Ally McBeal: For Once In My Life

Ally McBeal: For Once In My Life

by Vonda Shepard

Overview

On this third addition to the Ally McBeal soundtrack series, Vonda Shepard stays true to her somewhat retro-leaning fictional role as the house performer at Ally's favorite after-work bar by veering toward material by '70s singer-songwriters including Carole King ("Home Again"), Gilbert O'Sullivan ("Alone Again [Naturally]"), and Todd Rundgren ("Can We Still Be Friends"). But what sets this Ally disc apart from its predecessors is the inclusion of several guest performers, such as cast member Robert Downey Jr., whose Phil Collins-flavored vocal style complements Shepard's throaty vocals on the duet "Chances Are." Downey also holds his own with Sting in yet another rendition of "Every Breath You Take," but the less said about "Snakes," the actor's self-penned solo contribution, the better. Where Downey falters, however, the great Al Green succeeds, as he pleads his way through his classic reworking of the Bee Gees' hit "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart." Likewise, Tina Turner -- who, like Green, has appeared on the TV series -- triumphantly chugs through the bouncy "When the Heartache Is Over." With music this enjoyable, it's no wonder that Vonda and Ally are a match made in network television heaven. Dave Gil de Rubio

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Ally McBeal: For Once In My Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This c.d. is by far the best. Vonda by herself is great, but with an added bonus of Robert Downey Jr.and all of the other known artist, it is better than one could imagine. With Robert Downey Jr. off the show at least we will be able to listen to this cd and remember. Thanks for the memories. Denise
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!! This cd was awesome. Robert's vocals were better then I thought. Vonda's heart and soul was put in it. Tina,Sting,barry,AL,and anastacia were fantastic! It is in my player 24/7. LOVE YOU FOREVER, TRACY MARIE
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is the best Ally mc beal's album ! and it's probably because ROBERT DOWNEY JR sings in it ! we have to say that he 's not just a good actor. he is a VERY GOOD SINGER too !!! the other songs are pretty cool too !