Love Actually

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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: 828765676021
  • Catalog Number: 56760
  • Sales rank: 3,361

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Trouble With Love Is - Kelly Clarkson (3:42)
  2. 2 Here With Me - Dido (4:15)
  3. 3 Sweetest Goodbye/Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 (5:46)
  4. 4 Turn Me on - Norah Jones (2:34)
  5. 5 Take Me as I Am - Sharissa (4:18)
  6. 6 Songbird - Eva Cassidy (3:45)
  7. 7 Wherever You Will Go - The Calling (3:29)
  8. 8 Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters (4:23)
  9. 9 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (5:46)
  10. 10 All You Need Is Love - Lynden David Hall (3:30)
  11. 11 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (2:54)
  12. 12 I'll See It Through - Texas (4:05)
  13. 13 Too Lost in You - Sugababes (4:13)
  14. 14 Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong (2:05)
  15. 15 White Christmas - Otis Redding (3:07)
  16. 16 Christmas Is All Around - Billy Mack (3:50)
  17. 17 All I Want for Christmas Is You - Olivia Olson (3:27)
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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
The 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
Al 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    I am a huge fan of movie soundtracks, but this is by far my favorite! The entire cd is an excellent mix of Christmas and non-Christmas songs, perfect for anytime of the year. I sometimes find myself craving the music from this soundtrack. Eva Cassidy, Dido, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, The Calling, Olivia Olsen, it's just incredible! My only regret is that not more of the score is on it. The movie itself is one of my favorites as well, and always is the first one I reach for when I need a pick-me-up. Definitely get this movie and it's soundtrack!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great songs for a great movie

    Want to get into the mood for Christmas? Listen to this soundtrack, it's fun and bouncy and has some great talent on it. Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Dido, they all have wonderful selections but the biggest surprise is Olivia Olson, the little girl with the big voice who does "All I Want For Christmas." This is a wonderful movie, run out and buy the soundtrack as soon as you see it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love Actually is good.

    Love Actually has very good artists performing a variety of music.<BR/>Very entertaining-very much worth purchasing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Second Favorite CD of All Time

    This is one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard in my life. It is my second favorite CD next to Jewel "Pieces of You." If you enjoyed this movie, you will love the soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Non-Christmas Christmas Music

    It's really amazing to me how music that has nothing to do with Christmas can make me feel the same way that normal Christmas music can. Love Actually is filled with Christmas music, but also has many other tracks that normally would have nothing to do with Christmas. This is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite albums of all time. If you love British humor and Christmas WATCH THIS MOVIE and you'll see what i mean about the non-Christmas music having the same effect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An excellent soundtrack companion to the film

    What's remarkable about this soundtrack is that each song included evokes the same emotion that its corresponding scene in the film did. Its mix of classic rock and pop is refreshing, Kelly Clarkson, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Sugababes, Texas and Dido make an excellent ensemble. Eva Cassidy's Songbird is touching and poignant, The Pointer Sisters' Jump (for My Love) is a perfectly chosen piece for the film, and Lynden David Hall's All You Need is Love is entertaining. Despite its minor failings (not nearly enough score pieces and too few Christmas songs), this is an excellent soundtrack. The bonus tracks alone are worth the cost of the CD, including "Billy Mack's" (Bill Nighy from the film) Christmas is All Around, Otis Redding's White Christmas and the incredibly talented pre-teen Olivia Olson's All I Want for Christmas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All I want for Christmas...is this cd

    This is an awesome cd from an awesome movie. I highly reccommend it to anyone with heart

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    Posted February 12, 2009

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