Beyond the Sea (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Various Artists

Beyond the Sea (Original Motion Picture
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CD Details

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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - p.89
"Backed by John Wilson's 73-piece orchestra, [Spacey's] ordinary voice delivers an extraordinary performance." - Grade: B+


  • 1.Hello Young Lovers
  • 2.Once Upon a Time
  • 3.Fabulous Places
  • 4.Simple Song of Freedom
  • 5.Mack the Knife
  • 6.Beyond the Sea
  • 7.By Myself / When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 8.Some of These Days
  • 9.Change
  • 10.If I Were a Carpenter
  • 11.Artificial Flowers
  • 12.That's All
  • 13.Dream Lover
  • 14.Splish Splash
  • 15.Lazy River
  • 16.Charade
  • 17.As Long as I'm Siging
  • 18.The Curtain Falls

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Kevin Spacey.
Photographer: Jeremy Whelehan.
Kevin Spacey harbored a longtime fascination with Bobby Darin that ultimately pushed him to direct and star in BEYOND THE SEA, a biopic about the singer. Taking things a step further, Spacey--known as a talented mimic--sang a host of Darin classics in the film, as captured on the soundtrack album. While Spacey's vocal impression isn't exactly blindfold-test material (his tone isn't as big and brassy as Darin's), he does a far more impressive job than anyone might have expected. The authentically recreated arrangements match Spacey step for step, from the rock & roll of "Splish Splash" to the swinging staple "Mack the Knife" to the folk-rock of the Tim Hardin-penned "If I Were a Carpenter." The latter is an especially interesting study in pop-cultural evolution, as Darin's original version was virtually a carbon copy of Hardin's, and Spacey engages in some third-party meta-interpretation. Ultimately, the goal here seems to be that of paying tribute to Darin, and Spacey comes across as a completely earnest acolyte of the late, chameleonic vocalist.

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Product Info

  • UPC: 081227844424
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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