You might expect the NOTTING HILL movie-soundtrack combo to be just another romantic comedy package, with dazzling hooks and shimmering melodies made to match Julia Roberts's 100-watt smile. But this collection of songs goes one better. Of course, wherever there's a "troubled" love story, there's bound to be sappy ballads -- like Boyzone's "No Matter What" and Boyzone boy Ronan Keating's solo outing, "When You Say Nothing at All" -- but there's also a little soul, courtesy of Al Green, Bill Withers, and the Lighthouse Family, who deliver their own funky spin on Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine." The setting of the film, a quaint London neighborhood, renders the country influence on the soundtrack a bit surprising, but nonetheless, Shania Twain lays down her polished twang, Steve Poltz emotes like a countrified Duncan Sheik, and R&B boyz 98 Degrees transform Mark Willis's hit "I Do (Cherish You)" into a sleek love song. Overall, this album may not be A-list, but taken one at a time, most of these songs pass the test.
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Performance CreditsElvis Costello Track Performer
Spencer Davis Group Track Performer
Green Track Performer
Bill Withers Track Performer
Shania Twain Track Performer
Trevor Jones Track Performer
Lighthouse Family Track Performer
Boyzone Track Performer
98° Track Performer
Steve Poltz Track Performer
Ronan Keating Track Performer
Another Level Track Performer
Technical CreditsRobin Gibb Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
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I bought this cd after watching the movie (also very good) and have not stopped playing it! I love the songs in which I am familiar, and are now hooked on the others too. I'm buying this cd for a few people for Christmas. You can't go wrong!
I caught this movie on the cable. So I would watch it everytime it came on...especially the part in the garden...with 'when you say nothing at all'. Best romantic comedy since 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. Please try to watch it.
I loved this soundtrack the first time I heard it. It has a great collection of romantic songs and a few fun songs. I listen to this soundtrack everywhere. I highly recommend it to anyone, you won't regret it.
I love this CD. My Fiance' heard this cd and HAD to get it, Then when he proposed to me On October 28th 2000, he played to me No Matter What...Because we have been inflicted with alot of prejudice people.and it really DOES not matter what they say!
After watching the movie, I was captivated by the range of musical areas this soundtrack covered. On any given day, this CD can lift me up no matter what mood I am in. I listen to it while at home or in the car, Bill Withers makes you feel like he is singing to you.