❉ Featuring an exclusive contribution from Bowie, the film’s soundtrack album has never been reissued on CD – until now!
Filmed in 1978 and directed by David Hemmings, Just A Gigolo starred David Bowie, Hemmings, Kim Novak and the legendary actress Marlene Dietrich. Set in 1918 post-war Berlin, the film is a comedy of fascinating and eccentric characters – the story of a war hero (Bowie) returning home from the front.
The soundtrack features an exclusive contribution from Bowie, who composed and recorded the ‘The Revolutionary Song’ between scenes, playing most of the instruments. Three different versions of the song were produced for the film, two featuring Bowie on vocals (parts 1 & 3).
Amazingly, despite Bowie’s involvement, the accompanying soundtrack album has never been reissued on CD – until now! The original 15-track vinyl sequence has been swelled with seven bonus tracks.
1. JUST A GIGOLO – Marlene Dietrich
2. SALOME – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
3. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 1) – The Rebels
4. JOHNNY – The Manhattan Transfer
5. THE STREETS OF BERLIN – The Gunther Fischer Orchestra
6. CHARMAINE – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
7. JUST A GIGOLO (Instrumental – Piano) – Marlene Dietrich
8. DON’T LET IT BE TOO LONG – Sydne Rome
9. THE RAGTIME DANCE – The Ragtimers
10. JEALOUS EYES – The Manhattan Transfer
11. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 2) – The Rebels
12. I KISS YOUR HAND, MADAME – The Manhattan Transfer
13. JUST A GIGOLO (Outtake) – Marlene Dietrich
14. KISSING TIME – The Gunther Fischer Quintet
15. BLACK BOTTOM – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
16. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 3) – The Rebels
17. AUF WIEDERSEHEN GIGOLO – Marlene Dietrich & Choir
18. JEALOUS EYES – The Barnabus Orchestra
19. EASY WINNERS – The Ragtimers
20. THE REVOLUTIONARY SONG (Part 4 – Instrumental) – The Rebels
21. JUST A GIGOLO – I AIN’T GOT NOBODY – Village People
22. JUST A GIGOLO (Club Mix) – Marlene Dietrich
Also included are tracks by Marlene Dietrich (this proved to her final film role), as well as hit acts The Manhattan Transfer, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Village People.
Annotated with new sleeve-notes by Paul Fishman (son of the film’s producer Jack Fishman) and Charlie Brigden.
❉ Just A Gigolo – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CDMRED746) is released by Cherry Red Records, 15 March 2019. CLICK HERE to pre-order!
❉ News source: Cherry Red Records.
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