The Notebook

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Notebook -- which was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel about an unusual love story spanning the '40s to the present day -- has a soundtrack that features Aaron Zigman's score and jazz and pop from '40s greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. Zigman's orchestral score ranges from the serviceable "Main Title," "Allie Returns" to the sappy "Overture", and, on tracks like "Noah's Journey," nods to the instrumentation of big band music without trying to recapture the feeling of it. However, the original '40s cuts are the real stars of the soundtrack; tracks such as Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You," Ellington's "Alabamy Home," and Goodman's "Always ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Notebook -- which was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel about an unusual love story spanning the '40s to the present day -- has a soundtrack that features Aaron Zigman's score and jazz and pop from '40s greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. Zigman's orchestral score ranges from the serviceable "Main Title," "Allie Returns" to the sappy "Overture", and, on tracks like "Noah's Journey," nods to the instrumentation of big band music without trying to recapture the feeling of it. However, the original '40s cuts are the real stars of the soundtrack; tracks such as Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You," Ellington's "Alabamy Home," and Goodman's "Always and Always" give the album -- and the film -- more character than the score does. Songs by Glenn Miller, Rex Stewart, the Ellingtonians, and Jimmy Durante also contribute to the soundtrack's atmosphere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 738572117320
  • Catalog Number: 835474
  • Sales rank: 243,057

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:49)
  2. 2 Overture - Hollywood Studio Symphony (6:16)
  3. 3 I'll Be Seeing You, song - Billie Holiday (3:33)
  4. 4 Alabamy Home - Duke Ellington (3:02)
  5. 5 Allie Returns - Hollywood Studio Symphony (5:06)
  6. 6 House Blues / The Porch Dance / The Proposal / The Carnival - Hollywood Studio Symphony (8:03)
  7. 7 Noah's Journey - Hollywood Studio Symphony (6:02)
  8. 8 Always and Always, song - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:17)
  9. 9 String of Pearls - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (3:15)
  10. 10 On the Lake - Hollywood Studio Symphony (5:39)
  11. 11 Diga Diga Doo - The Ellingtonians (4:16)
  12. 12 One O'Clock Jump - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:14)
  13. 13 I'll Be Seeing You, song - Jimmy Durante (3:12)
  14. 14 Noah's Last Letter - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:32)
  15. 15 Our Love Can Do Miracles - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Rex Stewart Track Performer
The Ellingtonians Group
Sue Raney Bass
Jim Walker Flute
Bruce Dukov Violin
Jimmy Durante Vocals
Richard Todd French Horn
Bob Adcock Cello
Richard Altenbach Violin
Phil Ayling Oboe
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Billie Holiday Vocals
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Jodi Burnett Cello
Darius Campo Violin
Carole Castillo Viola
Larry Corbett Cello
Brian Dembow Viola
Duke Ellington Track Performer
Stephen Erdody Cello
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Mike Fisher Percussion
Gary Grant Trumpet, Soloist
Daniel Greco Percussion
Susan Greenberg Flute
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Jerry Hey Conductor
Dan Higgins Clarinet, Soloist
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Janet Lakatos Viola
Charles Loper Trombone, Soloist
Warren Luening Trumpet, Soloist
Edward Meares Bass
Glenn Miller Conductor
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Robin Olson Violin
Bruce Otto Trombone
Claudia Parducci Violin
Dean Parks Guitar, Soloist
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Harry Shirinian Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Tina Soule Cello
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Ken Wild Bass
Roger Wilkie Violin
Ken Yerke Violin
Aaron Zigman Piano
John Scanlon Viola
Jimmie Wood Harmonica, Soloist
David Ewart Violin
Drew Dembowski Bass
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The Glenn Miller Orchestra Performing Ensemble
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Dana Kelley French Horn
Sara Parkins Violin
Al Hershberger Violin
Gil Romero Violin
Emily Bernstein Clarinet
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Thomas Dienner Viola
Horia Moroaica Violin
Fred W. Greene Tuba
Liane Mautner Violin
Pat Johnson Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Phillip Yao French Horn
Shanti Randall Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Larry Hall Trumpet
Henry Gronnier Violin
Bob Zimmitti Percussion, Soloist
Steven Holtman Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
Phillip Levy Violin
Franklyn D'Antonio Violin
Marc Sazer Violin
Karen Jones Violin
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Timpani
Mario de León Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Ralph Morrison III Violin
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Jerry Hey Composer, Writer, Orchestration
Dan Higgins Composer, Writer, Orchestration
Irving Kahal Composer
Dean Parks Composer, Writer, Orchestration
Dennis Sands Engineer, Engineering
Brad Warnaar Orchestration
Aaron Zigman Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Jerry Gray & His Orchestra Composer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Writer
Bob Wright Composer
Patricia Weber Stage Engineer
Dave Ringle Composer
Chet Forrest Composer
Lori Silfen Music Business Affairs
Mitch Rotter Soundtrack Executive Producer
Adam Michalak Engineering
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Noah Snyder Digital Editing
Rich Wheeler Stage Crew
Erin Scully Music Executive
Bryan Clements Stage Crew
Matthew Zeek Harris Art Direction
John F.X. Walsh Music Business Affairs
Edward Ward Composer
Pat Weber Stage Engineer
Rick Wheeler Stage Crew
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    AMAZING! IF YOU LOVED THE MOVIE, YOU'LL LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK!

