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Good Morning, Vietnam
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2004
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of "Good Morning, Vietnam" is exactly what you would expect it to be, a combination of Robin William's maniacal spiels as DJ Adrian Cronauer and some great music from the Sixties. The result is something not too far removed from what it would have been like to listen to Armed Forces Radio in the 'Nam way back when. The only thing missing are the announcements for staff sergeant so-and-so to check in with his command post A.S.A.P. The songs included here are not exactly what you would classify as anti-war songs, although certainly there is something ironic about "Nowhere to Run," "Liar, Liar" and "What a Wonderful World" in the context of the Vietnam War. There is also a nice mixture of big names, such as James Brown and the Beach Boys, with lesser known artists, like The Searchers, The Rivieras and Them. This actually gives this album a nice sense of authenticity because these are not wall to wall classic hits like we had with the "Forrest Gump" soundtrack. Of course you are going to get tired of William's comedy long before you want to stop listening to the music. The only question is when, but since we can program CDs to skip what we want, this is not going to be a major consideration. However, for all you Drew Carey fans, if you do not already have it, here are The Vogues doing "Five O'Clock World."
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is not a review as such but Amazon although have listed the tracks they have not said which artist perform them.
Also the tracks are interspaced with Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer who gives the introductions from the film.

You can actually programme his intros out and just listen to the music if you like (or even just listen to Robin's Intros!!)

There is no overlap on the tracks (imagine Radio One with the DJs having laryngitis!)

Here are the tracks with Williams as well
1. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
2. Nowhere To Run - The Vandellas
3. I Get Around - Beach Boys
4. Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
5. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
6. Sugar And Spice - Searchers
7. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
8. Liar, Liar - Castaways
9. The Warmth Of The Sun - Beach Boys
10. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
11. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
12. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
13. Baby Please Don't Go - Them
14. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
15. Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead - Marvelettes
16. Five O'clock World - Vogues
17. California Sun - Rivieras
18. Adrian Cronauer - Robin Williams
19. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2013
If you have seen the film and love it, crank the volume right up and sit back. This CD has the Robin Williams voice overs from the film which I really love and play at max volume. The original sound tracks are brilliant and my brainwashed kids enjoy listening to it, or else.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 11 April 2012
This is one of the albums I gave to my hospital radio station when I left them for a time. Thinking I wouldn't be needing it anymore, I let it go. Stoopid me! It's incredible that I found it here. If you call up Good Morning Vietnam on this site, there are more than one album and initially, I didn't see this one. Sooooo glad I eventually found it. Interspersed throughout the playlist are snippets of Williams's radio pieces (spoken) which make the album a thrill to listen to. Robin Williams takes the part of Adrian Cronauer in the film and it's the best piece of jockeying I've heard, bar one other guy (Big George)! All songs are originals, faithfully reproduced. You may be surprised to find The Warmth Of The Sun by the Beach Boys on here, plus some incredible other rarely-played Sixties tunes. It's well worth the money. Lovely album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2013
Very quick delivery. It was great value for money and very well packaged!! I'll definitely use again and recommend!!
Absolutely love this film and the soundtrack
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on 22 April 2013
This is the album with all the radio snippets added and it is excellent! I have always loved the film and for many years listened to the LP version of the soundtrack which had the radio vocals as well as the songs. Then a couple of years ago I bought the CD soundtrack and was very dissappointed to find it didn't have the radio snippets. Was very pleased to find this version which is the full length soundtrack with radio snippets (and no hiss and crackle of an LP!).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2013
love every minute , if you liked the film for this money this is a must could of done with being a bit longer but im not moaning
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on 10 September 2013
love,love,love,love..........great price great cd...big love.....the film is also ok, but the cd reminds you of so much more then the film ever did, how great robin williams actually is as a stand up comedian and not an actor....he works so well on radio and looses his magic touch on film but i still have great love for this man and get his head space...arrived in good time and good condition at good price....wonderful
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on 18 February 2009
A great CD and one of my favourite soundtracks, a nice blend of some great 60's music and some funny clips from Robin Williams. The film itself isn't that great but I always enjoyed this CD. A shame from reading other reviews that the audio clips from Williams seem to have been removed on more recent releases; my copy is quite old now. I hope that is rectified at some point.
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on 14 September 2014
This is the Soundtrack to the film. the Music is mainly US Hits and from Circa 1965. There are lots of good tracks on this CD...Including Beach Boys Them James Brown and some of Adrian Cronauer's humour which is very irreverent.
If you have the film or want to buy it then you must get this CD as its good driving music. Recommend .
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