Just Like Heaven [Soundtrack]

Just Like Heaven [Soundtrack]


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Like many soundtracks before it, this disc offers up quirky covers of familiar songs, rethought and re-contextualized for a new audience. Mark Waters's Just like Heaven, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo as accidental roommates whose relationship transcends problems both normal and paranormal, offers it's share of these. Ironic intentions aside, it's just plain odd to hear two versions of the Cure's "Just like Heaven" -- the original by the masters of mope themselves, and another by Katie Melua, whose breathy, sexed-up version seems like a refugee from a French chanteuse's best-of collection. Hip-hop singer Kelis offers a fairly faithful cover of the Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket," while pop-punkers Bowling for Soup give a cartoonish spin to "Ghostbusters." Happily, Imogen Heap (half of the electro-pop duo Frou-Frou) conjures a smoky, Sade-esque version of the Classics IV's "Spooky" that's deliciously spot-on, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins's classic, haunting "I Put a Spell on You" carries the theme through. Truly amusing are karaoke-inspired versions of "Lust for Life," "Jungle Fever," and "Bad Case of Lovin' You." Rolf Kent's sophisticated original music for Just like Heaven flirts with classic cinematic motifs -- trilling strings, cabaret jazz, impressionistic tone poems -- with considerable aplomb, though be warned that his "I Remember You" is not (alas!) the old Slim Whitman ballad.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969769621
catalogNumber: 97696
Rank: 65277

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolfe Kent   Conductor

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Ric Ocasek   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Mike Batt   Producer,Audio Production
Barrett Strong   Composer
Beck   Producer,Audio Production
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer,Audio Production
Buddy Buie   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
James Honeyman-Scott   Composer
Peter McCabe   Engineer
Ray Parker   Composer
Ralph Sall   Producer,Audio Production
Robert Smith   Composer,Audio Production
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Boris Williams   Composer
Glen Brunman   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
Steve Kempster   Engineer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Imogen Heap   Producer
Bill Ador   Composer
Audrey DeRoche   Supervising Copyist
Dave Allen   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Waters   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jaret Reddick   Producer
Barry MaGuire   Producer
Rolfe Kent   Composer,Producer
Amos Lee   Composer
Robert "Big Bert" Smith   Producer
Roland Kruger   Producer,Audio Production
John Martin.   Composer

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