Sweet Home Alabama

( 16 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
In the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, the adorable Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie, a New York City socialite who returns to her humble southern roots to finalize her divorce so she can remarry. Equally adorable is the film's soundtrack, which reflects Melanie's white-trash roots and city-slicker present with a tasty selection of rock, pop, and country songs. Bridging the two worlds, acoustic folkie Jewel rocks out on a soulful and twangy version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd warhorse that gives the movie its name. Elsewhere, SheDaisy pour their harmonies into the country-pop of "Mine All Mine," and the Calling stomp out a straightforward take on the Georgia ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $27.96   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$27.96
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(208)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
AUDIO CD New 720616236425 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
In the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, the adorable Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie, a New York City socialite who returns to her humble southern roots to finalize her divorce so she can remarry. Equally adorable is the film's soundtrack, which reflects Melanie's white-trash roots and city-slicker present with a tasty selection of rock, pop, and country songs. Bridging the two worlds, acoustic folkie Jewel rocks out on a soulful and twangy version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd warhorse that gives the movie its name. Elsewhere, SheDaisy pour their harmonies into the country-pop of "Mine All Mine," and the Calling stomp out a straightforward take on the Georgia Satellites' barroom blues-rock classic "Keep Your Hands to Yourself." Sheryl Crow yodels her way through Hank Williams's "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and Dolly Parton contributes the bluegrass rave-up "Marry Me." Surprisingly, Kid Rock running buddy Uncle Kracker makes an easy home here with a remix of "To Think I Used to Love You" from his disc No Stranger to Shame that features a mellow mix of hip-hop beats and twangy banjo. Also sweetening the mix are tracks from alt-country poster boy Ryan Adams, blues-rocker Shannon McNally, and MTV's 2002 "It Girl," Avril Lavigne, with the "Complicated"-reminiscent "Falling Down." With a collection of songs as endearing as the film's star, Sweet Home Alabama is sure to find favor on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The mildly entertaining romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama features an equally take-it-or-leave-it soundtrack that mixes country, rock, and pop and excerpts of George Fenton's score. Despite the cognitive dissonance that Jewel's glossy cover of Skynryd's title track causes, it's actually not a bad reworking of the Southern rock classic into an adult alternative single. Most of the album features winsome, perky, or feisty music by female artists, such SHeDAISY's "Mine All Mine" and Avril Lavigne's "Falling Down," who sound so similar to each other that it's hard to believe one song is considered contemporary country and the other alternative-leaning teen pop. In fact, aside from Dolly Parton's "Marry Me," the most country-sounding tracks on the album are Sheryl Crow's "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and Uncle Kracker's "To Think I Used to Love You DJ Homicide Remix." A flat version of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by the Calling and the Freestylers' out-of-place big-beat number "Weekend Song" are a couple of the misguided attempts at making the track listing diverse, but the album just ends up unfocused. Of course, Sweet Home Alabama will please anyone who liked the music in the movie, but the soundtrack really isn't successful on any other terms.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616236425
  • Catalog Number: 162364

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Home Alabama - Jewel (3:43)
  2. 2 Mine All Mine (3:55)
  3. 3 Falling Down (3:54)
  4. 4 Gonna Make You Love Me - Ryan Adams (2:36)
  5. 5 To Think I Used to Love You (3:26)
  6. 6 Keep Your Hands to Yourself - The Calling (3:06)
  7. 7 Bring on the Day - Charlotte Martin (4:33)
  8. 8 Long Gone Lonesome Blues (2:55)
  9. 9 You Got Me (3:44)
  10. 10 Now That I Know (4:44)
  11. 11 Marry Me (3:15)
  12. 12 Weekend Song (3:58)
  13. 13 Felony Melanie - Sweet Home Alabama Suite (5:02)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Sheryl Crow Producer
Steve Buckingham Producer
George Fenton Producer
Ethan Johns Producer
Brian Malouf Producer
Linda Perry Producer
Andrew Slater Producer
C.J. Vancston Producer
Dawn Solér Executive Producer
Mitchell Leib Executive Producer
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Laura Wasserman Executive Producer
Freestylers Producer
Antonina Armato Producer
Mike Bradford Producer
SHeDAISY Producer
Dave Snow Art Direction
Uncle Kracker Producer
Dan Huff Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 16 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for any age

    My 12 year-old daughter and I both love this album. It's lots of fun like the movie and has a great variety. Too bad it doesn't have the original Skynyrd version of "Sweet Home Alabama" - which I find to be blatantly ironic - but otherwise it's great!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME HOME COUNTRY!

