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Living Out Loud: Original Soundtrack Recording
Mervyn Warren
Living Out Loud: Original Soundtrack Recording
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
 
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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. ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mervyn Warren
Title: Living Out Loud: Original Soundtrack Recording
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 7
Label: RCA Victor
Original Release Date: 11/10/1998
Release Date: 11/10/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Soundtracks
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Vocal Pop, East Coast, Old School
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090266336326, 090266336340

Synopsis

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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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CD Reviews

WOW!
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."
Fabulous!
04/04/1999
(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!!!!!!"
I can't believe she's a rapper!
K. David | Hong Kong | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Queen Latifah is amazing in this album (and the movie). I bought the CD right after I saw the movie, and although I've never heard of Queen Latifah before Living Out Loud, from now on any album where she sings jazz I'm getting."