Not what I expected
vta | Helsinki Finland | 09/30/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation does not contain titles of real hit movies. It contains mostly sentimental or comic songs from old movies and even from the ones I managed to recognise only a handful were original. It struck me hard to find "Enae Volare" from "Les Visiteurs", the only title I ordered this compilation for, terribly altered but that might concern me alone. Finding "What a Feeling" from "Flashdance" similarly altered made me wonder... later, on the back of the box, I found a small note saying, as I could decrypt from French, that the songs in the album were not necessary original. I should've been warned about this in advance!"
Eli and the thirteenth confession - laura nyro
Laurence R. Acosta | los angeles, ca, usa | 08/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"way back in the era of "love" came along someone who really preached what it was all about:as in when you had the open happy fields of the south with Sweet Blindness (as in the happiness one feels with a swift drink which you will not tell anyone what you've been a drinkin' (Jack Daniels, come to think of it)-lots of love, possible; the tracks and cracks and open wounds of possibly crack cocaine in Poverty Train and the thought of a starving feeling (before the time of March of Dimes or was it always there?);or as in lonely women who strive for tomorrow without a hint of love in Lonely Women, perhaps a paen to the abortion process; the driven bravado of the lover who leaves all behind him in Eli's Coming (am I right or wrong); the great happy time of Stoned Soul Picnic, if ever a self-titled tune (come back Jack Daniels and surry on south or whereever:; an illegitimate child perhaps in the Jesus song of December's Boudoir; and the most truly scintillating woman to woman love song of tenderness and more from early youth to life ending belief of a love so true in Emmie, possibly the best love song of all time with it's lows and crescendos and highs and deeply felt poetic luxury. A sure five star winner and an all time great. A great chaser with Jack Daniels. Laurence."