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Ally Mcbeal - For Once In My Life Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (23 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B000050ZDP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. For Once in My Life - Vonda Shepard
  2. Home Again - Vonda Shepard
  3. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Vonda Shepard
  4. Chances Are - Vonda Shepard and Robert Downey Jr
  5. Every Breath You Take - Robert Downey Jr and Sting
  6. You and Me - Vonda Shepard
  7. Snakes - Robert Downey Jr
  8. Reason to Believe - Vonda Shepard
  9. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? - Al Green
  10. When the Heartache is Over - Tina Turner
  11. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
  12. Love is Alive - Anastacia and Vonda Shepard
  13. Alone Again (Naturally) - Vonda Shepard
  14. Can We Still Be Friends? - Vonda Shepard
  15. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  16. Boom Boom - Chanyanne

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This third instalment of the Ally McBeal soundtracks series, featuring performer Vonda Shepard, delivers another solid collection of emotive blues and country-inflected power ballads. The surprises here are the three tracks sung by the TV show's guest thespian Robert Downey Jr. If this soundtrack was intended to be a star vehicle, it's an old banger. Downey's contrived rasp, hardened vocals and awkward phrasing fail to impress (proving that the elongating line of talented actors with musical aspirations should confine their singing fantasies to the shower). On his dumbed-down duet with Sting on the Police classic "Every Breath You Take", Downey sounds like he's straining to emulate Sting, and Sting approaches the song as a walk-through. Fortunately, Barry White's mirrorball hit "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and Tina Turner's anthemic "When the Heartache Is Over" provide some much needed up-tempo relief from the album's sluggish middle section. The collection heads home with Shepard and label newbie Anastacia covering Gary Wright's "Love is Alive" in dancefloor-lite funk (although it suffers the unfortunate coincidence of being released in proximity to Joan Osborne's superior rendition from One Night at McCool's). And with Shephard's well-orchestrated interpretation of Todd Rundgren's "Can We Still Be Friends?", Ally McBeal fans, despite the Downey debâcle, should be able to answer affirmatively with little hesitation. --Beth Massa

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This CD is excellent, from start to finish. If there is only one reason for you to buy this album, make it Robert Downey Jr. He has such a soulful voice and carries the song 'Chances Are' with Vonda amazingly. This is a must buy album for all Ally McBeal fans and with such artists as Barry White, Tina Turner, Sting and Anastasia not for getting Robert Downey Jr there is no reason why you shouldn't be adding this to your collection. It will be in my CD player for some time.
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The best of the Ally Mcbeal soundtracks to date including (finally) Barry White! All the new songs are beautifully written and performed with melodies and harmonies that send shivers down your spine. And none more so than when Robert Downey Jr. duets with Sting in the famous song "Every Breath You Take". This CD beats any of this years' 'chillout' albums by far. And if your not interested in the music, buy it for the quality and craftsmanship of the lyrics. Its a great album; perfect for background music at parties, or to groove down to on the dance floor. Treat yourself.
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By A Customer on 30 Sept. 2001
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This is one of the best cd's i have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Vondra Shepard's voice is amazing and carries strong throught out the cd.I felt Robert Downey JR. was an exelent addition to the cd, his sorrow comes out strongly through his voice and creats a magical rusty sound. I thought was was a couple to many additons that did not include cast members, such as Al Green and Tina Turner, instead of actual cast members that sing. Though i commend the fact that Barry White has finaly appeard in this cd, singing my first my last my everything. The song that really made stop and think was Robert Downey's duet with Vonda, Chances Are, there voices just clicked and created a melodious sound. I also enjoyed Robert Downey JR and Sting's duet, though i thought that Stings song was sung better alone. All in all this is a fantastic alburm and not for only Ally McBeal fans.
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Oh. My. God! This has to be my favourite album of all time. season 4 is my ultimate favourite season of all time in Ally, so obviously I just LOVE this album. Robert Downey Jr has one of the best voices I have heard in a long time, and he and Vonda make the best pair to team up on a song together, especially one as good and beautiful as 'Chances Are'. RDJr and Sting also make 'Ev'ry Breath You Take' one of the best songs on the album........and every other song is great too!
All in all, if you're an Ally fan, especially of season 4, BUY IT! Coz you won't ever want to take it out of your CD player!
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By A Customer on 22 April 2001
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This album isn't nearly as good as the first Ally soundtrack, or the 2nd also (mainly because the 2nd contained the amazing 'Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow'). However, there are enough good tracks to make this album shine. 'Chances Are' is an excellent ballad, which has been frequently played on Ally recently. Robert Downey Jr. and Vondas voices go really well together here.
'You and Me' is the only Vonda-penned track on here. Shame it has already been released on a Vonda solo album - 'by 7:30'. However, that doesn't stop it from being an excellent track. 'For Once In My Life' is also a strong track, and a future single. Vonda teams up with Anastacia to give some more nice pop to the album, and their voices go perfectly together.
Those are my highlights at the moment, but I'm sure they'll be something to satisfy everyone! But just try a few other albums first (Ally albums 1 or 2, and Vonda solo albums are all MUSTS!).
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Totaly awesome from start to finish, with the vocal stylings of the awesome Vonda Shepard and Robert Downey jr on 3 TRACKS!!!. Fun from start to finish with mellow moments "Alone again!Naturaly" and "Every Breath you take" to Happy dance tracks from Tina Turner and Barry white. A must have go buy ASAP.
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This is the first Ally album I brought & it's the best. I'm glad we got some celebritys singing in the album. Especially Robert Downey Jr. who wrote Snakes, sang & play the piano/keyboard. My favourites tracks from the album is Chances Are, Every Breath You Take,Your The First, The Last, My Everything & Love Is Alive. But Every Breath You Take was the one that stuck in my mind. When I heard it on the show, I couldn't get it out of my head & I kept playing it back the episode on tape until I brought this album & still now keep playing the track on the album.
I brought this album a week ago when season 4 finished on E4 & I recognised most of the songs & I hope some more actors/actresses will be on the next album. I would like Calista Flockhart to sing a couple of tracks on the new album. If you seen the 4th series, buy it!!
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I found that the songs were performed beautifully by all the artits. Even though i can't remember where the Robert Downey Jr song 'Snakes' was in the show, i think it is an amazing song. i found his voice different to many others nad therefore refreshing, and a lovely voice.
i like all the songs, my favourite being 'Chances Are' and 'Every Breath You Take'.
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