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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998631120
catalogNumber:
86311

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Album Credits

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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 the soundtrack was even better... I love her single ''Cry''! now I have it on two Cds! hehe. But the movie is totally a chick flick dont rent it for your bf to watch with you unless it is Velentines Day!!!
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
This is a great soundtrack, one every person should own. The Walk to Remember movie is like the best movie ever and The Soundtrack is just as good! Everyone should own both the Movie and the Soundtrack and what is a more better place to buy it then Barnes and Noble!?!?! oH YeAh, and.. ~(::I Love Shane West::)~
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like the mixture of alternative, 70's rock and R&B. I didnt even know that Mandy Moore was an artist when I rented the movie. ( I listen to classical music!) I like music that is uplifting or sings about faith, hope, and love. All of this songs are like that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey i got the movie for my 14 birthday and i watched it with my bf i luved the movie. Shane west and Mandy Moore are great actors. My favorite song is "only hope" and mandy moore sounded like she put her heart into singing the song and making the movie. and i bet it took a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an amazing cd with great songs. I loved the movie and I loved the cd just as much. It has all the songs in the movie which really add to the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie actually introduced me to Switchfoot, the best-band-who-makes-the-best-music-that-I-feel-i'd-die-if-I-don't-hear -it kind of band in the face of the earth.The moment I heard Dare you to move I thought I had to have the CD, or be launched into outer space with a monkey.You and Learning to Breathe are awesome songs, especially Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight.Switchfoot really is amazing, buying all their albums is extremely recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SOUNDTRACKS AND MOVIES THAT I HAVE SEEN IN A REALLY LONG TIME! I ESPECIALLY LOVE ''ONLY HOPE'', BUT THE OTHER SONGS ARE REALLY GREAT TOO! I THINK THE SONGS ARE PERFECT FOR THE MOVIE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Kicked A**!!!!! I Loved Only Hope cuz it can make you happy and sad at the same time!!! I lift my hand and pray for those who havent seen the movie!!! ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm absolutely enamored by this brilliant song. The moment I laid my eyes on Mandy's beauty singing this phenomenal ballad, I knew how ideally symbolic it was for me. This song sings to my soulmate and expresses the entirety of our love. I feel this song was destined for me and my heart. Every day, this song resounds a wonderful melody to my soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Saw the movie and although the theme was cheesy teen romance, it became a favorite with me because the music was great and pulled the total package together. I kept waiting to be disappointed, but was gladly mistaken!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw this movie a few days ago, and I loved it! And the soundtrack is awesome! I definitly recomend it!
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
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
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 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
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!!
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!
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
Anyone who likes this album (or the movie) needs to listen to Switchfoot. They are one of the most powerful bands out there right now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best movie I've EVER seen, saw it twice and bawled my eyes out and LOVED it to death!!!! I am SOOOOOO getting the movie when it comes out!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
BUY IT...NOW!!! ITs sooo good!! ........see the movie too...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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