Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

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In 2002, Mandy Moore took her star power to the big screen for her acting debut in A Walk to Remember, a benign puppy-love tale in the vein of John Hughes's teen classic Pretty in Pink. But don't fret, fans, Mandy hasn't turned her back on the music. Three new tracks are featured on the Walk soundtrack. "Cry" is


In 2002, Mandy Moore took her star power to the big screen for her acting debut in A Walk to Remember, a benign puppy-love tale in the vein of John Hughes's teen classic Pretty in Pink. But don't fret, fans, Mandy hasn't turned her back on the music. Three new tracks are featured on the Walk soundtrack. "Cry" is Moore's best single since her Center Stage soundtrack contribution "I Wanna Be with You" -- she uses the same breathy vocals and simple harmonies over spare guitar and shuffling electronic percussion. The rest of the album is populated by faces familiar from the world of contemporary Christian music. For instance, Switchfoot, a popular alternative-lite CCM band, provide four tracks on the album, including the sweet, soaring "Learning to Breathe." Lead singer Jonathan Foreman also duets with Moore on "Someday We'll Know," reminiscent of Britney Spears' coming-of-age anthem "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman." The cameo by CCM star Rachael Lampa -- whose voice is a ringer for Christina Aguilera's -- on the impressive "If You Believe" even threatens to outshine Moore's contributions. A couple of '70s-inspired numbers, Toploader's faithful cover of the King Harvest classic "Dancin' in the Moonlight" and the New Radicals' "Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough," round out the disc. Meanwhile, the melancholic rock track "No One" from Cold and the neo-punk West, Gould & Fitzgerald track "So What Does It All Mean?" sound a little out of place, but they make this soundtrack more appealing to Moore's core MTV audience, as well as to wistful teens who daydream of living in Walk's innocent world.

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Having the disadvantage of being the third girl in the door of the late-'90s teen pop diva competition, Mandy Moore has had to take a slightly different approach to her career from the paths pursued by her predecessors, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. With radio programmers complaining of a glut of singing bellybuttons, she has moved on several fronts simultaneously, not only turning out the usual dance-pop pap, but also branching out to a VJ stint on MTV and quickly moving into the movies. In 2001, she made her film debut in a supporting role in The Princess Diaries and followed with Bubble Boy. But A Walk to Remember, in which she plays a minister's daughter who falls for a bad boy, is her first starring vehicle. Naturally, its soundtrack album is anchored by her recordings, and though Epic Records may not have planned it that way originally, the release of "Cry" as the first single indicates the label is using the soundtrack to try to reawaken interest in Moore's self-titled 2001 album, a commercial disappointment, on which it appeared originally. Certainly, the singer is trying to distance herself from her competitors on a track like this, which shows her tackling a ballad in a surprisingly thoughtful and mature way. You only need to contrast her approach with that of Rachael Lampa, who throws in all the tired vocal tricks without an ounce of real feeling on "If You Believe," to see the difference. The rest of the album seems to have been divided largely between the moody rock of Jonathan Foreman and his band Switchfoot and the very busy rock of Gregg Alexander (aka New Radicals), though Toploader's trip-hop arrangement of the old King Harvest hit "Dancing in the Moonlight" is a cute idea.

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Performance Credits

Richard Greene   Violin
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Tal Bergman   Drums
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar
David Davidson   Strings,Violin
Schuyler Deale   Bass
Paul Gordon   Piano
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Sam Levine   Flute,Bass Clarinet
Bob Mason   Violin,Cello
Tony Miracle   Keyboards
Peter Mokran   Guitar,Keyboards
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Doug Petty   Keyboards
John Pierce   Bass
Karie Prescott   Viola
Mervyn Warren   Piano
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Peter Hyrka   Strings
Danielle Brisebois   Background Vocals
Switchfoot   Track Performer
Matt Slocum   Strings
Mandy Moore   Track Performer
Toploader   Track Performer
Rachael Lampa   Track Performer
Mary Anne Steinberger   Cello
Jon Foreman   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Charlie Peacock   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard Greene   String Arrangements
Gregg Alexander   Producer
Richie Biggs   Engineer
Tommy Byrnes   Producer
Bill Cooper   Engineer
Alan Douglas   Engineer
George Drakoulias   Producer
Cory Fite   Engineer
Adam Kasper   Producer
Peter Mokran   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Lynn Nichols   Executive Producer
Sandy Pearlman   Producer
Guy Roche   Producer,drum programming
Tony Shepperd   Engineer
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Producer,Engineer
Jess Sutcliffe   Engineer
Mervyn Warren   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,MIDI Programming
Tony Flores   Engineer
Danielle Brisebois   Producer
Shane D. Wilson   Engineer
Rob Beaton   Engineer
Chris Vrenna   Producer,Engineer
Cold   Producer
Pete Karam   Engineer
Matt Slocum   String Arrangements
Tony Bruno   Programming,Producer
New Radicals   Contributor
Hunt Lowry   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Debra Baum   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Dushyant Bhakta   Engineer
Dorian Cheah   drum programming
Denise Di Novi   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Casey La Scala   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jon Leshay   Producer
James Renald   Producer
Adam Shankman   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jeff Jones   Engineer
Shane West   Composer

