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Sleepless In Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
A romantic's collection if ever there was one, this cachet of songs graced the equally heart-tugging film. King of the Croon and Swoon, Nat King Cole's "Stardust" is probably the most obvious of the young lovers' themes he... more »
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A romantic's collection if ever there was one, this cachet of songs graced the equally heart-tugging film. King of the Croon and Swoon, Nat King Cole's "Stardust" is probably the most obvious of the young lovers' themes here. Louis Armstrong and Jimmy Durante, ordinarily not the most romantic of sorts, prove themselves worthy contenders with "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" and "As Time Goes By," respectively. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" gets an elegantly simple treatment from Carly Simon, and Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" confirms her status as the late, great Queen of Country. The only disappointments with this collection are the absence of heart-wrenching numbers by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, or even Johnny Mathis; and the inclusion of the horrendous rendition of "When I Fall in Love" by the over-rated Celine Dion with Clive Griffin. --Steve Gdula
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Barbara M. (Babe) from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 7/4/2008...
Wonderful soundtrack from the hit movie. Stands on its own as a great collection. Includes: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Carly Simon); Stardust (Nat King Cole); When I Fall in Love (Celine Dionne); A Wink and a Smile (Harry Connick, Jr); As Time Goes By and Make Someone Happy (Jimmy Durante); A Kiss to Build A Dream On (Louis Armstrong); and others.
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Shay T. (shay) from DYER, IN
Reviewed on 4/12/2007...
I really liked certain songs on this cd but I have heard it a lot! Shay
Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC
Reviewed on 2/14/2007...
I like the song that Celine Dion does. However, if you only like that one song you should wait to see if it is on another Greatest Hits Album.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Veronica W. from BOWIE, MD
Reviewed on 8/9/2006...
It gets to you...and will stay there forever.
Roberto | Barcelona | 05/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If there was ever a soundtrack that fits a movie perfectly (notwithstanding some of John Williams'work) this has to be it. How can I begin to explain the multitude of feelings in this Cd? Just play "Stardust", and you can see Tom Hanks' character standing on his porch watching the fireworks over the Seattle bay, remembering his wife. Listen to the lyrics and you'll understand what I mean: "...the lonely nights, dreaming of a song; the nightingale, tells a fairytale, and I am once again with you..." Just a sample of how the emotion reaches your soul and stays there. Everytime you listen to this CD you'll find yourself within the music, and falling in love again. Even the instrumental track is a touching, simple piece. All in all, an excellent selection of songs - ByeBye Blackbird, Stardust, When I fall in Love, they're all there for a reason. Listen and learn why."
You'll NEVER Skip A Song!
joe__bean | San Luis Obispo, CA | 06/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What is not to love about this soundtrack? Jimmy Durante's unique voice is so incredible - and luckily, you can hear it twice (As Time Goes By & Make Someone Happy) - an added bonus for any Durante fans! Other greats include Louis Armstrong (A Kiss To Build a Dream On), Nat King Cole (Stradust), Joe Cocker (Bye, Bye Blackbird), the incredible Tammy Wynette (Stand By Your Man) and Celine Dion with Clive Griffin (When I Fall In Love). But in my "expert opinion", the best song on the entire CD is Wink and a Smile by Harry Connick Jr.! Connick's voice and incredible piano playing give the song an upbeat feeling! I LOVE IT! I recommend this soundtrack to anyone - I am only 17 years old and love every single song - even though some of them were before my time! Enjoy this awesome CD!"