Composed by Giorgio Moroder.
Composer: Giorgio Moroder.
Personnel: Giorgio Moroder (synthesizer); David Castle (vocals, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, keyboards, wind); Chris Bennett (vocals); Patrick McClure (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Sid Sharp, Fritz Sonnleitner (strings); Greg Mathieson (synthesizer, electronics); Alan Estes, Jerry Sommers, Keith Forsey (drums, percussion); Harold Faltermeyer (electronics).
Audio Mixers: J. Koopers; Giorgio Moroder; J?rgen Koppers.
Recording information: Allen Zentz, Hollywood, CA; Larabee Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Musicland Studio, Munich, Germany; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA.
Directors: Giorgio Moroder; Harold Faltermeyer.
Unknown Contributor Role: Harold Faltermeyer.
Arrangers: David Castle; Giorgio Moroder; Harold Faltermeyer; Greg Mathieson.
Though there are a few queasy pop/vocal tracks, Moroder's soundtrack to Midnight Express earns points for an array of exploratory synthesizer pieces (including "Wheel" and "Cacaphoney") as well as its opener, "Chase." One of Moroder's biggest hits, the track bounces back and forth between melodic disco and hypnotic sequencer trance just one step removed from the likes of Tangerine Dream. ~ John Bush