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 Posted:   May 2, 2014 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

In regards to the song – “UP WHERE WE BELONG” – why does it appear twice on the album?
Is it a different mix?
Is it another version?
I am calling the experts here – does anybody know if these are 2 different versions of the song – or are they exactly the same?
To my ears – they are exactly THE SAME?

Which brings me to my original question – why does it appear twice on the album? They could have included the magnificent finale track when Zack Mayo (Richard Gere’s Character) goes to the factory and swoops Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger’s Character) off her feet – literally! (One of the best scenes in cinema!)

This is another example of an 80s score that needs to be rescued – and there is not one thread found about it here! A very underrated Jack Nitzsche score – his second best in my opinion: (The “other” score also needs a proper expansion).

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2014 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

No difference in the song. Always wondered why it was included twice... very weird. I agree, a score album would be awesome! I like the finale piece as well plus the music scored during the graduation ceremony (which I believe plays up to the finale?). Dang, now you're making me want to watch the movie now!

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2014 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

It was such an integral part of the film and few of us who were fans of the film back then DIDN'T think of the song when we thought of the movie. So I can understand why they put it on the soundtrack twice -- back in the LP day, it was nice to have easy access to the biggest piece of music on the soundtrack. Now we can make our playlists or burn our CD-Rs and repeat cues to our hearts' content, so there's no need to repeat it on, say, the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2014 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)


Which brings me to my original question – why does it appear twice on the album? They could have included the magnificent finale track when Zack Mayo (Richard Gere’s Character) goes to the factory and swoops Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger’s Character) off her feet – literally! (One of the best scenes in cinema!)

This is another example of an 80s score that needs to be rescued – and there is not one thread found about it here! A very underrated Jack Nitzsche score – his second best in my opinion: (The “other” score also needs a proper expansion).


Thanks for posting this, Reeve. Big fan of Nitzsche, this score, and the film it accompanies. Agreed, that not having the music from the factory finale is a big miss, as is the omission of the "obstacle course" music--both the disco-style instrumentation, as well as the rousing variation of the main theme heard as Seeger finally makes it over the wall.

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2014 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This is a great thread. To me, Jack Nitzsche is one of the most interesting composers of our generation. I became aware of him when he worked with Neil Young back in the 60s and 70s. If you want to read an interesting bio, read about Jack Nitzsche. He was a troubled genius with an unfortunate drug addiction but his music is amazing. I was honestly floored when I discovered he had scored "An Officer and a Gentlemen" and would love a new release of this score.

Thank you for the interesting thread.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2014 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

Damn! How could I have forgotten about the wall scene? A great scene with great music!
Yes, a score album would be most welcomed.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

Damn! How could I have forgotten about the wall scene? A great scene with great music!
Yes, a score album would be most welcomed.


One of those scenes, where I'll load up the disc specifically just to watch--and listen to--it by itself.

 
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