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The Country Bears

4.1 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Audio CD, Soundtrack, July 23, 2002
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The movie may not have bared its teeth at the box office, but that's no reason for the soundtrack to slip into early hibernation, especially considering the musical talent lining The Country Bears' den. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt owns this disc--cover him in fur, blacken his nose, and fiddle with his incisors a bit and it might as well be him peering back at you from the cover art. In addition to performing four of 14 tracks, the live "Straight to the Heart of Love" with Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt included, Hiatt wrote eight of these tunes. On a couple, you'd never guess it: Krystal Marie Harris's "The Kid in You" matches Stevie Wonder-like funk with stylish new-school R&B, and Jennifer Paige grinds out pop power on "Kick It into Gear." Hiatt contributions aside, Béla Fleck brilliantly plucks his way to "Bear Mountain Top," while the Byrds classic "So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" and Elton John's sincerity-drenched "Friends" round out the offerings. Few soundtracks are as solidly built, track for track, especially in the G-rated sector. --Tammy La Gorce

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Let It Ride - John Hiatt
  2. Where Nobody Knows My Name - John Hiatt
  3. Can Love Stand The Test - Don Henley & Bonnie Raitt
  4. The Kid In You - Krystal Marie Harris
  5. I'm Only In It For The Money - Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special w/ Stephen Root
  6. Kick It Into Gear - Jennifer Paige
  7. Straight To The Heart of Love - John Hiatt w/ E.G. Daily, Colin Hay, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt
  8. Bear Mountain Hop - Bela Fleck
  9. Just The Goin' - John Hiatt
  10. Where Nobody Knows My Name (Reprise) - E.G. Daily
  11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star - The Byrds
  12. Friends - Elton John
  13. Bearly Home - Chris Young
  14. Nylon Hymn - Chris Young


Product details

  • Audio CD (July 23, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: July 26, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Buena Vista Pictures
  • ASIN: B000069HJD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,580 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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