Love Actually [Bonus Tracks #1]

Love Actually [Bonus Tracks #1]

CD(German Import)

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The über-romantic comedy Love Actually has an über-romantic comedy soundtrack to match, collecting love songs old and new as well as sassy and empowering tunes. Kelly Clarkson's "The Trouble with Love Is" manages to be romantic, sassy, and empowering all at once, with her vocals reflecting their urban ballad surroundings. An emphasis on songs from British and Scottish artists, such as Sugababes' "Too Lost in You" and Texas' "I'll See It Through" keep the soundtrack from becoming too predictable. Even the older songs that appear here aren't the usual suspects, although the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" is certainly one of the most romantic songs of the last four decades. This song, along with the Pointer Sisters' "Jump (For My Love)," are both welcome surprises. Lynden David Hall's cover of "All You Need Is Love," however, falls into most of the clichés that surround rom-com music: it's sappy, drawn out, and ends up feeling almost disrespectful of the original song. Similarly, Joni Mitchell's cover of "Both Sides Now" ends up feeling ponderous instead of ethereally lovely. Norah Jones' "Turn Me On" and Eva Cassidy's "Songbird" are archetypal examples of the pretty, understated, slightly too polished ballads that proliferate on this kind of soundtrack. Still, Otis Redding's "White Christmas," included as a bonus track, is almost worth the price of admission. While Love Actually is actually far from a perfect collection of love songs, the soundtrack is pleasant enough that fans of the film will probably enjoy it on its own. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498140338
catalogNumber: 903625
Rank: 201451

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Greg Bone   Guitar
Georgia Boyd   Viola
Nick Coler   Guitar
Greg Lawson   Violin
London Session Orchestra   Strings
John Themis   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar
Gavyn Wright   Lead
Derrick Taylor   Bass Guitar
Karl Van Den Bossche   Percussion
Brian Higgins   Keyboards
Shawn Lee   Guitar
Tim Powell   Keyboards
Prague Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dylan Howe   Drums
Paul Theo Noble   Guitar
Bill Nighy   Track Performer
Cecilia Weston   Conductor
Cheryl Crockett   Violin
Laura Ghiro   Violin
Jonathan Shorten   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Steve Cropper   Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
Evan Rogers   Composer,Producer
Craig Armstrong   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Andy Bradfield   Programming,Producer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Ross Cullum   Producer,Engineer
Dido   Producer
Chris Hughes   Producer,Engineer
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Steve Mitchell   Composer
Jay Newland   Producer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Reg Presley   Composer,Adaptation
Marti Sharron   Composer
Paul Statham   Composer,Programming
Carl Sturken   Composer,Producer
Diane Warren   Composer,Vocal Producer
Gavyn Wright   String Conductor
Jack Clark   Engineer
P. Angel Gabriel   Composer
Pascal Gabriel   Programming
Mike Landolt   Engineer
Adam Levine   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Rob Kirwan   Engineer
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Ash Howes   Engineer
Brian Higgins   Programming
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Hemberger   Engineer
Rob Dougan   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Tim Powell   Programming
James Sanger   Programming
J.D. Andrew   Engineer
Johnny Mac   Producer
Norah Jones   Producer
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Yoad Nevo   Programming,Producer
Duncan Kenworthy   Executive Producer
Jon Shave   Programming
Richard Curtis   Executive Producer
Jonathan Shorten   Producer,Pro-Tools
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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