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Various Artists - Life Moves Pretty Fast - The John Hughes Mixtapes

Various Artists - Life Moves Pretty Fast - The John Hughes Mixtapes





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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 140 Gram Import


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140-gram double LP vinyl edition

25 tracks from the movies of legendary filmmaker John Hughes!

Curated by John Hughes' Music Supervisor Tarquin Gotch!

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, Tranes And Automobiles, She's Having A Baby, The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck

"Music was a huge part of filmmaking for him. It was a thing he seemed to like the most." — Matthew Broderick

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, curated by Hughes' music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, covering the classic eighties period 1983-1989.

The tracks feature music from Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck.

The films of John Hughes are some of the most iconic of the 1980s, and they have created a lasting cultural impact still felt and referenced across TV, film and music.

As well as the characters and stories created in the films, what made John Hughes' movies different from the rest was the symbiotic relationship between what was happening on screen 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", Duckie and Andie from Pretty in Pink at prom set to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's "If You Leave", or Neal and Del's classic "Those aren't pillows" scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles set to Emmylou Harris' "Back in Baby's Arms".

John and his team revolutionized the way music was used in movies, commissioning artists such as Kate Bush ("This Woman's Work" for She's Having a Baby) and OMD ("If You Leave" for Pretty in Pink) to write new songs and giving bands such as Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs their biggest hits. Life Moves Pretty Fast, named for the famous quip by Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, documents the influence that music in Hughes' movies had, which is still felt today in the work of Quentin Tarantino to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

John's son James Hughes on his father's relationship with music: "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."

One of John's closest collaborators was music supervisor and band manager Tarquin Gotch: "Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was cassettes 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. 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."

The Life Moves Pretty Fast - The John Hughes Mixtapes 140-gram double LP edition contains 25 tracks currated in conjunction with the John Hughes Estate and the original movie music supervisors!



Side A
1. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
2. If You Leave - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
3. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
4. Oh Yeah - Yello
5. If You Were Here - Thompson Twins
6. Can't Help Falling in Love - Lick the Tins
7. This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

Side B
1. Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
2. Brilliant Mind - Furniture
3. BAD - Big Audio Dynamite
4. Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen
5. Tenderness - General Public
6. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental) - The Dream Academy

Side C
1. Left of Center - Suzanne Vega & Joe Jackson
2. She's Having a Baby - Dave Wakeling
3. Full of Love - Dr. Calculus
4. Eighties - Killing Joke
5. Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix) - Sigue Sigue Sputnik
6. I Go Crazy - Flesh for Lulu

Side D
1. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby - Kirsty MacColl
2. Do Anything - Pete Shelley
3. Beat City - The Flowerpot Men
4. Crazy Love - Bryan Ferry
5. Positively Lost Me - The Rave-Ups
6. Six Days on the Road - Album Version - Steve Earle & The Dukes

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