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Sweet Home Alabama
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on October 12, 2002
One cannot help but instantly fall in love with the soundtrack to "Sweet Home Alabama". Where else can you find country, bluegrass, alt-country, rock, and dance? The songs on the cd cover a broad range of musical tastes and include some of the hottest singers of today and a few of the legends from the past.
Jewel kicks off the cd with a suprisingly awesome version of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd megahit "Sweet Home Alabama". This song has been redone in the past, but I have to say that this version is the best I've heard yet. Where most would trash the quality, Jewel adds her own special touch and the result is rockin!
Country group SHeDaisy have one of the strongest performances of the album with "Mine All Mine". Written by Kristyn Osborn, one third of the sister act, "Mine All Mine" reflects the struggle of the movie's character, who is torn between the man of her future and the man of her past. The harmony's of the Osborn sisters quite takes your breath away. Simply stunning.
The biggest surprise of the album, in my opinion, is Avril Lavigne's "Falling Down". What you expect is the punk rock riffs that have made her popular. What you get is a mature, well written, beautifully delivered song about "falling back down to Earth". It's definantely one of the highlights of the soundtrack.
One of the most enjoyable performances on the album comes from veteran rocker Sheryl Crow, who lends her voice to the legendary Hank Williams' "Long Gone Lonesome Blues". Gone is the rock queen we've all grown accustomed to hearing and in comes the laid-back, guitar-picking country diva from within. It's amazing to listen to Sheryl sing this song and you're almost transported back to the golden days of country and the Grand Ole Opry. It has all of the makings of a big radio hit if the powers that be are smart enough to release it.
A few of my favorite tracks include: Ryan Adams' and Uncle Kracker's southern-rock flavored "Gonna Make You Love Me" and "To Think I Used To Love You (DJ Homicide Remix), the sweet-voiced country/bluegrass legend Dolly Parton's "Marry Me", Jason Chain's "You Got Me", and Shannon Mcnally's "Now That I Know".
The only song that I really had a problem with was The Calling's remake of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself". Yes, their version still rocks and keeps to the original lines of The Georgia Satellites , but it almost sounds like they're trying too hard. Now don't get me wrong, it's not a bad song. I just wish that The Calling would've added their own little touch to it instead of trying to immitate the original.
If you're looking for an eclectic mix of great music, then the "Sweet Home Alabama" soundtrack is just for you. This is one soundtrack that should be played with the speakers cranked up! One of the best soundtracks I've ever heard.
Gennie Bailey-Rogers
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on March 13, 2003
Though not your traditional source of music, I like soundtracks because they have the added value of offering the diversity often not found from a single artist. Sweet Home Alabama is definitely one of the better soundtracks out there and if you haven�t seen the movie, you need to! Reese Whiterspoon is absolutely darling and her �small town� husband is a �big time� hunk! The soundtrack has tunes that are refreshing and invigorating. There are also a couple tracks that are fastly becoming wedding favorites. Overall, the CD offers a mix of good old fashioned song writing, some kick off your shoes and relax beats and rhythms that leave you warm and tingly inside. I�m a sucker for romance flicks and after watching this oh so inspiring film, I had to get the soundtrack to cherish the memories. If not for you, for your friend who�s still waiting for her prince charming�.lol.
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on October 2, 2002
Loved this CD. Bought it after I saw the movie. The movie wasn't great, but it was sweet and you left feeling good, what more could you want. The music was even better. Especially loved "Bring on the Day" by Charlotte Martin, "You Got Me", but Jason Chain, and really loved Shannon McNally's "Now that I know". They should be playing these on the radio. Great mixture of different styles of music so it wasn't boring. And, I actually liked Jewel's version of Sweet Home Alabama after I listened to it a few more times. Buy it.
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on September 28, 2002
The soundtrack for Sweet Home Alabama is fabulously good. The 'Sweet Home Alabama' song remake by Jewel is awesome because how can you not like the Sweet Home Alabama song by anyone? The other songs on the CD are just as good to listen to, so the music is great and one to always listen to. Many of the songs are actually in the movie unlike other soundracks who just randomly put songs on the soundtrack that aren't even in the movie. The money that I spent on this CD was not wasted, I suggest you go pick one up.
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on March 27, 2003
This soundtrack is wonderful! It has a lot of variety. My favorite songs are To Think I Used To Love You (DJ Homicide remix) by Uncle Kracker, Mine All Mine by Shedaisy, and Weekend Song by The Freestylers. I love Felony Melanie/Sweet Home Alabama score suite because it's upbeat with a soft, soothing feel to it. This is beautiful and refreshing! I'd recommend it, and it makes you feel good. I'm reminded of the movie when I listen to it. Give this cd a try! It's worth it!
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on December 13, 2003
wow,
i think this is the only movie soundtrack i have listened to,
that has all the songs from the movie that it should have.
from Avril Lavigne ,to Shedaisy's Mine all mine ,
and of course not to forget George Fenton's music from the beginning and the end of the movie,is simply unforgettable.
this is the kind of soundtrack that you will want to listen over and over again.
i give it 5 stars out of five!
regards
Denny
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on October 13, 2002
I loved this movie! It is the best movie I have seen this year!
I love this CD to... All the songs are great! Jewel's Sweet Home Alabama is awsome.. SheDaisy song Mine All Mine is awsome! I don't care what anyone said's but this movie is the best with the best soundtrack!! You all should get it! You will love it!! I know I do....
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on October 29, 2002
...and I liked this soundtrack. I am not very discerning about music, nor do I know much about it, but I loved this great mixture of different types of music.
Best of all, I like that while listening to it, I am reminded of scenes from the movie, which I loved.
Makes me want to sing along...and to see the movie again!
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on October 29, 2002
...and I liked this soundtrack. I am not very discerning about music, nor do I know much about it, but I loved this great mixture of different types of music.
Best of all, I like that while listening to it, I am reminded of scenes from the movie, which I loved.
Makes me want to sing along...and to see the movie again!
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on March 1, 2003
this soundtrack is awesome! The jewel song "sweet home alabama" is very fun, and the avril lavigne song "Falling Down" is very uplifting, much better than the original songs on her album. I would definitly recommend this album to any true fans of country rock!:)
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