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|David A. Stewart|
Cookie's Fortune: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
With the help of some friends, Eurythmics member Dave Stewart has made an effective, if ethereal, down-home blues score to Cookie's Fortune, Robert Altman's film set in the town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. In Stewart's ... more »
With the help of some friends, Eurythmics member Dave Stewart has made an effective, if ethereal, down-home blues score to Cookie's Fortune, Robert Altman's film set in the town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. In Stewart's hands, the sounds of the deep South are given some '90s-styled updates, namely dance beats and sampled dialogue from the movie. The mix works, and the result is a soulful, yet varied score centered on Stewart's funky slide guitar. Saxophonist Candy Dulfer duets with Stewart on the single, "Cookie," a tune that's far more down-and-dirty than their 1992 hit single, "Lily Was Here." Patches of record hisses and crackles give the tunes a weathered feel, and even U2's Bono helps out with backing vocals on "A Good Man." --Jason Verlinde
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hadn't heard of Ruby Wilson before seeing this movie, but I loved her big bluesy voice instantly after her opening number. I bought this CD hoping to hear more of her. Sadly, only one song (I'm Comin' Home, track 11) showcased her. I'm glad to at least have that one song. I am a fan of Dave Stewart's other soundtrack effort "Lily Was Here" and I was hoping I'd enjoy "Cookie" equally. But I didn't care for the sampling of movie dialogue that contaminates "Cookie". If you're hoping for a blues soundtrack that you can play from beginning to end, the snippets of dialogue will annoy you. In that case, I'd recommend "Lily Was Here"."
Roodad | 06/12/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This CD plays as though the producer couldn't decide whether it should be hip-hop, rap or the fantastic blues from the movie. Having sound bites from film's dialogue injected into the music cuts and then repeated ad nauseam is more befitting to gangsta music and had absolutely no place in this album. What was the producer thinking? The music in the movie was so great, why couldn't s/he just leave it alone? This was not creativity, it was vandalism!"
See the movie,love the soundtrack
Roodad | San Francisco, CA United States | 08/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have this soundtrack (which I have loved since seeing the film) on my iPod and am invariably thrilled when a tune from it pops up on my random play. No, it's not true delta blues or whatever others want it to be, expect it to be, etc. It is, however, wonderful inventive music from a true original, Dave Stewart. While you cant (unfortunately) sample the tune "I'm Coming Home", it is worth owning for this song alone. Listen to it late at night and see if you dont agree."