Sparkle Soundtrack

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Sparkle Soundtrack

Release date: 07/31/2012

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Track Listings

1. Listen I'm A Man - Cee Lo Green
2. Listen Yes I Do - Carmen Ejogo
3. Listen Running - Goapele
4. Listen Jump - Carmen Ejogo / Tika Sumpter / Jordin Sparks
5. Listen Hooked On Your Love - Carmen Ejogo / Tika Sumpter / Jordin Sparks
6. Listen Something He Can Feel - Carmen Ejogo / Tika Sumpter / Jordin Sparks
7. Listen His Eye Is On The Sparrow - Whitney Houston
8. Listen Look Into Your Heart - Jordin Sparks
9. Listen One Wing - Jordin Sparks
10. Listen Love Will - Jordin Sparks
11. Listen Celebrate (From The Motion Picture 'Sparkle') - Whitney Houston / Jordin Sparks

About the Album

The soundtrack for the 2012 remake of 1976's Sparkle is an enjoyable if muddled affair. The 1976 soundtrack doubled as a fine Aretha Franklin album -- one written, arranged, and produced by Curtis Mayfield. Led by Jordin Sparks (who succeeds Irene Cara as Sparkle), the 2012 soundtrack features faithful and decent covers of four songs from the original. When it comes to "Something He Can Feel," it would be an understatement to say that the deck is stacked against Sparks and her vocal partners, Carmen Ejogo (Sister) and Tika Sumpter (Delores). Both the Franklin original and En Vogue's 1992 version rightly topped the R&B chart. Sensibly, there's no effort to out-power them; this version has its own light and breathy touch. Sparks also fronts the gospel-tinged ballad "One Wing" and the midtempo "Love Will," both of which were built and helmed by R. Kelly and have his peculiar "old but new" feel -- composed with a bygone era in mind but executed with modern means. On the neo-disco "Celebrate," another R. Kelly production, Sparks is joined by Whitney Houston (Sparkle's mother Emma), the latter of whom is showcased on a piano, organ, and choir rendition of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." Houston sounds as commanding as one can expect from a later recording. Cee-Lo Green (Black) contributes the rollicking "I'm a Man," seemingly made in the mould of Edwin Starr's 1969 single "25 Miles." Ejogo takes the lead on the bouncy "Yes I Do," one of three songs involving songwriter and producer Andrew Wansel (whose father, Dexter Wansel, was in full flight as a soul artist, songwriter, and producer in 1976). Lastly, "Running" is a similarly bright and energetic Supremes/Vandellas-style showcase for veteran R&B singer Goapele. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
Artist: Soundtrack
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
Walmart No.: 000000000
UPC: 0088725420462

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love the movie and love this CD. 08/20/2013
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