From Here to Eternity (Giorgio Moroder album)

From Here to Eternity is a 1977 studio album by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder.[3] It peaked at number 130 on the Billboard 200 chart.[4] The album's title track peaked at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]

From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity (Giorgio Moroder album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released22 July 1977 (1977-07-22)
RecordedJune 1977
StudioMusicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Genre
Length30:44
LabelCasablanca Records
ProducerGiorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder chronology
Knights in White Satin
(1976)
From Here to Eternity
(1977)
Love's in You, Love's in Me
(1978)
Singles from From Here to Eternity
  1. "From Here to Eternity"
    Released: 1977

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
Pitchfork8.6/10[7]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying: "The metallic beats, high-energy impact, and futuristic effects prove that Moroder was ahead of his time like few artists of the 1970s (Kraftwerk included), and the free-form songwriting on tracks like 'Lost Angeles', 'First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love', and the title track are priceless."[6] Dominique Leone of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.6 out of 10, calling it "a marvel for disco historians" and "a perfect nugget of dance music for anyone else".[7]

In 2004, Pitchfork placed it at number 88 on the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s" list.[8] In 2015, Thump placed it at number 19 on the "99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time" list.[9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

No.TitleLength
1."From Here to Eternity"5:58
2."Faster than the Speed of Love"1:54
3."Lost Angeles"2:44
4."Utopia - Me Giorgio"3:24
5."From Here to Eternity (Reprise)"1:45
6."First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love"5:02
7."I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"5:08
8."Too Hot to Handle"4:51
2013 reissue CD version bonus track
No.TitleLength
9."From Here to Eternity (Single Version)"3:52

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Giorgio Moroder – writing, production, electronic keyboards, engineering
  • Pete Bellotte – writing, mystery voice
  • Robby Wedel – Moog programming
  • Gitte – backing vocals
  • Lucy – backing vocals
  • Betsy – backing vocals
  • Juergen Koppers – engineering
  • Phyllis Chotin – art direction
  • Henry Vizcarra – art direction, design
  • Gribbitt! – art direction, design
  • Ronald Slenzak – photography

ChartsEdit

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report) 68[10]
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 20
US Billboard 200[12] 130

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Poe, Jim (29 May 2014). "Giorgio Moroder: 10 groundbreaking tunes". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ Fowle, Kyle (25 June 2015). "A beginner's guide to dance-music godfather Giorgio Moroder". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (16 June 2015). "From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer". NPR. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200 - The week of November 26, 1977". Billboard. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Giorgio Moroder". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b Bush, John. "From Here to Eternity – Giorgio Moroder". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b Leone, Dominique (27 February 2005). "Giorgio Moroder: From Here to Eternity". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (page 2 of 10)". Pitchfork. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  9. ^ "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time". Thump. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 126. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Giorgio – From Here To Eternity" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Giorgio Moroder Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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