SCREAM FOR HELP SOUNDTRACK/1985/JOHN PAUL JONES/JIMMY PAGE/RAPIDSHARE LINK
This is the 1985 soundtrack -sans incidental music- from the Michael Winner film Scream for Help. Winner had asked neighbor Jimmy Page to score the film for him but Page had commitments with other projects, including The Firm, and suggested to Winner that Zeppelin bass player and keyboardist John Paul Jones score the film with his newly installed 24-track digital recording studio. I have never seen the film actually and am not sure how the music works in with what is going on in the movie. It is on my list of films to see one day. Helping out on the album is former bandmate Jimmy Page, Yes frontman Jon Anderson, Swan Song Records recording artist Maggie Bell and folk guitarist John Renbourn. The album sounds more like a solo rock album than a soundtrack album. Unlike the Page album there are no examples of incidental -or background- music o the album -though Winner had an orchestra perform much of the score used in the film as well-and that is too bad. The album when on vinyl was a rarity and I was lucky enough it have found it and owned it (as I did the equally rare Death Wish II soundtrack- back when I collected and owned vinyl. Two samples, both featuring Jimmy Page on guitar- are presented here and if you like what you hear you can follow the link to my Rapidshare account and get the entire album and check it out for yourselves.
Track listing Side One 1. “Spaghetti Junction” Jones 5:01 2. “Bad Child” Jones, Jacinda Baldwin 5:46 3. “Silver Train” Jones, Anderson 3:48 4. “Crackback” Jones, Page 4:16 Side Two 1. “Chilli Sauce” Jones 4:59 2. “Take It or Leave It” Jones, Madeline Bell 4:28 3. “Christie” Jones 3:08 4. “When You Fall in Love” Jones, Jacinda Baldwin 3:36 5. “Here I Am” Jones, Simon Bell 4:43
Line-up/Musicians John Paul Jones – Keyboards, synthesiser, bass guitar, guitars, vocals Jimmy Page – Electric guitars (1 & 4) Jon Anderson – Vocals (3, 7) Madeline Bell – Vocals (6, 9) John Renbourn – Acoustic guitars (8) Graham Ward – Drums and percussion (4,7,8,9) Colin Green – Guitars (7,9)