Label: Capitol Records - 1A 062-86266 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Folk Rock, Soundtrack, Soft Rock
Neil Diamond 's screen turn as a charismatic singer torn between Jewish tradition and pop music stardom spawned this phenomenally successful soundtrack album -- six million copies and counting. Diamond 's 21st century resurgence as a walking item of kitsch has sparked renewed interest in cv313 - Affiniti bombastic melting-pot jam "America," as well as his signature late-career ballad "Hello Again.
But beyond these notables, The Jazz Hey Louise - Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer (Original Songs From The Motion Picture) is an album of passable pop songs that stand on the edge of disco and in the grip of melodrama. The hyper "You Baby" is dressed up with an audio clip marking the film's embarrassing black face sequence, while the album's midsection sags with songs that shine like Sunset Strip billboards, yet lack any real substance.
Swelling strings and lovely lyrics abound, but it all seems directionless, as if Diamond 's just going through the motions. But removed from the film and in the context of open-collared, glitzy numbers like "Hey Louise," their reverence is off-putting. As it's aged, The Jazz Singer has come to mark the moment when Diamond fully embraced his soft rock audience and completely turned his back on the ambition and spine-tingling vocal presence of his early career. That decision certainly proved to be an economic winner, but it ignored the fact that his most resonant performances really tear into a song with true mirth.
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