Songs from Dawson's Creek, Vol. 2

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
As teen drama Dawson's Creek enters its fourth season, the show's producers have assembled a follow-up to the popular Songs from Dawson's Creek, which introduced teen fans to Paula Cole, Sixpence None the Richer, and Sophie B. Hawkins. Comprised of predominantly newer artists, Volume 2 is sure to strike a chord with the show's loyal viewers. There's a little something for everybody: Total Request Live fanatics can drink in Jessica Simpson's smash pop hit "I Think I'm in Love with You," scruffy skate-punks will head-bop to Wheatus' punk-pop gem "Teenage Dirtbag," and alt-country fans can hum along to the Jayhawks' jangly "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me." Other standout ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
As teen drama Dawson's Creek enters its fourth season, the show's producers have assembled a follow-up to the popular Songs from Dawson's Creek, which introduced teen fans to Paula Cole, Sixpence None the Richer, and Sophie B. Hawkins. Comprised of predominantly newer artists, Volume 2 is sure to strike a chord with the show's loyal viewers. There's a little something for everybody: Total Request Live fanatics can drink in Jessica Simpson's smash pop hit "I Think I'm in Love with You," scruffy skate-punks will head-bop to Wheatus' punk-pop gem "Teenage Dirtbag," and alt-country fans can hum along to the Jayhawks' jangly "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me." Other standout tracks include "Givin' up on You" from dramatic chanteuse Lara Fabian, the infectious power-pop nugget "If I Am" from Nine Days, the soaring "Broken Boys" from onetime classical music prodigy Michal, the ambient folk ditty "Just Another" from Paul Westerberg sound-alike Pete Yorn, and a solo piano cover of the Monkees' hit "Daydream Believer" by newcomer Mary Beth Maziarz that's sure to give Vonda Shepherd a run for her money. The wide range of music on this sequel is sure to please Dawson, Joey, Pacey, and the rest of the gang -- not to mention their fans.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Songs From Dawson's Creek, paced by the already established hits "I Don't Want to Wait" Paula Cole and "Kiss Me" Sixpence None the Richer, not to mention its association with the popular television series, then nearing the end of its second season, was a gold-selling Top Ten hit in the spring of 1999. A year and a half later, Dawson's Creek was still leading off the WB network's Wednesday night lineup, and Songs From Dawson's Creek, Vol. 2 was released the day before the fourth season premiere. Even more than its predecessor, the album is basically a Sony label sampler, baited with a couple of familiar songs notably, lead-off track "I Think I'm in Love With You" by Jessica Simpson, but primarily devoted to gaining exposure for developing acts on the rosters of Sony's various imprints. Among the likelier ones are a few performers already gaining attention for their debut efforts: Evan and Jaron's "Crazy for This Girl" was getting airplay on adult contemporary radio, and Wheatus had scored a modern rock radio hit with "Teenage Dirtbag" by the album's release date, while Nine Days' "If I Am" was the follow-up single to their hit "Absolutely Story of a Girl," and Lara Fabian's "Givin' Up on You" was drawn from the debut album that had previously spawned the dance hit "I Will Love Again." And not every participant was brand new, Shawn Colvin and the Jayhawks counting as veterans. Even if it seems that the album contains one track from practically every new album Sony was promoting in the fall of 2000, there is some justification for the statement in the company's press release accompanying it that "the songs were chosen for their... relationship to the themes of the show." Over and over, the songs express youthful attitudes in all their earnestness and naiveté. Love is eternal: "I'm ready to spend the rest of my life with you," sing evan and jaron; the Jayhawks add, "We're gonna stay together for a million years"; and Nine Days reassure, "I will never leave you." Five for Fighting, meanwhile, depicts teen angst in "Superman," plaintively whining, "It's not easy to be me." Even Wheatus, with a good deal less sincerity, sets "Teenage Dirtbag" at the prom, and Mary Beth Maziarz's cover of the Monkees' "Daydream Believer" refers to "a homecoming queen." The music for these songs tends toward catchy, guitar-dominated pop
ock, though the compilers, true to the TV show's early theme, "I Don't Want to Wait," have included several piano ballads with female vocals, no doubt hoping that "Givin' Up on You," "Daydream Believer," or Colvin's "Never Saw Blue Like That" can replace it in listeners' hearts. And maybe one of them will, but if not, there are other commercial possibilities here and plenty of music that's right for the Dawson's Creek demographic. One of a dwindling number of releases with CD-ROM multimedia content, the CD features a screensaver and an uplink to the Dawson's Creek website.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972478128
  • Catalog Number: 724781
  • Sales rank: 52,531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Think I'm in Love With You (3:18)
  2. 2 Crazy for This Girl (3:22)
  3. 3 Respect - Train (3:26)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (3:42)
  5. 5 Givin' up on You (4:32)
  6. 6 Superman (3:42)
  7. 7 If I Am (3:59)
  8. 8 Never Saw Blue Like That (4:38)
  9. 9 I Think God Can Explain (3:56)
  10. 10 Teenage Dirtbag (4:03)
  11. 11 Broken Boy - Michal (3:54)
  12. 12 Just Another (3:13)
  13. 13 Show Me Heaven (4:20)
  14. 14 Daydream Believer (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shawn Colvin Track Performer
The Jayhawks Track Performer
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Train Track Performer
Jessica Simpson Track Performer
Five for Fighting Track Performer
Evan & Jaron Track Performer
Lara Fabian Track Performer
Jessica Andrews Track Performer
Splender Track Performer
Nine Days Track Performer
Michal Track Performer
Wheatus Track Performer
Pete Yorn Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Ed Ackerson Engineer
Dae Bennett Engineer
Bradley Cook Engineer
Don DeVito Producer
Nick DiDia Producer, Engineer
Bob Ezrin Producer
John Fields Programming, Producer, Engineer
Byron Gallimore Producer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Jay Healy Engineer
Ross Hogarth Engineer
Julian King Engineer
Patrick Leonard Producer
Brian Scheuble Engineer
Dan Shea Producer
Rick "Soldier" Will Engineer
Glen Brunman Producer
Mark Endert Producer, Engineer
Glen Marchese Engineer
David Mitson Mastering
Mike Piersante Engineer
Denise Luiso Producer
Blair Sutherland Engineer
Mary Beth Maziarz Producer
Robb Williams Engineer
Gregg Wattenberg Producer, Engineer
Michal Towber Composer
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