Soundtrack: Labyrinth by David Bowie

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Soundtrack: Labyrinth by David Bowie
Soundtrack: Labyrinth by David Bowie

Album Released: 1986

Labyrinth ::: Artwork

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1.Opening Titles / Underground3:21
2.Into The Labyrinth2:11
3.Magic Dance5:11
5.Chilly Down3:45
7.As The World Falls Down4:51
8.Goblin Battle3:31
9.Within You3:29
10.Thirteen O'Clock3:08
11.Home At Last1:47


It was the mid-80's, which meant the time was right for David Bowie to stuff a sock in his pants, sport a full-fledged freak mullet, and attempt to seduce under-aged girls on the silver screen.

Though perhaps we shouldn't lay too much of the blame for this potential embarrassment on Bowie himself, since he didn't have a whole lot of control over his costume or the content of his music videos. All he did was play the lead role in a goofy fantasy movie directed by Jim Henson, and he wrote a handful of songs for it too.

Even though I was a child of the 80's and a die-hard fan of The Muppets, it wasn't until my early 20s that I finally saw this film. I can't say why it took me so long, I suppose I didn't put much stock in a Muppet movie that didn't star Kermit. I do wish I'd seen Labyrinth as a child though, I wouldn't have been so bothered by the plot's complete lack of sense. More importantly, I wouldn't have been plagued with cynical thoughts about Bowie's distinctly paedophilac manner towards 15-year-old Jennifer Connelly (I mean, what was with those crystal balls he kept waving in her face?).

Despite my somewhat cynical attitude towards this children's film, I found Labyrinth entertaining and imaginative. I own a copy of it, so I'm probably one of the bandwagon that catapulted the film into its current status as a cult classic. As a Bowie fan, I also have to marvel how he could get away with anything - there was literally nobody else in the world who could've worn a costume like that and not come off as a total ass. You know what I'm talking about.

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