Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Cure (1995 Film)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Dave Grusin's soundtrack album: priceless to movie's fans
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of my reaction to this soundtrack album stems from the fact that "The Cure" is my favorite movie. It does leave out Marc Cohn's "My Great Escape" (the only number in the movie with a vocal) which was heard while Erik Wheeler walked home from school at the beginning of the movie, and then again as he and Dexter Evans left Stillwater, MN on their homemade raft. The album just contains the movie's background music, featuring just a few instruments, principally the piano. This is exactly what this album must contain. Listening to it, you find yourself instantly swept back into the story, reliving it all over again, as it shifts back and forth between times of fun and adventure, to so many times of heart wrenching pathos. This album is probably too simple for those who are unfamiliar with the movie. But for the movie's fans, the way it sweeps you back into the story makes it, quite simply, a priceless treasure."
The Cure - Audio Style!
N. Jones | West Midlands | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great soundtrack, missing only the vocal song from the movie but everything else is there. I dare say the vocal song is available elsewhere if you really want it.Too many film soundtracks tend to sound like compliation albums when they're released and thus lose the whole point of being a soundtrack. This soundtrack for the 1995 film 'The Cure', an underrated Joseph Mazzello/Brad Renfro movie, is an example of a good soundtrack. It contains the background music as used in the film and not a lot else.Because of the exceptionally good nature of ths background music (very "american" style if I may say so me being British :)) used in the movie and the way it was used, you can tie every single track on this CD to the appropriate point in the film where it appeared. It takes you back into the film, in a kind of "down memory lane" way.A overall good CD, but I feel that unless you've seen the movie beforehand, it won't be very interesting. It's not really good enough in my own opinion as a stand-alone CD; the tones and various paces for the pieces really need the "backing" of the events in the movie to fully understand why various pieces change so dramatically so suddenly. Like they say, a picture paints a thousand words.I like the movie, I also like the soundtrack. The two items go together like chalk and cheese. I suggest if you're lucky enough to own a copy of this film, then grab a copy of this soundtrack to go with it. Rating: 5/5."