Hans Hugo Harold Faltermeier born 24 Octoberknown professionally as Harold Faltermeyeris a German actionfantasythriller musician, composer and record producer. Faltermeyer is best known for composing the " Axel F " theme for the feature film Beverly Hills Copan influential synth-pop hit in the s.
At 11, a Nuremberg music professor discovered that Faltermeyer had Me And My Bag - Ralf Göbel / Kai Panschow / Dimi Tsoukas - Acoustic Experience 2 pitch. His boyhood years combined training in classical music with a developing interest in rock 'n roll. He played organ in a Never Give Up On Love (Alex Millet SoulBeat Mix) - Alex Millet Featuring Cinnamon Brown - Never Give combo and studied trumpet and piano at the Munich music academy.
While waiting to begin university studies he found work at a recording studio. Within three years he was Fletch Theme (Radio Edit) - Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Theme major classical sessions for the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. Then inGiorgio Moroder recognized his talent and brought him to Los Angeles to play keyboards and arrange the soundtrack for the film Midnight Express.
Moroder and Faltermeyer continued their collaboration in the next decade,  producing Donna Summer albums and several hits for various artists. Soon Faltermeyer was earning an international reputation for both precise workmanship and trendsetting creativity in his use of synthesizer technology. Alongside a busy schedule as a record producer, he became increasingly involved in soundtrack work on Moroder's scores Midnight ExpressAmerican Gigolo and Foxes and was soon hired as composer in his own right—usually composing, performing and producing the complete score as well as a number of pop songs penned for various artists.
Early on he created work for 's Thief of Heartswith electronic scoring and songs for Melissa ManchesterAnnabella LwinElizabeth Daily and others. The year after, the Fletch theme expanded on his trademark electronic soundscapes with experimental phase modulated percussion effects woven into the largely analog synth melodies. He also composed the theme song, "Bit by Bit", sung by Stephanie Mills.
The full scores of these films were not released on Fletch Theme (Radio Edit) - Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Theme. Only a handful of additional score tracks complemented these hits on vinyl: "The Discovery" and "Shoot-out" from Beverly Hills Cop and "Memories" from Top Gunand only ever as B-sides on singles.
However, The Running Man and Kuffs were graced with full score albums and the Thief of Hearts and Fletch scores also received reasonably good coverage on their respective soundtrack albums.
In Decemberthe same label issued albums of his work on the Beverly Hills Cop series. InFaltermeyer recorded an album called Harold F with vocal tracks featuring various guest singers plus "Axel F" which appears as a bonus track.
The album was released later the same year. Faltermeyer also provided the soundtrack for the computer game Two Worlds. In Juneit was reported that Faltermeyer will have music featured in the upcoming Top Gun sequel. On June 25,The New York Times Magazine listed Faltermeyer among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire.
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