Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Surprisingly Well Done - Will Stick With You
Thomas G. Griffin IV | Santa Monica, CA | 03/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack does not deserve the two stars it currently holds as I write this. Please, people - Olivia Newton John's "Please Mr. Please" can be found on other albums. Check the track listing before you buy if you're buying for a specific song.
In this soundtrack, Ry Cooder does a fabulous job of portraying the highs and lows of a presidential campaign and the roller coaster of President Clinton's first successful run at the nation's most prestigious office. At times optimistic, and at times despairing, Cooder's themes in this album are profound - yet are memorable mostly because of their simplicity. The "Don't Break Our Hearts" theme is astounding, - it somehow manages to be naive and hopeful, while at the same time quite melancholy. Throw in some fun waltzes, a little bit of funk, and Camptown Races, and it's a great and varied score.
That being said, it feels rather short and somewhat repetitive. But I regularly find myself whistling these tunes. This album is at *least* worth buying it used for the $0.73 it's currently running for. Check it out!