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Sliding Doors: Music From The Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

David Hirschfelder , Various Artists Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 14, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: April 14, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B0000062XI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,641 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Have Fun, Go Mad - Blair
2. Drug Soup - Space Monkeys
3. Turn Back Time - Aqua
4. Good Enough - Dodgy
5. Thank You - Dido
6. Use The Force - Jamiroquai
7. Miracle - Olive
8. On My Own - Peach Union
9. Amateur - Aimee Mann
10. Honky Cat - Elton John
11. Don't Feel Like Cryin' - Abra Moore
12. Call Me A Fool - Those Magnificent Men
13. More Love - Brand New Heavies

Editorial Reviews

A lot of the fun of the comic misfire Sliding Doors can be found in this sunny soundtrack. The Gwyneth Paltrow film has the distinction of being released the same year the Yankee won an Oscar in another English flick (Shakspeare in Love). The song collection has the retro '90s feel with such club bands as Space Monkeys and Jamiroquai. The songs could be used in an effective dance-party tape. The opening number, "Have Fun, Go Mad," by Blair has a British funk beat that sets up the breezy nature of the film. Aimee Mann's "Amateur" and the Patti LaBelle-Michael McDonald hit "On My Own" covered by Peach Union are highlights. As with all '90s Brit comedies there is the obligatory Elton John oldie ("Honky Cat") thrown in for good measure. --Doug Thomas

Customer Reviews

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anglophiles will LOVE this! May 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
After seeing the movie, I became quite infatuated with it; and, of course, I went out immediately to buy this incredible soundtrack. This is possibly one of the best soundtracks ever to capture the essence of a movie. Every track on this soundtrack puts you back into the movie. Great to wake up to! Here's my review of my most favourite tracks:
1.) Have Fun, Go Mad (Blair): This is the opening song to the movie, and I think it is the perfect choice, as it truly sets the pace for the movie. It is upbeat, funky, and fun. Blair sounds a lot like Jamiroquai.
3.) Turn Back Time (Aqua): Aqua definitely proves that songwriting is their strong point with this hit track. This song is slow with a very good beat and melody. Lené NystÝm's voice is absolutely gorgeous.
5.) Thank You (Dido): A soothing song with a steady beat!
6.) Use the Force (Jamiroquai): Wow! This song will get you up and dancing! Appropriately, this song was used in the scene of the grand opening of Clive's Restaurant. One of the strongest tracks on the album.
7.) Miracle (Olive): When I first heard this song in the movie -- in the scene where Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) re-enters the restaurant after talking with her ex-boyfriend -- I was enchanted by the airy and whimsical quality of this electronica song. I did not notice this song was on this soundtrack until recently! Joy is listening to this song.
8.) On My Own (Peach Union): What can I say about this song, which prompted me to buy Peach Union's CD and the single for this song? This song definitely puts you back into the movie, and it's very motivational and upbeat. I would buy this CD just for this song.
9.) Amateur (Aimee Mann): Used in the bar scene, this is a soft song made strong by Mann's lovely vocals.
11.) Don't Feel Like Cryin' (Abra Moore): What a voice! Another motivational and upbeat song that will make you hit repeat on your discman.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on Your Taste in Music August 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You probably will like this CD if you like:
a) British Top 40 b) Pop Rock (Top 40 US) c) Light rock
There are some upbeat, jumpy numbers and some sedate, mellow grooves. The biggest disappointment you may find is that the song "Tenderness On The Block," performed by Patty Larkin, is missing from this soundtrack (the song at the end of the movie when Helen boards the elevator of destiny and love). However, for those of you who really love the song itself, Shawn Colvin covers it on her "Fat City" CD. It is a more mellow cover of the tune, but it isn't a bad rendition. It was originally sung by Warren Zevon and can be found on his "Excitable Boy" CD. I have not heard his version of this song, though. Overall, I think this is a good CD, which has some good songs to listen to while on the road. All of the songs on the CD are in the movie, but all songs from the movie are not on the CD--so buyer beware! A good idea would be to watch the movie again before making your decision and ask yourself if it is truly the music you like or is it the movie itself. After all, you can buy the movie for $10 and listen to the songs that way, or even better get it on DVD, then you have both (I think that will work). Good Luck!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but missing 2 key songs! August 13, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I love this cd, I really do... but every time I listen to it I'm disappointed that it's missing both Patty Larkin songs-- Coming Up for Air, which is beautiful and tender, and Tenderness on the Block (which in my opinion is superior to Shawn Colvin's version and especially superior to Zevon/Browne's original versions).

