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Bridget Jones's Diary

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
When she published Bridget Jones's Diary in the mid-'90s, budding British writer Helen Fielding not only stumbled on a blockbuster of a novel, she also created a thirtysomething every woman character whose obsessions with men, her weight, and her various inadequacies touched a real nerve with female folks all over the globe. So it's no surprise to finding this engaging story up on the big screen with Renée Zellweger as Bridget, accompanied by a punchy, ladies-only soundtrack -- the exception being Brit pop star Robbie Williams, who offers a rousing, big-band style take on the Sinatra classic "Have You Met Miss Jones" and the lightly romantic original "Not of This ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
When she published Bridget Jones's Diary in the mid-'90s, budding British writer Helen Fielding not only stumbled on a blockbuster of a novel, she also created a thirtysomething every woman character whose obsessions with men, her weight, and her various inadequacies touched a real nerve with female folks all over the globe. So it's no surprise to finding this engaging story up on the big screen with Renée Zellweger as Bridget, accompanied by a punchy, ladies-only soundtrack -- the exception being Brit pop star Robbie Williams, who offers a rousing, big-band style take on the Sinatra classic "Have You Met Miss Jones" and the lightly romantic original "Not of This Earth." The rest of the tracks focus on some of today's most commanding female singers, including Grammy winner Shelby Lynne the booming new "Killin' Kind" and the previously released "Dreamsome", Sheryl Crow the rousing new track "Kiss That Girl", and Tracy Bonham, whose "Just Perfect" has an Aimee Mann-like lilt. Elsewhere, onetime Spice Girl Geri Halliwell shakes her groove thang on a cover of the Weathergirls' hit "It's Raining Men" and Australian-born singer Jamie O'Neal sheds her country leanings on a version of Eric Carmen's '70s power ballad "All By Myself." Rounding out this addictive disc are a couple of vintage tracks from the '70s -- Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye's soulful duet "Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart" and Chaka Khan's insanely appropriate disco tune "I'm Every Woman" -- and one track's worth of score material from Scottish composer/actor Patrick Doyle. And to up the Bridgetness quotient, the disc is also enhanced to include a "Bridget-o-Meter" a self-graded quiz; half of the first chapter of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; and links to a web site that includes an author biography, photos from the film, and notes on the artists.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731454879729
  • Catalog Number: 548797
  • Sales rank: 59,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Killin' Kind - Shelby Lynne (4:41)
  2. 2 Kiss That Girl - Sheryl Crow (3:15)
  3. 3 Love - Rosey (3:33)
  4. 4 Have You Met Miss Jones? - Robbie Williams (2:33)
  5. 5 All By Myself - Jamie O'Neal (4:49)
  6. 6 Just Perfect - Tracy Bonham (4:48)
  7. 7 Dreamsome - Shelby Lynne (4:12)
  8. 8 Not of This Earth - Robbie Williams (4:42)
  9. 9 Out of Reach - Gabrielle (3:15)
  10. 10 Someone Like You - Dina Carroll (3:22)
  11. 11 It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell (4:14)
  12. 12 Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) - Diana Ross (2:52)
  13. 13 I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan (4:07)
  14. 14 Pretender Got My Heart - Alisha's Attic (4:06)
  15. 15 It's Only a Diary - Patrick Doyle (6:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shelby Lynne Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Diana Ross Track Performer
Dina Carroll Track Performer
Chaka Khan Track Performer
Tracy Bonham Track Performer
Alisha's Attic Track Performer
Robbie Williams Track Performer
Geri Halliwell Track Performer
James Shearman Conductor
Dominic Kelly Oboe
Technical Credits
Paul Jabara Composer
Steve Power Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Gene Page Arranger
Paul Shaffer Composer
Sheryl Crow Producer
Glen Ballard Producer
Bill Bottrell Producer
Scott Campbell Engineer
Guy Chambers Producer
Hal Davis Producer
John Kelton Engineer
Steve Lipson Producer
Steve Lowery Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer
George Marino Mastering
Mike Melnick Engineer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Keith Stegall Producer
Jeff Trott Producer
Johnathan Shorten Producer
Tracy Bonham Composer
Patrick Doyle Orchestration
Kathy Nelson Executive Soundtrack Producer
Maggie Rodford Score Producer
Lawrence Ashmore Orchestration
Nick Wollage Engineer
James Shearman Orchestration
John Bell Orchestration
Justin Fraser Engineer
Fionn Ó Lochlainn Producer
Dean Baskerville Engineer
Alan Pell Executive Soundtrack Producer
Rachel Levy Producer
Nick Angel Executive Soundtrack Producer
Darryl Swan Composer, Producer, Engineer
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra Leader
Pat Doyle Composer
Annie Balliro Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NICE BUT, MISLEADING. NOT THE SOUNDTRACK

    This is not the soundtrack for the film. But it's nice. Just be aware.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack

    This is an excellent CD. I really enjoyed it. However I was a little disappointed because a few of the songs are not the same as the movie. I found them on an import copy. The only way to get them is to go to other sites online. This second CD has all the songs and a few more. Good choice is to buy both.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack

    Love the Cd. But what happened to the fun song that is playing when Bridget is grocery shopping on her birthday? It starts out: ''I feel fantastic....'' Does anyone know who sings that? It's really fun and upbeat. But the Gabrielle song is really great. Really beautiful. The whole CD is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome soundtrack!

    One of the most lovely, heartwarming and romantic soundtracks I've listened...a perfect gift for christmas or valentines...Don't miss the show!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Patrick Doyle

    ''It's Only A Diary'' by Patrick Doyle is beautiful ... the melody is lovely orchestrated in the most pleasant tempo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Girl Power

    Feminist music for all moods!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    It's a great CD. I loved the movie and love the soundtrack too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Somebody Like Van

    Great songs but what happened to Van Morrision's ''Somebody Like You''? He sings it in the movie but someone else does it on the CD.

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    Posted January 6, 2011

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