JSparksFan wrote:"Alfie" isn't bad; it's just average for me. "Almost Here" is beautiful. I might've left my wife for Delta's chorus, too.
I feel like "America" is a pretty big classic in the US. I like it. It's definitely one of Niel's finest. "An Innocent Man" was terrific for the first three minutes. Then it started to drag, limping the last two minutes to the finish. Not a bad discovery, though. You axe those last two minutes, and you have a 9/10 track.
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" is one of the best New York songs. I adore it! "At the Ballet" is a little long, but I still appreciate it. "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" is nice. "Ave Maria" is brilliant, tender, sophisticated, and one of many songs that attest to Beyoncé's standing as one of the greatest singers of her generation.
Surprised you hadn't heard Almost Here before. I agree about An Innocent Man to be honest, I tried to find a radio edit that would fix this but couldn't.
Benny wrote:America is nice, though I prefer a couple of other songs from Neil Diamond, namely 'Solitary Man', 'Sweet Caroline' and 'Cracklin' Rosie'.
Haven't heard the last song but obviously Sweet Caroline is a classic and I enjoy Solitary Man.
That last batch is a really strong set - Arthur's Theme seems kind of a forgotten gem today, maybe because it came from that movie. And I'm here for all things La La Land.
Yessss, you found something you like on my chart.
Jerz wrote:I love the first two songs of your A-Z chart even the entries from Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Christopher Cross.
Christopher Cross is one of the soft rock and yacht rock legends. I knew that Arthur's Theme would be the yacht rock movie theme.
Yes, Arthur's Theme is so underrated.