UK, 1975, film soundtrack / glam rock / rock opera
Various Artists – The Rocky Horror Picture Show: I listen to the soundtrack more than I watch the film these days, but there was a time when I watched the film a lot. I guess now it’s because I can watch the entire film in my mind just by listening to the music. This is such a beloved album in my collection, one that all my kids love and sing along to, too. I love everything about this–its earnestness, its campiness, its homage, and of course the brilliance of all the songs, especially “Rose Tint My World”. If for some bizarre reason you’ve not heard this cult classic yet, bump this to the front of your listening queue.