MINI-BLOG: Walk The Line

Walk The Line Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2005)
Believe it or not this very irrelevant movie soundtrack made me think a lot. Do I like actors who portray singers actually redo the songs with their own voice? I think I do – at least on screen. I remember back to the end of “Back to the Future” where the performer singing “Johnny B. Goode” obviously isn’t Michael J. Fox … the lip-sync just looks odd and takes me out of the moment. But to release an album of the songs covered by the actors? I don’t know … I mean, I guess I can understand if people really liked those version, why not? But these aren’t providing any new value to the song besides worse singing and better production. Sure, the music on “Walk The Line Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is good – but why not just listen to the actual performers’ versions? It’s so much better and leaves this album feeling completely irrelevant. [3.9/10.0] Ok

Comments:
  • Zepmoon
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 13:04 | #1

    Good movie- Not so good singing – Bad Album

  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 13:14 | #2

    I liked the new production on the album. With Johnny Cash – his stuff either sounds timeless or straight from the boring 70’s. At least here it all exudes with the “newness” all of this stuff sounded when it first came out.

    Thanks for the comment. The next album I’m currently listening to is a pretty hyped one from “back in your day.” I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on it when I write up a review.

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