Music Review: ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman could be as big a hit with record buyers as it has been with moviegoers. True, many of the tracks have previously been released. And the album evidences several problems that have plagued other soundtracks—including a lack of cohesion in the absence of the visual context. Still, the music is almost uniformly excellent. Among the high points: “Up Where We Belong,” where Joe Cocker, sounding better than he has in years, duets with Jennifer Warnes; Dire Straits‘s kinetic “Tunnel of Love”; and Sir Douglas Quintet’s sprightly “Be Real.”

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