From Here to Eternity (Giorgio Moroder album)

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From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity (Giorgio Moroder album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Giorgio Moroder
Released 22 July 1977
Recorded June 1977
Length 30:44
Label Casablanca Records
Producer Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder chronology
Knights in White Satin
(1976)Knights in White Satin1976
From Here to Eternity
Love's in You, Love's in Me
(1978)Love's in You, Love's in Me1978
Singles from From Here To Eternity
  1. ""From Here To Eternity" / "Too Hot To Handle""
    Released: 1977
  2. ""From Here To Eternity" / "Utopia - Me Giorgio""
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[2]

From Here to Eternity is a 1977 album composed, produced and performed by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder.

Album information[edit]

After producing the first disco hit entirely produced with a synthesizer, "I Feel Love", Moroder continued in his collaboration with engineer Robert Wedell in order to create a solo album. In the production credits, it is stated that "only electronic keyboards were used in the making of this album." The first side of the LP is a nonstop dance mix that has been said to influence future generations of house music producers. A number of imaginative electronic effects and processes were employed in the production of the album. Various percussion instruments were recorded through a vocoder. The record also features tapes loops, stereo panning and reversed echo effects, also used on "The Chase" recorded a year later, and on "Now I Need You", a track from the Donna Summer album, Once Upon a Time[3] also from 1977.

The album was ranked #88 in Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1970s.[4]

The album's title track, together with "Too Hot to Handle" and "First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love", reached number two on Billboard's disco charts.[5]

Much of the album retained a consistent vibe and sound. The record helped to popularize upbeat, danceable electronica. This musical form would later re-emerge during the mid-1980s as a significant influence on the Hi-NRG genre.

"From Here to Eternity", "First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love" and "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" were all featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on the fictional radio station Flashback FM. Songs from some of Giorgio Moroder's other albums were also featured. In 2012 Giorgio Moroder remixed 'From Here To Eternity' to be played at the Luis Vuitton fashion show.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte

  1. "From Here to Eternity" - 5:58
  2. "Faster Than the Speed of Love" - 1:54
  3. "Lost Angeles" - 2:44
  4. "Utopia - Me Giorgio" - 3:24
  5. "From Here to Eternity (Reprise)" - 1:45
  6. "First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love" - 5:02
  7. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" - 5:08
  8. "Too Hot to Handle" - 4:51
2013 CD Bonus Track
  1. "From Here to Eternity" (Single Version) - 3:52


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