You've Got Mail [Original Soundtrack]

You've Got Mail [Original Soundtrack]

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Nora Ephron's charming, good-natured remake of The Shop Around the Corner was the definitive upscale urban romantic comedy of the late '90s (or at least 1998), so it's only appropriate that the accompanying soundtrack fits the film like a glove. A canny mix of familiar oldies, forgotten treasures, new songs, and an excerpt from the

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Nora Ephron's charming, good-natured remake of The Shop Around the Corner was the definitive upscale urban romantic comedy of the late '90s (or at least 1998), so it's only appropriate that the accompanying soundtrack fits the film like a glove. A canny mix of familiar oldies, forgotten treasures, new songs, and an excerpt from the score, the album is much like the movie -- entertaining, occasionally supremely engaging (whether it's Stevie Wonder's classic "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Randy Newman's "Lonely at the Top," and no less than three Harry Nilsson songs, including a cover by Sinéad O'Connor), but ultimately ephemeral. Not that that's a bad thing -- in fact, You've Got Mail is a very enjoyable listen. For many fans, that may be enough, since it is fun and evokes fond memories of the film. It just doesn't really work as its own entity.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1998
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678315329
catalogNumber:
83153
Rank:
2686

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Bobby Day   Track Performer
Carole King   Piano,Track Performer
Randy Newman   Track Performer
Harry Nilsson   Vocals,Track Performer
Roy Orbison   Track Performer
Billy Williams   Track Performer
Louise Goffin   Background Vocals
Jimmy Durante   Track Performer
Cranberries   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
George Fenton   Conductor,Track Performer
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards
Sinéad O'Connor   Track Performer
John Reynolds   Drums
Matthew Seligman   Bass
Mark Taylor   Keyboards
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Chris Brooke   Vocals,Background Vocals
Justin Adams   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Darin   Composer,Contributor
Bobby Day   Contributor
Carole King   Composer,Producer
Randy Newman   Contributor
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Roy Orbison   Contributor
Billy Williams   Contributor
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer,Producer
Cranberries   Contributor
Lee Garrett   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
Lew Brown   Composer
Caroline Dale   String Arrangements
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
George Fenton   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Robbie Kondor   Arranger
Sinéad O'Connor   Contributor
John Reynolds   Producer
Jesse Thomas   Composer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Contributor
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Tim Oliver   Engineer
Nora Ephron   Executive Producer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Darren Higman   Executive Producer
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer

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You've Got Mail [Original Soundtrack] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the way this soundtrack combines a wonderful mix of oldies, some of which were new to me. They give the film a lovely romantic feel, but I admit that the soundtrack might not make sense outside the context of the film
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this soundtrack; even though I don't have it. I love the movie and the songs in it; they are terrific!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So many songs that make you feel great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll love the tape. First time I've got up and danced around the room in years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are really into music that is refreshing and brings a smile to your face - this is the album to get! After watching the movie, and then buying the soundtrack - you cannot help but think of the certian parts in the movie that go along with the music, especially "somewhere over the rainbow" When they meet in the park, or in the "Dummy song" when kathleen is trying to aviod Joe at the supermarket. They make you laugh and cry! It is the best cd I have ever bought!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a lovely soundtrack, worthy of such a lovely film. Purchase this, and the film, today and you won't regret it! Oh well, you can do it tomorrow...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see that Harry Nilsson's rendition of "The Lord must be in New York city" was not included in the soundtrack when it was in the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ditto as far as a disappointment that the original recording of "...in New York City" was not included in the soundtrack - especially since it was in the movie! One of the main reasons I wanted this CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this entire CD - such happy songs! The movie was always one of my favorites, so I decided that I needed the soundtrack. I keep it in my car, and listen to it often.