Notting Hill

Notting Hill

CD(German Import)

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You might expect the NOTTING HILL movie-soundtrack combo to be just another romantic comedy package, with dazzling hooks and shimmering melodies made to match Julia Roberts's 100-watt smile. But this collection of songs goes one better. Of course, wherever there's a "troubled" love story, there's bound to be sappy ballads -- like Boyzone's "No Matter What" and Boyzone boy Ronan Keating's solo outing, "When You Say Nothing at All" -- but there's also a little soul, courtesy of Al Green, Bill Withers, and the Lighthouse Family, who deliver their own funky spin on Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine." The setting of the film, a quaint London neighborhood, renders the country influence on the soundtrack a bit surprising, but nonetheless, Shania Twain lays down her polished twang, Steve Poltz emotes like a countrified Duncan Sheik, and R&B boyz 98 Degrees transform Mark Willis's hit "I Do (Cherish You)" into a sleek love song. Overall, this album may not be A-list, but taken one at a time, most of these songs pass the test.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731454642828
catalogNumber: 674488

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Costello   Track Performer
Spencer Davis Group   Track Performer
Green   Track Performer
Bill Withers   Track Performer
Shania Twain   Track Performer
Trevor Jones   Track Performer
Lighthouse Family   Track Performer
Boyzone   Track Performer
98°   Track Performer
Steve Poltz   Track Performer
Ronan Keating   Track Performer
Another Level   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bill Withers   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer

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