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Mr. Deeds
     

Mr. Deeds

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Rock has had its share of odd couples, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a stranger pairing than that of David Bowie and Mr. Deeds star Adam Sandler, who collaborate on a version of the Thin White Duke's classic "Space Oddity," providing this soundtrack set's most ear-grabbing moment. Okay, the boys don't actually duet à la Bowie and Bing Crosby, but Sandler

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Rock has had its share of odd couples, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a stranger pairing than that of David Bowie and Mr. Deeds star Adam Sandler, who collaborate on a version of the Thin White Duke's classic "Space Oddity," providing this soundtrack set's most ear-grabbing moment. Okay, the boys don't actually duet à la Bowie and Bing Crosby, but Sandler does wax typically...well...Sandlerian on a cover of the tune, which leads into Bowie's original. But Mr. Deeds offers more than just a quick hoot, peppering its selection of classic rock hits with just enough new material to hold listeners' interest. Dave Matthews Band check in with "Where Are You Going?," an airy number that's also slated to appear on their upcoming disc, Busted Stuff, and Counting Crows offer up the pulsing "Go to Town." Although the rest of the set consists of songs that have spent plenty of time in heavy rotation on the radio, there's enough variety to keep things interesting -- from the bombastic sweep of Yes's "I've Seen All Good People" to the twisted rock action of Weezer's "Island in the Sun." And with the Bowie-Sandler pairing adding spark, Mr. Deeds has character to spare.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After so many soundtracks filled with music produced for the soundtrack, not the movie, it's kind of refreshing to find that the soundtrack to Adam Sandler's remake of Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town only has three new songs (highlighted by Dave Matthews Band's "Where Are You Going," a song that has the form and feel of a romantic ballad, but no hook), plus two new remixes, which are blended into a bunch of recent hits (Travis' "Sing," Weezer's "Island in the Sun," Trik Turner's "Friends & Family") and a bunch of oldies (Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door," U2's "Sweetest Thing," David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Yes' "I've Seen All Good People"). It doesn't make the album better per se, but that, along with the lack of dialogue snippets, makes it feel a little bit like a throwback to the days when soundtracks were collections of songs that were actually used in the movie. And that's essentially what this is -- perhaps not everything is featured prominently in the film, and maybe it doesn't hold together thematically or stylistically, but it does recall the film itself, which is a welcome rarity in 2002.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636811826
catalogNumber:
68118

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Track Performer
Pete Townshend   Track Performer
Counting Crows   Track Performer
Weezer   Track Performer
Adam Sandler   Vocals
Natalie Imbruglia   Track Performer
Ben Kweller   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Edge   Composer
Bono   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Adam Clayton   Composer
Michael Dilbeck   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Don Gilmore   Producer,Engineer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Ian Stanley   Producer
Rick "Soldier" Will   Remixing
Andy Zulla   Remixing
Carl Glanville   Engineer
Rail Jon Rogut   Pro-Tools
Jane Scarpantoni   String Arrangements
Lit   Arranger,Producer
Stephen Harris   Producer,Engineer
Justin Z. Walden   Producer
Lia Vollack   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Laura Wasserman   Producer
Mudrock   Producer,Engineer
David Holdrege   Engineer
John Nelson   Engineer
Bruce Flohr   Producer
Fran Healy   Composer

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Mr. Deeds 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is awesome. It mixes up some new hits with some old ones that make you recall memories. After watching the movie, I said "I have to buy this soundtrack" and I play it all the time. My 9 and 12 year old boys love it too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only have one thing I do not like about this song. If you listen during the movie, whenever they show an aerial of Deeds' hometown, they played a song from Tom Petty, which should be on the soundtrack. That's all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anything with Wynona Ryder can't be bad (ok, well mostly anyhow) and Adam Sandler is his usual best to boot. They had good chemistry together and there was lots of slapstick, in true form. Did I mention I really like Wynona Ryder? :-) Oh, and the "Missing" Tom Petty song is "Let's roll another joint" in case anyone is looking for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each time Mr. Deeds delivers a pizza to crazy eyes, there is a song playing in the back ground. Please, if you can identify it e-mail me jsbaxter79@yahoo.com. Thank You!