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Good, but missing some great songs
on 10 February 2002
I am a big fan of the film "Almost Famous", and find no difficulty in watching it over and over again, not least because of the music in it. This soundtrack captures most of the great songs that are heard in the film (Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man", Elton John's "Tiny Dancer", Cat Stevens' "The Wind" and "America" by Simon and Garfunkel to name but a few), but I was disappointed at the omission of "Tangerine" and "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin, and "Voodoo Chile" by Jimi Hendrix. These songs seem to have been dispensed with and as a result we have to listen to the eternally annoying Rod Stewart and David Bowie. More Stillwater songs wouldn't have gone amiss either, namely "Love Thing" (The one that the band are playing on stage in the film when the guitarist gets electrocuted) and "Hour of Need" (really cool guitar solo), although "Fever Dog" is a welcome inclusion on the soundtrack.
On the whole this is a good CD, but if you're expecting to hear on it every song that you hear in the film you may be disappointed!