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Charlie's Angels
     

Charlie's Angels

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The TV-show-to-feature-film trend continues unabated with the film version of Charlie's Angels, the wildly popular '70s series about three female private investigators with great moves and an unseen boss named Charlie. The movie's soundtrack assembles a cluster of lightweight pop, soul, and R&B songs from three decades. Included are Leo

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The TV-show-to-feature-film trend continues unabated with the film version of Charlie's Angels, the wildly popular '70s series about three female private investigators with great moves and an unseen boss named Charlie. The movie's soundtrack assembles a cluster of lightweight pop, soul, and R&B songs from three decades. Included are Leo Sayer's high-pitched "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Spandau Ballet's early-'80s gem "True," Sir Mix-a-Lot's amusing "Baby Got Back," and Deee-Lite's deee-lightful "Groove Is in the Heart." Comedian Tom Green even lends a droll intro to "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)." For those who prefer to rock a bit harder, the album throws in Heart's angry "Barracuda," Aerosmith's "Angel's Eye," and Fatboy Slim's "Ya Mama." R&B vocal quartet Destiny's Child opens the album with their soulful, self-assured "Independent Women, Part I," which is a more appropriate theme for this trio of willful women than the piercing "Charlie's Angels 2000," Apollo Four Forty's attempt at updating the stylish TV show theme. With its keen balance of styles and smart song selection, Charlie's Angels is a clever accompaniment for a tale of three clever gals.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Charlie's Angels ran on television between 1976 and 1981, and several of the 15 songs that make up this "music from the motion picture" soundtrack could have been heard during its tenure, including Leo Sayer's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Heart's "Barracuda," the Vapors' "Turning Japanese," and Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up, Part I." Others, such as Tavares' "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" and Aerosmith's "Angel's Eye," seem to have been included for the use of the word "angel." But there is no rhyme or reason to the choices on this collection, at least on strictly aural grounds. In the film, such oldies as Looking Glass' "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" and Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" are integrated into the action (it helps that the movie was the first feature by a video director), but on disc their inclusion makes no apparent sense. Among the new tracks, there are two typical efforts from Destiny's Child, electronic dance assemblages by Fatboy Slim and Apollo Four Forty, Caviar's half cha-cha, half hard rock "Tangerine Speedo," and the Aerosmith song, which is as close to heavy metal as the veteran band has ever come. Movie fans who enjoy the movie and associate the songs with scenes in the film may enjoy this album; to anyone else, it is liable to seem like a pointless hodgepodge of unrelated material.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972417424
catalogNumber:
724174

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mix-A-Lot   Track Performer
Aerosmith   Track Performer
Deee-Lite   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Heart   Track Performer
Leo Sayer   Track Performer
Tavares   Track Performer
Vapors   Track Performer
Apollo 440   Track Performer
Spandau Ballet   Track Performer
Looking Glass   Track Performer
Destiny's Child   Track Performer
Beyoncé   Vocals
Caviar   Track Performer
Tom Green   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mix-A-Lot   Composer
Deee-Lite   Composer
Richard Chycki   Engineer
Marti Frederiksen   Producer,Engineer
Steven Tyler   Producer
Fatboy Slim   Producer
Poke   Producer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Dan Workman   Engineer
McG   Executive Producer
Andy Gerber   Producer
Beyoncé   Producer
Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier   Composer
Mathew Knowles   Producer
Tone   Producer
Johnny K   Producer
Errol "Poppi" McCalla   Producer
J. Perry   Producer

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Charlie's Angels 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album deserves a top spot. It has a extraordinary variety of tunes. You never know what to expect next. You definitely can't get tired of this album with so many different sounds coming at ya. Undeniably one of the best ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was working out to Baby Got Back,Heaven Must be Missing an Angel, Angel Eye and Ya Mama and Charlies Angels 2000 was outrageously loud and rockin'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song Independent Woman because that is what I am, and Independent women rule! Guys know it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Destiny's Child, once again comes out with a interesting, catchy, stylish album. Their hit single, ''independent women'' is featured in the hit movie ''Charlie's Angels''. Their songs portray their own creative style and most of their songs relate to their own personal experiences. The way they write about modern life problems can give their fans something to relate to. When you listen to their songs, especially on the newer album you can feel the atmosphere and mood of their writing.