Strictly Ballroom [CBS]
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1992's Strictly Ballroom, Baz Luhrmann's debut feature, was the first to reveal his imaginative, eclectic style. That eclecticism is well on display on the album, which is anchored by excerpts from {|David Hirschfelder|}'s score, played by him with the Bogo Pogo Orchestra. Veteran Australian writer/producers {|Harry Vanda|} and {|George Young|} turn up, providing material for '70s Australian pop singer {|John Paul Young|}, including a Ballroom Mix of his Top Ten 1978 hit, Love Is in the Air, which leads off the album. Most of the music has a Spanish dance flavor, in keeping with the theme (and the plot necessities) of the film, including {|Doris Day|}'s Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps (Quizas Quizas Quizas), but there is also room for a performance of {|Cyndi Lauper|}'s Time After Time by the film's female star {|Tara Morice|} along with Mark Williams, as well as an excerpt from The Blue Danube.


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