Forrest Gump (The Soundtrack) - 1994 Soundtrack - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP
Forrest Gump (The Soundtrack)
Label: Epic – 19439942481, Legacy – 19439942481
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Stereo
Barcode (Scanned): 0194399424810
Released: May 13, 2022
Genre: Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, RnB/Swing, Soft Rock, Soundtrack, Classic Rock
A1 Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
A2 Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
A3 Clarence "Frogman" Henry – (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
A4 The Rooftop Singers – Walk Right In
A5 Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
A6 Joan Baez – Blowin' In The Wind
A7 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
A8 The Four Tops – I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
A9 Aretha Franklin – Respect
B1 Bob Dylan – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
B2 The Beach Boys – Sloop John B
B3 The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin'
B4 Buffalo Springfield – For What It's Worth
B5 Jackie DeShannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love
B6 The Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
B7 Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
B8 Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
C1 The Youngbloods – Let's Get Together
C2 Scott McKenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
C3 The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
C4 The Fifth Dimension – Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
C5 Harry Nilsson – Everybody's Talkin'
C6 Three Dog Night – Joy To The World
C7 The Supremes – Stoned Love
C8 B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
C9 Randy Newman – Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
D1 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
D2 The Doobie Brothers – It Keeps You Runnin'
D3 Gladys Knight & The Pips – I've Got To Use My Imagination
D4 Willie Nelson – On The Road Again
D5 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind
D6 Alan Silvestri – Forrest Gump Suite
"First of all, I am a huge fan of the movie and its music. I just watched it for the 10th time the other day for my Social Studies class in school and I wanted to find the soundtrack to buy it. I found it, but it has a lot of the best songs from the movie missing. I'm mad that it doesn't include Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower from the Vietnam helicopter scene and Hey Joe from the Black Panthers scene. Also, there are a few Doors songs missing. The soundtrack has Break On Through, but the movie also had Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, Love Her Madly, Hello I Love You, Soul Kitchen, and I also think L.A. Woman was in there.
Skynyrd's Free Bird should be in there from when Jenny tried to jump off that balcony, too. I think there were a few more CCR songs besides Fortunate Son. I didn't know 'On The Road Again' was on there. This soundtrack should be 3 or 4 records with all of the songs from the movie. The current one is decent, so I give it 4 stars. The movie is one of my all-time favorites. I only cry when I see a truly moving movie and Forrest Gump was one of them. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." - Forrest Gump
The odds are that Baby Boomers- clearly the album's intended focus- have most of these songs in their collection already, but the songs never sound tired here and the album flows by very nicely. And even though this soundtrack defines the movie pretty well, it's still not perfect: first off, no matter how good the songs are here, it's actually Alan Silvestri's score that brings the movie into full perspective. His pieces reflected the mood of the movie very well, so this soundtrack needed a few more of those particular sets in order to give a more accurate representation of the movie.
Also, while the movie gave a relatively strong focus to the events of the 1960s, the soundtrack takes a little too much of that music from the decade and not enough from the 1970s (even if there is nothing from the Beatles or the Stones, but in this particular scope, that music's not really missed at all). And it's not necessarily a problem that the soundtrack is not in strict chronological order, but this sequencing only emphasizes on the couple of things that are missing here."
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