Practical Magic

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Practical Magic was a glossy but directionless piece of Hollywood entertainment that couldn't decide if it was a romantic comedy or a supernatural drama. So perhaps it's appropriate that the soundtrack never makes up its mind about what it wants to be, either. It fluctuates between oldies and adult contemporary tunes, offering excerpts from Michael Nyman's score at the end of the film. There are a few surprises -- Nick Drake's haunted "Black Eyed Dog" sounds completely out of place in this context -- but it pretty much contains safe choices like "A Case of You," "Always on My Mind," "Got to Give It Up," and "Coconut," plus contemporary tunes such as Faith Hill's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Practical Magic was a glossy but directionless piece of Hollywood entertainment that couldn't decide if it was a romantic comedy or a supernatural drama. So perhaps it's appropriate that the soundtrack never makes up its mind about what it wants to be, either. It fluctuates between oldies and adult contemporary tunes, offering excerpts from Michael Nyman's score at the end of the film. There are a few surprises -- Nick Drake's haunted "Black Eyed Dog" sounds completely out of place in this context -- but it pretty much contains safe choices like "A Case of You," "Always on My Mind," "Got to Give It Up," and "Coconut," plus contemporary tunes such as Faith Hill's "This Kiss" and Michelle Lewis' "Nowhere and Everywhere." Collectors will be interested in the two new Stevie Nicks' songs that grace the soundtrack, since they're both pretty strong, but ultimately they just add to the impression that this isn't much more than a hodge-podge. An enjoyable hodge-podge, but a hodge-podge nonetheless. [A second version of the CD was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1998
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624714026
  • Catalog Number: 47140
  • Sales rank: 584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You Ever Did Believe (4:10)
  2. 2 This Kiss (3:15)
  3. 3 Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 - Marvin Gaye (4:13)
  4. 4 Is This Real? - Lisahall (4:54)
  5. 5 Black Eyed Dog (3:25)
  6. 6 A Case of You (4:23)
  7. 7 Nowhere and Everywhere - Michelle Lewis (4:02)
  8. 8 Always on My Mind (3:30)
  9. 9 Everywhere - Bran Van 3000 (3:27)
  10. 10 Coconut - Harry Nilsson (3:51)
  11. 11 Crystal (5:56)
  12. 12 Practical Magic (3:57)
  13. 13 Amas Veritas (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Drake Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Nyman Conductor
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Joni Mitchell Track Performer
Stevie Nicks Vocals, Track Performer
Harry Nilsson Vocals, Track Performer
Elvis Presley Track Performer
Sheryl Crow Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Faith Hill Track Performer
Benmont Tench Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ
Sharon Celani Background Vocals
Michelle Lewis Track Performer
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
Lorenza Ponce Violin
Carlos Rios Guitar
Alan Silvestri Conductor
Jeff Trott Guitar, Mandolin
Cenovia Cummins Violin
Lori Nicks Background Vocals
Bran Van 3000 Track Performer
Lisahall Track Performer
Tim Smith Bass Guitar
Michael Nyman Orchestra Track Performer
Tim Smith Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Michael Nyman Orchestration
Steve Fisk Producer
Sheryl Crow Producer
Faith Hill Producer
David Bifano Programming
Joe Boyd Producer
Byron Gallimore Producer
Troy Halderson Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Felton Jarvis Producer
David Kahne Producer
Frank Kornelussen Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Dennis Sands Engineer
Brian Scheuble Engineer
Alan Silvestri Composer, Producer
Art Stewart Producer
Jeff Trott Producer
Danny Bramson Producer
Austin Ince Engineer
William Ross Orchestration
Teddy Kumpel Producer
Robert Sigmund Worby Programming
Wayne Thompson Composer
Gary Carpenter Orchestration
Paul Hopkinson Producer
Steve Ludlam Producer
Nip Heeley Producer
Aria Disalvio Composer
Sandra Bullock Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love the movie, love the music

    the movie captured my heart and it could not have done that without the music. the music gives you a sense of empowerment and when you hear each song they all take you right back to that moment in the movie. it makes you feel as though you are living in the movie in that moment. this soundtrack is one of the best i have ever heard and one of the greatest collection of songs that flow into eachother beautifully, mixing fun and creative songs together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Practical? No, Magic? Yes!

    Practical Magic is not a love story, and it's not a movie about the supernatural. It's a movie about women; and, like women, it offers a ''hodgepodge'' of notions and emotions. The soundtrack that accompanies it does the same. This is music for flying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    totally in sync with the movie...

    With a movie about witches, you need a very different soundtrack to compliment it, and I don't think different covers it here. Nonetheless, it is still a very enjoyable soundtrack and fits with the different tones and moods of the movie. I loved it.

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    Posted November 30, 2009

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