Way Out Wednesday: The Starlight Children’s Chorus, “E.T. I Love You and Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs”
Okay, this one’s just downright freaky. It’s supposed to be songs inspired by the movie E.T. However, you won’t hear any songs remotely like this in the movie itself!
The first song we encounter is the “E.T. Overture.” I thought they would have at least included a few bars from the movie theme, but no. This is more of an overture for the songs on the record, with some weird kid saying stuff like “Where did you come from? Another world?” in a dreamy, annoying voice.
Next we have the tender ballad “E.T., I Love You.” I still can’t figure out who’s supposedly singing these songs. Is it Elliott? Gertie? Some kid in the background they were saving for the sequel?
Now the tempo picks up with the song with “So Near and So Far,” a sort of Tiffany/Debbie Gibson lite kind of song. I’m not really sure what this has to do with E.T., though: “Were there really purple creatures? Did they look just like my teachers?” Huh? And is that the sound of a toilet flushing later in the song? Gotta love the robotic-sounding chorus!
The last song we’ll highlight here is “Please Phone Ring-a-Ling,” mainly because I have a weakness for doo-wop songs, even goofy ones like this one!
Anyway, to get the full effect of just how odd this record is, you really oughta download the whole thing. And (un)luckily for you, you can go right here to do just that!