Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Jed Feuer|
The '60s: Original NBC Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
To many, this is what the '60s are all about: classic tunes by the Angels, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Lovin' Spoonful, and others. But thankfully, not all the tunes found on The '60s can be heard during our morning-comm... more »
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To many, this is what the '60s are all about: classic tunes by the Angels, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Lovin' Spoonful, and others. But thankfully, not all the tunes found on The '60s can be heard during our morning-commute radio scans. "Draft Morning" by the Byrds gives this collection a political edginess, and James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" is a welcome, funky addition. Bob Dylan's collaboration with Joan Osborne on his classic "Chimes of Freedom" is this disc's real gem, a must-have for Dylan connoisseurs. Sure, there are more critically acclaimed collections of '60s music out there--the Nuggets box set and The Big Chill soundtrack are two oft-praised classics--but this disc, if nothing else, contains the best of the bunch. --Jason Verlinde
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'The '60's:Original NBC Motion Picture Soundtrack'(Polygram)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Loved the 3 1/2 hour made-for-TV movie as I just couldn't wait to lay my mitts on the soundtrack disc.Although it COULD have included a couple of MORE key songs from the era.There are several tunes on this fifteen track offering that I hadn't heard in years.Like Marvin Gaye's "Could I Get A Witness?"(one of the BEST Motown songs ever),Bob Dylan's "Chimes Of Freedom" and The Animal's "Winds Of Change".A few that I'll always hold close to my heart are Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love" and Cream's "Sunshine Of your Love".Nice."
All the good songs are gone!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ruckersville, VA | 02/13/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having watched the 4 hours of the stereotypical view of the sixties...all kids are either draft dodger radicals or gung-ho GIs....I was surprised at how diverse the soundtrack was in the movie. But unfortunately they didn't put the real gems on the CD. "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield alone would have been worth the price of the disc, but no, we get "My Boyfriend's Back" trotted out once more. And what about any British music for God's sake? The Beatles one appearance from the landmark appearance on the 2/9/64 show is the only hint that there was music made anywhere but the good old U.S.A. So much for a truthful representation of either the era or the music. By the way, I lived through the sixties."
Worth it for the first track
Mike Reed | 09/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've been reading the other reviews of The '60s, and first of all, I've noticed a LOT of people asking about a song that was played in the mini-series and not on the CD. That is probably the CD's biggest fault; not that it doesn't do justice to the 60s as a decade, but that it doesn't do justice to the 60s as a mini-series. Bob Dylan is sorely mis-represented on the CD while his songs get a lot of play in the movie, but I think that the first track (a duet with Joan Osborne) is worth the CD. Instead of a rushed companion product to the NBC Mini-series, the CD could have benefited from a more thorough representation of the different music genres emerging at the time (which I must say, all got fair treatment in the series). 1/3 of the soundtrack is devoted to boy and girl band pop, leaving the other 2/3rds to float around and leave the soundtrack as a hit/miss purchase. Highlights include Chimes of Freedom, The Weight, and Draft Morning, where I think we could have done without Do Wah Diddy Diddy and Do You Believe in Magic.If you're getting this CD, I suggest you get The Essential Bob Dylan with it (most of the songs on that set were used in the movie)."