Beyond the Sea On record, with no chance to use facial expressions or his body, Kevin Spacey still manages to get across Bobby Darin's loose-limbed grace and powerful… Beyond the Sea On record, with no chance to use facial expressions or his body, Kevin Spacey still manages to get across Bobby Darin's loose-limbed grace and powerful… 2004-11-23 The John Wilson Orchestra Kevin Spacey Soundtracks
Music Review

Beyond the Sea (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 23, 2004; Lead Performances: The John Wilson Orchestra and Kevin Spacey; Genre: Soundtracks

On record, with no chance to use facial expressions or his body, Kevin Spacey still manages to get across Bobby Darin's loose-limbed grace and powerful allure. The actor's singing is more than adequate on this soundtrack from the legendary crooner's biopic Beyond the Sea, and he nails the details: Darin's jam-packed delivery on such up-tempo numbers as ''Hello Young Lovers,'' his blithe swing on hits like ''Splish Splash.'' Backed by John Wilson's 73-piece orchestra, his ordinary voice delivers an extraordinary performance.

 

Originally posted Dec 03, 2004 Published in issue #795 Dec 03, 2004 Order article reprints