Patch Adams

Patch Adams

     
 
The soundtrack album for the critically lambasted box-office smash Patch Adams has three elements. First, there is "Faith of the Heart," a power ballad written by Diane Warren and sung by Rod Stewart, which is a standard effort for its genre. Second, there are eight classic rock songs by people like

Overview

The soundtrack album for the critically lambasted box-office smash Patch Adams has three elements. First, there is "Faith of the Heart," a power ballad written by Diane Warren and sung by Rod Stewart, which is a standard effort for its genre. Second, there are eight classic rock songs by people like Eric Clapton, the Rascals, and Sly & the Family Stone. In the film, they no doubt serve a feel-good purpose; on the album they just re-create a half-hour no-commercial block on your local AOR radio station. Then there are nine musical cues from Marc Shaiman's orchestral score, running a little over 21 minutes. Not surprisingly, for a film thought of as heart-warming or sickeningly sentimental, depending on you point of view, the score is full of soft, melodic music led by slow, contemplative, piano chords and features lots of sweet, swelling strings. We won't offer a judgment of the film here, but only note that, coming out of "People Got to Be Free" and "Stand," this quiet stuff makes for quite a contrast.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/1998
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0601215324525
catalogNumber:
53245

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Performance Credits

Band   Track Performer
Crosby, Stills & Nash   Track Performer
Dave Mason   Track Performer
Rascals   Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Rod Stewart   Track Performer
Eric Clapton   Track Performer
Derek & the Dominos   Track Performer
Pete Anthony   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Guy Roche   Arranger,Producer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Marc Shaiman   Producer
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Nick Vidar   Programming
Patrick Russ   Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Dave DePalo   Scoring Assistant

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