Various Artists : I Am Sam (Original Soundtrack)

Uneven and frequently boring in its entirety, but a modern curio nonetheless...

The film stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Penn and it looks like a

modern retread of Kramer Vs Kramer with mental problems but let's

not worry about that because the soundtrack is the interesting bit.

Essentially an opportunity to hear 20 cool and uncool cats

have a stab at recording their favourite Beatles songs, you've got

Rufus Wainwright and Eddie Vedder getting all intense on 'Across The Universe'

and 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away' respectively, young

bucks The Vines sleepwalking their way through, erm, 'I'm Only Sleeping'

and the Stereophonics 'doing' 'Don't Let Me Down.'

A silly piece of self-indulgence for all concerned, but three cheers to

Grandaddy for at least having the guts to take a hatchet to 'Revolution'

and conditional respect to Nick Cave for a totally peculiar version of

'Here Comes The Sun'.

Uneven and frequently boring in its entirety, but

a modern curio nonetheless.

Jim Wirth
6 / 10

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