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Movie Album As Time Goes By
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Don't look for "Kentucky Woman"- or "America"-level energy in As Time Goes By, Neil Diamond's double-disc collection of movie themes. These tracks are much more orchestrated (conducted by soundtrack legend Elmer Bernstein,... more »
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Don't look for "Kentucky Woman"- or "America"-level energy in As Time Goes By, Neil Diamond's double-disc collection of movie themes. These tracks are much more orchestrated (conducted by soundtrack legend Elmer Bernstein, even), and although they're just as emotive, they're ultimately too smooth for most of us. It's an interesting mix of old and new--songs range from "Moon River" to a surprisingly effective "My Heart Will Go On"; there's even a Sinatra medley. Diamond is certainly in top form (just not the form some of us wish he was still in), and Bernstein's music is effective. The real flaw is the pacing--seemingly upbeat numbers just never seem to take off. "And I Love Her," "Puttin' On the Ritz," and "True Love" beg for the jazz singer we once knew. Does every diamond in the rough eventually get polished? Suppose so... --Jason Verlinde
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Al D. (Kcmissieblue) from TEWKSBURY, MA
Reviewed on 11/8/2006...
Redgecko | USA | 03/29/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not going to critique the music, that's totally subjective. I happen to like about 8 of the songs a lot and the others are so-so. Just my opinion, others will differ. In general, I like Neil Diamond's music a lot. Prospective buyers should know, however, that the price of this 33 minutes-per-CD set is a rip-off. That's right, there's only a total of 66 minutes of music, and therefore, no excuse to put the music on 2 CDs and charge a double-CD price. Columbia Records was obviously out to fool the brick-and-mortar buyer who hadn't read online reviews.