Grace Of My Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack, Import
A terrific sampler of greatest hits from the heyday of girl groups and the Brill Building--except that none of the songs are actually from that era. What we have here is an incredible simulation--from Allison Anders' unjustly overlooked 1996 movie about the tempestuous life and career of a Carole King- like singer-songwriter (the magnificent Illeana Douglas) who spends years writing for others before finding her own voice. But instead of just licensing the old Shirelles' recordings of Goffin-King hits, the filmmakers came up with the brilliant idea of doing original songs by combining the sensibilities of contemporary artists and their songwriting forebears. So, for example, Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach teamed up to write and perform the power- ballad "God Give Me Strength" (although I wish they'd also included Douglas's even more moving version from the picture); Leslie Gore teams with Larry Klein and David Baerwald for "My Secret Love" (performed by Miss Lily Banquette of Combustible Edison); Gerry and Louise Goffin team with Baerwald for "Between Two Worlds" (performed by Sean Colvin); J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. writes and sings some Brian Wilson/Beach Boys-type stuff ("Take a Run at the Sun," "Don't You Think It's Time"), and so on. Buy the record; see the movie. You won't be disappointed. --Jim Emerson
Please give a listen to "Love Doesn't Ever Fail Us" Never have I had a song hit me sooooooooo hard. Just love love love love this song. It's #1 with me. And I have at least 40,000 songs. My husband and I have collected music for years. We have around 10,000 45's and around 5,000 at least albums and have no idea how many CD's or others such as tape's also. Music is our passion and we have almost every song in the Billboard top 100 and many others that did not make the top 100. We just love music. Me mostly Rock N Roll,Doo Woop,BubbleGum,Beach Music etc. My husband just loves ALL music. Sincerely do listen to the song. But not if you just had a break up it may push you over the edge. Or it will remind you it is US who really ruins LOVE...
I was expecting a bit of a wait with the mailing, and was very surprised that I received the merchandise five days after ordering it.
I am a very happy buyer!