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Name:Absolute Beginners (Julien Temple, 1986) [RePoPo]

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This release contains both the movie and the soundtrack (EAC-CUE-FLAC)

Absolute Beginners (Julien Temple, 1986)

Type..................: Movie
Container file........: MKV
Audio Languages.......: English 2.0 (Untouched)
Subtitles Ripped......: English, Spanish (Enclosed in the .mkv file)
Subtitles in Subpack..: English, French, Spanish
Resolution............: 704x304
Aspect Ratio..........: 2.31:1 (as on DVD)
Original Aspect Ratio.: 2.35:1
Color.................: Color
Source................: NTSC Anamorphic DVD
Genre.................: Musical
IMDb Rating...........: 5.4
Movie Information.....: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090585/

Full MediaInfo report below


It's 1958 and pop culture is transforming from 1950s jazz and early rock to a
new generation on the verge of the 1960s. London is post-World War II, but pre-
Beatles and the Stones. The storyline incorporates elements of 1958 London
racial riots.

Young hip photographer Colin falls in love with aspiring fashion designer Crepe
Suzette, but she's only interested in her career. Colin tries to win her
affections by taking a crack at the big time himself; meanwhile racial tensions
heat up in Colin's neighbourhood of London.



Patsy Kensit - Suzette
Eddie O'Connell - Colin, Photographer / Narrator
David Bowie - Vendice Partners
James Fox - Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen
Ray Davies - Arthur, Colin's Dad
Mandy Rice-Davies - Flora
Eve Ferret - Big Jill
Tony Hippolyte - Mr. Cool
Graham Fletcher-Cook - Wizard
Joe McKenna - Fabulous Hoplite
Steven Berkoff - The Fanatic
Sade - Athene Duncannon (as Sade Adu)
Edward Tudor-Pole - Ed the Ted (as Tenpole Tudor)
Bruce Payne - Flikker
Alan Freeman - Call-Me-Cobber


Julien Temple - Director / Songwriter
Chris Brown - Producer
Stephen Woolley - Producer
Richard Burridge - Screenwriter
Colin MacInnes - Book Author
Don MacPherson - Screenwriter
Christopher Wicking - Screenwriter
Oliver Stapleton - Cinematographer



Absolute Beginners is a terrifically inventive original musical for the screen.
Daring attempt to portray the birth of teenagedom in London, 1958, almost
exclusively through song is based upon Colin MacInnes' cult novel about teen
life and pop fashion in the percolating moments just before the youth cultural
explosion in the early 1960s.

Tenuous storyline is a typical one of teen love achieved, lost and regained, and
is used as a mere string to which a constant parade of musical numbers and
flights of fancy are attached.

Aspiring photographer Colin (Eddie O'Connell) and tyro fashion designer Suzette
(Patsy Kensit) seem a perfect match, but when the latter begins getting ahead
and becomes engaged to a snooty couturier played by James Fox, Colin decides to
sell out and make the most of his connections in a last-ditch effort to win back
his lady love.

In creating a stylized view of 1950s culture, director Julien Temple and lenser
Oliver Stapleton have made great use of fabulous sets fashioned by production
designer John Beard. An astonishing moving camera take throughout the Soho set
in the early going represents a fully worthy homage to the opening shot of Orson
Welles' Touch of Evil.



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Duration : 1h 47mn
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Original Soundtrack - Absolute Beginners


01.- David Bowie / Absolute Beginners [08:03]
02.- Sade / Killer Blow [04:37]
03.- The Style Council / Have You Ever Had It Blue? [05:37]
04.- Ray Davis / Quiet Life [02:56]
05.- Gil Evans / Va Va Voom [03:26]
06.- David Bowie/ That's Motivation [04:14]
07.- Eighth Wonder ft. Patsy Kensit / Having It All [03:08]
08.- Rodrigo Bay / Working Week [03:32]
09.- Slim Gaillard / Selling Out [03:36]
10.- Jerry Dammers / Riot City [08:29]
11.- Gil Evans / Boogies Stop Shuffle (Rough and The Smooth) [03:00]
12.- Tenpole Tudor / Ted Ain't Ded [02:35]
13.- David Bowie / Volare [03:13]
14.- Clive Langer / Napoli [04:08]
15.- Jonas / Little Cat (You Never Had It So Good) [02:19]
16.- Gil Evans / Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot and The Cool) [01:49]
17.- Smiley Culture / So What? (Lyric Version) [04:18]
18.- Gil Evans / Absolute Beginners (Refrain) [01:41]


