Minggu, 03 Oktober 2010

Still a star album after 28 years.

printed pencil skirt Jonathan Livingston Seagull Original Soundtrack

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Original Soundtrack

My brother introduced me to this record just after it was first released some 28 years ago. I can remember the occasion as if it were yesterday. I was sleeping late on a Saturday morning and I was awakened by music echoing through the house. Music that was haunting, expressive, flowing. Words that were insightful, thoughtful, introspective and, most of all, moving.

Eventually, I got up and went downstairs to find out what I had been listening to, and I discovered that it was Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Neil Diamond. Well, I was captivated; truly, deeply captivated. I'd rarely heard such rich, wonderfully expressive modern music before. Yes, I knew of Neil Diamond, but this record made me see and hear him in a new light.

I bought the album and wore it out after many playings over many years. I've seen the film so many times I've lost count, but one thing still gives me shivers as I watch it is the combination of absolutely superb photography matched to the superlative soundtrack. I cannot understand how, in Britain at least, this film got relegated to art-house status and didn't get the wide release it dererves.

Even today (now I have the CD) I find that in troubled times I can darken my lounge, lie back in my favourite chair, listen to this music and feel my worries subside. It is so relaxing.

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14 komentar:

  1. By A Customer

    BalasHapus
  2. This movie is so uplifting! The music and photography are mesmerizing, as well as the messages of striving to reach past your perceived limits to totally new horizons. When I'm troubled I watch the movie or listen to the cd and remember that it's the striving in life that makes us who we are, not our present problems.

    BalasHapus
  3. So Beautiful It Makes Me Cry, July 24, 1999

    BalasHapus
  4. This is a movie for the SOUL. I just hope one day this incredible movie is released on DVD format. The content is very deep, for deep thinking and feeling people. But the music goes beyond your senses and your feelings to your very soul! Please don't miss out on this movie... It is fantastic.

    BalasHapus
  5. I love the book, but this is one of the rare times when the film is as good as the book. I don't even mind the differences between the book and the film--and I worship the book! The photography, Neil Diamond exquisite songs--the beauty of them together makes me cry every time I watch it. And not many movies make me cry for any reason!

    BalasHapus
  6. Songs from this album were played at my mom's second marriage 30 years ago. Yesterday, selections were played at her funeral. She wore out her album several times and finally got it on CD. The music ands songs are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.

    BalasHapus
  7. 24 of 25 people found the following review helpful

    BalasHapus
  8. Rosetta Gallegos27 Desember 2012 14.32

    My brother introduced me to this record just after it was first released some 28 years ago. I can remember the occasion as if it were yesterday. I was sleeping late on a Saturday morning and I was awakened by music echoing through the house. Music that was haunting, expressive, flowing. Words that were insightful, thoughtful, introspective and, most of all, moving.Eventually, I got up and went downstairs to find out what I had been listening to, and I discovered that it was Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Neil Diamond. Well, I was captivated; truly, deeply captivated. I'd rarely heard such rich, wonderfully expressive modern music before. Yes, I knew of Neil Diamond, but this record made me see and hear him in a new light.I bought the album and wore it out after many playings over many years. I've seen the film so many times I've lost count, but one thing still gives me shivers as I watch it is the combination of absolutely superb photography matched to the superlative soundtrack. I cannot understand how, in Britain at least, this film got relegated to art-house status and didn't get the wide release it dererves.Even today (now I have the CD) I find that in troubled times I can darken my lounge, lie back in my favourite chair, listen to this music and feel my worries subside. It is so relaxing.

    BalasHapus
  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BalasHapus