No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack]

No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Nowhere in the advertising or publicity materials for the 2007 American romantic comedy No Reservations is there an acknowledgement that it is based on the 2002 German film Mostly Martha. This is a common practice, of course; Hollywood loves to remake movies from overseas, but rarely admits to doing so, except in the small print. You might say, however, that there is an implied credit in the musical content of No Reservations, as replicated in this "music from the motion picture" soundtrack album, at least in the sense that most of it is European music, specifically, opera arias sung by the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, and Joseph Calleja. The setting may have been moved to New York City, but the musical influence has remained across the Atlantic, except for a couple of brief excerpts from Philip Glass' background score; neo-traditional pop singer Michael Bublé's cover of the Anglicized 1954 Mexican song "Sway"; and, incongruously, pop
ocker Liz Phair's "Count on My Love" (no doubt appearing only during the end credits, when almost everyone has left the theater anyway). Continuing the European dominance are some more contemporary pieces, Conrad Pope's "Truffles and Quail," Paolo Conte's "Via con Me," and Ray Gelato's "Mambo Gelato." All of that doesn't quite add up to a specific reference to the film's real origins, but it does provide a distinctly European flavor to a film as much about food as it is about love.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2007
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947592228
catalogNumber: 000939702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joan Sutherland   Vocals
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal)
Carlo Bergonzi   Vocals
Renata Tebaldi   Vocals
Liz Phair   Vocals
Franco Alfano   Completion
Michael Riesman   Conductor
Tullio Serafin   Conductor
Zubin Mehta   Conductor
Paolo Conte   Vocals
Conrad Pope   Conductor
John Pritchard   Conductor
Ray Gelato   Vocals
Riccardo Chailly   Conductor
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome   Performing Ensemble
Michael Bublé   Vocals
Leone Magiera   Conductor
Lamberto Gardelli   Conductor
Joseph Calleja   Vocals
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Orchestra dell'Arte   Performing Ensemble
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Chorus & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Amilcare Ponchielli   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Philip Glass   Composer
Paul Anka   Producer
David Foster   Producer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer,Lyricist
Liz Phair   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Michael Riesman   Producer
Paolo Conte   Composer
John Shanks   Composer,Producer
Conrad Pope   Composer,Producer
Ray Gelato   Composer
Renato Simoni   Lyricist
Giuseppe Adami   Lyricist
Keith Zajic   Business Consultant
Peter Tomasso   Lyricist
Michael Walters   Art Direction
Mark Cavell   Executive Producer
Giuseppe Giacosa   Lyricist
Luigi Illica   Lyricist
Lori Blackstone   Business Consultant
Francesco Maria Piave   Lyricist
Giovanni Forzano   Lyricist
Antonio Ghislanzoni   Lyricist
Tobia Gorrio   Lyricist

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No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack] 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for the soundtrack for this movie and next to it had an editorial review. Whoever wrote this is wrong. It says that basically nowwhere is it mentioned that this was based on an overseas movie. In the begining of the movie it states that it's based off of a screen play "mostly martha".
Paridesea More than 1 year ago
I really only bought it for one track that I heard in the film.