Practical Magic

Practical Magic

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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 See more details below

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624714026
catalogNumber:
47140
Rank:
50638

Tracks

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
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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Practical Magic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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