Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Trance Atlantic Airwaves - Chase (remake of classic Giorgio Moroder)

Don't know why I never got the original version of Giorgio Moroder's "Chase." From the soundtrack to the movie "Midnight Express." The original takes me back to the times when my older brother would play this on the stereo. The movie itself is a classic and if you haven't seen it, you should. About a guy named Billy who gets caught carrying hashish at the Turkish airport and is sent to prison. The scene in which you hear "Chase" is when he's trying to escape from the Turkish police.

This here is the video of the remake by Trance Atlantic Airwaves, which is pretty good. The video itself is pretty interesting too, full of cool video effects.

Then check out Giorgio's website and look at the dicography and list of artists he's produced. You know him from Donna Summer's "Love to Love You/I Feel Love" that everyone from Blondie to Madonna has covered as well as Jimmy Summerville with Marc Almond.

He was also behind Blondie's "Call Me" and Phil Oakey's (The Human League) "Electric Dreams."


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Michael Cretu, right? Trance Atlantic Airwaves?

Wow, I need to pull that CD out and listen to it again!

V said...

I'm not familiar with Trance Atlantic, other than this piece here. I was searching for Moroder's "Chase" when this one came up. I guess the rest of their work is worth getting? I'll have to hunt down some Trance Atlantic and see what else I like from them.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I do like Michael Cretu's work. He's the brainchild behind Sandra and Enigma. He's also got solo albums and other solo work. Classically-trained music prodigy from Romania.

The music of Sandra is a personal favourite. Heh.

steve said...

Wow--this track is great and the video is pretty amazing--love it. I've got to see if I an find the movie now. Sounds like Moroder with a modern twist.

xolondon said...

I really like Moroder's soundtrack to Cat People and it seems very you! Do you know it?

V said...

Hey guys thanks for the comments.

I'll have to check out Sandra and see what that's about.

Steve, the movie is a classic and a must see.

yeah, I remember checking out the Cat People soundtrack, yes, it is very me. :)

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

My favourite Sandra singles:

Maria Magdalena
In the Heat of the Night

And quite a lot more actually. She's one of my favourite divas together with Kim Wilde.