I remember how I was so excited when this soundtrack first came out- the show had introduced me to so many songs that I loved, yet hadn't been able to track down (pre-internet knowledge), so when I flung it into my stereo and pressed play, I was a little disappointed. No Chantal's "Before You", no Billie Myers kissing the rain, no Jann Arden singing about her "Good Mother", and definitely no Blink 182 telling the world "Dammit".
But I listened anyway. I kept the disc in there, playing it whenever I was hanging around, and a funny thing happened- I loved it. Although there are some stand-out tracks, it was the general feel of the songs, and the way they were put together to make up the album, that really encapsulated the show for me. Now, whenever I want to remember those moments from the show, or want to feel the water at the end of the dock, the grass beneath my feet, and the craziness of emotions, I put this disc in and press play.
My favorite songs became-
"London Rain"- somehow works perfectly as both a vivid reminder of the scene it was played over in the show, and a personal memory of rainy days and hopeful hearts.
"Letting Go"- this song is just divine, I can't help but sing along to its mournful little chorus.
"Stay You"- an infectious, swinging, soulful song.
"Feels Like Home"- Chantal's music just seems like Creek stuff now; it has that whispery, summery, fresh quality to it.