And the nostalgia continues...
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD gives us the original soundtrack for the motion picture entitled Good Morning Vietnam. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork couldn't be better either.
"Nowhere To Run" by The Vandellas really kicks off the major portion of this track set with a romping number that rocks and rolls very strong. They sing and play this to perfection and the percussion and drums enhance the music all the more--great! The Beach Boys also come onboard to sing their huge hit "I Get Around;" "I Get Around" has some excellent electric guitar and these guys harmonize perfectly! The handclapping works as an innovative form of percussion; I like that very much! Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders also do their "Game Of Love;" this hit remains a staple on oldies radio stations even today. "Game Of Love" gets a passionate and fiery delivery by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders--awesome!
Robin Williams does another snippet of his character Adrian Cronauer; and Robin Williams does this very well. You can tell Williams really threw himself into the making of this motion picture. "Sugar And Spice" by The Searchers doesn't get the recognition it deserves; this is one fine tune and "Sugar And Spice" is actually one of the highlights of this album.
The Beach Boys return for their hit "Return Of The Sun;" this certainly brings back memories of dance nights at my junior high school and The Beach Boys sure do this one up right! They harmonize and play their guitars flawlessly. Listen also for the great James Brown on "I Got You (I Feel Good);" this was easily one of Brown's greatest hits ever and it's yet another major highlight of this fine CD.
"Danger Heartbreak Straight Ahead" by The Marvelettes really sounds fresh and new as it ever did; this girl group never sounded better. The Marvelettes harmonize, sing and play their percussion without a flaw--they were all THAT good.
The Vogues do their "Five O'Clock World" to perfection; and they never miss a beat! The Vogues also deserve more recognition that they receive; but hopefully as songs like this one get more exposure this group will get their much deserved credit. "California Sun" by The Rivieras has a rockin' beat that fits in so well with that '60s beat; I love it! "California Sun" is an excellent rock tune. The CD ends strong with a most touching ballad by Louis Armstrong, "What A Wonderful World." Louis Armstrong performed this ballad near the end of his life but you'd never guess it--Louis sounds so strong and passionate that you'd think he was a young man again! The strings greatly enhance the melody of this number.
Overall, the CD soundtrack from the movie Good Morning Vietnam has a plethora of marvelous hits and tunes by the best of the best in the music industry. I highly recommend this CD for fans of movie soundtrack CDs; and people who enjoy the artists on this album are bound to want this in their collections.
Looking for that "It's Alright" song in the movie? I found
C. Darlington | Arlington, VA United States | 01/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been looking for that "It's Alright" song from the movie for a long time now, and have finally discovered out who did it. I don't know who (or what) Adrian Cronauer was referring to in the movie when he said "Dawn Breakers" (or was it Busters?), but the song in question is by Adam Faith, off his "On The Move/Faith Alive!" album. The title is in fact "It's Alright". Enjoy! Chris D."