In the romantic film Serendipity, John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale have a chance meeting in the Big Apple, spend a few hours together, fall in love, and then go their separate ways, hoping that fate will one day reunite them. Among the slate of adult-pop stars helping set the tone for this idealistic tale are Shawn Colvin, who uses the lush "When You Know" to pay homage to the certainty of predestined love, and Annie Lennox, who checks in with a trip-hop-flavored rendition of Bob Marley's classic "Waiting in Vain," which originally appeared on her album Medusa. Other transcendent moments d'amour take a folk-pop turn, among them Evan & Jaron's sweeping declaration of yearning on "The Distance," David Gray's delicate, acoustic guitar-driven instrumental "January Rain," and "Northern Sky," a gorgeous Nick Drake nugget that's a mid-tempo mix of light piano arrangements, gently strummed guitar, and chimes. Louis Armstrong provides the album with its jazzy, When Harry Met Sally-esque moment with the swinging "Cool Yule," and Canadian up-and-comer Chantal Kreviazuk keeps the tempo upbeat with a twangy ode to optimism, "This Year." Although the film's story line about Cusack's quest to rediscover his soul mate (Beckinsale) may sound somewhat contrived, the soundtrack's eclectic mix of artists and genres makes for an unpredictable musical journey.
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Performance CreditsNick Drake Track Performer
Shawn Colvin Track Performer
Annie Lennox Track Performer
Heather Nova Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Randy Waldman Piano
Wood Track Performer
Chantal Kreviazuk Track Performer
Technical CreditsSteve Allen Composer
Chris Boardman Orchestration,String Arrangements
David Bifano Producer
Joe Boyd Producer
Richard Chycki Engineer
Marti Frederiksen Producer
David Gray Producer
Steve Lipson Producer
Eve Nelson Producer
Dennis Sands Engineer
Alan Silvestri Producer
Martin Smith Producer
John Alagia Producer,Engineer
Glen Brunman Executive Producer
Cynthia Daniels Engineer
Matt Serletic Producer
Bap Kennedy Producer
Joe Dworniak Producer
Jeff Juliano Engineer
James "Stiff" Maddock Producer
Rich Mauser Engineer
Randy Spendlove Executive Producer
Kaylene Peoples String Arrangements
Debbie Patton Executive Producer
Kevin Augunas Producer
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This film is so heart-warming and funny. It made me believe that life is full of so many surprises and that there is someone out there for everyone. We just have to find them. Brilliant actors , good script...i love it.
The soundtrack on it's own is almost dull, but track 6 is worth buying it for alone! Like Lovers Do by Heather Nova is the most beautiful song I have ever heard and I've been playing it literally constantly! All in all, if you're willing to spend a bit of money on one song, buy this for Like Lovers Do!
This CD brings back lovely memories of being a newlywed, as my husband bought this CD for me soon after we got married. The music on here is GREAT to listen to when you are cleaning your kitchen or tidying your house - as I know from experience! I LOVE all of the songs on this CD, especially "When you Know," "Like Lovers Do," "Never a Day," "This Year," and so forth. I listen to this CD in my car and at home - it's so romantically upbeat!
I think this soundtrack is great, and has a solid lineup of old and new talent. My favorite track is ''83'', by John Mayer, an up and comer in the rock scene. This will be a good listen, guaranteed.
Sererendipity is my favorite movie. This soundtrack is great too. It introduces artists that I haven't even heard of. Bap Kenndey's ''Moonlight Kiss'' is a great song. It's country...Irish country for those who don't like country. It's different, but I like it. If you enjoyed the movie, the soundtrack is awesome.