Safe Haven

Safe Haven


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The soundtrack for director Lasse Hallstrom's film adaptation of The Notebook-scribe Nicholas Sparks' romantic drama/thriller Safe Haven features 11 appropriately amorous, sentimental, bittersweet, and/or heartbroken songs (most of which are carefully fingerpicked) along with one selection ("Canoeing [Katie and Alex's Theme]") from the original score, which was composed by Deborah Lurie (Mozart and the Whale, Dear John, 9). Opening track "We Both Know," which was written specifically for the film and capably performed by Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw, is a perfectly executed yet ultimately forgettable exercise in country-pop power balladry that aims for the seats, sails on by them, and then just keeps on going, orbiting the "songosphere" (that's where songwriters get all of their stuff) in the hope that some of its parts can one day be refitted into something beautiful and true, or at the very least regionally popular. Elsewhere, two singer/songwriters, Englishman Ben Howard and Irishman Gareth Dunlop, provide the soundtrack with a pair of roguish yet reliably self-reflective numbers in "Keep Your Head Up" and "Wrap Your Arms Around Me," respectively, while Brandi Carlile offers up a lovely pared-down strings mix of "Heart's Content" and earthy folk crooner Amos Lee provides the soulful "Violin" from his 2011 LP Mission Bell.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2013
Label: Republic
UPC: 0854727002775
catalogNumber: 1806002
Rank: 86653

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Technical Credits

Dar Williams   Composer
Rob Hyman   Composer
Jacob Smith   Composer
Happy Walters   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Bob Bowen   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Gavin DeGraw   Composer
Christine Bergren   Soundtrack Music Clearance
Deborah Lurie   Composer
Jason Markey   Executive Soundtrack Producer
David Hodges   Composer
Schuyler Fisk   Composer
Brandi Carlile   Composer
Tristan Prettyman   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Ben Howard   Composer
Nathan Chapman   Composer
Colbie Caillat   Composer
Jordan Butcher   Art Direction
Sara Haze   Composer
Dalia Franco   Soundtrack Music Clearance
Ryan Kavanaugh   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Ryan Boldt   Composer
Marty Bowen   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Ryan Massaro   Composer
Gareth Dunlop   Composer
Timothy Hanseroth   Composer
Tim Myers   Composer
Wyck Godfrey   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Steven S. Miller   Composer
Phillip John Hanseroth   Composer

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