A budget-priced CD reissue of the original soundtrack from the movie Ghostbusters. Ray Parker, Jr. won a Grammy in 1984 for "Best Pop Instrumental Performance" for his theme, which also hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B Singles charts.
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The soundtrack for the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a New York-based team of spook exterminators, follows the most common soundtrack formula for summer blockbuster hits: throw on a bunch of pop songs that were heard in the movie only for a few seconds, combine them with a couple of excerpts from the original score, and -- voila! -- you have a soundtrack album. The highlights here are two tracks from Elmer Bernstein's score, Mick Smiley's "Magic," which played a major role in the film, and the witty Ray Parker, Jr. theme song, "Ghostbusters," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Song. ~ Evan Cater