This moving soundtrack is from the award-winning movie A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga as the struggling songwriter, Ally, and Bradley Cooper as the famous country music singer, Jackson Maine. It features blues and folk rock, country, pop, rock, piano ballads, and heart-wrenching duets that complement the heartfelt tale of doomed romance.
Bradley Cooper(who knew he could sing?) took on the blues-inflected, country-rock soul of Jackson Maine. The talented Lady Gaga excels in her powerful solos. The progression of songs goes from cover songs when Ally hasn't been discovered yet, to power ballads, to pop-radio songs, and finishes with "I'll Never Love Again."
"Shallow" is a highlight of this soundtrack. Watch Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform it at the 2019 Academy Awards. Lady Gaga won an Oscar for Best Original Song. They both won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Lady Gaga and the other songwriters won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper took the lead in writing their own songs with help from Lukas Nelson and D.J. White Shadow aka Paul Blair.The soundtrack is interspersed with dialogue from the movie which gives perspective.
Besides "Shallow," I especially liked "Always Remember Us This Way," "Is That Alright," "Maybe It's Time," and "I'll Never Love Again."
Listen to A Star is Born Soundtrack (2018) on Hoopla. There is also a version without dialogue.To watch the movie, place a hold on the DVD or Blu-ray.