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Someone Like You Soundtrack

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10 songs,2001

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Someone Like You has a few kinks and surprises worth checking out. Cultural icon and professional cornball Tom Jones adds his perfect smarm to a duet with Sweden's Cardigans for a technologically advanced--and surprisingly funky--rendition of the Talking Heads' classic "Burning Down the House." London Bus Stop, on the other hand, neither disgrace nor improve T. Rex's glam-rock classic "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" by rapping the verses and adding superfluous female back-up singers to the choruses. The rest is previously released but makes for a fluid mix of quirky love songs. Annie Lennox locates the gentle sentiment behind the fury of the Clash's 1980 classic "Train in Vain." Critics' darling Stephin Merritt quickly struts through the fun-loving if atypical lo-fi Magnetic Fields track "Absolutely Cuckoo." Van Morrison brings this brief collection (total time: 37:33) to a solid close with the album's title track that exemplifies the romantic ballroom style he has either mastered or succumbed to--depending on your point of view. Best here is Shelby Lynne's sprite yet sultry "Dreamsome" where organ, flute, and Lynne's road-worn stylings merge to great effect. --Rob O'Connor

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Burning Down The House - Tom Jones/The Cardigans
  2. Bang A Gong (Get It On) - London Bus Stop
  3. I'm A Tree - Imani Coppola
  4. It Must Be Love - Madness
  5. Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields
  6. Train In Vain - Annie Lennox
  7. Woulda Coulda Shoulda - Taj Mahal/The Phantom Blues Band
  8. Dreamsome - Shelby Lynne
  9. You Are - Wynonna Judd
  10. Someone Like You - Van Morrison


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: March 30, 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Tvt
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005B50D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,596 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I must admit that I haven't seen the movie and so I can't comment on perhaps one of the most significant attributes of this compilation: Does it do the movie justice? Unfortunately, me being a male, I'm unlikely to see this movie even if pressed, so I'll content myself with a simple review of the music presented. Starting this CD off with Tom Jones and The Cardigans singing the Talking Heads tune "Burning Down the House" was a clever move. Jones' full baritone juxtaposed with the lead singer of the Cardigans weedy whiny soprano is a masterstroke musically. Placing this upbeat, soulful song as first on the CD was a masterstroke of marketing. "Burning Down the House" sets the tone for the following songs; upbeat, well-crafted and catchy pop ditties bound to evoke nostalgia from the thirty-somethings while providing topical commentary on the film's content. The fact that these are mostly reworked versions gives them a fresh quality which prevents this soundtrack from falling the way of other, sappy "remember when" CD's. Remember "The Big Chill"?..the absolute revisionist horror of my day. Thankfully this CD is almost entirely devoid of that kind of sentimental treacle. Annie Lennox's version of The Clash's "Train in Vain" uses her voice to full effect without jarring the listener, and the use of background horns ties this song in nicely with the rich instrumentation in songs by Tom Jones and that perennial Ska band: Madness.(featured here on "It must be Love"). The midpoint of this CD is admirably marked by a subtle blues song by Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band which marks for the listener the CD's denouement into a easy-listening morass from which it almost escapes with the inclusion of Van Morrison's "Someone Like You".Read more ›
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I don't have this cd but if you are looking for "Someone Like You" by Van Morrisson on the "Bridget Jones Diary" soundtrack it is on this one.
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Overall this is a good soundtrack with a lot of great sounding songs. Nothing can beat the title song, Someone like You, sung by the songwriter Van Morrison. It was used in Bridget Jones Diary that was released around the same time as Someone like You. Two great Romantic dramedies of this century. Lets not forget that Ashley Judd stars in this great movie. Also Dreamsome is used on both soundtracks. A soundtrack to cherish.
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By si on December 13, 2001
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Hi, Someone like you has only just been released on DVD here in the UK, so i will be watching it this evening :-) The trailer music, if anyone is interested, features Kendall Payne's song "closer to myself" and is on her "Jordan's sister" album.
Right... i'm off to blockbusters :-)
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I know I was interested in a couple of songs that are not included in the soundtrack, of which one is in the trailer. They are by The Actual Tigers. Other than that the soundtrack is pretty good, it just didn't have exactly what I was looking for.
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The song with the same name as the title (Someone to watch Over Me.)by Van Morrison has got to be the best rendition of that song ever. It just makes the whole soundtrack! Probably 80 Artist have sang that song -but none do it as well as Van.
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Someone like you is one of my favorite movies and I bought it and then I kept listening to the music and thought I would also get the soundtrack from Amazon.com. I love it. Thanks so much.
susan
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This is a soundtrack that I really wanted to have. Please specially listen Van Morrison song which gives the name of the flick.
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