    Im sorry, but, I think teenagers should love it. I am a teenager, and, lemme tell ya, the Lynard Skynard version of sweet home alabama is way better. All the songs are great.So, i recomend it to teenagers yall!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    who's jason chain?? more...

    i really like the Jason Chain song, "You Got Me" but he doesn't seem to have anything else out there on the market...hmmm. Well, 'course I loved the movie, and most of the music's good, but not amazing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love It!

    I think the Movie is one of the best movies- because I am a sucker for Romantic Comedies. I just like to laugh and cry, that makes a good movie. So I had to buy the soundtrack to it, and I love every song. I listen to it all the time!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Here is my opinion of sweet home alabama

    I love sweet home alabama because Reese Witherspoon rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and its my 2nd favorit movie!!!!!!!!!!!I love Reese Witherspoon

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sweet home alabama

    i loved the sound track.but the movie was even better.i loved the song sweet home alabama and also falling down.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect tunes for an adorable flick!

    I just adore Reese Witherspoon and this movie is adorable! I didn't know what to expect when I first listened to this soundtrack, because to perfectly honest I didn't remember any music from the movie except for the title track of course. This is a great collection though of classic folk, rock and country tunes with a twist of modern flare. This modern roots-music is really enjoyable. Jewel and Sheryl Crow are two of my favorite female singers and their work on this is great! If you loved the movie, the soundtrack is definitely worth your while.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not a good cd

    the only ok songs were tracks 1 & 2 and they weren't even all that great. the movie is much better. most of the music on this cd is just not going to cut it for most teens.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jewel & Avril SHINE ON in ALABAMA!

    Up front let me tell you I did not and will not see the movie, unlike most reviewers I picked this one up for the music. I am a great fan of Jewel and just had to own her rendition of SHA. On that she is a perfect choice, just edgey enough and just "southern" enough. The distorted (like an old AM radio, or telephone line) vocal echoes work here (the latest fad-sound it seems). They even work on Avril Lavigne's great (shudda been on her debut CD) "Falling Down." If you are a card-carrying member of Team-Avril, you WILL want to own this one. Avril gets busy with sublime vocals; those of a singer of twice her experience. Then, well the brilliance goes just a half step down for me from here. "Now that I know" is a very cool cut. "Hands to Yourself," is competant, but no slammer. The Dolly Parton bluegrass-laden track is well just tooooo acoustic to fit in well. And the SHA 'suite' that closes this sonic volume is a let-down, even if essential to the flick. All else is somewhere between the above two smashes and the dull coda. This CD is prime for anyone who likes both Jewel and Avril (dat's me!), and doesn't mind a mixed bag along for the ride!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute, Catchy, Soundtrack

    This soundtrack brings you right back to the wonderful movie. These cute and sassy songs will be leaving you singing them all day and putting you right back in front of the movie.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    avril

    avril lavigne rocks she the best singer on this earth i love her sooooooooooooooooo much im so obbsessed

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful Soundtrack

    Wow! That's all I have to say. I love "Falling Down" by rockin' Miss Avril. You go girl! It was even better than "Complicated". The rest of the songs are good too. If you love the movie, you'll love the soundtrack.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet Home Alabama

    Great movie with great songs. I loved the movie- I was laughing the whole time- as soon as it comes out I'm buying it! Everyone who hasn't seen the movie should and in case you have- go see it again! You'll want to clap and sing along to the songs (even in a movie theatre filled with people) one you've seen it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet Home Alabama

    I saw this flick and i loved it....was laughing thru the whole movie...and Josh Lucas is divine.....go see it...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GOOD AS IT GETS

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You go kelly.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Must See Movie

    I saw it, and it was wonderful! I was laughing so hard! The newspaper critics said it was bad--what do they know! This is a must see movie!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews