Down with Love

Down with Love

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Down with Love

The early-'60s sex-comedy homage Down With Love features an appropriately cute and ever-so-slightly kitschy soundtrack, which mixes vintage lounge and pop songs with new tracks and Marc Shaiman's bubbly score. From the ring-a-ding-ding title track, a craftily written battle-of-the-sexes duet between Holly Palmer and Michael Buble, to Frank Sinatra and Astrud Gilberto's versions of "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," the soundtrack cleverly outlines the film's story with its music. Buble also contributes pleasant versions of "Kissing a Fool" and "For Once in My Life," while Esthero's "Every Day Is a Holiday (With You)" is a pleasant anachronism, mixing the brass sections and handclaps that featured so prominently in early-'60s pop with a few hints of the group's electronic sound. Shaiman's score is twinkly and witty, particularly on tracks like "Barbara Arrives" and "Barbara Meets Zip"; it might be a little overdone, but in the small doses in which it's featured here, it manages to be charming instead of cloying. Down With Love's stars, Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger, duet on the soundtrack's closing song, "Here's to Love." As displayed by their work on the Moulin Rouge and Chicago soundtracks, both of them -- and McGregor in particular -- have fine singing voices; it would've been nice to hear them sing more of the songs featured on this album (the theme song in particular). However, Down With Love works so well because it's such a short and sweet album, one that fans of the movie should be very pleased to have as a musical keepsake.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0093624856122
catalogNumber: 248561

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sally Stevens   Choir Master
Pete Anthony   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Michael   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Tim Boyle   Score Reader
Mark Eshelman   Stage Crew
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Marc Shaiman   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Bill Talbott   Engineer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Danny Bramson   Executive Producer
Bruce Cohen   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Crew
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Nick Vidar   Programming
Michael Knobloch   Score Supervisor
Patrick Weber   Stage Engineer
Esthero   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Harvey R. Cohen   Orchestration
Dave DePalo   Scoring Coordinator
Adam Michalak   Engineering
Damon Tedesco   Stage Crew
Bryan Clements   Stage Crew
Dan Jinks   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Bart Howard   Composer

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Down with Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good album. You hear a new voice, Michael Buble, who has a great voice. You also get to hear Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor sing Here's To Love which is also a good song. In conclusion this truly is a great album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What's new is new and what's old is renewed. I'm in the mood for fun, informal, and light-hearted music with real instruments layered in thoughtful arrangements. This soundtrack is yummy, it's like we remodeled the fifties/sixties sounds and hit the jackpot. Astrud Gilberto and Frank Sinatra sing Fly Me to the Moon in her somba and his big band best. Michael Bublé and Holly Palmer make heat out of the title song and I so hope that gets released as a single - what a great song to hear on the radio. Michael Bublé has other classics on the cd sung so sincerely and endearingly as only someone who really loves to sing these classics can. Even Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor sing a duet together to cap off a cute but not cutesy cd. Get this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perky movie, and upbeat, fun soundtrack. Buble' and Sinatra on the same cd is too good!