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All Music Guide - Brad Kohlenstein
Based on the comic best-seller, Bridget Jones's Diary documents a year in the life of an unmarried 30-something publisher. She searches for love, self-confidence, and a slimmer waistline in a struggle to become the "perfect modern woman." The resulting soundtrack assembles a cavalry of strong female artists. Chaka Khan's dance anthem "I'm Every Woman" feels like the centerpiece for this collection that includes new music from Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynn, and Tracy Bonham. Aside from score composer Patrick Doyle, the only boys invited to play here are British heartthrob Robbie Williams and Marvin Gaye, who shares his space with Diana Ross on their Motown classic, "Stop, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brad Kohlenstein
Based on the comic best-seller, Bridget Jones's Diary documents a year in the life of an unmarried 30-something publisher. She searches for love, self-confidence, and a slimmer waistline in a struggle to become the "perfect modern woman." The resulting soundtrack assembles a cavalry of strong female artists. Chaka Khan's dance anthem "I'm Every Woman" feels like the centerpiece for this collection that includes new music from Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynn, and Tracy Bonham. Aside from score composer Patrick Doyle, the only boys invited to play here are British heartthrob Robbie Williams and Marvin Gaye, who shares his space with Diana Ross on their Motown classic, "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)." Williams appears twice and offers one of the many remakes on the album, a charming version of Frank Sinatra's "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Other covers include a just-as-sappy rendition of Eric Carmen's "All by Myself" and a smooth R&B take on Van Morrison's "Someone Like You." Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell contributes a catchy but slightly painful version of "It's Raining Men," while some of the album's more interesting tracks come from its lesser-known artists. Popular U.K. acts Gabrielle and Alisha's Attic deliver distinctive ballads, and promising New Yorker Rosey brands her own form of bluesy pop
ock on "Love." Despite several edgy performers, the collection has an easy listening feel. It lacks the feel-good hits common to successful soundtracks and may have been well served to trade in some of the sentiment for a little more fun. However, each selection feels right for the film. The album is nostalgic while still in vogue, full of both kitsch and ardor, just like any romantic comedy should be. [Mercury's 2008 edition featured alternate cover art and one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 731454879521
  • Catalog Number: 548795
  • Sales rank: 146,948

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Out of Reach - Gabrielle (3:16)
  2. 2 Respect - Aretha Franklin (2:22)
  3. 3 It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell (4:11)
  4. 4 Have You Met Miss Jones? - Robbie Williams (2:31)
  5. 5 I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan (4:04)
  6. 6 Kiss That Girl - Sheryl Crow (3:13)
  7. 7 Killin' Kind - Shelby Lynne (4:36)
  8. 8 Someone Like You - Dina Carroll (3:22)
  9. 9 Not of This Earth - Robbie Williams (4:41)
  10. 10 Love - Rosey (3:38)
  11. 11 Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) - Diana Ross (2:50)
  12. 12 Dreamsone - Shelby Lynne (4:12)
  13. 13 It's Only a Diary - Patrick Doyle (4:24)
  14. 14 Pretender Got My Heart - Alisha's Attic (4:06)
  15. 15 All by Myself - Jamie O'Neal (4:35)
  16. 16 Ring, Ring, Ring - Aaron Soul (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sheryl Crow Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gary Prim Synthesizer
John Barclay Trumpet
Eddie Bayers Drums
Dave Bishop Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Stuart Brooks Trumpet
Guy Chambers Keyboards
Mathew Cooker Celli
Mitch Dalton Electric Guitar
Andy Duncan Percussion
Claudia Fontaine Background Vocals
Simon Gardner Trumpet
Julie Gigante Violin
Jerry Hey Conductor
Paula Hochhalter Celli
Roland Kato Viola
John Kelton Bass, Piano
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar
The London Session Orchestra Strings, Performing Ensemble
Andrew MacKintosh Alto Saxophone
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Bill Payne Hammond Organ
Ralph Salmins Drums
J. Neil Sidwell Trombone
Steve Sidwell Trumpet, Conductor
Beverley Skeete Background Vocals
Paul Spong Trumpet
Philip Todd Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Trott Bass, Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Margaret Wooten Violin
Gavyn Wright Leader, Concert Master
Dave Arch Piano
Yolanda Charles Bass Guitar
Johnathan Shorten Keyboards
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Andy Caine Background Vocals
Derrick Taylor Bass Guitar
Natalie Leggett Violin
Mike Elizondo Bass
Anthony Kerr Vibes
Craig Young Bass, Drums
Harriet Roberts Background Vocals
James Shearman Conductor
Iain Dixon Alto Saxophone
Dave Rainger Guitar
Dave Stewart Keyboards, Bass Trombone
Carl Hergesell Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Thomas Dienner Viola
Dylan Howe Drums
David Revelli Drums
Keith Schreiner Drums, Synthesizer Bass
Paul Theo Noble Guitar
Gary Nuttall Background Vocals
Chris Shamrock Drums
Roger Wilke Violin
Robin Olsen Violin
Maria Lawson Background Vocals
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Neil Taylor Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Shelby Lynne Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Paul Jabara Composer
Steve Power Producer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Peter Collins Producer
Gene Page Arranger
Sheryl Crow Composer, Producer
Nick Ashford Composer
Glen Ballard Producer
Thom Bell Composer
John Brough Engineer
Jim Brumby Engineer, Digital Editing
Scott Campbell Engineer
Guy Chambers Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Tony Cousins Mastering
Linda Creed Composer
Hal Davis Producer
Andy Duncan Programming, drum programming
Lorenz Hart Composer
Jerry Hey String Arrangements
Nick Ingman Orchestration
Jay Joyce Composer
John Kelton Engineer
Steve Lipson Programming, Producer
Steve Lowery Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Arif Mardin Producer
Mike Melnick Engineer
Van Morrison Composer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Paul Schaffer Composer
Steve Sidwell Arranger
Valerie Simpson Composer
Keith Stegall Producer
Daryle Swann Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jeff Trott Producer
Rosey Composer
Johnathan Shorten Composer, Producer
Robbie Williams Composer
Maggie Rodford Score Producer
Lawrence Ashmore Orchestration
Mark Cross Producer
Nick Wollage Engineer
Craig Young Programming
Bill Botrell Producer
Iain Roberton Engineer
James Shearman Orchestration
Richard Flack Digital Editing
Dorothy Overstreet Composer
Tom Jenkins Engineer
Dean Baskerville Engineer
Alan Pell Executive Producer
Jason Hazeley String Arrangements
Keith Schreiner Digital Editing
Nick Ingham String Arrangements
Ed Chadwick Engineer
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra Leader
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