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Big Daddy

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Sheryl Crow covering Guns N' Roses? Yes, and it works, big-time. Replacing the electric roar of the original with a folk-rocking groove that still catches all of GNR's urgency, "Sweet Child o' Mine" as interpreted by the feisty Crow seems destined for hit status all over again. Another unlikely remake on this nicely balanced soundtrack is Everlast and the White Folx's terrific take on Neil Young's weepy hippie classic "Only Love Can Break Your Heart." Here, the laconic E rides a slinky funk groove overlaid with turntable scratching and slide guitars that help make lyrics like "I have a friend I've never seen/ He hides his head inside a dream" go down nice and easy. ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Sheryl Crow covering Guns N' Roses? Yes, and it works, big-time. Replacing the electric roar of the original with a folk-rocking groove that still catches all of GNR's urgency, "Sweet Child o' Mine" as interpreted by the feisty Crow seems destined for hit status all over again. Another unlikely remake on this nicely balanced soundtrack is Everlast and the White Folx's terrific take on Neil Young's weepy hippie classic "Only Love Can Break Your Heart." Here, the laconic E rides a slinky funk groove overlaid with turntable scratching and slide guitars that help make lyrics like "I have a friend I've never seen/ He hides his head inside a dream" go down nice and easy. Shawn Mullin pulls off George Harrison's 1970 hit "What Is Life" with ease, while Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" and Styx's "Babe" add a little pop authenticity. Still, BIG DADDY isn't a just a retro-fest. New tracks from Garbage, Limp Bizkit, Rufus Wainwright, and the Pharcyde keep things pumping with late '90s blood. And for those who can't get enough of the film, there's six Adam Sandler soundbites to get you through the day.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's a rule that a big-budget film needs a soundtrack. Fans will want a souvenir of the film and the soundtrack stands as a good advertisement for the film. That's the case with Big Daddy, a typical hodgpodge of covers, oldies, new cuts and dialouge that either promotes the film or inspires fond memories of it, since it surely doesn't hold up as an album of its own. Instead, it's a series of moments, highlighted by the high-profile covers -- Sheryl Crow's "Sweet Child O' Mine," Everlast & the White Folx's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and Shawn Mullins' "What Is Life." Not that these are the best moments on the album, but they are the tracks that are designed for maximum radio exposure. Of the three, Crow's Americana revamping of Guns N' Roses is the most successful; not that it was necessary, but it is done well. Everlast's reading of Neil Young sounds like "What It's Like" with a stronger melody and pales in comparison to St. Etienne's warped disco/house revamping of the tune and Mullins' cover of Harrison is too faithful. Surprisingly, the real standouts on the record are from Melanie C, whose "Ga Ga" is a truly irresistable piece of pop that suggests she may be the one Spice Girl who has a future outside of the group, and Rufus Wainwright's bubblegum-tinted cover of Seth Swirsky's "Instant Pleasure." Of course, the oldies from Yvonne Elliman "If I Can't Have You", Big Audio Dynamite "Rush", Styx "Babe" and the Pharcyde "Passing Me By" sound as good as they ever have, and they sit will with highlights from recent albums by Garbage "When I Grow Up" and Limp Bizkit "Just Like This", but listening to the album without hearing the movie is distracting. The songs don't really hold together and the dialogue is often inaudible or just not funny without knowing their context in the film the same is true for Tim Herlihy's childrens song parody, "The Kangaroo Song". Fans of the film may find this soundtrack entertaining enough, since it does have its moments, but there's nothing on Big Daddy that really makes the record special.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 9399700067583
  • Catalog Number: 88418
  • Sales rank: 155,166

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (3:49)
  2. 2 When I Grow Up - Garbage (3:21)
  3. 3 Peace Out (0:12)
  4. 4 Just Like This - Limp Bizkit (3:34)
  5. 5 Only Love Can Break Your Heart - The White Folx (2:53)
  6. 6 Ga Ga - Melanie C (3:49)
  7. 7 What Is Life - Shawn Mullins (4:10)
  8. 8 The Kiss (0:17)
  9. 9 Instant Pleasure - Rufus Wainwright (3:40)
  10. 10 Ooh la La - Wise Guys (3:32)
  11. 11 Sid (0:16)
  12. 12 If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman (2:55)
  13. 13 Smelly Kid (0:09)
  14. 14 Passing Me By - The Pharcyde (5:01)
  15. 15 Rush - Big Audio Dynamite (3:07)
  16. 16 Hooters (0:11)
  17. 17 BAbe - Styx (4:23)
  18. 18 Overtime (0:14)
  19. 19 The Kangaroo Song - Tim Herlihy (1:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Audio Dynamite Track Performer
Styx Track Performer
Yvonne Elliman Track Performer
The Pharcyde Track Performer
Sheryl Crow Track Performer
Adam Sandler Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
Shawn Mullins Track Performer
Rufus Wainwright Track Performer
Limp Bizkit Track Performer
Tim Herlihy Track Performer
Wise Guys Track Performer
Allen Covert Track Performer
Melanie C Track Performer
Rob Schneider Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Technical Credits
Brooks Arthur Score Producer
Everlast Producer
Robin Gibb Composer
Izzy Stradlin Composer
Sheryl Crow Producer
Barry Gibb Composer
Steven Adler Composer
Terry Date Producer
Michael Dilbeck Executive Producer
George Drakoulias Producer
Russ Fowler Engineer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Shirley Manson Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Steve Marker Producer
Duff McKagan Composer
Axl Rose Composer
Rick Rubin Producer, Executive Producer
David Schiffman Engineer
Slash Composer
Butch Vig Producer
Adam Sandler Executive Producer
Garbage Producer
Duke Erikson Producer
D. Stewart Composer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
R. Robinson Composer
John Gamble Producer, Engineer
Limp Bizkit Producer
Greg Fidelman Engineer
David Richards Engineer
Dante Ross Producer
Fred Durst Composer
Paul Foley Engineer
Emandu Wilcox Composer
Tré Hardson Composer
Billy Bush Engineer
Wes Borland Composer
J.T. Martinez Composer
Michael Tuller Programming
Geoff Achison Composer
Blumpy Programming
John Otto Composer
Sam Rivers Composer
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