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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes

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The compilation was curated by Hughes Music music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, who says, “Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was cassettes by Fedex.

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”. It is an amazing box set chock full of goodies and great liners that’ll make you feel sixteen again.Later this year Demon Music will release Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes, the first official compilation of music from the movies of the legendary filmmaker, John 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.

I understand these songs were from John's movies, but I have played this side the least, no offense to the late great Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, or the other great artist on these records. I've listened to these records several times and I'm very pleased at the care taken to "hand pick" the songs, and the quality mastering to make each song sound so great. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was cassettes by Fedex.So many songs that I have always dreamed of having on an official soundtrack are (for the most part) included as a group from the films that punctuated my teenage years. 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.

from Sixteen Candles) — and comes with a John Hughes mixtape cassette, and a reproduction of the 7″ single of The Flowerpot Men’s “Beat City” / Blue Room “I’m Afraid” that promoted Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and was only sent to members of the John Hughes Fan Club.The packaging is wonderful and the booklet providing insight why these particular songs were placed in John's movies will make any music and movie lover drool over the stories here. The sound quality of the vinyl is very good and comes assembled in a nice package with a booklet that gives the backstory on the songs. Steve Earle - Continental Trailways Blues (Album Version) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles 6. Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was the cassette, by Fedex.

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. In limited edition deluxe edition form the 4CD set comes in a larger outer box with a 14-track cassette and re-issue of the 7” single ‘Beat City’ / ‘I’m Afraid’, originally distributed to the John Hughes fan club mailing list upon the release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The collections are issued in conjunction with the Hughes family and have been curated by Hughes’ music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, covering the classic eighties period 1983 – 1989.If there is a certificate we’ve missed out on then it’s probably for a 50 metre swim badge at the local swimming baths. The 4CD booklet includes memories from Matthew Broderick, James Hughes, Tarquin Gotch, Ron Payne, plus track- by-track sleeve notes. The song was featured during the school dance scene in Sixteen Candles and is the first time an Oingo Boingo song appeared in a major motion picture. Listening to this set 2 or 3 songs at a time is about all I can manage before my ears become so fatigued that I have to stop and come back to it later. Curated by John Hughes’ music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, this 2LP vinyl release includes 25 tracks from the movies 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.

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