Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride

     
 

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Poised to become one of this summer's breakaway hits, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE reteams Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stars of Disney's megahit PRETTY WOMAN, along with director Garry Marshall. And this time around the story promises to be a bit more conventionally romantic, bypassing the muddy sexual politics of the superstars' previous pairing. The soundtrack is an… See more details below

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Poised to become one of this summer's breakaway hits, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE reteams Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stars of Disney's megahit PRETTY WOMAN, along with director Garry Marshall. And this time around the story promises to be a bit more conventionally romantic, bypassing the muddy sexual politics of the superstars' previous pairing. The soundtrack is an eclectic mix of old and new, with pop classics like U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and Hall & Oates' "Maneater" sitting next door to cuts by the Dixie Chicks (the soulful, Irish-tinged "Ready to Run" and a cover of "You Can't Hurry Love") and Shawn Colvin ("Never Saw Blue Like That"). In other words, a marriage made in heaven.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Since the reunion of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Runaway Bride was designed to be a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy, it isn't surprising that its accompanying soundtrack was also a crowd-pleaser, with a little bit of something to please everybody. It is somewhat surprising that an album that tackles so many different styles -- alternative pop
ock, new wave, singer/songwriters, contemporary country, R&B, cool jazz, urban soul, and Latin pop all sit side-by-side on the album -- actually works. Maybe that's because every song on the album fits the theme of the skittish bride, who has run from the altar many times before and finally finds love. Whether it's a cover, an oldie, or a new tune, it all ties back to the romance theme. Like most big-budget soundtracks, there are a few new tunes that fall flat, but since Diane Warren and Desmond Child are behind new tunes by Eric Clapton and Hall & Oates, respectively, it's actually stronger than the average soundtrack of its ilk. It has a consistent tone and mood, which is only broken by Billy Joel's pounding cover of Lloyd Price's "Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?" -- an uptempo rocker that finds the piano man straining to sound as vigorous as he did on "Easy Money" (and it's fun to hear him try). All in all, Runaway Bride is hardly a major album, not even reaching the standards of Pretty Woman, but it should please fans of the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974891826
catalogNumber:
748918
Rank:
12695

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Tracks

  1. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For  -  U2
  2. Ready to Run  -  Dixie Chicks
  3. I Love You from My Head to My Heart  - Martina McBride
  4. Maneater
  5. From My Head to My Heart  -  Evan & Jaron
  6. Blue Eyes Blue  - Eric Clapton
  7. And That's What Hurts
  8. Never Saw Blue Like That  - Shawn Colvin
  9. You Can't Hurry Love  -  Dixie Chicks
  10. You Sang to Me  - Marc Anthony
  11. You're the Only One for Me  -  Allure
  12. Before I Fall in Love  - CoCo Lee
  13. Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day) ?  - Billy Joel
  14. It Never Entered My Mind  - Miles Davis

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Daryl Hall & John Oates   Track Performer
Billy Joel   Vocals,Track Performer
Kenny Loggins   Track Performer
U2   Track Performer
Miles Davis   Track Performer
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Daryl Hall   Track Performer
Martina McBride   Track Performer
Dixie Chicks   Track Performer
Marc Anthony   Track Performer
David Campbell   Conductor
Eric Clapton   Track Performer
John Oates   Track Performer
Human Nature   Track Performer
Allure   Track Performer
Evan & Jaron   Track Performer
CoCo Lee   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
Desmond Child   Producer
Daryl Hall   Producer
Martina McBride   Producer
Edge   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
Bono   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Blake Chancey   Producer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Greg Curtis   Programming
Don DeVito   Producer
Dave Deviller   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Brian Eno   Producer
Flood   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Ross Hogarth   Engineer
Sean Hosein   Arranger,Programming,Producer
John Kalodner   Producer
Neil Kernon   Producer,Engineer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
George Massenburg   Engineer
Larry Mullen   Composer
John Oates   Producer
Chris Rowe   Engineer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer
Allen Sides   Engineer
David Thoener   Engineer
David Tickle   Producer,Engineer
Paul Worley   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer
Glen Brunman   Producer
Rob Williams   Engineer
Kathy Nelson   Producer
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Martin Pradler   Engineer
Tony Castle   Engineer
David Swope   Contributor
Adrienne Follesé   Composer
Bill Molina   Engineer
Jules Gondar   Engineer
Mark Martin   Engineer
Tammy Hyler   Composer
Craig Lozowick   Engineer
Nathan Malki   Engineer
Blumpy   Programming
Debbie Patton   Producer
Keith Follesé   Composer

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