Originally released on MCA (12000).
Digitally remastered by Elliott Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
Personnel: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar).
Audio Remasterer: Elliott Federman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Silver Bullet Band; Foreigner; James Taylor ; Jimmy Buffett; Joe Walsh ; Queen; Randy Meisner; Steely Dan; Steve Miller ; The Doobie Brothers; Eagles; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Dan Fogelberg; Linda Ronstadt; Billy Joel; Bob Seger; Boston; Boz Scaggs.
Appropriately, the soundtrack for the 1978 movie FM feels like a radio play list of the era, collecting songs from Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Boz Scaggs, and other '70s radio staples. Steely Dan's title track, Queen's "We Will Rock You," Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's "Night Moves," Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are," and Boston's "More Than a Feeling" are some of the highlights from this double-disc set, which also includes tracks from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foreigner, and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom also appeared in the film. Though FM itself wasn't exactly a box-office smash, its soundtrack is a surprisingly durable and entertaining collection of classic rock that is arguably better than many of the '70s rock compilations available today. ~ Heather Phares