The Warriors

Performers Original Soundtrack

A&M Records (USA) | November 22, 2005 | Compact Disc

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Shot on location in and around New York City's grimy nighttime subways and flaunting a virile cast of unknowns, The Warriors remains a '70s cult favorite, featuring violent gang warfare and a perfectly matched movie score. Barry de Vorzon's bone-chilling compositions envelop hard rock and sub-disco funk with a gritty apocalyptic urge. Conjuring strange film images, "Theme from The Warriors," "The Fight," and "Baseball Furies Chase" are testosterone-laden instrumentals, combining sinister guitars and plodding drum work peppered with creepy-sounding keyboards. Adding laid-back soul texture is a smooth Mandrill rarity, "Echoes in My Mind," highlighting solid basslines popping over funky horns and catchy vocals. "In Havana," performed by Kenny Vance with Ismael Miranda, boasts deep-cut ethnic spicing and seamy horn work dressed in easy rhythms. Memorable audio clips from the mysterious female DJ informing rival gang factions of brutal clashes are placed between tracks, as well as the infamous battle cry "Warriors...come out to play-aay!" -- complete with clacking beer bottles. The film's exhausting conclusion is forever cemented to Joe Walsh's desperate survival anthem "In the City," as our heroes walk triumphantly into a dreary Coney Island sunrise. This dark slice of pop culture was available only on vinyl sources until 1995, when Polygram International released an import version on compact disc. ~ Craig Curtice

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 22, 2005

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: A&M Records (USA)

UPC: 602498871225

Found in: Hard Rock

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The Warriors

The Warriors

Performers Original Soundtrack
Producer Kenny Vance
Engineer Joe Lopes, Pat Martin

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 22, 2005

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: A&M Records (USA)

UPC: 602498871225


Title Track Time
1.Theme - Barry De Vorzon (From "The Warriors") --
2.Nowhere To Run - Arnold McCuller --
3.In Havana - Kenny Vance --
4.Echoes In My Mind - Mandrill --
5.Fight, The - Barry De Vorzon --
6.In The City - Joe Walsh --
7.Love Is A Fire - Genya Ravan --
8.Baseball Furies Chase - Barry De Vorzon --
9.You're Movin' Too Slow - Johnny Vastano --
10.Last Of An Ancient Breed - Desmond Child --

Editorial Notes

Shot on location in and around New York City's grimy nighttime subways and flaunting a virile cast of unknowns, The Warriors remains a '70s cult favorite, featuring violent gang warfare and a perfectly matched movie score. Barry de Vorzon's bone-chilling compositions envelop hard rock and sub-disco funk with a gritty apocalyptic urge. Conjuring strange film images, "Theme from The Warriors," "The Fight," and "Baseball Furies Chase" are testosterone-laden instrumentals, combining sinister guitars and plodding drum work peppered with creepy-sounding keyboards. Adding laid-back soul texture is a smooth Mandrill rarity, "Echoes in My Mind," highlighting solid basslines popping over funky horns and catchy vocals. "In Havana," performed by Kenny Vance with Ismael Miranda, boasts deep-cut ethnic spicing and seamy horn work dressed in easy rhythms. Memorable audio clips from the mysterious female DJ informing rival gang factions of brutal clashes are placed between tracks, as well as the infamous battle cry "Warriors...come out to play-aay!" -- complete with clacking beer bottles. The film's exhausting conclusion is forever cemented to Joe Walsh's desperate survival anthem "In the City," as our heroes walk triumphantly into a dreary Coney Island sunrise. This dark slice of pop culture was available only on vinyl sources until 1995, when Polygram International released an import version on compact disc. ~ Craig Curtice