Ian Hunter - Soundtracks
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Ian Hunter - Soundtracks

This discography shows the title, track list, date, country, label, and catalog number for all known releases and variations. It also serves as a want list. An asterisk (*) after the entry means I already have it, and a dash (-) means I am looking for a copy.

Country abbreviations: ARG = Argentina; BEL = Belgium; BRA = Brazil; CAN = Canada; EU = European Union; FRA = France; GER = Germany; GRE = Greece; HOL = Holland; IRE = Ireland; ISR = Israel; ITA - Italy; JAP = Japan; KOR = Korea; MAL = Malaysia; NOR = Norway; NZ = New Zealand; OZ = Australia; PHI = Philippines; POR = Portugal; RUS = Russia; SA = South Africa; SNG = Singapore; SPA = Spain; SWE = Sweden; THA = Thailand; TUR = Turkey; YUG = Yugoslavia.

Abbreviations in the notes: cvr = cover; slv = sleeve; cis = custom inner sleeve; ins = insert; obi = Japanese OBI band on cover; gfc = gatefold cover; 8b = custom 8 track box; wlp = white label promo; ts = DJ timing strip; pr = promo; stkr = sticker; ra = removable centre adapter; na = no centre adapter; s/m = promo with stereo and mono versions; s/s = promo with two stereo versions; no ins = CD has no jewel case inserts.

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Teachers

1984 Soundtrack by Ian Hunter and various artists

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Teacher, Teacher - 38 Special; One Foot Back In Your Door - Roman Holliday; Edge of a Dream - Joe Cocker; Interstate Love Affair - Night Ranger; Foolin' Around - Freddie Mercury; Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top; Understanding - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band; I Can't Stop The Fire - Eric Martin; In The Jungle - The Motels; (I'm The) Teacher - Ian Hunter

A well received drama, this movie included a star-studded cast including Nick Nolte, Jobeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Richard Mulligan, Laura Dern, Morgan Freeman, and Crispin Glover. Ian's contribution, (I'm The) Teacher, was written and recorded with Mick Ronson at the Power Station in New York City. Ian received a gold record for the soundtrack, and his song was distributed as a promotional single.

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Up The Creek

1984 Soundtrack by Ian Hunter and various artists

Up The Creek - Cheap Trick; The Heat - Heart; 30 Days In The Hole - Kick Axe; Great Expectations - Ian Hunter; Chasin' The Sky - The Beach Boys; Get ready Boy - Shooting Star; Passion In The Dark - Danny Spanos; Take It - Shooting Star; Two Hearts On The Loose - Randy Bishop; Get Ready Boy - Shooting Star

A forgettable juvenile comedy about a group of college students competing in raft race, starring Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, John Hillerman, and Dan Monahan. Ian's contribution is Great Expectations, a song written about his daughter Tracie. It was recorded by Ian with Shooting Star, but Ian recalls in Campbell Devine's biography that they ended up using Ian's demo instead.

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Fright Night

1985 Soundtrack by Ian Hunter and various artists

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Fright Night - J. Geils Band; You Can't Hide From The Beast Inside - Autograph; Good Man In a Bad Time - Ian Hunter; Rock Myself To Sleep - April Wine; Let's Talk - Devo; Armies Of The Night - Sparks; Give It Up - Evelyn Champagne King; Save Me Tonight - White Sister; Boppin' Tonight - Fabulous Fontaines; Come To Me - Brad Feidel

A horror movie fan is convinced that a vampire lives next door, and enlists the help of his local horror movie TV host to investigate. Good special effects, and witty inside jokes that poke some fun at the genre. Stars Roddy McDowell, Chris Sarandon, and Amanda Bearse. Ian's contribution is Good Man In A Bad Time, written by Marc Tanner and John Reede and recorded and produced with Mick Ronson.

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The Wraith

1986 Soundtrack by Ian Hunter and various artists

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Where's the Fire - Tim Feehan; Those Were the Days - Honeymoon Suite; Hearts Vs. Heads - Stan Bush; Hold on Blue Eyes - Lamarca; Young Love, Hot Love - Jill Michaels; Secret Loser - Ozzy Osbourne; Never Surrender - Lion; Bad Mistake - James House; Wake Up Call - Ian Hunter; Matter of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

This was a low budget horror movie starring Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sheriyn Fenn, and Randy Quaid. The plot involves a mysterious car and driver who takes his revenge on a drag racing gang in a small desert town. In Germany, the movie was issued under the title Interceptor. Ian's contribution, Wake Up Call, was written by Arthur Baker, Tina B., and Tommy Mandel.

[Tom Mandel] Wake Up Call was a song that Ian and Arthur Baker were working on, and Ian asked me to come in (or maybe Arthur did, because I'd been doing some sessions at his studio in that period.) They were nice enough to give me writing credit on the tune for just making up some keyboard ideas and recording with them. It may have been that I was a link between Ian's song-oriented approach to music, and Arthur's electronic and groove approach.

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