Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

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Overview

The surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, and this soundtrack album is a travelogue of the same period, from Elvis Presley's 1956 hit "Hound Dog" to Bob Seger's 1980 hit "Against the Wind." Like the movie, the soundtrack to Forrest Gump succeeds at repackaging the familiar -- in the film, we revisit everything from desegregation and the Vietnam War to the self-centered trends of the '70s, and on the soundtrack, we hear the concurrent hits for the umpteenth time -- although, unlike the movie, the soundtrack doesn't trivialize what it recycles. Playing it is basically like listening to an oldies radio station, minus the commercials and annoying DJ patter, but just like many other song-oriented soundtracks, this is still a miscellaneous collection. That, however, didn't keep it from shooting into the Top Ten as the movie became a blockbuster. The double-CD version contains eight more tracks than the cassette.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646632925
catalogNumber: 66329

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Joan Baez   Track Performer
Rooftop Singers   Track Performer
Beach Boys   Track Performer
Jackson Browne   Track Performer
Buffalo Springfield   Track Performer
Byrds   Track Performer
Creedence Clearwater Revival   Track Performer
Doobie Brothers   Track Performer
Doors   Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Track Performer
Duane Eddy   Track Performer
Four Tops   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Track Performer
Jefferson Airplane   Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Track Performer
Mamas & the Papas   Track Performer
Randy Newman   Track Performer
Harry Nilsson   Vocals,Track Performer
Wilson Pickett   Track Performer
Elvis Presley   Track Performer
Simon & Garfunkel   Track Performer
Supremes   Track Performer
Three Dog Night   Track Performer
Youngbloods   Track Performer
Scott McKenzie   Track Performer
5th Dimension   Track Performer
Jackie DeShannon   Track Performer
Clarence "Frogman" Henry   Track Performer
Bob Seger   Track Performer
Alan Silvestri   Conductor,Track Performer
B.J. Thomas   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Pete Seeger   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Joel Sill   Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri   Composer,Producer
Glen Brunman   Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis   Producer,Liner Notes,Soundtrack Executive Producer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Book of Ecclesiastes   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eric Roth   Liner Notes
Robby Krieger   Composer

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