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Mickey Blue Eyes: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Miscellaneous, Pop, Soundtracks
Like so many mafia films (comedy or otherwise), the soundtrack for Mickey Blue Eyes is filled with lighthearted Italian American pop classics from the vintage days of hi-fi culture. Rosemary Clooney's rambunctious "Mambo I... more »
Like so many mafia films (comedy or otherwise), the soundtrack for Mickey Blue Eyes is filled with lighthearted Italian American pop classics from the vintage days of hi-fi culture. Rosemary Clooney's rambunctious "Mambo Italiano" (which had an earlier soundtrack life as a cut in Big Night) leads things off, and the action doesn't really stop till Louis Prima's "Buono Sera" 40 minutes later. Two vintage R&B cuts from Clarence "Frogman" Henry are welcome curveballs to this disc, as is the awe-inspiring cool of Paolo Conte on "Come Di." As far as sequencing goes, Mickey Blue Eyes is one of those rare soundtracks that doesn't hide the score at the end of the disc--Basil Poledouris's music seasons the entire album. The jazzy orchestrations he contributes fit the kitschy mood of this disc perfectly. The only problem with this soundtrack? We've heard most of these tunes before. --Jason Verlinde
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Carrie C. from LOVELAND, CO
Reviewed on 5/19/2010...
Snazzy and Jazzy, this CD is a keeper!
The Italian-American Spirit In Music Lives On
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a truly great complilation of more of the Italian-American Music. Martin's "evening in roma" has always been a favorite, and I am glad to see it used in this great soundtrack. Unfortunately, the Italian American Music is most used in mob related films. I am proud to be an Italian-American in any case, Viva Italia Ciao !"
novakac | Seattle, WA USA | 03/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A little too schmoozy for average listening, but add some cards, some good friends, and maybe some alcohol, and it makes for a pleasant evening's listen. Make a habit out of this... and soon you'll all be joining in the chorus. 'I don't know why I love you, but I do!'."