John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Eddie and the Cruisers Soundtrack Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
Numbered, Limited Edition SACD!
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Eddie and the Cruisers is a 1983 American film directed by Martin Davidson based
on the novel by P.F. Kluge. The story concerns the mysterious death of a
fictional '60s rock star. Though the film received mixed reviews when it first
opened in theaters it was re-released nine months later on cable TV with great
After screenings on HBO in 1984, the album suddenly climbed the charts, going
quadruple platinum. The main song in the film, "On the Dark Side," was the
number one song in the country on Billboard's Mainstream, Rock, and Heatseeker
charts; and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another single from the film,
"Tender Years," peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
John Cafferty was hired to write a few songs for the film based on Davidson’s
description of his fictitious band and their music. Initially, he said that the
Cruisers sounded like Dion and The Belmonts, but with elements of Jim Morrison
and The Doors. The Cruisers were essentially a Jersey bar band, and he thought
of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The film needed music that contained
elements of these three bands. Cafferty did such a good job of capturing the
feeling of the 1960s and 1980s that Davidson asked him to score the entire film.
Only Michael "Tunes" Antunes, the tenor saxophone player for the Beaver Brown
Band, and Helen Schneider were professional musicians in the cast.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Numbered, Limited Edition
1. On The Dark Side
2. Tender Years
3. Runaround Sue
4. Down On My Knees
5. Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
6. Wild Summer Nights
7. Boardwalk Angel
8. Betty Lou's Got A New Pair of Shoes
9. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)
10. Season In Hell (Fire Suite)