Re-issued on CD for the first time in the UK, this is the soundtrack album to accompany the unforgettable 1984 classic adventure fantasy film “The NeverEnding Story”. An atmospheric electronic soundtrack with tracks composed by leading German jazz composer Klaus Doldinger and electronic disco maestro Giorgio Moroder.
This release also includes all the officially released remixes of the title track as sung by 80s heartthrob Limahl (ex-Kajagoogoo) and the extended version of Giorgio Moroder’s ‘Ivory Tower’ that originally appeared as the b-side on Limahl’s ‘The NeverEnding Story’ single. This single was, itself, an international smash hit reaching No.4 in the UK and Irish Charts, No.2 in Germany, Austria and Italy and No.1 in Sweden and Norway.
On the “The NeverEnding Story” soundtrack album, as well as the hit title track, four other titles were Moroder’s work; ‘Swamps of Sadness’, ‘Ivory Tower’, ‘Ruined Landscape’ and ‘Sleepy Dragon’. These tracks all combine an upbeat 1980s melodic synth sensibility with serene and layered soundscapes that evoke the mysteries and myths inherent to the film’s fantasy narrative. These tracks marked a decisive move away from the disco sound of the nine different Donna Summer hits that Moroder had been responsible for. These Moroder compositions only formed part of the film’s soundtrack in its English language version and this is the soundtrack album to the English Language version of the film. Even so, the majority of the music is by Klaus Doldinger and he had previous stellar form in soundtrack composition through his contribution to one of the most famous German films of all time, the 1981 German U-boat movie Das Boot.
This limited edition black vinyl effect CD release is packaged in a miniature cardboard LP style sleeve with an exclusive six page colour insert.
1. THE NEVERENDING STORY
2. SWAMPS OF SADNESS
3. IVORY TOWER
4. RUINED LANDSCAPE
5. SLEEPY DRAGON KLAUS DOLDINGER
6. BASTIAN’S HAPPY FLIGHT
8. ATREJU’S QUEST
9. THEME OF SADNESS
10. ATREJU MEETS FALKOR
11. MIRRORGATE / SOUTHERN ORACLE
14. THE AURYN
15. HAPPY FLIGHT
16. IVORY TOWER (12” VERSION) LIMAHL
17. THE NEVERENDING STORY (12” MIX)
18. THE NEVERENDING STORY (12’’ DANCE MIX)
19. THE NEVERENDING STORY (12” DUB MIX)
20. THE NEVERENDING STORY (RUSTY 7” MIX)
21. L’ HISTOIRE SANS FIN (FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION OF ‘THE NEVERENDING STORY’)