Original Soundtrack (album)

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Original Soundtrack
S'Express Original Soundtrack.jpg
Studio album by S'Express
Released 20 March 1989[1]
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre Acid house / Dance
Length 52:14
Label Rhythm King / Mute / Capitol
Producer Mark Moore
Pascal Gabriel
Mark McGuire
S'Express chronology
Original Soundtrack
(1989)
Intercourse
(1991)
Singles from Original Soundtrack
  1. "Theme from S'Express"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Superfly Guy"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Hey Music Lover"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

Original Soundtrack is the debut album by English dance music act S'Express, released in 1989. It was predominantly written and produced by Mark Moore along with Mark McGuire. Pascal Gabriel co-produced the album's two biggest hits, "Theme from S'Express" and "Superfly Guy". The album charted well in the UK, reaching number five on the UK Albums Chart,[3] and was also received well on the US dance chart. The album was certified gold in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry.[1]

The album was heavily influenced by Acid house and utilized many samples from other music and artists. Although many of the vocals on the album are from samples, S'Express was presented at the time as a group consisting of producers Moore and Gabriel with singers Michellé and Jocasta and musician Mark D. Additional vocals were provided by Billie Ray Martin. The artwork to the album is a tribute to Tamara de Lempicka and is influenced by her style and includes a version of her painting "Andromeda", which was originally a nude. The original painting is owned by, and included in Madonna's music videos "Open Your Heart" (1986) and "Vogue" (1990).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture" (Moore) / "Theme from S'Express" (Moore, Gabriel) - 6:02
  2. "L'age du Gateau" (Moore) - 5:02
  3. "Can You Feel Me" (Moore, E. Mix) - 4:34
  4. "Superfly Guy" (Moore, Gabriel) - 3:31
  5. "Blow Me Another Lollypop" (Moore, Gabriel) - 3:54
  6. "Hey Music Lover" (Sly Stone) - 4:30
  7. "Pimps, Pushers, Prostitutes" (Moore, Merlin, McGuire) - 5:56
  8. "Special and Golden (Parts I & II)" (Moore, B. Beal) - 8:06
  9. "Coma II (A.M./O.K.)" (Moore) - 4:56
  10. "Pimps, Pushers, Prostitutes" (Instrumental) - 5:37

2010 re-release track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture" (Moore) / "Theme from S'Express" (Moore, Gabriel) - 6:02
  2. "L'age du Gateau" (Moore) - 5:02
  3. "Can You Feel Me" (Moore, E. Mix) - 4:34
  4. "Superfly Guy" (Moore, Gabriel) - 3:31
  5. "Blow Me Another Lollypop" (Moore, Gabriel) - 3:54
  6. "Hey Music Lover" (Sly Stone) - 4:30
  7. "Pimps, Pushers, Prostitutes" (Moore, Merlin, McGuire) - 5:56
  8. "Special and Golden (Parts I & II)" (Moore, B. Beal) - 8:06
  9. "Coma II (A.M./O.K.)" (Moore) - 4:56
  10. "Pimps, Pushers, Prostitutes" (Instrumental) - 5:37
  11. "Theme From S-Express" (12” Mix) - 6:01
  12. "The Trip" (Microdot House 12” Mix) - 5:43
  13. "Superfly Guy" (The Fluffy Bagel Mix) - 7:02
  14. "Hey Music Lover" (Miller Mash Glass Smash Mix) - 5:27

Personnel[4][edit]

Art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka and her 1927 painting "Andromeda" is the influence for the artwork to the album. She is depicted on the cover with black hair and a black dress.

Starring

  • Mark Moore - Keyboards & drum patterns & noise & electric doormat & analogue organ rotorvator.
  • Michellé - Vox & B-vox & orgasmatron.
  • Chilo - Sampled vox & guitar & sampled guitar chords & percussion.
  • Linda Love - Keyboards & Baby Baby Grand & Great Semprini.

Also Starring

  • Mark McGuire - Drum patterns & programming.
  • Brendan Charles Beal - Keyboards & flute & sax & tremolo modulation & analogue organ rotorvator.

With Special Guests

  • Billie Ray Martin - Vox & B-vox.
  • E. Mix - Vox.
  • Eric Robinson - Vox & B-vox.
  • Steam - Vox.
  • Suzanne Rhatigan - B-vox.

Also

  • Annie Stephenson - Strings.
  • Gordon M - Brass.

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Australia (ARIA)[5] 69
1989 UK (CIN)[3] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for 'S-Express' (from bpi.co.uk)". Imgur.com (original source published by British Phonographic Industry). Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b "Official Charts > S-Express". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  4. ^ Original Soundtrack liner notes
  5. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 13 September 2016". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 

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