30th Anniversary: Labyrinth Soundtrack

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the soundtrack for the film Labyrinth starring Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie.

The soundtrack consists of 12 songs. Five of which were written and performed by David Bowie.

The music in the movie is an important component to the movie. The songs David Bowie sings demonstrate what’s between the lines of the story. The musical songs are composed by Trevor Jones. They also play an important role in the movie, as well as compliment the songs that David Bowie sang in the movie soundtrack. After watching the movie, you appreciate the soundtrack, even more.The music is filled with suspense and intrigue, which allow one to imagine the story of Labyrinth according to one’s interpretation. There is an artistic feel to it, a touch of whimsical, if you will.  Magic Dance has an amazing beat that you want to get up and dance. Chilly Down is one song I had a hard time understanding it meaning, until I watched the excerpt of the movie on Youtube. Overall, the soundtrack is worth listening to, especially if you enjoyed the film Labyrinth.  The songs that David Bowie performed, however could be heard without having watched the movie, except for the song Within You. I enjoyed how some of the Trevor Jones’ composed songs have musical bits that are samples of  David Bowie’s songs.

The songs performed by David Bowie that I like the most are the following: Magic Dance, As the World Falls Down, Underground, and Within You. Among the musical songs by Trevor Jones that I enjoyed the most are the following: Into the Labyrinth, Sarah, and Home at Last.

Next week I’ll publish a blog article celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the film Labyrinth 🙂

Credit: Ingrid Richter Flickr http://www.ingridrichter.org/cheese/labyrinth.html


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