May 16, 2016

20,000 Vinyl LPs 57: Top Gun & Berlin @ 30

Top Gun soundtrack 
cover photo Paramount Studios promo
photographer unknown
photo of album cover by Styrous®

30 years ago today, Monday, May 16, 1986, the film, Top Gun, was released in theaters and shortly after that the soundtrack for the album was released. The film shot Tom Cruise into movie stardom. It was the film in which Cruise lost the innocent, boy-next-door look. He would never regain it again.

The film also shot the group Berlin into music stardom with their incredibly beautiful song, Take My breath Away., one of the all-time great love songs.   

Take My breath Away was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock and performed by the band Berlin. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986 (link to song on YouTube below).

Paramount Pictures publicity photo 
  photographer unknown 

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I started the Vinyl LP series because I have a collection of over 20,000 vinyl record albums I am selling; each blog entry is about an album from my collection. Inquire for information here.   

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Track listing:  

Side one:  

A1 – Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone / Producer – Giorgio Moroder - 3:35
A2 - Cheap Trick  - Mighty Wings / Producer – Harold Faltermeyer - 3:50
A3 - Kenny Loggins  - Playing With The Boys / Producer – Peter Wolf (3) - 3:57
A4 - Teena Marie  - Lead Me On / Producer – Giorgio Moroder - 3:45
A5 - Berlin  - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun") /
                                     Producer – Giorgio Moroder - 4:11          

Side two:  

B1  - –Miami Sound Machine  - Hot Summer Nights /
                                     Producer – Emilio Estefan, Jr., Giorgio Moroder - 3:34          
B2  - Loverboy  - Heaven In Your Eyes / Producer – John Dexter, Paul Dean - 4:03
B3  - Larry Greene  - Through The Fire / Producer – Giorgio Moroder - 3:37
B4  - Marietta*  - Destination Unknown / Producer – Harold Faltermeyer - 3:46
B5  - Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens  - Top Gun Anthem /
                                     Producer – Harold Faltermeyer - 4:02          

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Harold Faltermeyer appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Steve Stevens appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Berlin appears courtesy of Geffen Records (U.S. and Canada only).
Teena Marie, Miami Sound Machine and Cheep Trick appear courtesy of Epic Records.
Larry Greene appears courtesy of Camel Records/MCA Records, Inc.

Cat # C 40323 appears on the label.
Cat # SC 40323 appears on the spine.


Columbia ‎– C 40323
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1986

Net links:
20 Things You Never Knew About 'Top Gun'             
Take My breath Away on YouTube       

Styrous® ~ Monday, May 16, 2016

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