Set for release on September 2, the movie Weekender documents the rise of house music and rave culture with a storyline featuring some of the most promising young British actors including Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Jack O’Connell.
The soundtrack album, compiled by Terry Farley, is strong enough to succeed on its own merits. A deluxe, gatefold sleeved package, it includes the key tracks from the soundtrack on CD1, similar but generally slightly less well-known fare on CD2, and a faultless Farley mix on CD3, with a total playing time in excess of 3½ hours.
Many long deleted tracks have never been on CD before. Among the gems on offer: Kariya’s muscular anthem, Let Me Love You For Tonight; Future Sound Of London’s exotic ambient classic Papua New Guinea; and Elkin & Nelson’s formidable Latin disco workout Jibaro.