In 2007, some 16 years after Alan Parker's adaptation of Roddy Doyle's novel turned into a feel-good cult sensation, Universal released a two-disc Deluxe Edition of The Commitments
soundtrack. The first disc contains the original 1991 soundtrack, the second its 1992 sequel The Commitments, Vol. 2
, with the two rounded out with five selections from the group's lead singer Andrew Strong
's 1993 album Strong
. All this music is of a piece -- it's all competent, respectful tribute to classic '60s R&B and soul -- so it makes for a consistent deluxe edition; indeed, for big fans of The Commitments
who don't already own the two soundtracks, this is a nice way to get all of the music at once, if they're so inclined to do so.