American Graffiti
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American Graffiti

Artist: Original Soundtrack

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Performer Notes
  • Includes original release liner notes by Jeff Walker.
  • Digitally remastered from the original master tapes by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch at Digiprep, Hollywood, California.
  • The soundtrack to the George Lucas film about teenage life in a small California town in the early '60s was probably the best thing about the movie, featuring several dozen outstanding early rock & roll hits. There's nothing terribly obscure here -- in fact, most of these were big smashes -- but it's a good survey of rock's early days, ranging from superstars like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and the Beach Boys to great one-shots like the Monotones, the Tempos, and Buster Brown. Drawbacks: Wolfman Jack talks over the intros of a few songs, and there are a couple tracks by early-'70s Sha Na Na-type revivalists Flash Cadillac. ~ Richie Unterberger

Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.30) - Ranked #15 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Helped popularize the notion of nostalgia for the recent past..."

Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:1 May, 2007
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