    Great soundtrack and the music is so wonderful, especially Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You." Definitely recommend buying it and I had great shipping and handling too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful &amp amp Eternal Love

    What more can one say after seeing this movie. It was the most touching movie ever. Yes, it makes me cry very hard at the end no matter how many times I have seen it, but I totally understood how they felt. It was simple, they just wanted to be together forever no matter what...eternal love. It was beautiful...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    I loved all the musics!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie ever

    I saw this movie 5 times in theaters and had a countdown until when it came out on DVD! This is the best movie perhaps ever made. I have just recently come to discover the soundtrack which is also very good! If you like the movie i very much recommend the book... its just as touching as the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    still makes me cry....

    just listening to the soundtrack makes me want to cry! well done well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best love story ever written

    The Notebook is the best love story ever written. It shows what love really should be...Passionate, full of life, and soulful. I loved this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best presentation

    This is my most favorite movie. My friend told me about it and I rented it and I loved it so much I bought it. This movie was the best love story of the year. And all those actors were given great talents and were perfect together. This movie will be forever remembered by people everywhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!

    I can't even begin to describe how wonderful "The Notebook" is.It's the most outstanding performance ever.Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did an excellent job in this movie.The passion was breath taking!I love this movie so much that I have a shelf in my room which has three things on it: 1.The Notebook DVD, 2.A picture of the soundtrack and 3.The novel by Nicholas Sparks.This movie was AWESOME!!!!!!!Honestly,My mom thinks I'm obsessed with it because I've seen it exactly 36 times and it still has not got old.I plan to keep watching it till the day I die.Props to everyone who worked on the cast of "The Notebook"and also to Nicholas Sparks.Magnificant Movie!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning!!!

    I saw the movie twice in the theater. I now own it, and continue to watch the movie. The movie captures the book perfectly.If you love romance, and want to have a good cry, read the book and see the movie. You won't be dissapointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best love story!

    I love the movie ,"The Notebook" its my favorite movie.I saw it at my friends house and i cried almost the rest of the night.After that I went home and watched it 11 times in a row.You cant get enough of the movie and the soundtrack. They didnt agree on much, in fact they rarely agreed on anything. They fought all the time, and they challenged each other everyday. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common- they were crazy about each other ~the notebook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One word - beautiful

    The movie was absolutely incredible and listening to this soundtrack makes you feel like you're living in the movie. The music made my cry as much as the movie did. I just can't stop thinking about 'The Notebook!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exquisite!

    This movie and it's soundtrack is phenominal. It brings me back to the 40's! The music gives me tingles, and helps me remember what innocent love was like. Amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing...

    The movie was excellent and heartwarming.. the soundtrack was also the same.. if you luv the movie, you will also enjoy the soundtrack :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    I do not like movies like this, but I honestly cried the whole time and loved it so much. This story was fantastic and I loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you're a fan of love stories, this is the one to see!

    I think that the movie was phenomenal. It makes you laugh and cry. I can't stop thinking about it. I want to see it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    love it!

    i love this soundtrack! i fell in love with the movie, and left the theater in tears. i have seen it twice and love the music, especially the main theme and overture. when i saw the movie, the first thing i thought when i heard the opening music was "I've got to buy that cd!" it is heartwarming and gives new meaning to true and everlasting love :D

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