Label: RSO - 2658 125 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Finland • Genre: Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Disco
Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture is the original motion picture soundtrack for the film Grease. It has sold over 38 million copies worldwide,  making it one of the best selling albums of all time, also ranking amongst the biggest selling soundtrack albums of all time.
The soundtrack was released in April 14,two months ahead of the film's release. The cover gives credit to, and prominently features, the two stars of the film— John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John —although they only appear on seven of the 24 tracks. Sha Na Na performed many of the s numbers in the film, the recordings of which also appear on the soundtrack.
Stockard Channing sings lead on two of the tracks; the two tracks remain her only significant contribution to recorded popular music to date. The title track was recorded by Frankie Valliwho had no other connection with the film. Not all of the songs were included in the film; songs cut from the film were performed on the soundtrack by Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens or converted to instrumentals. Cimarron - Billy Vaughn - Memories "Mooning" was replaced in function in the film by the s standard " Blue Moon ," performed by the Gamblers.
The most successful songs from the soundtrack were written specifically for the film. In the UK, it remained at the top of the charts for 13 consecutive weeks.
Two of the bass players who recorded on the Grease soundtrack were at different times members of Toto. The Grease album as well as the soundtrack for the film were recorded Muévelo Negro - Quantic - Magnetica mixed by David J.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic retrospectively rated the soundtrack four-and-a-half stars. He stated that "the originals hold up better than the '50s tunes", but that they "are so giddily enjoyable that everything works".
He also said that "the sleek pop production the movie's soundtrack boasts and the cast's enthusiastic performances go a long way in making this Grease the definitive Grease. The CD of the soundtrack has been released twice in the US. As with the LP and single-disc CD, the songs are not presented in the order replicating their appearances in the movie. Released on g vinyl and mastered in half speed, it was the first time since its original release that it had used the original RSO record label in the artwork.
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