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Diner: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack


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Editorial Reviews

Two Albums On One Compact Disc , 20 Tracks

1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
2. A Teenager In Love - Dion & The Belmonts
3. A Thousand Miles Away - HEARTBEATS
4. Somethin' Else - Eddie Cochran
5. I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts
6. Honey Don't - Carl Perkins
7. Mr. Blue - Fleetwoods
8. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
9. Ain't Got No Home - Clarence Henry
10. Come Go With Me - Del Vikings
11. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
12. A Summer Place - Max Steiner
13. Fascination - Jane Morgan
14. Where Or When - Dick Haymes
15. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
16. Whole Lot Of Loving - Fats Domino
17. Take Out Some Insurance - Jimmy Reed
18. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
19. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
20. Goodbye Baby - Jack Scott

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 1989)
  • Original Release Date: March 5, 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002H0Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,451 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

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This CD is a great collection of memorable songs from the 50's.
Dominic Schiavo
It's a great movie because the subject matter is realistic and most men can epathize with a close circle of friends.
Scott B. Saul
I loved this movie when it first came out in 1982 and I still listen to the soundtrack.
P. Mulloy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Stewart on July 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
During the past few months, oldies has been my favorite kind of music. I go to the Gypsy's Shiny Diner restaurant occasionally, not only to eat but also to put a quarter in the Jutebox to listen to my favorite '50s rock'n'roll song. I went there yesterday and after that I went over to Borders and found the soundtrack to the movie Diner, and immediatally bought it. This is another great oldies soundtrack next to "American Graffiti." It includes the songs "I Wonder Why," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On," "A Teenager In Love," and "A Thousand Miles Away." I just played the whole soundtrack on my CD player and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the kind of soundtrack where you don't have to skip any tracks. Just listen to the whole thing and feel good.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Diner is my all-time favorite film because it's just so natural: the dialogue, the action, the actors are very real and comfortable. The same can be said for the soundtrack: 20 great songs from the early days of rock & roll that sound good and feel good anytime anywhere. If you've seen the movie, you'll love singing along on Ain't Got a Home; if you haven't see the movie, this album stands on its own (but do see the movie!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Panzarella on January 23, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This soundtrack should satisfy just about eveyone, it's got good old rock & roll, rockabilly, pop standards, and beautiful ballads. You like rockin' rockabilly, you get Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and Jack Scott, a stereo version of "A Teenager In Love" by Dion & the Belmonts, two classics by Bobby Darin, and one by the king himself Elvis. This is a great soundtrack with a little bit for everyone.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1998
Format: Audio CD
it speaks for itself-someone broke into my car the only thing taken, my Diner tape.
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Format: Audio CD
This is a great soundtrack that stands independently from the equally excellent film.

I love the film "Diner". It's a great movie because the subject matter is realistic and most men can epathize with a close circle of friends. That's what the movie is about...how life and an expected [but perhaps dejected] maturity impacts a group of lifelong friends. Back before it was perfected, this movie is kind of a precursor to the same format as Seinfeld...a show about nothing that is very entertaining.

Enough said about the movie since this soundtrack is a great collection independent from the movie. However, what truly gives this soundtrack a "kick" is that the characters in the film take their music seriously, including one lead character where music is EVERYTHING to him.

So, in keeping with the theme of music being so important, there is an allusion that these choice tracks are that...not random reflections of an era but songs viewed as cool and essential by the characters, particularly the Daniel Stern character "Schrevie". That's why for the 50's era, you get some essential eclectism, these characters would have not just listened to what was on the top 40, they would have desired the "deep tracks" Thus, you get Bluesmen Jimmy Reed, Lowell Fulson (pretty rare for a mainstream soundtrack), rockabilly's Jack Scott and Eddie Cohran and rockers Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. This is not 50's fluff but what a music afficiado during that era would have listened to.

That is why this is such a cool soundtrack!
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