1986 Soundtrack – Labyrinth

Labyrinth is a soundtrack album by David Bowie and Trevor Jones, released on vinyl, cassette and Compact Disc in 1986 for the film Labyrinth. It was the second of three soundtrack releases in which Bowie had a major role, following Christiane F. and preceding The Buddha of Suburbia. The soundtrack album features Trevor Jones’ score, which is split into six tracks for the soundtrack: “Into the Labyrinth”, “Sarah”, “Hallucination”, “The Goblin Battle”, “Thirteen O’Clock”, and “Home at Last”.

Bowie was approached to take part in the film in 1983 during his Serious Moonlight Tour when he saw early designs for the movie and a video of The Dark Crystal. Bowie had wanted to make music for a children’s film and saw this as his chance. Bowie recorded five songs for the film: “Underground”, “Magic Dance”, “Chilly Down”, “As the World Falls Down”, and “Within You”. “Underground” features on the soundtrack twice, first in an edited version that was played over the film’s opening sequence and secondly in full. “Underground” was released in various territories as a single, and in certain markets was also released in an instrumental version and an extended dance mix. “Magic Dance” was released as a 12″ single in the U.S. “As the World Falls Down” was initially slated for release as a follow-up single to “Underground” at Christmas in 1986, but this plan did not materialize. The only song Bowie did not perform lead vocal on is “Chilly Down”, which was performed by Charles Augins, Richard Bodkin, Kevin Clash, and Danny John-Jules, the actors who voiced the ‘Fire Gang’ creatures in the film

Tracks

1  Opening Titles Including Underground (Trevor Jones, David Bowie) 3:21
2  Into The Labyrinth (Trevor Jones) 2:13
3  Magic Dance (David Bowie) 5:13
4  Sarah (Trevor Jones) 3:13
5  Chilly Down (David Bowie) 3:46
6  Hallucination (Trevor Jones) 3:02
7  As The World Falls Down (David Bowie) 4:51
8  The Goblin Battle (Trevor Jones) 3:31
9  Within You (David Bowie) 3:31
10  Thirteen O’Clock (Trevor Jones) 3:09
11  Home At Last (Trevor Jones) 1:49
12  Underground (David Bowie) 5:57

Musicians

1 Opening Titles Including Underground

BassPaul Westwood
DrumsHarold Fisher
GuitarRay Russell
KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd


2 Into The Labyrinth

KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd


3 Magic Dance

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsWill Lee


4 Sarah

KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd


5 Chilly Down

BassMatthew Seligman
DrumsNeil Conti
GuitarKevin Armstrong
KeyboardsNick Plytas
Background VocalsCharles Augins
Background VocalsDanny John-Jules
Background VocalsKevin Clash
Background VocalsRichard Bodkin


6 Hallucination

BassPaul Westwood
GuitarRay Russell
KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd
SaxRay Warleigh


7 As The World Falls Down

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarNick Moroch


8 The Goblin Battle

BassPaul Westwood
GuitarRay Russell
KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd


9 Within You

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Ferrone
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan


10 Thirteen O’Clock

BassPaul Westwood
KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd
TrumpetMaurice Murphy


11 Home At Last

GuitarMichael Lewin
KeyboardsBrian Gascoigne
KeyboardsDavid Lawson
KeyboardsSimon Lloyd
TrumpetMaurice Murphy


12 Underground

DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarAlbert Collins
GuitarNick Moroch
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsAndy Thomas
KeyboardsRichard Tee
SaxBob Gay
Background VocalsMarie Foster
Background VocalsBeverly Ferguson
Background VocalsChaka Khan
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsDaphne Vega
Background VocalsEunice Peterson
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsGarcia Alston
Background VocalsJames Glenn
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsMarcus Miller
Background VocalsMark Stevens
Background VocalsMary Davis
Background VocalsRennele Stafford

Other Musicians

Choir – Radio Choir Of New Hope Baptist Church

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin (Tracks 1, 3, 7, 12)
Producer – Trevor Jones (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Producer – David Bowie (Tracks 3, 5, 7, 12)
Executive-Producer – Jim Henson
Arranged By – Trevor Jones (Track 1)
Arranged By – Arif Mardin (Tracks 9, 12)
Arranged By – David Bowie (Track 9, 12)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 12)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track Arrangement) – Robbie Buchanan (Track 3, 7)
Conductor – Trevor Jones (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Coordinator (Album) – Erica Lindberg
Coordinator (Music) – Victoria Seale (Rracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Coordinator (Project) – Isolar
Engineer (Assisting) – Chips (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assisting) – Michael O’Reilly (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Engineer (Assisting) – Martin O’Donnell (Tracks 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assisting) – Eddie Garcia (Track 12)
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Marcellus Frank (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 3, 12)
Mixed By – Lew Hahn (Tracks 7, 9)
Mixed By – Michael O’Reilly (Track 7)
Mixed By (Assisted) – Phil Castellano (Tracks 3, 12)
Mixed By (Assisted) – Eddie Garcia (Track 5)
Orchestrated By – Trevor Jones (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 11)
Recorded By – Chips (Track 1, 4)
Recorded By – Marcellus Frank (Track 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11)
Recorded By – Lew Hahn (Track 3, 7, 9)
Recorded By – Tony Clark (Track 5)
Recorded By – Roger Dobson (Track 11)
Recorded By – Michael O’Reilly (Track 12)

Art Direction – Chris Werner, Henry Marquez
Design – Carol Chen

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jones Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Labyrinth Enterprises
Copyright (c) – Labyrinth Enterprises
Manufactured By – Fonobrás, Distribuidora Fonográfica Brasileira Ltda.
Distributed By – Fonobrás, Distribuidora Fonográfica Brasileira Ltda.
Licensed From – EMI-Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda.
Published By – Jones Music
Published By – Muppet Music Inc.