Among The Best Of The '60s. by filmfactsman (April 20, 2006)
I've owned this soundtrack for decades--first on the Colgems LP label and later on the debut Varese Sarabande CD release in 1990 and I never get tired of listening to it. In fact, it gets better every time I play it! The haunting theme song, "The Look of Love", is stunningly performed by the legendary Dusty Springfield and became a major international hit for her in 1967. The song also brought an Academy Award nomination to its writers Burt Bacharach and Hal David, their third nomination in a row. They would finally win in 1969 with "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". This is one soundtrack that genuinely captures the madcap atmosphere of the Swinging Sixties.