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Living Out Loud: Original Soundtrack Recording
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
The burning question for this soundtrack is, Can rapper Queen Latifah handle the vocal demands a Pearl Bailey-ish character singing standards by Billy Strayhorn, Irving Gordon, and Randazzo & Weinstein? The answer is yes. ... more »
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The burning question for this soundtrack is, Can rapper Queen Latifah handle the vocal demands a Pearl Bailey-ish character singing standards by Billy Strayhorn, Irving Gordon, and Randazzo & Weinstein? The answer is yes. Her rendering of Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is particularly pleasant, and is produced and arranged beautifully by Mervyn Warren, who did most of the work on the album. Danny DeVito takes a stab at the Gershwins' "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and delivers it adequately, with a touch of charm. The disc also includes originals by Sly & the Family Stone, Dean Martin, and Mel Tormé. The only drawback is the slightly Muzak-like smooth-jazz score by George Fenton, presented in snippets at the end. --Aaron Tassano
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E. L. from MELBOURNE, FL
Reviewed on 5/9/2017...
Great music from vocal to instrumentals. Anybody who likes a bit of jazz might like it. If you're curious and have seen the movie, this release will give you more of what the movie is about. Highly recommended.
K. David | 11/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a soundtrack lover and have many. This is by far the greatest. Queen Latifah should record more jazz. She sings this genre with so much soul and experience. I've been listening to this CD for 2 weeks and I can't wait to listen to it again."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVED the movie Living Out Loud (and bought the DVD), and the soundtrack is incredible. Queen Latifah needs to do a complete jazz album because her voice is rich, sultry, and a joy to listen to. Her voice is absolutely intoxicating, especially on her renditions of "Lush life" and "Going Out of My Head." Other great tunes include the wonderful "Give Me Something Real" and "If You Love Me", which is played duting my favorite scene in the movie (the choreographed dance at the Confessional). BUY THIS CD NOW! You WON'T REGRET IT!!!!!!"