The Runaway Bride

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Gray
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Gray
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974891826
  • Catalog Number: 748918
  • Sales rank: 14,939

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 (4:39)
  2. 2 Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks (3:51)
  3. 3 I Love You from My Head to My Heart - Martina McBride (2:53)
  4. 4 Maneater (4:32)
  5. 5 From My Head to My Heart - Evan & Jaron (3:12)
  6. 6 Blue Eyes Blue - Eric Clapton (4:42)
  7. 7 And That's What Hurts (4:03)
  8. 8 Never Saw Blue Like That - Shawn Colvin (4:39)
  9. 9 You Can't Hurry Love - Dixie Chicks (3:06)
  10. 10 You Sang to Me - Marc Anthony (5:25)
  11. 11 You're the Only One for Me - Allure (4:03)
  12. 12 Before I Fall in Love - CoCo Lee (3:44)
  13. 13 Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day) ? - Billy Joel (1:59)
  14. 14 It Never Entered My Mind - Miles Davis (4:01)
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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
The 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 Jr. 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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