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Skipped through most of this CD
on June 4, 2007
Of the 20 songs produced on this CD, I only liked 9 of them. I bought the CD because I enjoyed the music in "Dream Girls" the movie much more than the actual movie itself. Now, I think both are over-rated. For some reason, when I first previewed this disk at Barnes and Noble, I got the impression the CD was going to include a few tracks from the original Broadway version. Had it done that, it would've been a much better buy. J-Hudson does come alive in the all the songs to which she contributes. Without her amazing delivery in songs like "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going", "One Night Only", and "I Love You I Do", the CD would be less than mediocre. Beyonce puts in her two cents in the disco version of "One Night Only" and "Listen", but let's face it - the fan-fare and hoopla rightfully belong to Ms. Hudson; Knowle's trade-mark trembling vibrato pales in comparison to Hudson's powerhouse presence.
Put shortly, if you've seen the movie, you've heard this soundtrack in its entirety (unfortunately there are no other surprises). If you somehow survived Eddie's annoying vocals on "Cadillac", "Step into the Bad Side" and "Patience" and highly enjoyed the music, experiencing the soundtrack will be a worthwhile flashback. Otherwise, save yourself some cash and find a friend who already owns a copy.