February 2 – Clockwork Orange, Streisand, Scissor Sisters

1972

US release of legendary Stanley Kubrick sci-fi film A Clockwork Orange.#58 Anti-hero Alex journeys from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen.

The film is based on a 1962 satirical, dystopian story by Brit polymath novelist, composer Anthony Burgess. The sountrack is another showcase for the fascinating synth realizations of Wendy Carlos.
Intro  ▷Carlos on CO▹ ▷Carlos on Kubrick▹

1974

US pop singer, composer Barbra Streisand wins her first US#1 with Marvin Hamlisch song The Way We Were.

It’s introduced by Sydney Pollack‘s 1973 film, which stars Streisand and Robert Redford. The popular romantic film, with screenplay by Arthur Laurents, wins two Oscars, one for Best Original Song.

The great soundtrack spends 23 weeks on the charts, selling over 1M copies. It ignites Hamlisch’ career (he’d been Streisand’s rehearsal pianist for her role as Fanny Brice in 1964 musical Funny Girl, from which her first hit People resulted). Streisand becomes the best-selling female recording artist in the US — 33 studio albums, 117 singles.

2004

Release of the glam rock club-sound debut album of the US Scissor Sisters (UK,IE#1), the UK’s best-selling album that year.

Five of its singles, like Take Your Mama and Filthy/Gorgeous (a USDance#1 in Apr 2005) , make the UK top-20.  ( Website

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