The first time I remember being aware of the power of a movie soundtrack was when I was 10 years old and I watched Hoosiers for the fourth time on our VHS VCR. I’ve since come to closely listen to the music when I watch a movie multiple times to see how it weaves into the fabric of the movie tapestry. I love, looooovvvveeee…., the emotion music and sound brings to a movie–WHEN it’s done right. One of the first soundtracks I listened to closely is the Color of Money. The album version of the movie songs is great (although it leaves out one of my favorites, Bodeans’ “Still The Night”), and Robbie Robertson’s movie score is phenomenal. I’ve since come to collect them, and i listen to them sometimes. I especially like listening to Blaxploitation soundtracks, I got hooked on Superfly and others in college and have since unearthed many rare gems of the species. I like theme songs and soundbytes–as well as short, taped interview segments from various talk shows.
I like other kinds of TV/Film soundtracks like Ennio Morricone’s scores for the Spaghetti Westerns, horror soundtracks, beach films from the 60’s, Elvis films, you name it. I don’t care for Show Tunes much though.
Here’s some of what I like