VA - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977) [2018, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:15:46 Min | 516,68 Mb
Label: Capitol Records/Universal Music (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-15743 | Released: 2018-07-11 (1977-11-15)
Every so often, a piece of music comes along that defines a moment in popular culture history: Johann Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus did this in Vienna in the 1870s; Jerome Kern's Show Boat did it for Broadway musicals of the 1920s, and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album served this purpose for the era of psychedelic music in the 1960s. Saturday Night Fever, although hardly as prodigious an artistic achievement as those precursors, was precisely that kind of musical phenomenon for the second half of the '70s. Ironically, before its release, the disco boom had seemingly run its course, primarily in Europe, and was confined mostly to black culture and the gay underground in America. Saturday Night Fever, as a movie and an album, plus a brace of hit singles off of it, suddenly made disco explode into mainstream, working- and middle-class America with a new immediacy and urgency, increasing its audience ten-fold overnight.