Review (From allmusicguide.com) by Dan LeRoy

Most of the music here bears only a coincidental resemblance to the sort of 45s
that the Wiz, Dean Swift, and the rest of Colin MacInnes' absolute beginners
were buying from department-store gramophone sections in 1950s Britain. But
MacInnes' fictional mods certainly appreciated style, and the soundtrack to the
film adaptation of his classic novel was, first and foremost, a stunningly cool
showcase for the jazz currents that flowed freely through the U.K. pop scene in
the mid-'80s, via artists like Sade, Working Week, Eighth Wonder (featuring
Patsy Kensit, who also starred in the film as Crepe Suzette), and of, course,
Paul Weller's Style Council. (Weller, according to legend, turned down the
chance to play Swift; he'd already used the title of MacInnes' book for one of
his last hits with the Jam.) The remainder of the collection, meanwhile, is
perfectly complementary, instead of odds and sods. The two numbers with the
strongest connections to the music of MacInnes' era are both delights; Slim
Gaillard's "Selling Out" reprises the hipster jive of his '50s hits, and Ray
Davies recommends the "Quiet Life" over a charming trad jazz arrangement. A pair
of instrumentals contributed by legendary arranger Gil Evans and ex-Specials
leader Jerry Dammers are also memorable -- Evans' playful "Va Va Voom" morphs
from straight-up swing to Afro-Cuban sass with ease, while "Riot City" sounds
like the jazz counterpart to the Specials' spooky ska smash, "Ghost Town." And
the coup de grâce comes from a first-generation mod: David Bowie's title track
is the gem of his post-"Let's Dance" '80s output, a big, breathtaking ballad
allowing him to indulge the Sinatra croon that's driven many of his best
performances. Whatever Absolute Beginners lacks in historical accuracy, it makes
up for with great songs and savoir faire, and it stands as one of the finest
soundtracks from a decade filled with good ones.


Review on the "Absolute Beginners" track, by Dave Thompson

One of the finest of all David Bowie's 1980s compositions -- indeed, one of his
best songs of all time -- "Absolute Beginners" was written and recorded for the
soundtrack of director Julien Temple's equally brilliant movie of the same name.

Recorded with session men borrowed from Thomas Dolby's latest sessions, plus
Hunky Dory veteran Rick Wakeman on piano, "Absolute Beginners" was produced by
Alan Winstanley and Clive Langer. The song's arrangement owes much to the late
-'50s doo wop sound of the movie's own time frame, but is underpinned by some of
Bowie's best-ever sax playing and one of his most emotional lyrical and vocal
performances. An instant U.K. hit (a far cry from the sad fate of the film), a
7" edit of the song soared to number two -- the full version was issued on 12",
while two further edits were included on the official movie soundtrack.


The rip has been done using EAC to extract a .wav file, and dBPowerAmp to convert
that into a Level-8 FLAC file. Log files are enclosed.

The CD is presented as ONE SINGLE LONG AUDIO FILE. There's also a .cue file
which marks the track points. If you need to extract a single song from this,
you must download the whole album, and use a tool like Medieval Cue Splitter for
Windows, or X Lossless Decoder (XLD) for Mac Users. Under Linux the ripping
software "abcde" (A better CD encoder) can split CUE/FLAC files.

Also, you can use Burrrn (on Windows) to burn it directly to a CD, where the
tracks will be seperated.

Attention: Single .cue/FLAC files. That's simply my personal choice for
releasing it, don't argue about it, thanks. IF you don't like it, you've been
clearly told, so look somewehere else and don't come crying. It's free, ok? Take
it as it comes.


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