Grease [Original Soundtrack] [Bonus CD]

Grease [Original Soundtrack] [Bonus CD]

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Grease was a huge success as a Broadway musical prior to hitting the big screen in 1978. That was the version that transformed Grease into a phenomenon -- it was a runaway box office success, and then became a TV, cable, and video favorite. The soundtrack rivaled its film counterpart as a pop culture perennial, and it's not hard to see why -- its good-natured pastiche of doo wop and early rock & roll is infectious and charming, due in no small part to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's charismatic, engaging performances. They sing the majority of the originals -- "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," "Sandy," "Greased Lightnin'" -- which were the reason why the film and soundtrack became blockbusters. The fact that the originals hold up better than the '50s tunes is largely due to Sha Na Na's workmanlike performances, but the originals are so giddily enjoyable -- not only the quintet mentioned above, but also Frankie Avalon's "Beauty School Dropout," Stockard Channing's "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee," and Frankie Valli's title track -- that everything works. Some listeners may prefer the Broadway cast recording, but the fact of the matter is, the sleek pop production the movie's soundtrack boasts and the cast's enthusiastic performances go a long way in making this Grease the definitive Grease. [The 2003 reissue features an additional disc of bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602498097731
catalogNumber: 000101102
Rank: 35979

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fannie Flagg   cast
Cindy Bullens   Vocals
Peter Frampton   Guitar
Olivia Newton-John   Vocals,cast
Sha Na Na   Vocals,cast
Frankie Valli   Vocals
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Greg Mathieson   Keyboards
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Ray Pizzi   Saxophone
Frankie Avalon   Vocals,cast
Carol Chase   Background Vocals
John Farrar   Guitar,Background Vocals
Gary Brown   Saxophone
Scorn   Keyboards
Dody Goodman   cast
John Travolta   Vocals,cast
Kerry Chater   Background Vocals
Aarons   Trumpet
Curt Becher   Background Vocals
Max Bennett   Bass
George Bitzer   Keyboards
Bill Bodine   Bass
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion
Ollie E. Brown   Drums
Paulette Brown   Background Vocals
Susan Buckner   cast
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes   cast
Dean Cortez   Bass
Antoine Dearborn   Percussion
Loren Farber   Background Vocals
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Gerald Garrett   Background Vocals
Gene Morford   Background Vocals
James Getzoff   Concert Master
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Mitch Gordon   Background Vocals
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Pat Henderson   Background Vocals
Ron Hicklin   Background Vocals
John Kelson   Saxophone
Diana Lee   Background Vocals
John Lehman   Background Vocals
Maxayn Lewis   Background Vocals
Melissa MacKay   Background Vocals
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Timothy May   Guitar
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Gene Merlino   Background Vocals
Cliff Morris   Guitar
Joey Murcia   Guitar
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
Barry Pearl   cast
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Bob Rose   Guitar
Dan Sawyer   Guitar
Sally Stevens   Background Vocals
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Zedric Turnbough   Background Vocals
Carlos Vega   Drums
Jackie Ward   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Jerry Whitman   Background Vocals
Gayle Levant   Harp
William Hungate   Bass
Eve Arden   cast
Patricia Birch   Staging
Joan Blondell   cast
Sid Caesar   cast
Stockard Channing   Vocals,cast
Annette Charles   cast
Beau Charles   Background Vocals
Jeff Conaway   cast
Eddie Deezen   cast
Jamie Donnelly   cast
Alice Ghostley   cast
Lorenzo Lamas   cast
Mike Land   Keyboards
Lincoln Majorca   Keyboards
Dinah Manoff   cast
David Allen Ryan   Bass
Dennis C. Stewart   cast
Ellen Travolta   cast
Michael Tucci   cast
Lloyd Ulgate   Trombone
Kelly Ward   cast
M. Ann White   Background Vocals
Ron Zeigler   Drums
Darrell Zwerling   cast
Harold Cowart   Bass
Bhen Lanzarone   Keyboards
Joe Henson   Bass
Dick Patterson   cast
Louis St. Louis   Keyboards,Vocals
Gary Brown   Saxophone
Grease Cast Ensemble   cast
Grease Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Didi Conn   cast
Cidny Bullens   Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Rodgers   Composer
John Farrar   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Gibb   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Albhy Galuten   Arranger,Producer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
David J. Holman   Engineer,Remixing
Lewis   Composer
Jay Lewis   Engineer
Karl Richardson   Producer,Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Eirik Wangberg   Engineer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Patricia Birch   Choreographer
Michael Carnevale   Engineer
Michael Melvoin   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Scott Simon   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Allan Carr   Adaptation
Bill Oakes   Musical Supervision
Warren Casey   Composer
Jim Jacobs   Composer
Perry Stevens   Composer
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Randal Kleiser   Director
Bhen Lanzarone   String Arrangements
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Bronte Woodard   Screenplay
Kenneth Waissman   Producer
Maxine Fox   Producer
Philip Jefferies   Production Design
Michael Gibson   Arranger
Louis St. Louis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Scott Simon   Composer
Ben Lanzarone   String Arrangements
Shelly Haims   Composer

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