D2-78822 Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde Soundtrack
Tracks 1 & 10 produced by Dann Huff
Released on July 1, 2003
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T he sickwell was a feel-good piece of pink fluff, although it’s hard to feel good about a movie called Legally Blonde. Paralegalplegic. Okay, now I feel a little better about it. The soundtrack vacillates between politics, pumped-up funk and girl power. It’s the latter category, led by Leann Rimes’ “We Can” (a song written by professional tunesmith Diane Warren), that sets the album’s tone. Fresh songs from relative unknowns Hope 7, Superchic(k) and Soul Kid #1 plus the classic “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” add fuel to the pink power party. From there the selection gets kind of spotty. The inclusion of Lou Reed’s “America” is inspired, John Lennon’s “Power To The People” unimpeachable, but why dig out an old cover from the defunct Candy Skins or that half-assed, stoned-out version of “I’m Just A Bill?” As with most popular soundtracks, there’s also the obligatory rap song, this one (you guessed it) with a dog theme. Since the single “We Can” showed up on Rimes’ Greatest Hits a few months later, there’s no reason to buy Legally Blonde 2 unless you really need to own the American Mix (and you really don’t, since it just adds a little fiddle and steel guitar). Although a disappointment as popular soundtracks go, the free exposure for Superchic(k) and Soul Kid #1 is a kindness. “More Bounce (In California)” is especially awesome; kind of The Pussycat Dolls meet The The. Governmentally Retarded. That also makes me feel better about the title.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LEANN RIMES: "WE CAN"    (Dianne Warren)    3:38
  2. HOPE 7: "BREAKTHROUGH"    (Antonina Armato/Timothy James)    2:43
  3. GEORGE CLINTON FEAT. COOLIO: "ATOMIC DOG (DOGS OF THE WORLD UNITE REMIX)"    (George Clinton, Jr./Garry Shider/David Spradley)    4:21
  4. SUPERCHIC[K]: "ME AGAINST THE WORLD"    (Max Hsu/Matt Dally/Tricia Brock)    2:56
  5. DELUXX FOLK IMPLOSION: "I'M JUST A BILL"    (David Frishberg)    3:24
  6. EURYTHMICS FEAT. ARETHA FRANKLIN: "SISTERS ARE DOIN' IT FOR THEMSELVES"    (Annie Lennox/Dave Stewart)    4:51
  7. SOUL KID #1: "MORE BOUNCE (IN CALIFORNIA)"    (Marc Godfrey)    3:57
  8. THE CANDY SKINS: "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH"    (Stephen Stills)    3:58
  9. JOHN LENNON: "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"    (John Lennon)    3:19
  10. LOU REED: "AMERICA"    (Lou Reed)    2:47
  11. LEANN RIMES: "WE CAN (AMERICAN MIX)"    (Dianne Warren)    3:36

CREDITS

Paul Bushnell -- bass (1,10)
Lisa Cochran -- background vocals (1,10)
Vinnie Colaiuta -- drums (1,10)
Eric Darken -- percussion (1,10)
Paul Franklin -- steel guitar (10)
Dann Huff -- acoustic and electric guitars (1,10)
Rami Jaffee -- B3 (1,10)
Charles Judge -- programmer/synth keyboards (1,10)
Leann Rimes - vocals (1,10)
Michael Thompson -- electric guitar (1,10)
Jonathon Yudkin -- fiddle (10)
Jess Sutcliffe -- engineer (1)
Derek Bason -- additional engineering (1)
Mark Hagen -- additional engineering (1)
Chris Lord-Alge -- mixing (1)
Glenn Sweitzer/Fresh Design -- package design

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