I bought the CD before the movie came out, and I'm very satisfied with it. A great collection, capturing the emotions and moods of the movie quite aptly. Unfortunately, the movie itself lacked somewhat but this soundtrack can't be beat. Some highlights: If You Sleep, by Tal Bachman, I Need Love, by Sixpence None the Richer, Tic Tocs, by Tim James, 1,000 Oceans, by Tori Amos, and Skyfall, by Neve. The orchestral score and Birches are lovely, emotive works. They brought tears to my eyes even before I saw the tear-jerker movie. This CD really has appeal for everyone, from classical (the orchestral pieces), to rock (Pick A Part That's New, Sterophonics) to pop (Where You Are, by Jessica Simpson), to folk (Sixpence's selections) to alternative (Skyfall's contribution and Devin's "Whatever Turns You On.."). It's both fun (Tic Tocs) and serious (If You Sleep). It's intelligent (We Have Forgotten) and romantic (Birches). I guarantee that everyone will find at least one track on this CD that they appreciate, and most people should find the entire collection delightful and thought-provoking.