Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs


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You'd think that a rom-com soundtrack that begins with Christopher Plummer reciting Yeats' poem "Brown Penny" would be different than your average collection of sweet, sentimental film music. And you'd be right: the soundtrack to Must Love Dogs is certainly quirky, but perhaps not in the ways the people behind it intended. The album veers between unique choices like the opening track and hyper-traditional ones like Linda Ronstadt's "When Will I Be Loved?" and the quintessential romantic comedy soundtrack song, Natalie Cole's "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," which has been in so many movies of this kind that it feels like it's on loan. In fact, later on Must Love Dogs actually does borrow from one of the all-time great romantic scores, "Prelude and Lara's Theme" from Dr. Zhivago. The soundtrack also has a twangy angle, with Ronstadt's hit, Sheryl Crow's cover of "The First Cut Is the Deepest," and tracks from country-pop singers as well as artists who flirt with country, such as Stephanie Bentley and Susan Haynes. Susie Suh's gorgeous "Shell" and Rodney Crowell's sweetly traditional "What Kind of Love" are the highlights in this area, although Rilo Kiley's "I Never" and Ryan Adams & the Cardinals' "Dance All Night" are on surprisingly equal footing with these songs while adding a faint whiff of hipness (much like John Cusack's presence in the film). By spanning songs like these, as well as Eddie Holman's flawless "Hey There Lonely Girl" and a goofy cast singalong of the Partridge Family theme "Come on Get Happy," Must Love Dogs certainly has personality -- in fact, it has multiple personalities.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969640326
catalogNumber: 96403

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erich Kunzel   Conductor

Technical Credits

Maurice Jarre   Composer
Rodney Crowell   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Will Jennings   Composer
Larry Klein   Producer
Christopher Palmer   Arranger
Robert Woods   Producer
Mark Wright   Producer
Marvin Yancy   Composer,Producer
Danny Janssen   Composer
Glen Brunman   Executive Producer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Tom Schick   Producer
John Shanks   Producer
Ryan Adams   Composer
Earl Shuman   Composer
Leon Carr   Composer
Mike Mogis   Producer
Chuck Jackson   Composer,Producer
Debbie Patton   Executive Producer
Jenny Lewis   Composer
Jim Reilley   Composer
Chip Matthews   Producer
Susie Suh   Composer
Susan Haynes   Composer
William Butler Yeats   Composer

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