Bridget Jones's Diary [Bonus Tracks]

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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. [A special edition was released at the same time with four bonus tracks: Alisha's Attic's "Pretender Got My Heart," Jamie O'Neal's "All by Myself," Robbie Craig and the Artful Dodger's "Woman Trouble," and Aaron Soul's "Ring, Ring, Ring"]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2001
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731454879620
  • Catalog Number: 548796
  • Sales rank: 3,888

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 Don't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders (3:46)
  7. 7 Kiss That Girl - Sheryl Crow (3:13)
  8. 8 Killin' Kind - Shelby Lynne (4:36)
  9. 9 Someone Like You - Dina Carroll (3:22)
  10. 10 Not of This Earth @@Robbie Willams (4:41)
  11. 11 Can't Take My Eyes off You - Andy Williams (3:11)
  12. 12 Love - Rosey (3:38)
  13. 13 Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) - Diana Ross (2:50)
  14. 14 Dreamsome - Shelby Lynne (4:12)
  15. 15 It's Only a Diary - Patrick Doyle (4:24)
  16. 16 Pretender Got My Heart - Alisha's Attic (4:06)
  17. 17 All by Myself - Jamie O'Neal (4:35)
  18. 18 Woman Trouble - The Artful Dodger (3:58)
  19. 19 Ring, Ring, Ring @@Aaron Soul (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shelby Lynne Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Diana Ross Track Performer
Sheryl Crow Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gary Prim Synthesizer
Dina Carroll Track Performer
John Barclay Trumpet
Eddie Bayers Drums
Dave Bishop Tenor Saxophone
Jack Brand Violin
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Stuart Brooks Trumpet
Guy Chambers Keyboards
Chaka Khan Track Performer
Mathew Cooker Celli
Mitch Dalton Electric Guitar
Andy Duncan Percussion
Richard Edwards Trombone
Claudia Fontaine Background Vocals
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
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
Andrew MacKintosh Alto Saxophone
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Bill Payne Organ
Marilyn Powell Background Vocals
Ralph Salmins Drums
J. Neil Sidwell Trombone
Steve Sidwell Conductor
Beverley Skeete Background Vocals
Paul Spong Trumpet
Philip Todd Baritone Saxophone
Jeff Trott Bass, Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Margaret Wooten Violin
Gavyn Wright Leader
Dave Arch Piano
Yolanda Charles Bass Guitar
Rosey Track Performer
Johnathan Shorten Keyboards
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Andrew Williams Track Performer
Andy Caine Background Vocals
Mark Lawson Background Vocals
Derrick Taylor Bass Guitar
Alisha's Attic Track Performer
Robbie Williams Track Performer
Sally Burgess Double Bass
Natalie Leggett Violin
Mike Elizondo Bass
Geri Halliwell Track Performer
Anthony Kerr Vibes
Craig Young Bass, Drums
Harriet Roberts Background Vocals
Carlton Carter Background Vocals
James Shearman Conductor
Iain Dixon Alto Saxophone
Dave Rainger Guitar
Dave Stewart Keyboards, Bass Trombone
Carl Hergesell Piano, fender rhodes
Fionn Ó Lochlainn Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Thomas Dienner Viola
Dylan Howe Drums
David Revelli Drums
Dominic Kelly Oboe
Robin Wright Vocals
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Neil Taylor Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul Jabara Composer
Steve Power Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Gene Page Arranger
Paul Shaffer Composer
Sheryl Crow Producer
Bill Bottrell Producer
Jim Brumby Engineer, Digital Editing
Scott Campbell Engineer
Guy Chambers Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Tony Cousins Mastering
Hal Davis Producer
Andy Duncan Programming, drum programming
Jerry Hey String Arrangements
Nick Ingman Orchestration, String Arrangements
Jimmy Iovine Producer
John Kelton Engineer
Steve Lipson Programming, Producer
Arif Mardin Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Steve Sidwell Arranger
Keith Stegall Producer
Guy Thomas Engineer
Jeff Trott Producer
Johnathan Shorten Producer
Patrick Doyle Orchestration
Daniel "Sonny" Norton Engineer
Lawrence Ashmore Orchestration
Nick Wollage Engineer
Craig Young Programming
Iain Roberton Engineer
James Shearman Orchestration
Michael Melnick Engineer
Fionn Ó Lochlainn String Arrangements
Richard Flack Digital Editing
Tom Jenkins Engineer
Dean Baskerville Engineer
Alan Pell Executive Producer
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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Every song on this CD is great to listen to while driving your c

    Every song on this CD is great to listen to while driving your car our cleaning house!
    Even my husband likes the tracks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT SOUNDTRACK FROM MOVIE

    WAS HOPING FOR MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WAS DISAPPOINTED....

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