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Various Artists: Love Actually [Original Soundtrack]

Track List

>Trouble with Love Is, The - Kelly Clarkson
>Here with Me - Dido
>Sweetest Goodbye/Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
>Turn Me On - Norah Jones
>Take Me as I Am - Wyclef Jean - (featuring Sharissa)
>Songbird - Eva Cassidy
>Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
>Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
>Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
>All You Need Is Love - Lynden David Hall
>God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
>I'll See It Through - Texas
>Too Lost in You - Sugababes
>Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
>White Christmas - Otis Redding
>Christmas Is All Around - Billy Mack
>All I Want for Christmas Is You - Olivia Olson

Album Reviews:

Uncut (1/04, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Justin Timberlake's 'Like I Love You' is an astounding, epoch-defining pop single..."

Album Notes

Includes liner notes by Richard Curtis.

In the liner notes that accompany the soundtrack to LOVE ACTUALLY, the movie's director Richard Curtis writes that the songs here are the "life and soul of the film." This perspective is naturally a welcome change from the often-mercenary and seemingly random perspective that plagues many original soundtrack releases. One listen quickly verifies Curtis' claim, as the disc is filled with unabashedly romantic modern pop.

Anyone who's seen comedies starring Hugh Grant knows his trademark combination of self-effacing, witty humor and slightly sophisticated regular-guy appeal. The music here (including artists such as the Beach Boys and Norah Jones) sounds exactly like what one might imagine a Grant character would be listening to on his home stereo. From the melancholy electronica-framed strains of Dido's gorgeous "Here with Me" to Joni Mitchell's world-wizened, contemporary take on her classic "Both Sides Now," the material on LOVE ACTUALLY perfectly suits the film's warmly humorous take on one of life's most joyous and confusing subjects.


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