Showing posts with label Harold Faltermeyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harold Faltermeyer. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer

The instrumental track 'Axel F', created entirely with synthesizers by Harold Faltermeyer, featured in the movie 'Beverley Hills Cop' featuring Eddie Murphy and was the theme tune for the character he played, bearing the same name.

This 12" single was a bargain when I found it, years after its release. It features two remixes of the track plus another track from the soundtrack of the movie. It's entertaining stuff, but it's still a soundtrack...

My collection: 12" single no. 630
Found: Plaatboef, 199x
Cost: 2,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Axel F (The M&M mix)' / 'Axel F (extended version)', 'Shoot out'

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer

In the mid-Eighties, synthesizers were getting increasingly popular as a means to make movie soundtracks. Jan Hammer made a living making soundtracks for 'Miami Vice', and Harold Faltermeyer scored the 'Beverley Hills Cop' movies. His biggest success was the track 'Axel F', which reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the Netherlands.

When you listen to it now, it sound a bit dated but it is still a catchy tune. It's hard to believe, though, that movie producers didn't prefer large orchestras instead. It always sounds more impressive, I think.

My collection: 7" single no. 2421
Found: All that music, Leiden, 1994
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Axel F' / 'Shoot out'

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