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Return to Me: Music from the MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
David Duchovny and Minnie Driver star in Bonnie Hunt's romantic comedy Return to Me, named after the Dean Martin standard that leads off this soundtrack. According to the liner notes, Hunt assembled these songs to reflect ... more »
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David Duchovny and Minnie Driver star in Bonnie Hunt's romantic comedy Return to Me, named after the Dean Martin standard that leads off this soundtrack. According to the liner notes, Hunt assembled these songs to reflect nostalgia for her own childhood, and, aside from the incongruous addition of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "I Second That Emotion," it's all orchestrated pop that recalls a far-removed age before rock 'n' roll. Several tunes were composed and orchestrated by the movie's music director, Nicholas Pike, who, with the help of singer Joey Gian, nearly re-creates the past. However, it's the campy good time of the Jackie Gleason Orchestra and Dean Martin himself ("Good Mornin', Life" serves as a parody of Up with People, while "Buona Sera" is prime Martin) that best reflects this ersatz-glitzy era. --Rob O'Connor
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Kristina G. (krissiemg919) from CHESTERFIELD, VA
Reviewed on 9/24/2009...
The mix of Dean Martin and Joey Gian is wonderful. Fabulous CD.
frisky2000 | smallville | 02/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE LOVE LOVED the movie, and eagerly purchased this soundtrack thinking the best of the best would be included. NOT SO! The CD contains LESS THAN 40 minutes of tunes, most are somber and unmemorable, and with the exception of the title track including both Dean Martin and Joey Gain's wonderful versions, this is lacking all the guts of the movie...like when they dance in the garden and Blue Eyes sings his heart out. Or when Gracie gets her heart transplant and the sweet vocals of JEWEL play in the background. There was so much emotion in this movie and in the music accompanying it; too bad for the most part this CD just missed the impact."
Why aren't Movies Like This Anymore???
Sallie A. Martin | OK | 02/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this movie for the first time just recently, and I'm amazed at how good it was. It is now my favorite movie. But what's best about it is the soundtrack! The soundtrack was perfect to the setting and represents the feelings of the characters. The characters are all traditional and this music really reflects that and makes the movie that much more enjoyable. I admit that I was dissappointed to see that Jewel's Angel Standing By(played during the transplant scene and David Duchovny breaking down) wasn't on there as well as Frank Sinatra's Long Last Love (the guy's selection for Gracie and Bob to listen to in the garden). The best part of the whole cd, is that they put the songs that Joey Gian sings on it. I was amazed at what a good singer he is. I've never heard of him until I saw him in this movie. He is up there with Harry Connick Jr! Even though Jewel And 'Ol Blue Eyes didn't make it on the cd doesn't take away from the general representation of the movie. Because all the rest of the music is on here and no music "inspired" by the movie, it really makes it worth getting. Buy this cd, croon and swoon with Dean Martin, Joey Gian, and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra. It will make you FEEL good and maybe even wear out your copy of the movie!"