To this day there are three different versions of the No Retreat No Surrender soundtrack plus a very nice cover version of Hold On To The Vision. All of them are presented below.

Basically responsable for the music is composer Frank Harris. An interview in which he talks about the NRNS soundtrack and recent developments can be found here.

















        © Perseverance Records


The world-premiere release of Frank Harris' score to the original, international version to NRNS. The album features, besides all the tracks heard in the film, four versions of Hold On To The Vision with vocals Kevin Chalfant featuring Joe Satriani on guitar.



1  Hold On To the Vision [Original Mix]
2  Hold On To the Vision [08 Remix]
3  Hold On To the Vision [Lionshare Mix 87]
4  Hold On To the Vision [Karaoke Remix]
5  Bottle and a Song [Remix]
6  Ask Me To Stay [Original Mix]
7  Ask Me To Stay [Remix]
8  Opening Listen
9  Opening [Remix]
10  Training Sequence
11  Training Sequence [Remix]
12  Opening Credits

13  Dojo Fight Drone 1
14  Dojo Fight Stringers

15  Dojo Fight 2
16  At the Hospital/ Lighting Candles
17  To Seattle

18  Set Up Garage

19  Rj/ I'm Bad 1

20  Breakdance In Garage

21  Training In Garage
22  Escape On Skateboard
23  Fat Boy Fall
24  At Bruce Lee's Grave
25  Burger Joint Music

26  Jason's Rage

27  Ian the Champ

28  Pre Escape Stinger

29  The Escape
30  Close To You

31  No Violence Stinger

32  Fight At Party

33  Sensei Lee, Help Me
34  Peaceful At Training House

35  Sensei Lee Appears
36  Training Sequence 1
37  Sandbags

38  Training Sequence 3

39  Bottle and a Song

40  Sensei Leaving

41  Hold On To the Vision

42  Bar Lot Fight Stingersd

43  Bar Lot Fight

44  Breakdance Night Party

45  Get Up and Dance

46  Ask Me To Stay

47  The Championship

48  Reilly Vs. Ivan Listen

49  Russian

50  Reflect On Sensei

51  Race To Victory

52  Unused [Ask Me To Stay]
53  Unused Cue #2

54  Unused Cue #3

55  Unused Cue #4

56  Unused Cue #5

Listen to samples here.


        © Silva Screen Records


The very rare player has been for a very long time the only existing soundtrack for NRNS. It was published in a very limited edition and can therefore hardly be found on the market.

A big deception for a lot of collector was and still is that it only contains instrumental versions (music composed and conducted by Paul Gilreath) and lacks first and foremost Kevin Chalfant's Hold On To The Vision.



1  "Making Contact" - Trailer Music

2  It's Showtime

3  "Stand on Your Own"

4  Main Theme

5  Reflections

6  No Seattle

7  Country Music Hell

8  Bruce Lee Appears

9  1-5

10  Training Montage

11  Russian Appears

12  Pike Place Markets

13  Young Lovers

14  Aroma of Tacoma

15  Rescue

16  Night Out in Fife

17  Time to Kick Ass!

18  Race to Victory

19  Lovers Kiss

20  "No Retreat, No Surrender Love Song"


        © Frankie Business (ASCAP) and Season Fim Corp. Hong Kong


This record was a pre-release to the then upcoming OST (1).


Some notes by composer Frank Harris:

"Finally after 22 years of waiting, fans of the movie “No Retreat No Surrender” and “Karate Tiger” can enjoy the original musical score by me via digital download that will include four versions of the main theme song “Hold on to the Vision”. For the movie score collector, I have included the complete music underscore in the three bonus tracks! There is about 30 minutes of original music content on those tracks. Unfortunately for reasons that are not entirely clear to me to this day, the version of “No Retreat No Surrender” that was released in the USA did not include my original score. This music however, does exist in the versions found in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia etc.. Fans have been asking for this music for many years and the difficulty of getting permission from the original film company “Seasonal Films” out of Hong Kong, has been challenging. Fortunately, we now have a co-venture to make this possible." read more

Hold On to the Vision Remix '08
2  Hold On to the Vision Orig '85

3  Hold On Lionshare Remix '87

4  Hold On to the Vision Karaoke

5  Training Sequence Remix '08

6 Training Sequence Orig '85
7  Opening Credits Remix '08

8 Opening Credits Orig '08
9  Ask Me to Stay Remix '08
10 Ask Me to Stay Orig '85
11  Bottle and a Song Remix '08
12  Disco Scene Orig '85

13  Bonus Tracks 1

14  Bonus Tracks 2

15  Bonus Tracks 3


Listen to samples here.



        © Marcel Deckers


"No Surrender", a German music project (, made an outstanding cover of Hold On The Vision in order the meet the high demand of a quality version of the song. Unfortunately, this took place right before Frank Harris decided to release a remastered version of the song himself.
Still, it's very nicely done and I recommend this record that can be purchased here at CDDeal



1  Hold On To The Vision (Single Edit)

2  Hold On To The Vision (Long Version)

3  Hold On To The Vision (Single Edit Instrumental)

4  Hold On To The Vision (Long Version Instrumental)