A remastered version of David Bowie and Trevor Jones‘ soundtrack for the Jim Henson fantasy classic Labyrinth is being released on vinyl next month.
The record will feature 12 tracks, including the opening titles and “Underground,” “Magic Dance,” “As the World Falls Down,” “Within You,” and more.
You can find the full track listing and, if you need a little nostalgia boost to your day, the opening titles video below.
LABYRINTH OST TRACK LISTING:
1. Opening Titles Including Underground
2. Into The Labyrinth
3. Magic Dance
5. Chilly Down
7. As The World Falls Down
8. The Goblin Battle
9. Within You
10. Thirteen O’Clock
11. Home At Last
Bloody-Disgusting dug up some of Bowie’s quotes from an interview with Movieline in which he talks about Labyrinth. First, how he came to be a part of the film:
“Jim Henson set up a meeting with me while I was doing my 1983 tour in the States, and he outlined the basic concept for Labyrinth and showed me some of Brian Froud’s artwork. I’d always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages, as well as everyone else, and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it. The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it also had a lot more heart than many other special effects movies. So I was pretty well hooked from the beginning.”
He also shared a story about recording one of the soundtrack’s most popular songs:
“With ‘Dance Magic’ – the song for Jareth and the baby, sung by them and the goblins in the castle throne room – I had problems. The baby I used in the recording studios couldn’t, or wouldn’t, put more than two gurgles together, so I ended up doing the baby-gurgle chorus myself! It’s an up-tempo song, and visually exciting.”
If interested, you can pre-order your copy of the remastered soundtrack on vinyl over at Amazon right now.