Sparkle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||I'm a Man||Cee Lo Green||3:09||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Yes I Do||Carmen Ejogo||3:14||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Running||Goapele||3:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jump||Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks & Tika Sumpter||2:28||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hooked On Your Love||Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks & Tika Sumpter||4:09||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Something He Can Feel||Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks & Tika Sumpter||3:28||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||His Eye Is On the Sparrow||Whitney Houston||3:33||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Look Into Your Heart||Jordin Sparks||2:26||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||One Wing||Jordin Sparks||4:15||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Love Will||Jordin Sparks||3:12||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Celebrate||Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston||3:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||Various Artists||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
"Sparkle" Good soundtrack - Needed more Whitney!
I purchased this soundtrack because of the new Whitney Houston songs, but I was pleasantly surprised by the strengths of the tracks by the other artists! It's a modern & fresh R&B record that didn't try to simply mimic the 1960s Motown sound. Carmen Ejogo has a nice voice & I enjoyed most of her tracks on lead, especially "Yes I Do". Cee Lo Green's & Goapele's respective tracks sounded amazing. Jordin Sparks did an excellent job on "One Wing" & "Love Will".
My main issue with the soundtrack was reinterpretations of Aretha Franklin’s songs from the original Sparkle soundtrack ("Giving Him Something He Can Feel" & "Hooked On Your Love") they were boring for the most part & fell flat. They were far from terrible, but Aretha's original recordings are incomparable vocally. They should have included Whitney's early 90s recording of "Look Into Your Heart", it was a lot better than Aretha's original & Jordin's new version. "Jump" was a lot stronger & was a solid effort.
The late musical legend Whitney Houston was without a doubt, the STAR of this soundtrack! Her only solo recording of the gospel classic "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" is incredible & sung with pure conviction. I loved the polished production on the track & Whitney sounded wonderful. "Celebrate" Whitney’s duet with Jordin Sparks is fun, with an uplifting feel about it. It's a shame Whitney didn't get to record more tracks, but it’s a blessing that she got produce one final classic vocal performance that proved her doubters wrong. Good soundtrack with some really great R&B tracks!
Love Will & Fly With One Wing
After watching 'Sparkle' I fell in love with these tracks! Jordin sings beautifully and R Kelly you are the man!
Whitney and Mowtown, together at last.
I bought this album in order to enjoy Whitney Houston's last recordings. In that regard it certainly did not disappoint and is not to be missed.
I was pleasantly surprised with the whole album, which had an excellent mowtown feel. How lucky are we to get these new mowtown songs so many decades after the movement has finished? Delightful. The movie should most assuredly be worth seeing.