Love Actually

Love Actually

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The über-romantic comedy Love Actually has an über-romantic comedy soundtrack to match, collecting love songs old and new as well as sassy and empowering tunes. Kelly Clarkson's "The Trouble With Love Is" manages to be romantic, sassy, and empowering all at once, with her vocals reflecting their urban ballad surroundings. AnSee more details below

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The über-romantic comedy Love Actually has an über-romantic comedy soundtrack to match, collecting love songs old and new as well as sassy and empowering tunes. Kelly Clarkson's "The Trouble With Love Is" manages to be romantic, sassy, and empowering all at once, with her vocals reflecting their urban ballad surroundings. An emphasis on songs from British artists, such as Sugababes' "Too Lost in You" and Texas' "I'll See It Through" keep the soundtrack from becoming too predictable. Even the older songs that appear here aren't the usual suspects, although the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" is certainly one of the most romantic songs of the last four decades. This song, along with the Pointer Sisters' "Jump (For My Love)," are both welcome surprises. Lynden David Hall's cover of "All You Need Is Love," however, falls into most of the clichés that surround rom-com music: it's sappy, drawn out, and ends up feeling almost disrespectful of the original song. Similarly, Joni Mitchell's orchestral update of her classic ballad "Both Sides Now" ends up feeling ponderous instead of ethereally lovely. Norah Jones' "Turn Me On" and Eva Cassidy's "Songbird" are archetypal examples of the pretty, understated, slightly too polished ballads that proliferate on this kind of soundtrack. Still, Otis Redding's "White Christmas," included as a bonus track, is almost worth the price of admission. While Love Actually is actually far from a perfect collection of love songs, the soundtrack is pleasant enough that fans of the film will probably enjoy it on its own.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2003
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0828765676021
catalogNumber:
56760

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Tracks

  1. The Trouble With Love Is  - Kelly Clarkson
  2. Here With Me  -  Dido
  3. Sweetest Goodbye/Sunday Morning  -  Maroon 5
  4. Turn Me on  - Norah Jones
  5. Take Me as I Am  -  Sharissa
  6. Songbird  - Eva Cassidy
  7. Wherever You Will Go  -  Calling
  8. Jump (For My Love)  -  Pointer Sisters
  9. Both Sides Now  - Joni Mitchell
  10. All You Need Is Love  - Lynden David Hall
  11. God Only Knows  -  Beach Boys
  12. I'll See It Through  -  Texas
  13. Too Lost in You  -  Sugababes
  14. Glasgow Love Theme  - Craig Armstrong
  15. White Christmas  - Otis Redding
  16. Christmas Is All Around  - Billy Mack
  17. All I Want for Christmas Is You  - Olivia Olson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Ferrera   Drums
Carl Sturken   Drums,Keyboards
Brian Higgins   Keyboards
Tim Powell   Keyboards
Bill Nighy   Track Performer
Cecilia Weston   Conductor
Olivia Olson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Steve Cropper   Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer,Producer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Christine McVie   Composer
Marc Tanner   Producer
Evan Rogers   Composer,Producer
Miracles   Producer,Engineer
Craig Armstrong   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Andy Bradfield   Programming,Producer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Guy Chambers   Composer
Ross Cullum   Producer,Engineer
Dido   Producer
Marc Greene   Engineer
Chris Hughes   Producer,Engineer
Larry Klein   Producer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Steve Mitchell   Composer
Jay Newland   Producer,Engineer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Reg Presley   Composer
Marti Sharron   Composer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Gary Skardina   Composer
Paul Statham   Composer,Programming
Carl Sturken   Composer,Programming,Producer
David Thoener   Engineer
Peter Vitesse   Programming
Matt Wallace   Producer
D. Warren   Composer
Diane Warren   Vocal Producer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Jack Clark   Engineer
P. Angel Gabriel   Composer
Pascal Gabriel   Programming
Mike Landolt   Engineer
Kent Wood   Engineer
Eva Cassidy   Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Rob Kirwan   Engineer
Chris Biondo   Producer
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Ash Howes   Engineer
Brian Higgins   Programming
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Hemberger   Engineer
Rob Dougan   Programming,Producer
Serge Tsai   Engineer
Tim Powell   Programming
James Sanger   Programming
J.D. Andrew   Engineer
J. Valentine   Composer
Johnny Mac   Producer
Tony Asher   Composer
Norah Jones   Producer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Alex Band   Composer
Aaron Kamin   Composer
Yoad Nevo   Programming,Producer
Nick Angel   Executive Producer
Sedeck   Producer
Tim Laracombe   Programming
Duncan Kenworthy   Executive Producer
Projex   Producer
Jon Shave   Programming
Wizardz of Oz   Vocal Engineer
Richard Curtis   Director,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Tim Young   Mastering

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