Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer (1980)

Neil Diamond,The Jazz Singer,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,317198

The Jazz Singer is a 1980 American musical remake of the 1927 classic The Jazz Singer. It starred Neil Diamond, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Lucie Arnaz and was co-directed by Richard Fleischer and Sidney J Furie.

The film received mixed reviews and is often considered a flop ($27 million in grosses), even though it made more money at the box office than other contemporary films which became eventual Academy Award nominees such as Raging Bull ($22 million), The Elephant Man ,American Gigolo or Tess. Diamond earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor although he was given the Razzie Award for the Worst Actor. The soundtrack was enormously successful, eventually reaching multi-platinum status and becoming Diamond's most successful album to date. It resulted in three hit songs, "America", "Love On the Rocks" and "Hello Again".