Tom Sinclair
June 16, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Theme From Shaft

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Isaac Hayes
Producers
Arista, La Face
genre
Reissues

We gave it an A

Talk about faithful. Though Isaac Hayes has rerecorded his 1971 classic ‘‘Theme from Shaft,” he hasn’t revamped it; the differences between this and the original are so slight as to be all but theoretical. You won’t find any guest rappers or trendy musical deconstruction here — just a virtual Xerox of an oldie that was a bad mother to begin with. Like the man said, ”Right on.” A

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