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Various - Absolute Beginners - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  • Songer: Various
  • Album title: Absolute Beginners - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
  • Info: Label: Virgin ‎– 804 869-955, Virgin ‎– 302 704, Virgin ‎– 302 705
    Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
    Country: Europe
    Date of released: 1986
    Category: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
    Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Acid Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
  • Album's rating: 4.4
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A1 David Bowie Absolute Beginners
Producer, Written-By – David Bowie
A2 Sade Killer Blow
Written-By – Stabbins*, Adu*, Booth*
A3 The Style Council Have You Ever Had It Blue?
Arranged By [Additional Arrangements] – David BedfordWritten-By – Paul Weller
A4 Ray Davies Quiet Life
Written-By – Ray Davies
A5 Gil Evans Va Va Voom
Written-By – Gil Evans
B1 David Bowie That's Motivation
Producer, Written-By – David Bowie
B2 Eighth Wonder Featuring Patsy Kensit Having It All
Written-By – Godson*, Beauchamp*, P. Kensit*
B3 Working Week Rodrigo Bay
Written-By – Stabbins*, Booth*
B4 Slim Gaillard Selling Out
Written-By – Temple*, Gaillard*, Taylor*
B5 Jerry Dammers Riot City
Written-By, Producer – Jerry Dammers
C1 Gil Evans Boogie Stop Shuffle (Rough And The Smooth)
Written-By – Mingus*
C2 Tenpole Tudor Ted Ain't Ded
Written-By – Tudorpole*, Temple*
C3 David Bowie Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
Producer – David Bowie, Erdal KizilcayWritten-By – Modugno*, Migliacci*
C4 Clive Langer Napoli
Written-By – Langer*, Temple*
C5 Jonas Little Cat (You Never Had It So Good)
Arranged By [Additional Arrangements] – David BedfordWritten-By – Nick Lowe
C6 Gil Evans Absolute Beginners (Slight Refrain)
Written-By – David Bowie
D1 Gil Evans Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot And The Cool)
Written-By – Mingus*
D2 Laurel Aitken Landlords And Tenants
Written-By, Producer – Laurel Aitken
D3 Ekow Abban Santa Lucia
Written-By, Producer – Ekow Abban
D4 Gil Evans Cool Napoli
Written-By – Langer*, Temple*
D5 Smiley Culture So What? (Lyric Version)
Written-By – Miles Davis, Smiley Culture
D6 Gil Evans Absolute Beginners (Refrain)
Written-By – David Bowie


  • Arranged By [Brass] – Gil Evans (tracks: A2, A3, A6, A10, B11)
  • Engineer – Julian Wheatley, Mark Saunders, Richard Sullivan
  • Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley (tracks: A1-A10, B1, B2, B4-B7, B10-B12)
  • Technician [Gil Evans' Assistant] – Robert Porter
  • Technician [Music Co-ordinator] – Cynthia Lole, Daniel Secunda, Don Macpherson


Double LP featuring extra music not on the Single LP or CD.

sleeve: 804 869-955
LP1: 302 704
LP2: 302 705

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA/STEMRA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2386 Various Absolute Beginners (Songs From The Original Motion Picture) ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2386 UK 1986
407 588, 407 588-630 Various Absolute Beginners ‎(Cass, Album, Chr) Virgin, Virgin 407 588, 407 588-630 Europe 1986
TC V2386 Various Absolute Beginners - The Musical (Songs From The Original Motion Picture) ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin TC V2386 Australia 1986
638505 Various Absolute Beginners ‎(LP) Virgin 638505 Portugal 1986
4XV-17182 Various Absolute Beginners - The Musical - Songs From The Original Motion Picture ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) EMI America 4XV-17182 US 1986


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