Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
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Impossibly exuberant, occasionally loopy, and as relentlesslly infectious as its iconic source material, the screen adaptation of the hit stage show based on Abba’s world-beating pop music catalog doesn’t so much walk the fine line between tribute to the screen musical and outright parody as gleefully blur it unto oblivion. At an age when stuffy AFI tributes would seem her lot in life, Oscar winner Meryl Streep adds yet another subchapter to her already burgeoning resume: pop diva. Whether delivering the title track and “Dancing Queen” with the muscular self-assurance of Merman or lending a weary, Sondheim-esque pathos to “Winner Takes It All,” the veteran offers a winning surprise at virtually every turn. Christine Baranski’s spotlight “Does Your Mother Know” offers a similar revelation, while young newcomer Amanda Seyfried’s quavering soprano is the perfect foil to Streep’s often gutsy vocals, taking two fine showcase turns on the iTunes-only closing tracks, “I Have a Dream” and “Thank You For the Music.” Abba mainstays/executive producers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus insure that the musical backdrops never stray far from their own epochal productions, even if their pulse seems skillfully quickened throughout to good effect.
Sensational Movie and Soundtrack
I just got back from the movie, and I truly haven't had that much fun at the movie theatre in a long time. I was thoroughly impressed with the talent, the authenticity and the free, natural flow of the whole movie. I will listen to this soundtrack and remember the movie with a smile (and the occasional tear) on my face. Meryl Streep is remarkable. Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Julie Waters and Christine Baranski are an absolute delight in their roles too. Here's to more and more high-quality movie adaptations of great musicals!! Cheers.
DANCING and SINGING all the way home!!!
I went to see the movie on opening night, and it was phenomenal! I had to restrain myself from getting up and dancing throughout the whole movie. The dancing was thrilling, the actors were great, and THE MUSIC was upbeat and exciting and kept me singing alone until the credits (even during the credits!) Even though the songs may not be as good as the ABBA originals, they were still really good and I had fun listening to them. Some of my favourites were: Honey, Honey; Mamma Mia; Dancing Queen; Lay All Your Love On Me; Super Trouper; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight); Voulez-Vous; Does Your Mother Know; SOS; Take A Chance On Me; and I Have a Dream. I also really loved Waterloo when they sang it at the end, but unfortunately they don't have it in this album for some reason. So for all of those people who love the songs so much that they are definitely going to see the movie... DON'T LEAVE WHEN YOU SEE THE CREDITS!! THEY SING DANCING QUEEN ONE MORE TIME AND THEN WATERLOO!! They were some of my favourite songs throughout the whole movie. Overall, I love all the songs and I recommend this album to all ABBA fans and to everyone who loved the movie/broadway musical!
Better Than Broadway!
This soundtrack actually outshines the original 1999 London Cast Recording. Watch out for Meryl Streep's brilliant take on "The Winner Takes It All." Highly reccomended for all ABBA fans! =)