderson's solo album In the City of Angels: Williams, Porcaro, Landau, Paich, Hey, Grant, Reichenbach, Lukather). Anderson is one of the guest vocalists: the music for "This Time It was Really Right" is mediocre to cheesy (think In the City of Angels, but worse) and the lyrics the same, but it's a good vocal performance. (HP, 4 Aug 02)

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