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The Jazz Singer [Soundtrack]

Leonard Rosenman Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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1. America
2. Adon Olom
3. You Baby
4. Love On The Rocks
5. Amazed And Confused
6. On The Robert E. Lee
7. Summerlove
8. Hello Again
9. Acapulco
10. Hey Louise
11. Songs Of Life
12. Jerusalem
13. Kol Nidre/My Name Is Yussel
14. America (Reprise)

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The mega-selling soundtrack to Neil Diamond's 1980 screen debut, which grossed more at the box office than Raging Bull ! includes the hits America; Love on the Rocks and Hello Again .

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Jazz Singer ~ Soundtrack

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Neil's BEST...and very underrated! Jan. 1 2002
By The Bas
Format:Audio CD
Lets face it, Neil is not the best actor in the world - but when he sings, it is PURE MAGIC. This 'soundtrack' album holds some of his best work ever, including the classic 'Love on the rocks' and 'America', amidst at least a half a dozen others. I have to hold a candle to this man, who is still drawing in major crowds at age 60+...and has not had a real major top 10 CD in years!
This is the inspiration that is Neil Diamond...and sticking to the subject of this CD, he truly shines in all ways on this one. There are some rockers, fun stuff, blues, totally mellow and the classical ND commercial stuff - and all done with soul and passion. Unlike a lot of his work that surrounded this one, this really had a lot of Neil's heart and soul, and not a lot of some studio producer telling him 'what was next'.
What can I say - I thought the movie was great (not a classic mind you), and I admired Neil for giving the old Hollywood thing a go (don't think he has done it since!) - and the bottom line is that despite the shortcomings of this movie, we as fans got to enjoy some of his finest work ever!
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For some reason, Neil Diamonds's peers have not held him in the same high esteem his fans have. The fans are rigght and his peers are wrong. This CD has three top ten tunes in it, "America," "Hello Again," and "Love on the Rocks." All are great songs and all were hits 20 years ago. There were additional great rockers like "You Baby Baby" on this CD. Inexplicably the academy did not even so much as nominate the movie "The Jazz Singer" for the best score nor did any of the three mega hits get a nomination for best song. This was an unconscionable dump on a great star and songwriter. He deserved an Oscar and did not even get a nomination!
I recommend both the cd and a video of the movie. The cd has great studio versions of the songs whereas the movie has some great, energetic live performances, particularly of "You Baby," and "Amazed and Confused." This cd is abslolutely classic and as of the writing of this review, "America" is particularly uplifting so soon after the terrorist attack on New York & the Pentagon. Indeed, the night before this review was written, I saw Neil Diamond in concert at Madison Square Garden & he had the crowd on it's feet with "America." This is a cd that we as fans know is great regardless of what his peers may have thought. I hope in the future, some justice will be done and he will be inducted into the Rock n roll Hall of Fame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic Nov. 2 2000
Format:Audio CD
It is always risky to say an album is a classic but I will take that chance happily here because this one is. It contains the highlights everyone knows - "Love on the Rocks" and the even stronger "Hello Again" which must rate as one of his best songs ever. The strength comes from the quality of the other songs - "America" with it's message of hope and infectious beat, "You Baby" and "Hey Louise" adding good up tempo backing, and the under rated "Amazed and Confused". It contains a couple of lesser tracks which set the scene for the film, otherwise it is pure Diamond at his best, writing and singing his songs like no one else can.
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By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Neil Diamond is a mega talent, plain and simple. He is able to create a wide range of music from the simplistic, catchy, "you baby" to "America," "Hello, Again," and so many others. He is a gifted composer, singer and performer. I love Neil Diamond!

"America" is a wonderful welcoming song for all citizens and this collection of songs is a cultural enrichment. IT IS EXCELLENT! How can anyone not like it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars His Masterpiece July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The album you throw at anyone who says he was only a singles artist, the Jazz Singer is a terrible movie and the best piece of work he ever did. You Baby and My Louise could and should have been hits, Acapulco and Summer Love are wonderful charming songs, and with the exception of the one terrible cut Diamond puts on every cd to make sure you appreciate the good stuff (Songs of Life) this was and is a superior cd. Only Tennessee Moon has given it any competition in the last 20 years.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The decision to make a modern version of Al Jolson's "Jazz Singer" in 1980 is one of the more dubious ideas to come out of Hollywood. Putting singer Neil Diamond in the Jolson role opposite Laurence Olivier as his cantor father and Lucy Arnaz as the woman he loves had only one sure upside in that Diamond also did the music for the film. If your choice is between watching the film or listening to the soundtrack, then listen to the soundtrack.
Diamond was inspired by the immigrant element of the story to honor the national melting pot in the opening song "America," along with one of his better ballads from that part of his career "Hello Again." The songs also play to Diamond's strength in that several of them would be done "live" in the context of the film, and anyone who has listened to "Hot August Night" or any other concert album by Diamond knows he is a lot better live than he is in the studio. In retrospect that is clearly the point in Diamond's career where the hard rock and gospel influences went away and he began a soft rock/pop artist where songs like "Love on the Rocks" and "Summerlove" became the norm. His early songs are arguably his best, but it was not until his 1976 album "Beautiful Noise" that Diamond ever had an album go platinum.
To his credit Diamond does come up with songs that meet the narrative needs of the film, not that this is a reason to watch the movie, so do not accuse me of advocating you do that. There is no reason for you to see that "You Baby" is part of an awkward homage, for lack of a better word, to Jolson in black face. Also worked into the mix are some traditional Jewish songs, "Adon Olom" and "Kol Nidre/My Name Is Yussel," and Diamond makes an earnest attempt to do them right. The resulting mix might be uneven, but there are enough solid songs here to make this an above average Neil Diamond album.
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2.0 out of 5 stars 3 good songs and the rest is BAD!!!!
Starting with September Morn, all of his CDs have been very uneven and this is one of the worst. This has a couple of good songs on it (you know what they are) but the rest is... Read more
Published on April 21 2004 by Michael J. Holland
4.0 out of 5 stars Far...we've been traveling far.
This album made me want to go out and marry a shicksa. A true masterpiece "in it's time". Remember this was 1980, folks -- this was the sound back then and Diamond... Read more
Published on Nov. 18 2003 by Dan Trink
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil Diamond Jazz Singer CD the Best
I'm extremely happy with the CD, "The Soundtrack from The Jazz Singer". His music in this CD is all new and very uplifting. It's got to be one of Diamond's best!! Read more
Published on Aug. 14 2002 by Stephanie M. Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars strong music supports the movie
Neil has been able to create strong songs on this one, and happely for him this was neccessary cause the move wasnt really a smash hit, as the story was weak as i can remember,... Read more
Published on Aug. 7 2002 by patrick gysemberg
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Movie.. Decent Album
This semi decent soundtrack is good as long as you haven't seen the movie... otherwise the schlock of the movie will make this CD of work a bitter pill to swallow, and your... Read more
Published on June 27 2002 by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite movie album!!!
I love this album!!! The movie was okay, but the music is sensational!!! My favorite song is "Love on the Rocks".
Published on Dec 15 2001 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a good recording!
Over the years I have heard and read most of the rather nasty reviews of this recording and of the film. Read more
Published on March 9 2001 by Lee Ann,music lover
4.0 out of 5 stars Good pop/rock album, but JAZZ?? Gimme a break!!
This is an album of pop/rock tunes. It is not jazz, as the name erroneously implies. Yet it is a very good album with plenty of well written songs. Read more
Published on March 9 2001 by Michael
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