A Star is Born: a review

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An immediate hit, A Star Is Born, the fourth remake of the 1937 film, debuted in early October and featured vocals and actors from stars such as Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and music co-produced by Lukas Nelson, son of legend Willie Nelson. Within the first week of release, the album accompanying the film topped the Billboard 200 and continues to make sales in the Apple Store.

The soundtrack was filled with the instant hits that were featured in the drama directed by Bradley Cooper, as well as the short transitional clips of dialog blending track together flawlessly. A Star Is Born offers an eclectic variety of music ranging over the span of many genres, including Pop, Alternative, Country, and a more classical style as to grab the attention of all who listen.

The clips sound the conversations of Ally and Jackson, the two main characters as well as conversations between others, filling the listener in with the major plots of the movie, allowing for a story to be told without it being watched. As per request of Lady Gaga, most songs were recorded live on set, making the clips of dialog clips a necessity for an album to be as successful with its plot and transitions as it was.

The soundtrack offers an eclectic variety of music ranging over the span of many genres, including Pop, Alternative, Country, and a more classical style as to grab the attention of all who listen.

The transition into songs such as Look What I Found provide a smooth and clean shift to a new feel and emotion that is introduced with each new song. All direction the plot farther into the complex emotions understood in both the film and the dialog clips.

A Star Is Born spans just over 70 minutes tell a story of both love and loss and the journey between the two. The album beautifully evolves with the vocals of the talents Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, an actor who trained for six months for the role.  

With a set of transitional clips and eclectic songs, the full album provides a unique and refreshing take at modern soundtracks, that often are more of a playlist than a true movie accompaniment, and the traditional format of soundtracks to movies.  

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