Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. The drab orchestrations offer tepid schmaltz, not romance. [Dec 2002, p.112]
  2. 20
    Though The Great American Songbook is bad, it's not shamefully bad--if only because it's too tasteful to risk sinking that low. [#11, p.143]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. AlvaroG.
    May 4, 2008
    Why so bad ratings??? the whole series of The Great American Songbook are great!!
  2. MistyC
    Oct 30, 2006
    I LOVE this CD along with ALL of Rods others. Only being 24 I hadn't listened to this type of music before thanks Rod.
  3. GiuseppeR
    Jul 7, 2006
    A particular voice for some of the best songs of the last century. A great interpretation with very good arrangements. The official critics didn't appreciate this CD because it is too easy to love it. It's difficult to tire to listen to it. You wish to dance, to sing, to beat time. What else is the music? Full Review »