No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nowhere in the advertising or publicity materials for the 2007 American romantic comedy No Reservations is there an acknowledgement that it is based on the 2002 German film Mostly Martha. This is a common practice, of course; Hollywood loves to remake movies from overseas, but rarely admits to doing so, except in the small print. You might say, however, that there is an implied credit in the musical content of No Reservations, as replicated in this "music from the motion picture" soundtrack album, at least in the sense that most of it is European music, specifically, opera arias sung by the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nowhere in the advertising or publicity materials for the 2007 American romantic comedy No Reservations is there an acknowledgement that it is based on the 2002 German film Mostly Martha. This is a common practice, of course; Hollywood loves to remake movies from overseas, but rarely admits to doing so, except in the small print. You might say, however, that there is an implied credit in the musical content of No Reservations, as replicated in this "music from the motion picture" soundtrack album, at least in the sense that most of it is European music, specifically, opera arias sung by the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, and Joseph Calleja. The setting may have been moved to New York City, but the musical influence has remained across the Atlantic, except for a couple of brief excerpts from Philip Glass' background score; neo-traditional pop singer Michael Bublé's cover of the Anglicized 1954 Mexican song "Sway"; and, incongruously, pop
ocker Liz Phair's "Count on My Love" no doubt appearing only during the end credits, when almost everyone has left the theater anyway. Continuing the European dominance are some more contemporary pieces, Conrad Pope's "Truffles and Quail," Paolo Conte's "Via con Me," and Ray Gelato's "Mambo Gelato." All of that doesn't quite add up to a specific reference to the film's real origins, but it does provide a distinctly European flavor to a film as much about food as it is about love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947592228
  • Catalog Number: 000939702
  • Sales rank: 73,003

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Sutherland Vocals
Luciano Pavarotti Tenor (Vocal)
Carlo Bergonzi Vocals
Renata Tebaldi Vocals
Liz Phair Vocals
Franco Alfano Completion
Michael Riesman Conductor
Tullio Serafin Conductor
Zubin Mehta Conductor
Paolo Conte Vocals
Conrad Pope Conductor
John Pritchard Conductor
Ray Gelato Vocals
Riccardo Chailly Conductor
Michael Bublé Vocals
Leone Magiera Conductor
Lamberto Gardelli Conductor
Joseph Calleja Vocals
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Orchestra dell'Arte Performing Ensemble
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Chorus & Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan Performing Ensemble
Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Amilcare Ponchielli Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Philip Glass Composer
Paul Anka Producer
David Foster Producer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz Composer, Lyricist
Liz Phair Composer
Humberto Gatica Producer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Michael Riesman Producer
Paolo Conte Composer
John Shanks Composer, Producer
Conrad Pope Composer, Producer
Ray Gelato Composer
Renato Simoni Lyricist
Giuseppe Adami Lyricist
Keith Zajic Business Consultant
Peter Tomasso Lyricist
Michael Walters Art Direction
Mark Cavell Executive Producer
Giuseppe Giacosa Lyricist
Luigi Illica Lyricist
Lori Blackstone Business Consultant
Francesco Maria Piave Lyricist
Giovanni Forzano Lyricist
Antonio Ghislanzoni Lyricist
Tobia Gorrio Lyricist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    not bad

    I really only bought it for one track that I heard in the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Editorial review

    I was looking for the soundtrack for this movie and next to it had an editorial review. Whoever wrote this is wrong. It says that basically nowwhere is it mentioned that this was based on an overseas movie. In the begining of the movie it states that it's based off of a screen play "mostly martha".

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    Posted July 9, 2011

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