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repertoire. The classic ondes sound can clearly be heard in the original theme tune to the science-fiction television series Star Trek, and its character has lent itself to the soundtrack of countless other science-fiction and horror films. The instrument also found favour among numerous composers, including Olivier Messiaen (1908–92), who used it in his Turangalila Symphonie, Pierre Boulez ...

Source: The Illustrated Complete Musical Instruments Handbook, general editor Lucien Jenkins
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Tubular bells are also used occasionally in pop music – most famously in the title song of Mike Oldfield’s (b. 1953) album Tubular Bells (1973), which was used in the soundtrack for the film The Exorcist. Introduction | Percussion Instruments Instruments | Steel Pans | Percussion ...

Source: The Illustrated Complete Musical Instruments Handbook, general editor Lucien Jenkins
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tandem with other forms of expression, deepening or enhancing their impact. The scores of musical theatre are woven into stories played out by the characters on stage. A film soundtrack is composed to interlock with the action on a cinema screen, while cabaret songs work in harmony with the theatrical components of a cabaret performance. Of course, the ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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after she met Oklahoma musician Doyle ‘Butch’ Primm, whom she later married. Moorer’s debut album, Alabama Song (1998) included ‘A Soft Place To Fall’, as featured in the soundtrack to the movie The Horse Whisperer. After four major-label albums, she was released from her contract, and may have found a more appropriate home with her album Duel ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen
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take on the road, the company made him a copy of it. Essential Recordings 1967 Ten Years After: Ten Years After 1970 Various Artists: Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More 1973 with Mylon LeFevre: On The Road To Freedom 2012 Solo: Still On The Road To Freedom Personalities | Jake E. Lee | Ozzy to Badlands to Legend ...

Source: Rock Guitar Heroes, consultant editor Rusty Cutchin
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(Vocals, b. 1970) Damon Gough’s charming Badly Drawn Boy alter ego found initial (if cult) success on the roster of the UK’s DIY Twisted Nerve label. A folk singer with allusions of grandeur, Gough sidestepped the tag of troubadour by soundtracking the About A Boy film (2002) and steadily learning to incorporate string sections and orchestras into his sound. ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Björk Gudmundsdóttir went solo in 1991. Debut (1993) was a starting collection of songs yielding hits like the dance entrancing ‘Human Behaviour’ and ‘Venus As A Boy’ complete with Indian soundtrack string arrangements. Björk’s unique keening and infectiously enthusiastic singing style was a refreshing change and Debut charted internationally. Always with an ear to the UK club scene – and a ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Donington in 1987 and the Moscow Music Peace Festival in 1989. In 1990, the band took a break that turned into an extended hiatus. Jon Bon Jovi wrote the soundtrack to the Young Guns II movie. The album Blaze Of Glory (1990) reached No. 3 in the US while the title track went to No. 1. With Sambora also recording ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Now’ revealed a potent singer. Her emotional duet with Peabo Bryson on The Beauty And The Beast movie theme (1992) was a monster hit and the first of many successful soundtrack songs including ‘My Heart Must Go On’ (Titanic, 1997). Albums like The Colour Of My Love (1994) and Falling For You (1998) generated a constant flow of hit singles ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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‘No Particular Place To Go’ to No. 3. ‘Nadine’, ‘Run, Rudolph, Run’ and ‘You Never Can Tell’ (later to be used so effectively on the Pulp Fiction (1994) soundtrack by Quentin Tarantino), also scored. This burst of brilliance also revitalized his career in his homeland. In May 1964, Berry toured the UK to a tumultuous reception. His return ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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on Billboard’s pop chart and became a major success story for record producer Allen Reynolds. CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year in 1977 and 1978, Gayle sang on the soundtrack of the 1986 Francis Ford Coppola movie One From The Heart, and her 1982 duet with Eddie Rabbitt, ‘You And I’, was also a country chart-topper. At times ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen
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‘Keep On Pushing’, ‘People Get Ready’, ‘We’re A Winner’. Mayfield went solo in 1970 with a harder funkier sound, which found its greatest release in the 1972 blaxploitation movie soundtrack Superfly, containing his biggest hit ‘Move On Up’. Paralysed in a stage accident in 1990, he died in 1999. The Impressions disbanded in 1981. Butler is a Chairman ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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sense of the word, be-hatted Canadian Powter has really made a career from the success of one, admittedly enormous, single. ‘Bad Day’ (2005) was initially supposed to soundtrack a Coca Cola advert, but was subsequently a test for American Idol entrants – as big a fast-track to recognition as is possible. A traditional piano singer-songwriter, it ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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satirized the very business they were in. Only one studio album, 1991’s slightly disappointing On Every Street, followed, and Knopfler embarked on a solo career that included soundtrack composition. Dire Straits will be remembered as an intelligent but accessible band who could run the gamut from the borderline experimental (the intro to ‘Private Investigations’, 1982) to the chug-a-long ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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starred with Burt Reynolds. However, it found its greatest success, and brought Parton both recognition and riches, a decade later when Whitney Houston recorded it for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard. Houston’s version topped the US pop chart for 14 weeks and the UK chart for 10 weeks. Parton has appeared in a number of notable feature films ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen
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