Scarface: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1983 Music by Giorgio Moroder CD-New $49.99


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Scarface: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album featured on the 1983 American crime film, Scarface, which was directed by Brian De Palma. Composed by Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, the vinyl soundtrack was released on December 9 of the same year through MCA Records. The album features music created by Moroder, who wrote and produced all of the tracks. Scarface counts with the collaboration of multiple singers, including Paul Engemann, Debbie Harry, Amy Holland, Elizabeth Daily, among other artists. The soundtrack received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score at the 41st Golden Globe Awards.

Scarface is an American film which relates the story of Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who goes to Miami in 1980 with the Mariel boatlift, and there he becomes a drug cartel kingpin. Scarface was created as the original soundtrack. Its songs were written and produced by Giorgio Moroder, an Italian record producer, along with other musicians.

In its review for the website AllMusic, Jason Birchmeier compared Scarface to other soundtrack works of Moroder, including Flashdance and Electric Dreams, both released in 1983. Birchmeier considered the collaborations of Debbie Harry, Amy Holland and Elizabeth Daily to the soundtrack “much sheer fun”, and Moroder’s “moody” instrumentals as “quite moving”. He considered the film to be “undoubtedly the one that withstood the test of time most impressively, growing in popularity as the years passed”, something that did not happen with the soundtrack, and concluded with “Moroder’s craft, as always, is notably distinct for its stylishness, if not for its tastefulness.” Birchmeier gave Scarface a rating of three-out-of-five stars.Ken Tucker, in his book Scarface Nation – The Ultimate Gangster Movie and How It Changed America (2008), commented that thanks to Moroder’s “trashy-glam imagination there’s a lot of enjoyment to be gleaned” from his Scarface album. In his review for the album Music Inspired by Scarface, a Def Jam Recordings hip hop compilation album inspired by the music featured in the film, Andy Kellman considered the compilation “threatens to complement the film better than” Scarface, and considered Def Jam’s attempt to make a substitution with the original soundtrack “would’ve been a mistake”. Moroder received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score at the 1984 ceremony, but lost to his soundtrack work for the film Flashdance.

Video: Scarface Film 1983 (Trailer)


1. Scarface (Push It to the Limit) (03:11)
Paul Engemann
2. Rush Rush (03:37)
Debbie Harry
3. Turn Out the Light (03:31)
Amy Holland
4. Vamos a Bailar (03:42)
Maria Conchita
5. Tony’s Theme (03:11)
Giorgio Moroder
6. She’s on Fire (03:43)
Amy Holland
7. Shake It Up (03:44)
Elizabeth Daily
8. Dance Dance Dance (03:01)
Beth Anderson
9. I’m Hot Tonight (03:13)
Elizabeth Daily
10. Gina’s and Elvira’s Theme (04:27)
Giorgio Moroder

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in



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