Bridget Jones's Diary [Import]

Bridget Jones's Diary [Import]

     
 

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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

Overview

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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0731454879521
catalogNumber:
548795

Tracks

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
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
Roger Wilkie   Violin
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
Carl Hergesell   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Dylan Howe   Drums
David Revelli   Drums
Keith Schreiner   Drums,Synthesizer Bass
David Stewart   Keyboards,Bass Trombone
Paul Theo Noble   Guitar
Gary Nuttall   Background Vocals
Chris Shamrock   Drums
Robin Olsen   Violin
Maria Lawson   Background Vocals
Thomas Diener   Viola
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
Scott Campbell   Engineer
Guy Chambers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
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
Stephen Lipson   Programming,Producer
Steve Lowery   Engineer
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
Dorothy Overstreet   Composer
Tom Jenkins   Engineer
Dean Baskerville   Engineer
Alan Pell   Executive Producer
Jason Hazeley   String Arrangements
Nick Ingham   String Arrangements
Ed Chadwick   Engineer
Perry Montague-Mason   Orchestra Leader

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