To get Coming Up for Air, you have to buy one of Patty Larkin's albums, which isn't that big of a deal.

But Tenderness on the Block? Can't be found! I've searched high and low, and I can't find the recording of it anywhere. :(

These songs help "make" the movie, and without them, the soundtrack is incomplete.

Otherwise it's fantastic, including the best Jamiroquai song, Use the Force.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the more perfect soundtracks ever March 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
At every turn, the soundtrack fit the mood of the film. Bouncy and optimistic in some places (Have Fun Go Mad, Don't Feel Like Cryin'), downright tragic in others (Amateur), and sophisticated and dramatic in yet others (Use The Force, Miracle). It features some of the better undiscovered British bands, some of whom hit it big after (but not due to) the soundtrack, including Olive, Aqua, Space Monkeys, and last but not least, Dido. Her track "Thank You" appeared on this soundtrack several years before "No Angel" was ever released, and it fit perfectly.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must buy this CD May 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
A good movie and a great soundtrack. This is one of those rare compilations with no weak spots. All the music is excellent, from Dido's "Thank You" to Elton John's "Honkey Cat", it flows, and grooves all the way through.
The music captures the spirit of the film, and takes you even further. From the starting bite of "Have fun, go mad" and on through the disc, it will move you - literally.
You will not be disapointed!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite CD that I own! June 11, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After seeing this incredible film, I went right out to buy the soundtrack. After listening to it in my car, it has quickly become my favorite CD. With a variety of different sounds on it, it has a song to fit your every mood. When I want to listen to something mellow, "Thank You", "Turn Back Time" and "Miracle" are my favorites. And when I am feeling fiesty, "Have Fun, Go Mad", "Use the Force" or "Call Me a Fool" are perfect. This CD is great for the car on road trips (which I have a lot of going back and forth from school) or for a party. I recommended it to my best friend and she loves it just as nuch as I do. Definitely go out and buy this CD, and while you are out, rent the movie too!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
If you love music and like to get in the mood this is the one for you to get for your collection.
Published 1 month ago by Richie K
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Song During Bar Scene
The most moving song I heard in the movie was 24 minutes into the movie. Helen is sitting at the bar (long dark hair). She drinking a beer in a green bottle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Judy Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love the movie, partly because of the soundtrack. I'm glad I bought it. I've looked for it for years but couldn't find it.
Published 9 months ago by Curly Gurl
4.0 out of 5 stars Different style of movie, good music woven thru-out
I saw "Sliding Doors" on tv sev. years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lives of two young women, both played by Gwenneth Paltrow, are depicted back and forth, first... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Barby
4.0 out of 5 stars Has That 90's Feel To It, But An Excellent Album Nonetheless.
First of all, let me just say that having a 90's feel to the music (including a New Jack Swing feel to some of it) is not a bad thing. Read more
Published on June 26, 2009 by Jefferey Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for road trips!
I love this movie, and I love this soundtrack! All songs are great and remind me of this fun movie! Because of this Disc, I purchased Dido's No Angel disk too.
Published on October 30, 2001 by L. Swanstrom Reece
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC
Great movie and excellent songs from the motion picture. Even if you don't care about soundtracks, this cd has a compilation of very-well-chosen-songs, featured in this... Read more
Published on May 28, 2001 by Fernando Silva
5.0 out of 5 stars A booming, energy filled collection.
This CD is an excellent mix - full of energy and terrific tunes. It actually had me grooving around the room seconds after popping it in the player.
Published on February 13, 2001 by M O'Rourke
4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
I agree with the Nashville person's comments
Published on January 3, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars A soundtrack for everyone!
After seeing the movie, I became obsessed with anything having to do with it. The soundtrack is absolutely amazing-- they gathered so many talented artists and compiled it into... Read more
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