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Feel like dancing?
on April 21, 2001
No one can deny that Dirty Dancing contained great music that really made you want get up and have some fun. This colledtion combines both soundtrack albums released (Dirty Dancing / More Dirty Dancing) with a few bonus tracks previously not available and a small booklet.
Of the bonus tracks, only the extended movie version of "Time Of My Life" is worth much intrest. It's a bit odd that the radio version isn't included as well, but it is nice to hear the full length song for once. The other bonus tracks are instrumental versions of "Time Of My Life" that are actually excerpts from the score instead of full length dubs. One runs 41 seconds, the other 58 seconds. My one real gripe with the set is that the total running time of both CD's is just about 75 minutes. That's just enough to fit on one disc and should have been done to save the consumer some money. Also it would've been nice to have the songs presented in the order they appeared in the film.
The discs are stored in the front and back flaps of a hard bound CD book with a 24 page booklet between them. The booklet has many stills from the film (most retouched through a colored filter) and a few behind the scenes shots as well. I would've liked to see a directors note or an overview of the "Dirty Dancing" phenomonon, but overall the packaging is done very well and only enhaces the feel of a special collectors item.
I've awarded four stars because there's just not enough offered for someone who already owns both soundtracks and is not a manic fan of the film like myself. There are minor things that could have been done (ie; putting all tracks on one disc in the films order of appearance, including both versions of "Time Of My Life") that would've made the "Collectors Edition" something really special. However this is the perfect set for those that don't already own both Dirty Dancing soundtracks. It's a great collection of music that makes great beach music and is sure to liven up parties or a bad day. If you don't have it yet, you MUST get it now.