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A Walk to Remember 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
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This CD is great and I can't wait to see the movie! All the songs on this CD are songs I could easily see going with the movie!!
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Alright, I just saw the movie last night and I think the music is perfect. I liked everyone of the songs, and I highly suggest buying this
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the cd was very good. Even my friends listen to it all the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chick flick along with being a chick soundtrack. But, being as I'm a chick...hehe. This soudtrack is really awsome, Mandy's voice has come a long way since ''Candy'' (god I hated that song) Her voice is very mature and her rendition of the song ''Only Hope'' is absolutely stunning. I greatly enjoy all of these songs. ~mm
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was tempted to buy the soundtrack before i even saw the movie; however, I chose to wait. Now, after seeing the movie (a must see by the way) I'm thoroughly engaged by the soundtrack. The songs are just amazing. Switchfoot delivers awesome and emotional lyrics as does Mandy Moore. You can't help but fall in love with Only Hope (performed by both Mandy and Switchfoot). Dancin' in the Moonlight (performed by Toploader)is so infectious! These songs easily became the soundtrack to my own life. This is a must have for anyone who enjoys songs that make you feel good about life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! The movie was great but the soundtrack makes the movie any better. It might spring a few tears with its love ballads but its alternative songs can leave you bobbing your head!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love her song Hope it really has a great sound to it she is a awsome singer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book, watched the movie and I am desprate to get the soundtrack! It was so cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this soundtrack is great for teens because they can relate to some of the songs that mandy moore sings like Only Hope. The other songs are interesting and express a lot of emotion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was awesome and so is this soundtrack! I am not a big Mandy Moore fan, but this is a great soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this a good musik cd. This has songs from movie and singing mandy the girl. But I think this is 5 stars because it is not good enogh to be one stars. I like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is very good. I'll give a cryptic review that only those who saw the movie will understand. The music on this soundtrack is predominately ''Her people music'', which I find great. The best track on the album is ''Only Hope'' one of the few songs I know that could have two renditions on it and both are great. This song sings like a prayer, which it really is, being the best ''her people's music'' on the album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great movie. i saw it the first day it came out. and many more times after that. my mom thinks to many times. this was a great movie and they picked some really great songs to put on the sound track. i never really liked many before i saw the movie but now i love her. and as for shane west hes not that bad looking either and i love the fact that he has a song on the soundtrack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite soundtrack and one of the best by far. I am a big fan of almost all of the artists on that soundtrack. Switchfoot writes amazing songs w/ great music. They are a very inspiring band and I think they added a lot to the soundtrack. Their song ''Only Hope'' is awesome and hard not to love. I guess the people who did the movie and mandy moore thought the same. Mandy does a good job on the song too. Switchfoot is the best and am so happy that they featured them on the soundtrack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only did I love the movie, the soundtrack rocks. the music has a very lite rock meets pop and metal feel. The love songs are great and you can jam out too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the album! It mixes pop songs with rock songs and I love both. The song by Jonny Was is great and just shows that two musicians can be great actors in a film together. The movie was great and seeing Mandy and Shane cry as if they were really hurt made me remember personal experiences with the same situations. It's the only movie that has ever made me cry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is the best yet. I love it. Mandy Moore is a great actress and a beautiful singer. She's my complete idol. I give this 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I though it was going to be another High School movie but it turned out to be a sweet adventure. A soundtrack to keep for life!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book and i listen to the switchfoot and other songts on the cd. I also saw the movie twice and i love it so much. Shane west is soooo cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie and loved the song''Only Hope'', got the CD for that song and loved the whole cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Walk to Remember is a wonderful, thought provoking movie made only better by the beautiful soundtrack that accompanies it. The songs have a way of floating in the air throughout the day after the first time they are played. Definately recommended. Watch the movie, read the book, and buy the music cd. You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music on this CD is so perfect for the movie. Every single song on here I like. Mandy Moore has a beautiful voice. Shane West can also really write a song. I love him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw the movie yesterday, and I'v watched it like 5 times now! I love Mandy Moore, I think that her and Shane West did a good job together in the movie.The songs ''Cry'' and ''Only Hope'' were really good I think that everyone should have a copy of the movie and the CD! I think that I'm going to read the book next!