Arletta T. from HONOLULU, HI Reviewed on 7/12/2010...
Very nice, very relaxing, same mood as the movie.
Song titles and boum boum!
Patricia P. Denoga | Asia | 03/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The album is good on its own, it's very relaxing, and perfectly evokes the part in the movie where Erica was doing her writing and Harry was around.. It would've been REALLY great if it had included all the contemporary songs like Paul Simon's "Learn How to Fall", the Krazytown song "Butterfly" and Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning", Earth Wind and Fire's "Sing a Song". And the song someone here was looking for is really titled "Boum Boum", sung by Charles Trenet. All the more contemporary songs weren't in the album, so disappointing! I hope they decide to release another soundtrack to the album, with all the missing songs."
nyctko | Japan | 05/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wonder why some Americans don't appreciate this
kind of CD too much. I was a Japanese tourist to NYC visiting a friend,
watched this movie there and bought this CD at
"Banes&nobles", a big shop. Back in Japan I'm playing
this CD during dinner telling my parents "This is
American love songs in a little French taste", that's
making their dinner like a dinner in the heaven!
65 father get romantic with 63 mother having Japanese
food and sake listening to this CD. so it works for
you too! They even didn't watch this movie! Very very
good movie music. You can have Louis Armstrong and
Jack Nicholson singing the same song "LA VIE EN ROSE"
very New York! NYC is always good at adopting different
culture this time adopting French works good on this CD.
I'm very much happy having this CD."
"And When You Speak, Angels Sing From Above . . . Everyday W
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""La Vie En Rose" Beautiful Words and Music by Louiguy, Edith Piaf and Mack David
"Quand il me prend dans ses bras Il me parle tout bas Je vois la vie en rose Il me dit des mots d'amour Des mots de tous les jours Et ca m'fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur Une part de bonheur Dont je connais la cause C'est lui pour moi Moi pour lui dans la vie Il me l'a dit l'a juré Pour la vie
Et dès que je l'apercois Alors je sens en moi Mon coeur qui bat"
I have enjoyed the movie "Something's Gotta Give" as much as I enjoy listening to this original movie soundtrack. The movie is very entertaining and this soundtrack is such a delight to listen to. I gave a copy to my beauty and brains sister, a great and caring Physician who paints as a hobby, has taken French lessons, can speak conversational French and can sing "La Vie En Rose" in French. We both love this soundtrack and I dedicate this review to her.
The 14 tracks are all wonderful and so pleasing and entertaining. Louie Armstrong opens this gorgeous presentation with an English version of our all-time favorite song "La Vie En Rose" followed by Steve Tyrell's outstanding rendition of a Gershwin gem, beautiful and timeless "I've Got A Crush On You." Astrud Gilberto's mysteriously alluring voice can be heard in "So Nice" (Summer Samba).
Let The Flamingos enfold you with a sense of nostalgia as they sing a charming version of "I Only Have Eyes For You." Eartha Kitt will dazzle you as she delivers my sister's favorite songs "Je Cherche Un Homme" and "C'est Si Bon." And ditto with Charles Trénet's "Que Reste-T'il Nos Amour" and Les Escrocs' performance of "Assedic." A great jazz icon, Django Reinhardt, interprets "Brazil" in such an amazing and one-of-a-kind performance that you'll completely enjoy.
My sister and I both love Coralie Clément's rendition of an enchanting song with a Bossa Nova flavor, "Samba De Mon Coeur Qui Bat." Jack Nicholson does a remarkable par excellence performance in the finale, "La Vie En Rose," in English and French as well. (French lyric courtesy of my sister. Merci beaucoup, soeur!).
"Hold me close and hold me fast The magic spell you cast This is la vie en rose When you kiss me, heaven sighs I see la vie en rose
When you press me to your heart I'm in a world apart A world where roses bloom And when you speak, angels sing from above Everyday words seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me And life will always be La vie en rose"
This is a beautiful CD and a welcome addition to your collection of original movie soundtracks. I recommend it wholeheartedly. "
It IS "Sunday Morning"--I'm so glad...
Cynthia A. Galley | Anaheim, CA United States | 01/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the soundtrack (the French songs were GREAT), however Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning" (the song playing when Keanu Reeves is eating @ the dinner table with Diane Keaton (Erica) and her sister) and Paul Simon's "Learn How To Fall" songs were not included--the songs included on there, however, were great! I will be buying the soundtrack to "Love Actually"--does anybody know if the entire song "Sunday Morning" is on there? It looks as though it's a medley or a mix...just wondering!"