Most of the musical theatre songs I performed on my 1983 album ‘Stages’ (“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Memory” etc.) were songs with which I had some personal connection, great or small (the songs were great, I’m small).
When Tony Visconti and I decided to make my 1984 album, a selection of outstanding movie songs there was not a lot of material available from my own film career. Had we relied on that source we would have been pushed to produce a single. In fact we did! “Sometimes” written by Norman Newell & Carl Davis which was used in the film ‘Champion’ – the story of British jockey Bob Champion. But back to the album ….Undaunted, we ignored the music from ‘Confessions Of A Plumber’s Mate’ and others from my pre-Evita triumphs and instead spent two enjoyable months choosing a dozen great cinema songs purely because they were great.
Note: ‘Cinema’ was a top 20 hit on the British album chart and attained a Platinum certification by the BPI (The British Recorded Music Industry) for sales in the UK – this award marks sales of 300,000 units of an individual album title to UK retailers.
The Windmills Of Your Mind (from the film 'Thomas Crown Affair')
Out Here On My Own (from the film 'Fame')
The Prisoner (from the film 'The Eyes of Laura Mars')
Sometimes (theme song for the film 'Champions')
Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme from the film 'Mahogany')
Up Where We Belong (from the film 'An Officer and a Gentleman')
Unchained Melody (from the film 'Unchained')
Bright Eyes (from the film 'Watership Down')
Alfie (from the film 'Alfie')
Missing (from the film 'Missing')
The Way We Were (from the film 'The Way We Were')
The Rose (from the film 'The Rose')