Month: November 2015

  • The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – TIMES SQUARE (8-track Version)

    FacebookTwitterTumblrRedditPinterestGoogleEmail8-track tapes would be pretty much gone from U.S. music stores by 1982 (almost the same time as CD players made their debut), but in 1980 they were still a viable release format. As did the cassette, the 8-track loses the back cover and interior gatefold artwork. The front cover has all the text removed…

  • The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Times Square (Cassette Version)

    FacebookTwitterTumblrRedditPinterestGoogleEmailCassettes may have already overtaken records as the biggest selling format by 1980. They didn’t sound as good, but they were portable and convenient, and that’s always more important. There was rarely an effort to duplicate the full art of a record album on the relatively tiny insert, though. We get the front cover, scaled…

  • The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “TIMES SQUARE” (U.K. Edition)

    FacebookTwitterTumblrRedditPinterestGoogleEmailThe biggest difference here is that Tim Curry is completely gone. There isn’t even a red circle where Nicky’s badge would be. We’ve seen that before on the promotional “slick”, which was displayed in record stores in the United States. Why each country had their own idea as to this aspect of the cover art…

  • The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “TIMES SQUARE” (Canadian Edition)

    FacebookTwitterTumblrRedditPinterestGoogleEmailThe music on the Canadian edition of the Times Square soundtrack is identical to the US version. All the international editions are musically identical. (I suppose some might sound better or worse than others, but none of the actual tracks are different.) That’s why, other than the few examples I’ll be sharing here, I haven’t…