B0003566-02 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Production credits below
Released on November 8, 2004
US CHART POSITION #72
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B0003566-02 cover
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P erhaps somewhere, maybe on a site called daazofourlives.com, a heated forum discussion on Tales of Topographic Oceans takes place. At least that would assuage some of the guilt I feel wasting time on a site called Progrography with this piffle. Unfortunately, once I discovered that this soundtrack to the Bridget Jones sequel housed the only known version of Sting’s remake of “We’ll Be Together” with Annie Lennox, I was on the hook to bag and tag it. (It is, I assure you, a compulsion to complete the puzzle and not a misplaced man-crush that compels me.) Despite its groovy, growling techno touches, the new version of “We’ll Be Together” should be read as a warning; the pair do not have complementary voices, but in fact sound very similar, so that I would have preferred a version from one or the other but not both together. However, at 15 tracks (20 in the UK version), there are other songs to occupy our mind. The soundtrack occasioned new material from nearly a dozen artists: Rufus Wainwright and Dido, Mary J. Blige, Jamelia, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young among them. The remake of “I Eat Dinner” is an icy wonder, Jamelia pulls out all the stops for “Stop,” and Cullum’s jazzy version of “Everlasting Love” is pleasant. Conversely, Blige’s blithe reading of “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” is a disappointment. Then there are the romantic standards old and new, from 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” to Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” The real surprises for me, since I tend to live under a prog rock most of the time, were “Crazy In Love” and “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.” I’d put both of them on my iPod if I owned an iPod and could say the word “iPod” without wincing like a stake was being driven through my groin by little demons who want to distract us from the Mass of Man with shiny metal objects. O KKKKK ENOF.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Will Young: YOUR LOVE IS KING    (Sade Adu/Stuart Matthewman)
  2. Jamelia: STOP    (Sam Brown/Gregg Sutton/Bruce Brody)
  3. Kylie Minogue: CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD    (Cathy Dennis/Rob Davis)
  4. Joss Stone: SUPER DUPER LOVE (ARE YOU DIGGIN' ON ME?)    (Willie Garner)
  5. Mary J. Blige: SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD    (Bernie Taupin/Elton John)
  6. Robbie Williams: MISUNDERSTOOD    (Robbie Williams/Stephen Duffy)
  7. Jamie Cullum: EVERLASTING LOVE    (Mack Gayden/Buzz Cason)
  8. *Barry White: YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING
  9. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z: CRAZY IN LOVE    (Beyoncé Knowles/Rich Harrison/Shawn Carter/Eugene Record)
  10. Rufus Wainwright featuring Dido: I EAT DINNER (WHEN THE HUNGER'S GONE)    (Kate McGarrigle)
  11. 10cc: I'M NOT IN LOVE    (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman)
  12. Carly Simon: NOBODY DOES IT BETTER    (Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager)
  13. *Primal Scream: LOADED
  14. The Darkness: I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE    (Justin Hawkins/Dan Hawkins/Ed Graham/Frankie Poullian)
  15. *Amy Winehouse: WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW
  16. Minnie Riperton: LOVIN' YOU    (Richard James Rudolph/Minnie Riperton)
  17. *Aretha Franklin: THINK
  18. *Leona Naess: CALLING
  19. Sting featuring Annie Lennox: WE'LL BE TOGETHER    (Sting)
  20. Harry Gregson-Williams: BRIDGET'S THEME    (Harry Gregson-Williams)

CREDITS

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis -- producers (5)
James "Big Jim" Wright -- co-producer (5)
Rollo --producer (10)
John Shanks -- producer, mixing (19)
Jeff Rothschild -- mixing (19)
Harry Gregson-Williams -- producer (20)

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 8, 2004 Island/Universal CDX CID-8180 w. tracks (*)
US November 16, 2004 Geffen CD B0003655-02 wo. tracks (*)

 

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