Crappy films that later become cult classic. Thatâ€™s what happened to the film â€œLegendâ€ starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry and Billy Barty(!) The film came out in 1986 (in the U.S.) and has tortured history. First off, during production, the filmâ€™s main sets burned to the ground. It was reputed that costume and make up problems were an ongoing saga, and the film itself was chopped down to a muddled mess â€“ with the score being changed from Jerry Goldsmith to Tangerine Dream.
I donâ€™t really want to dwell on the details of the film, but if youâ€™re feeling like you need to know a ton â€˜o useless fact about â€œLegendâ€, you can go HERE.
Now on to a few
useless useful facts about Bryan Ferryâ€™s contribution to the soundtrack. First off, this was during Bryan Ferryâ€™s rise as a solo artist in the U.S. His career with Roxy Music had come to semi-end, and he had a great deal of success with his solo album â€œBoys and Girlsâ€ (1985). Outside of the U.S., Ferry has been a â€œsuperstahâ€ both with Roxy Music and as a solo artist since the early 70s. However, â€œIs Your Love Strong Enoughâ€ wasnâ€™t, as I thought, and outtake from the â€œBoys and Girlsâ€ sessions. Rather it was an outtake from â€œAvalonâ€ when he was still with Roxy Music â€“ which I should have known because it has that signature â€œTic-ehâ€ guitar sound early on in the song. Ferry was able to get David Gilmour from Pink Floyd to play on this tune and while the song didnâ€™t really do much in terms of chart action, it has become a sleeper song that was difficult to get until Ferry included it on â€œMore Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Musicâ€ and â€œSlave to Love: Best of the Ballads.”
But here, ladies and gentlemen, in all its vinyl glory, and from the out of print soundtrack to â€œLegend,â€ itâ€™s Bryan Ferry with â€œIs Your Love Strong Enough” (Download).