Think of Hollywood's best-known screen couples - Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and every leading man who played off her - and you'll realize that there's a song attached with every celluloid romance. And it's in precisely that spirit that Sony Music has released "Love At The Movies", a compilation of the most romantic songs from Hollywood's treasure chest of fond memories.
Predictably, the album opens with that most famous of all musical themes, "Unchained Melodies", from the movie "Ghost"; it's quickly followed by the love theme from "Titanic", Lionel Richie crooning "Say You Say Me", Coco Lee's rendition of "A Love Before Time" from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and Sonny and Cher's classic "I Got You Babe", from "Groundhog Day"
Contemporary Hollywood is well-represented too - Annie Lennox sings a "Love Song For A Vampire" from "Bram Stoker's Dracula"; Leo Sayer funks it up with the 70s hit, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" from "Charlie's Angels"; and Diana King's "I Say A Little Prayer" and Eric Clapton's "Blue Eyes Blue" showcase the wonder and magic of movie love.
Even if you're a cynic with little regard for the passions of the screen, you should pick this album up - it's a well-packaged compilation of classic tracks, many of which aren't even available anymore, and will make a welcome addition to your music collection.This article was first published on 25 Jul 2001.