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Isn't She Great: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Fittingly, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Dionne Warwick reunited for this biopic of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann; Warwick sang the 1967 Dolls movie's memorably broken theme song on the flip of "I Say a Lit... more »
Fittingly, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Dionne Warwick reunited for this biopic of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann; Warwick sang the 1967 Dolls movie's memorably broken theme song on the flip of "I Say a Little Prayer." The two new Bacharach-David songs here are nothing spectacular, though "On My Way" does recall Warwick's '60s glory days with the team. Bacharach's score, which fills most of the disc, is occasionally hampered by the bell-like synthesizer sounds that infected too much adult-contemporary pop in the '80s: at its worst, the music here seems more suited for Arthur 2 than a meditation on the great camp figure Susann. Still, the album is hardly a washout, and diehard fans will appreciate having some new ear candy on which to chew. --Rickey Wright
Poobah | Denver, CO | 02/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great sountrack, equally as great as the movie. I wouldn't recommend buying the soundtrack without seeing the movie, as it's important to keep the music in the context in which it was written. A great CD, even for the twenty-somethings!"
Bacharach does the business!
P. Greenhill | London, -- England | 09/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Burt Bacharach wrote a number of scores for films in the 60s and rightly, IMO, won an Academy Award in 1969 for 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. 'Casino Royale (1967) featured the stunning 'The Look of Love' performed by Dusty Springfield with lyrics by Hal David. How that didn't win an Oscar for best song is beyond me(it was won by 'If I could talk to the Animals' from Dr.Dolittle that year!).Anyway, Bacharach returned in 2000 with this lovely score. I haven't seen the film but trust me,you don't need to to enjoy this CD. Track after track of glorious pop/jazz/lounge arrangements of Bacharach's wonderful melodies. Throw in songs by Dionne Warwick and Vanessa Williams, again with lyrics by Hal David, and you have a 39 minute album that I always have a good time listening to.Some film music fans look down on Bacharach and see his music as elevator musak. That is nonsense in my humble opinion. Bacharach may not have scored that many movies but those that he has done are beautifully crafted and always an entertaining listen.Nice one, Burt"
Kendall Williams | Indiana | 07/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan a Vanessa Williams and when I saw that this soundtrack featured both her and Dionne I was into it and I thought both did an excellent job with their songs. I had always thought Bachrach could do wonders with Vanessa's voice and he did and the songs and other selections were great. I recommend buying this cd because it is like I said in the title GROOVY!"