Released in 1989 by MCA Records
Number of Tracks : 10
As you may have noticed , the GB2 Soundtrack album is edited by a different publisher than the first one. This mean that the rights for the 2 movies' soundtrack are owned by different companies!
The album itself presents, in my humble opinion, very good songs by artist such as Elton John to Run-D.M.C and Bobbie Brown , also responsible of the movies theme. (On Our Own). All the song are enjoyable and some ones in particular very entertaining. I'm thing here of "Ghostbusters" by Run-D.M.C or "Spirit" By Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew.
Later '80 oblige, the Album is orientated more Rap and Pop than the early GB release which had a predominance of Rock 'n' Roll. Also continuing on differences between the two albums , the songs on this CD are almost absent from the movie while all the song on the GB1 Soundtrack can be heard during the flick.
I believe that anyone can enjoy this CD , fan or not fan, as a testimonial of good music the Ghostbusters tradition always shown.
- Raffaele "BiggBoss" Ruffaldi
"Take the soundtrack for Ghostbusters II. It contains an Elton John song that was composed for the film but never used. Most of the album's songs are played only as the closing credits roll, and only Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" has a key role in the movie. These days songs on a soundtrack are often "source" music:stuff that plays in the background as characters talk in a diner, or on the radio of a passing car. Songs can even be included if they were considered for source music bu tdidn't make the final cut. Music supervisor Peter Afterman and director Ivan Reitman decided that most of the soundtrack music didn't fit, but by then the record company had made promises to the artists. "Looking back, we probabaly shouldn't have had a soundtrack," says Afterman, "but the producer and record company wanted the added promotion of what they thought would be the summer's megahits." "
From the Oingo Boingo Offiical site