Cinema (Elaine Paige album)

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Elaine Paige Cinema.jpg
Studio album by Elaine Paige
Released 1984
Recorded Good Earth Studios, London
Genre Pop, Rock
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tony Visconti
Elaine Paige chronology
Love Hurts

Cinema is the fourth solo album by Elaine Paige.[1] The album was released in 1984 on Warner Music, peaking at #12 in the UK album charts.[2] It has been re-issued on CD.


For Stages (1983), Paige had chosen tracks from musical theatre. Following this theme, this album featured songs that had been previously recorded for soundtracks.

Tim Rice wrote lyrics to Vangelis's theme for the film Missing specifically for this album.


Cinema was the second of Paige's recordings to be produced by Tony Visconti.

Like Stages, the recording was primarily conducted at Visconti's Good Earth Studios, other than for "Sometimes" (Theme from Champions) which had been previously recorded at CTS Studios, London featuring the New World Philharmonia.


In 2014, Rhino UK released on the compilation album Elaine Paige - The Ultimate Collection[3] the out-take "What A Feeling" (from the musical 'Flashdance') which was originally recorded as part of the 'Cinema' album sessions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Windmills of Your Mind" - 3.15 (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) - from the film The Thomas Crown Affair
  2. "Out Here On My Own" - 3.50 (Lesley Gore, Michael Gore) - from the film Fame
  3. "Prisoner (Love Theme from 'The Eyes of Laura Mars')" - 4.30 (Karen Lawrence, John Desautels) - from the film The Eyes of Laura Mars
  4. "Sometimes" - 2.34 (Norman Newell, Carl Davis) - from the film Champions
  5. "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - 3.40 (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) - from the film Mahogany
  6. "Up Where We Belong" - 4.18 (Will Jennings, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jack Nitzsche) - from the film An Officer and a Gentleman
  7. "Unchained Melody" - 3.43 (Hy Zaret, Alex North) - from the film Unchained
  8. "Bright Eyes" - 3.50 (Mike Batt) - from the film Watership Down
  9. "Alfie" - 2.51 (Hal David, Burt Bacharach) - from the film Alfie
  10. "Missing" - 3.55 (Vangelis, Tim Rice) - from the film Missing
  11. "The Way We Were" - 4.10 (Edward Kleban, Marvin Hamlisch) - from the film The Way We Were
  12. "The Rose" - 3.45 (Amanda McBroom) - from the film The Rose




  • Producer and Mixer - Tony Visconti
  • Assistant Engineers - Sven Taits and Rob Trillo
  • "Sometimes" Engineer - David Hunt
  • "Sometimes" Assistant Engineer - Tim Pennington
  • Rhythm and String Arrangements - Robin Smith
  • Woodwind and Orchestral Arrangements - Tony Visconti
  • "Sometimes" Orchestral Leader - David Katz