Soundtrack Information

Barbarella

Barbarella

Harkit Entertainment (HRKCD 8004)

Year Released: 1968 / 2002

Performed by
The Bob Crewe Generation and The Glitterhouse

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Barbarella
[previewing track]
 2:38
2. Goodnight Alfie
[previewing track]
 1:29
3. Spaceship Out Of Control
[previewing track]
 1:26
4. Ski Ride
[previewing track]
 1:16
5. The Hungry Dolls
[previewing track]
 0:39
6. Love, Love, Love Drags Me Down
[previewing track]
 1:46
7. Pygar Finds Barbarella
[previewing track]
 3:40
8. I Love All The Love In You
[previewing track]
 1:15
9. The Labyrinth
[previewing track]
 3:49
10. Pygar's New Wings
[previewing track]
 1:10
11. Fight In Flight
[previewing track]
 1:56
12. Entrance Into Sogo
[previewing track]
 2:37
13. Hello Pretty Pretty
[previewing track]
 1:55
14. Pygar's Persecution
[previewing track]
 0:58
15. The Black Queen's Beads
[previewing track]
 1:15
16. Dead Duck
[previewing track]
 3:29
17. The Pill
[previewing track]
 1:35
18. Smoke (Vipor Vapor)
[previewing track]
 2:16
19. The Sex Machine
[previewing track]
 3:15
20. The Chamber of Dreams
[previewing track]
 2:22
21. The Destruction of Sogo
[previewing track]
 2:25
22. An Angel Is Love
[previewing track]
 4:09
23. Barbarella
[previewing track]
 3:05
24. I Love All The Love In You
[previewing track]
 3:01
25. Dead Duck
[previewing track]
 3:18
26. Love, Love, Love Drags Me Down
[previewing track]
 2:17
27. Pygar's New Wings
[previewing track]
 3:01
28. Radio Spot 1
[previewing track]
 0:59
29. Radio Spot 2
[previewing track]
 0:56
30. Radio Spot 3
[previewing track]
 0:54
  Total Album Time: 64:51

Review

by Dan Goldwasser
October 4, 2002
[3 / 5]

The cult flick Barbarella has pretty much haunted Jane Fonda's career since its release in 1968.  An iconic film of the cheesy-side of the Sixties, the movie contained songs and score by Bob Crewe & Charles Fox.  Now, British record company Harkit Records has released the soundtrack, remastered in all its glory.  Once you hear the opening crooning song "Barbarella", you know what kind of an album you're in store for.  There are a few songs scattered through the album, each one fitting snuggly into the style set by the drug-influenced late 60s. 

The score, for the most part, is like a band having a jam session.  Punchy brass, electric guitars, and even orchestral interludes ("The Sex Machine") give the whole album a really eclectic (if not slightly schizophrenic) personality. I have to admit - it might be as cheesy as it comes, but it's just a lot of fun to listen to.  Included at the end of the album are instrumental lounge covers of the songs performed by Young Lovers.  It's smooth and should fit in right at home in any bachelor pad.

As an extra bonus, three original radio promotional spots are included for your amusement.  The rather hearty and informative liner notes are presented as part of a rather annoying foldout poster (well, it's a nice pin-up mini-poster of Jane "Barbarella" Fonda) so you'll probably read them once and then leave them in the CD case.  Running a little over an hour, it's an album that I don't think I'll be running back to listen to over and over, but it's certainly a fun listen when you do check it out.


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