You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!

It was 1976 when this rags to riches story took off in theaters. Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in this memorable and award winning film. This uneducated but gentle hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia would get his shot with the world champion boxer Apollo Creed. The film also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian’s brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill. This album was released on December 3rd, 1976. All music is by composed Bill Conti.

Tracks Included:

Side A:
01. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” (vocals: DeEtta Little/Nelson Pigford) – 2:48
02. “Philadelphia Morning” – 2:22
03. “Going the Distance” – 2:40
04. “Reflections” – 3:19
05. “Marines’ Hymn/Yankee Doodle” (Jacques Offenbach/Thomas Holcomb/Traditional, arranged by Conti) – 1:45
06. “Take You Back (Street Corner Song from Rocky)” (vocals: Valentine) – 1:49
07. “First Date” – 1:54

Side B:
08. “You Take My Heart Away” (vocals: DeEtta Little/Nelson Pigford) – 4:46
09. “Fanfare for Rocky” – 2:34
10. “Butkus” – 2:12
11. “Alone in the Ring” – 1:09
12. “The Final Bell” – 1:56
13. “Rocky’s Reward” – 2:03

This is one was my all time movie favorites. I think I have seen this movie over 9 times when it was in the theater! I give this Vinyl 5 Stars!