Drew's Famous

Drew's Famous 30 Greatest Movie Hits

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Drew's Famous 30 Greatest Movie Hits is a double-disc set of re-recorded versions of movie themes and pop songs from and used in films such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, There's Something About Mary, The Godfather, and Titanic. Most of the covers are stiff and canned sounding, though a few work surprisingly well; the women singing "Flashdance...What a Feeling" and "Nobody Does it Better" sound remarkably like Irene Cara and Carly Simon, respectively, and the performance of "I'm a Believer" is remarkably Monkees-esque. The few instrumentals, like "Soul Bossa Nova" and "Speak Softly Love," are some of the collection's best moments, although the weak version of the theme from Jaws might be its low point. Ultimately, this album just doesn't sound as good as the original versions of these songs, and there are enough collections featuring the originals to make this one easy to avoid.

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