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Various Artists: Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes: Deluxe Edition 4CD + Cassette + 7
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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes: Deluxe Edition 4CD + Cassette + 7" Single

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 11 November 2022
Product code
EDSL0067X
Format
Box Set
Label
Edsel

Demon Music group in conjunction with the Hughes family are proud to present the first official compilation of music from the movies of legendary filmmaker John Hughes, covering the classic eighties period 1983 – 1989.

For anyone growing up in the 1980s, the films of John Hughes are some of the most iconic of the decade and have created a lasting cultural impact still felt and referenced across TV, film and music. As well as the characters and stories created in these iconic movies, what made John Hughes’ movies different from the rest was the symbiotic relationship between scene and music. Whether Cameron Frye staring at the painting in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off set to The Dream Academy’s “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental)”, Duckie and Andie from Pretty In Pink at prom set to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “If You Leave”, or even Neal and Del’s classic “Those aren’t pillows” scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles set to Emmylou Harris’ “Back In Baby’s Arms”.

“Music was a huge part of filmmaking for him, it was a thing he seemed to like the most.” Matthew Broderick.

Curated by John Hughes’ music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, this Limited Deluxe Edition 4CD boxset includes 74 tracks from the movies National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, She’s Having A Baby, The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck. It also includes a 14 track cassette, and re-issue of the 7” single “Beat City” / “I’m Afraid” originally distributed to the fan club mailing list upon the release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

“Back when we were working on these movie soundtracks, the best way to send music around the world was the cassette, by Fedex. We sent John cassettes of newly released music, of demos, of just finished mixes (and in return he would send VHS videos of the scenes that needed music).” Tarquin Gotch.

The films of John Hughes spawned many classic tracks, some licensed for the films, some commission specifically, and many going on to become huge international hits from acts such as Simple Minds, Kate Bush, Furniture, Yello, and The Psychedelic Furs.

“It serves as a reminder not just to the musicians he championed in the 1980s, but to how intensely his search for music expanded beyond this era. Until his final days, he was still collecting outrageous amounts of music from around the world, galaxies removed from the New Romantic and new wave sounds that, to many, still define him.” James Hughes.

The 4CD booklet includes memories from Matthew Broderick, James Hughes, Tarquin Gotch, Ron Payne, plus track-by-track sleeve notes.

“John said he only made movies so he could choose what music to put in them, so as his success at the Box Office grew, and thus his power with the studios, the number of tracks in his films, by up and coming UK bands, steadily grew.” Tarquin Gotch.

Tracks
7” Single: Side A:
1 The Flowerpot Men - Beat City From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
Tracks
7” Single: Side B:
1 The Blue Room – I’m Afraid From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
Tracks
Cassette Tracklist: Side A
1 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) From The 1985 Movie The Breakfast Club  
2 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
3 Oingo Boingo - Weird Science From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
4 Yello - Oh Yeah From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
5 Dave Wakeling - She's Having A Baby From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
6 Lick The Tins - Can't Help Falling In Love From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
7 The Flowerpot Men - Beat City From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
8 Steve Earle & The Dukes - Six Days On The Road - Album Version From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
9 Kate Bush - This Woman's Work From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
Tracks
Cassette Tracklist: Side B
1 The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
2 Furniture - Brilliant Mind From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
3 Killing Joke - Eighties From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
4 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix) From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
5 Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
6 Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
7 General Public - Tenderness From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
8 Kirsty MacColl - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
9 The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What  
10 I Want (Instrumental) From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
Tracks
CD1
1 Kajagoogoo - Kajagoogoo (Instrumental) From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
2 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) From The 1985 Movie The Breakfast Club  
3 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
4 Oingo Boingo - Weird Science From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
5 Furniture - Brilliant Mind From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
6 Dave Wakeling - She’s Having A Baby From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
7 The Flowerpot Men - Beat City From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
8 The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
9 Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
10 Dr. Calculus - Full Of Love From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
11 Lick The Tins - Can't Help Falling In Love From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
12 Steve Earle & The Dukes - Six Days On The Road (Album Version) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
13 Kirsty MacColl - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby (Soundtrack Version) From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
14 Suzanne Vega & Joe Jackson - Left Of Center From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
15 Pete Shelley - Do Anything (Soundtrack Version) From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
16 Carmel - It's All In The Game From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
17 The Dream Academy - Power To Believe (Instrumental) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
18 Kate Bush - This Woman's Work From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
19 New Order – Elegia From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
Tracks
CD2
1 The Beat - March Of The Swivelheads (Rotating Heads - Dub Version) From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
2 Nick Heyward - When It Started To Begin From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
3 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Tesla Girls From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
4 Big Audio Dynamite - BAD From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
5 Killing Joke - Eighties From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
6 The Specials - Little Bitch From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
7 Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It) (US Club Mix) From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
8 Flesh For Lulu - Slide From The 1989 Movie Uncle Buck  
9 Love And Rockets - Haunted When The Minutes Drag From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
10 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix) From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
11 Lords Of The New Church - Method To My Madness From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
12 The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk (Single Version) From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
13 Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
14 General Public - Tenderness From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
15 The Blue Room - I'm Afraid From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
16 Belouis Some - Round, Round From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
17 Thompson Twins - If You Were Here From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
18 The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental) 3.07 From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
Tracks
CD3
1 Yello - Oh Yeah From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
2 Book Of Love - Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
3 Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
4 Patti Smith - Gloria: In Excelsis Deo From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
5 Westworld - Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
6 Divinyls - Ring Me Up From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
7 Topper Headon - Drummin' Man From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
8 Billy Idol - Catch My Fall From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
9 The Association - Cherish From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
10 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music For A Found Harmonium From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
11 Zapp - Radio People From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
12 The Blue Room - Cry Like This From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
13 Ray Charles - Mess Around From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
14 Joe Turner - Lipstick, Powder and Paint From The 1989 Movie Uncle Buck  
15 Darlene Love - (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
16 Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
17 Perry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray  
18 Charles Singers - Juke Box Baby From The 1989 Movie Uncle Buck  
19 The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman From The 1989 Movie Uncle Buck  
20 Ray Anthony And His Orchestra - The Peter Gunn Theme From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
Tracks
CD4
1 Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road From The 1983 Movie National Lampoon’s Vacation  
2 Emmylou Harris - Back in Baby's Arms From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
3 Hugh Harris - Rhythm Of Life From The 1989 Movie Uncle Buck  
4 Spandau Ballet - True From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
5 Propaganda - Abuse - Here From The 1987 Movie Some Kind Of Wonderful  
6 The Dream Academy - The Edge of Forever From The 1986 Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  
7 Yello - Lost Again (Album Version) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
8 Bryan Ferry - Crazy Love From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
9 The Rave-Ups - Positively Lost Me From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
10 Los Lobos - Don't Worry Baby From The 1985 Movie Weird Science  
11 Steve Earle - Continental Trailways Blues (Album Version) From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
12 The Revillos - Rev Up! From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
13 Boston - More Than A Feeling From The 1988 Movie She’s Having A Baby  
14 Balaam And The Angel - I'll Show You Something Special From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles  
15 The Rave-Ups - Rave Up/Shut Up From The 1986 Movie Pretty In Pink  
16 Pop Will Eat Itself - Beaver Patrol From The 1988 Movie The Great Outdoors  
17 The Vapors - Turning Japanese From The 1984 Movie Sixteen Candles  
18 Silicon Teens - Red River Rock From The 1987 Movie Planes, Trains And Automobiles