Various Artists: The Envelope Please … Academy Award Winning Songs (1996)

academy award winning songs

By Scott Goldfine

Every Oscar-winning song, from 1934’s “The Continental” to 1993’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” is included on the new five-volume series, “The Envelope Please … Academy Award Winning Songs.” Most of the original artists are represented on a collection that features some great compositions, but also plenty of duds that underscore the Academy’s conservatism.

Exceptional liner notes are a big plus.

GRADE: B

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