Disco Soundtracks



When we talk of disco soundtracks from the ’70s, naturally the first thing we think of is Saturday Night Fever. Nothing wrong with that, I found the double-vinyl soundtrack ages ago, and it’s still a good listen, certainly the high point of the Bee Gees career.


Today I felt truly blessed to find these two soundtrack albums, both from film adaptations of Jackie Collins novels. Seriously, I had to suppress a squeal of delight when I found them nestling together whilst rummaging through an otherwise disappointing crate this afternoon. Too many highlights to list here, although special mention for The Sweet‘s one great post-glam hit “Love Is Like Oxygen” – I don’t think I’ve heard it once in the intervening 30 years, but was utterly delighted to get reacquainted. Also Cameron‘s distinctly weird disco rendition of “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” brought nothing but joy to these jaded old ears.

Incidently these two both have wicked gatefold sleeves with stills from the films, but those pleasures are for my eyes only…

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