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Goodbye, Columbus (1969 Film - Includes Bonus Track)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Japanese reissue/ worldwide CD debut of the soundtrack to director Larry Peerce's 1969 comedy starring Jack Klugman, Ali MacGraw & Richard Benjamin. Contains 11 tracks, including all four exclusive cuts the Association con... more »
Japanese reissue/ worldwide CD debut of the soundtrack to director Larry Peerce's 1969 comedy starring Jack Klugman, Ali MacGraw & Richard Benjamin. Contains 11 tracks, including all four exclusive cuts the Association contributed, Charles Fox's six cuts for the score, and a very rare 7 edit version of the title song added as a bonus track. 1999 release.
A frustrating release...
David Goodwin | Westchester, NY United States | 11/18/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As I would think that most people who are interested in this CD are Association fans, I'm going to tackle it from that perspective.Unfortunately, this CD is something of a ripoff. The title track is easily availible on the Japanese From the Original Master Tapes compilation, and once that's removed, we're left with the 7", the instrumental title track, It's Gotta Be Real, and Brenda's Theme.Four tracks for (the money), in other words.It's very frustrating as well, because It's Gotta Be Real is an excellent song (better than the version that shows up on Stop Your Motor, IMO). Hopefully, all of this material will show up on Rhino's eventual Association compilation. But these five tracks are NOT worth the asking prince."
For Association Completists
Alan Caylow | USA | 01/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this is a pricey Japanese import, but if you're an Association fan---and you have the bucks to burn---then this album, the 1969 movie soundtrack to "Goodbye Columbus," is worth picking up. It's not really an Association album, per se, but the band do contribute four tracks to it, including the hit title song, an instrumental version of the title song, a fine earlier recording of the catchy "It's Gotta Be Real" (though it WAS bettered when the band re-recorded it for "Stop Your Motor," in my opinion), and the very lovely "So Kind To Me." The rest of the album's score was composed & arranged by Charles Fox, who also did the *grrrroooovy* music to the Jane Fonda cult classic "Barbarella," and his music for "Goodbye Columbus," while not as psychedelic, is certainly just as cool, with a great late-60's vibe to it, perfectly matching the Association's contributions.The album clocks in at a mere 27 minutes and, once again, it IS a pricey import CD, but ask yourself this: do you *love* the music of the Association? And, do you want to get your hands on a very rare soundtrack album that the band contributed songs to? If the answer to both questions is yes---AND you can afford it---then buy it. If you're an Association completist (like I am), I know you'll be more than happy to add the "Goodbye Columbus" movie soundtrack to your Association collection."