22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great Music, Great Styles, Shame about the movie,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Jazz Singer (Audio CD)
This is the soundtrack to the EMI movie The Jazz Singer. This soundtrack does not deserve to be associated with the movie, which has a plot so thin that a two year old could have written it. It's best therefore to ignore the travesty of a movie, but simply enjoy some of the best music to flow from Diamond's pen. The 4 set piece tracks, America, Love On The Rocks, Hello Again and Songs of Life are all expertly written and orchestrated, which is really what one demands from a Neil Diamond offering. America is a great opening track for this album, and instantly tells the listener that this soundtrack will be one of varying styles, from disco to slow orchestral smoochers and utilises any instrument and musician who happened to be walking down the recording studio's corridor. If you like your music to be organic, and straight from the heart, then this Neil Diamond offering is one to get.