The Transformers The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|The Transformers The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
(US Re-release) 1992
|Label||(US) Scotti Bros. Records
(JP) Pony Canyon
(US Re-release) Volcano Entertainment
|Singles from The Transformers The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
The Transformers The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the 1986 soundtrack from the motion picture The Transformers: The Movie. It was released in the United States by Scotti Bros. Records on Gramophone record and Compact Cassette. It was released in Japan by Pony Canyon on Audio CD in 1989. In 1992, Scotti Bros. released the album on Audio CD. By 1999, it was subsequently re-issued by eventual successor company Volcano Entertainment.
- "The Touch" (Performed by Stan Bush) (Produced by Richie Wise)
- "Instruments of Destruction" (Performed by N.R.G.) (Produced by Phil Greene)
- "The Death of Optimus Prime" (Performed by Vince DiCola) (Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge)
- "Dare" (Performed by Stan Bush)
- "Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way" (Performed by Spectre General)
- "The Transformers (Theme)" (Performed by Lion) (Produced by Richie Wise)
- "Escape" (Performed by Vince DiCola) (Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge)
- "Hunger" (Performed By Spectre General)
- "Autobot/Decepticon Battle" (Performed by Vince DiCola) (Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge)
- "Dare to Be Stupid" (Performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic)
|Transformers: The Movie|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||May 29, 2007|
On May 29, 2007, the soundtrack was given the 20th Anniversary Special Edition treatment as was the movie when it was released on DVD on November 7, 2006. This version includes all 10 tracks from the original soundtrack, plus brand-new bonus material provided by Vince DiCola, the composer and producer of the film's score. The bonus material includes three additional score cues and an alternate version of the Transformers Theme performed by Stan Bush.
- "The Touch"
- "Instruments of Destruction"
- "The Death of Optimus Prime"
- "Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way"
- "The Transformers (Theme)"
- "Autobot/Decepticon Battle"
- "Dare to Be Stupid"
- "Unicron Medley"
- "Moon Base 2 - Shuttle Launch"
- "Megatron Must Be Stopped (Parts 1 and 2)"
- "The Transformers (Theme) (Alternate Version)"
- The original recorded version of "Instruments of Destruction" had slightly different lyrics from the one that ended up being used. The words "foreplay", "torture", and "seduction" were deemed offensive and were replaced with "fortune", "torment" and "eruption" respectively.
- "Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way" was a cover of a song originally performed by Australian singer John Farnham for the soundtrack to the film Savage Streets.
- "Hunger" was later covered on King Kobra's Ready To Strike album.
- Anime series Dancouga later featured an image song performed by Kazuki Yao titled "Ai o Shitta Yajū no Yō ni" (愛を知った野獣のように), which heavily borrows from "Dare", down to a note-for-note intro and identical synths throughout the track.
- Power-metal band N.R.G. has since been reborn as Damn Cheetah, with a first album release titled Primal.
- The Lion cover version of the main Transformers theme was itself covered on the NES by chiptune artist Inverse Phase and renamed to "NESformers".
- "Subsong 2" from the Commodore 64 game Turrican is actually the song "Escape" from The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack. Similarly, the game ending music is based on "The Death of Optimus Prime".
- The Bonus tracks are made up of songs found in Til All Are One and Lighting Their Darkest Hour albums.
- "Unicron Medley" is made up of the songs "Unicron's Theme", "Witness to a Funeral" & "The Enemy Revealed". "Unicron's Theme" and "The Enemy Revealed" are based on Ivan Drago's theme from DiCola's Rocky IV soundtrack.
- "Moon Base 2 - Shuttle Launch" is the song "2005"
- "Megatron Must Be Stopped (Parts 1 and 2)" are made up of the songs "City Under Siege" & "Showdown"
In popular culture
- The song "The Touch" is performed by Mark Wahlberg's character Dirk Diggler in the 1997 film Boogie Nights. His performance appears as a hidden track on the soundtrack album to the film.
- Stan Bush's original version of "The Touch" was used in the 2008 Chuck episode "Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer".
- The "Passiona High" sketch from cult Australian radio show Get This was based around several songs from the Transformers soundtrack, reworked into the storyline of an underdog nerd winning the eponymous school's annual synthesizer solo contest. The album tracks featured are "The Touch", "Autobot/Decepticon Battle", "Escape" and "Dare".
- The "Get Psyched Mix" from Barney Stinson and the "Bro Code" in How I Met Your Mother point "The Transformers Theme" as a "Classic Get Psyched Song".
- "Transformers The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition". IGN. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
- "Spectre General" was credited on the soundtrack album under its original name, Kick Axe. The producers of the film thought the name "Kick Axe" sounded "too threatening," so they listed them as "Spectre General" instead. The band was not notified about the change.
- "Area 403". Archived from the original on 2002-09-21. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- "Facts about Turrican". Archived from the original on 2003-08-18. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- Phil Klemmer (writer), Norman Buckley (director) (2008-10-27). "Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer". Chuck. Season 2. Episode 5. NBC.
- Passiona High on YouTube. Retrieved on 2009-11-07.