The Warriors

The Warriors


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Shot on location in and around New York City's grimy nighttime subways and flaunting a virile cast of unknowns, The Warriors remains a '70s cult favorite, featuring violent gang warfare and a perfectly matched movie score. Barry de Vorzon's bone-chilling compositions envelop hard rock and sub-disco funk with a gritty apocalyptic urge. Conjuring strange film images, "Theme from The Warriors," "The Fight," and "Baseball Furies Chase" are testosterone-laden instrumentals, combining sinister guitars and plodding drum work peppered with creepy-sounding keyboards. Adding laid-back soul texture is a smooth Mandrill rarity, "Echoes in My Mind," highlighting solid basslines popping over funky horns and catchy vocals. "In Havana," performed by Kenny Vance with Ismael Miranda, boasts deep-cut ethnic spicing and seamy horn work dressed in easy rhythms. Memorable audio clips from the mysterious female DJ informing rival gang factions of brutal clashes are placed between tracks, as well as the infamous battle cry "Warriors...come out to play-aay!" -- complete with clacking beer bottles. The film's exhausting conclusion is forever cemented to Joe Walsh's desperate survival anthem "In the City," as our heroes walk triumphantly into a dreary Coney Island sunrise. This dark slice of pop culture was available only on vinyl sources until 1995, when Polygram International released an import version on compact disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/1995
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0731455116922
catalogNumber: 551169
Rank: 26624


  1. Theme from The Warriors
  2. Nowhere to Run
  3. In Havana
  4. Echoes in My Mind
  5. The Fight
  6. In the City
  7. Love Is a Fire
  8. Baseball Furies Chase
  9. You're Movin' Too Slow
  10. Last of an Ancient Breed

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mandrill   Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Joe Walsh   Guitar,Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Trumpet
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Greg Mathieson   Keyboards
Rob Mounsey   Piano,Electric Piano
Barry De Vorzon   Synthesizer,Track Performer
Chevy Chase   Background Vocals
Desmond Child   Vocals,Track Performer
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Elliott Randall   Guitar
Genya Ravan   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Vitale   Drums
Maria Vidal   Background Vocals
Kenny Vance   Background Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Ismael Miranda   Track Performer
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Phillip Ballou   Background Vocals
Billie Barnum   Background Vocals
Ben Benay   Guitar
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Susan Collins   Background Vocals
Bill Cuomo   Keyboards
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Diana Grasselli   Background Vocals
Ed Greene   Drums
Paul Griffin   Organ,Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Ula Hedwig   Background Vocals
Mitch Holder   Guitar
Neil Jason   Bass
Jordan Kaplan   Clavinet
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Russ Kunkel   Drums
David Landau   Guitar
Jeff Layton   Guitar
Kenny Mason   Trumpet
Hugh McCracken   Harmonica
Cliff Morris   Guitar
Steve Nathanson   Background Vocals
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Reinie Press   Bass
Artie Ripp   Background Vocals
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Neftali Santiago   Percussion,Drums
Allan Schwartzberg   Syndrum
David Stout   Trombone
David Tofani   Alto Saxophone
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Myriam Naomi Valle   Background Vocals
John Vastano   Track Performer
Carlos Vega   Drums
Carlos Wilson   Flute,Guitar,Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Gary Roberts   Background Vocals
Clark Spangler   Synthesizer
Christopher Parker   Drums
Robert Mack   Bass,Guitar
Rocky Davis   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Joe Walsh   Arranger,Producer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn Arrangements
Rob Mounsey   Arranger
Barry De Vorzon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Author,Score
Kenny Vance   Producer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Joe Ferla   Engineer,Remixing
Paul Griffin   Arranger
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
Steve Nathanson   Producer
Artie Ripp   Producer
Neftali Santiago   rhythm arrangement
Carlos Wilson   Arranger,String Arrangements
Lou Wilson   Composer
Boris Menart   Engineer
Gary Ulmer   Engineer
Joe Lopes   Engineer
Pat Martin   Engineer,Remixing
Lawrence Gordon   Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Walter Hill   Director

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