Gary Barlow’s New Album for 80’s Fans!
The Take That star has brought together the best of A-list music talent from the 80’s to feature on a new album Gary is working on that will be released to celebrate the new upcoming ‘Eddie The Eagle’ movie.
The films director Matthew Vaugn asked Gary to provide the soundtrack but the former X Factor judge took his duties one step further, instigating a separate compilation full of new tracks by Eighties’ stars — some of which he collaborated on himself.
None of the music from these acts would sound out of place blaring away at a roller disco or through the headphones of a Sony Walkman.
The acts include HOLLY JOHNSON from FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, NIK KERSHAW, SPANDAU BALLET frontman TONY HADLEY, KIM WILDE, MIDGE URE, PAUL YOUNG and ANDY BELL from ERASURE.
Bands including HEAVEN 17 and GO WEST were also enticed by the Barlow charm.
Speaking about how he pitched the idea to Matthew and the movie’s producers, Gary said: “I continued to talk about how incredible it would be to make a whole album of brand new songs, with a cast of the legends.
“Not a pastiche record, but a contemporary record of who all those artists are now, while still keeping the trademark style for which they became known. I said ‘It’s going to be like an iconic super group! All on one soundtrack, all on one album.’ They loved it.”
A few of the tracks will appear on the movie’s official soundtrack, including the song Thrill Me which Gary wrote for the leading stars HUGH JACKMAN and TARON EGERTON.
Eddie the Eagle is due out in April. It tells the story of the cult British ski-jumper who finished last in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada.