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on September 9, 2003
I bought this soundtrack on a whim. I wasn't planning on it, and I wasn't expecting much. I saw Mr. Deeds in theatres, but I didn't remember any great music, but the soundtrack was on sale, so I bought it just because, and I'm glad I did. There's not a bad song on here, and heres a little run-down of what's on it...
1. Where Are You Going - Dave Matthews Band (5/5)- This song is a great start for the cd. It actually got me into Dave Matthews.
2. Sing - Travis (4/5)- Good song, but not as good as others.
3. Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend (5/5)- I had never heard of Pete Townshend before, but I now know that he sings this great song. You've probably heard this song even if you've never heard of Townshend.
4. Sweetest Thing - U2 (5/5)- U2 is often deemed the greatest rock bands since the Beatles, so that says a lot. It also says that this song is good!
5. Wrong Impression - Natalie Imbruglia (4/5)- The only female singer on this cd. I liked the song, but it wasn't great.
6. Happy In The Meantime (remix) - Lit (4/5)- This song is just okay.    
7. Island In The Sun - Weezer (5/5)- Possibly the best Weezer song of all time. The only problem with this song is that it's on so many other soundtracks.    
8. Friends & Family - Trik Turner  (3/5)- My least favorite song on the cd. It's rock, but it seemed to be leaning towards rap.  
9. Space Oddity - Adam Sandler & David Bowie (5/5)- A really good song about a man that goes into space. Very powerful lyrics.    
10. Falling - Ben Kweller (4/5)
11. Go To Town - Counting Crows (5/5)- This and the first track are the best songs on the soundtrack. I got this song stuck in my head after hearing it, and went on an quest to find the counting crows cd that has this song on it. I couldn't find it, so I have a feeling that it was written just for this movie. Listen to the Lyrics. They do match! It also convinced me that Counting crows are talented and I now own 3 counting crows cds.
12. I've Seen All Good People - Yes (4/5)- Very old song. My dad knew it by heart from when he was in high school. It's a slow song which might be about a chess game depending on how you percieve it.
My review of the movie that this Soundtrack is from would be worse because of it's weak ending, but the soundtrack is still one of the best soundtracks I've heard.
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on June 17, 2002
This is a very good soundtrack. All of these songs are excellent. I loved the classic song Space Oddity by David Bowie. The great Pete Townsend song Let My Love Open the Door is featured here. The song I've Seen All Good People by Yes is just one of those great 70's anthem like songs that brings people together.
The new songs on this soundtrack are pretty good too. Where are You Going by Dave Mathews is an elegantly subtle song. Sweetest thing by U2 is a very pretty song that fits the theme of the movie well. Another good song on this CD in my opinion is the light and breezy Island in the Sun by Wheezer. I also enjoyed the lively new song by the Counting Crows.
This is an enhanced CD with interactive games on it. I enjoyed playing the catching the cat game in which you have to rescue cats falling from a building. I also liked playing the typing game on this CD. Your typing speed is tested in this game. The faster you can type out words the more chances you have of hitting an animated foot. This game is very challenging and fun. This CD even includes the trailer to the movie itself. This is the best soundtrack of the year so far.
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on July 25, 2003
It's obvious some serious thought was put into the music for the motion picture Mr. Deeds. From new tracks (Dave Matthews' movie theme of Where Are You Going) to classic oldies like Space Oddity by David Bowie (Often called Major Tom) and Let My Love Open The Door by Peter Townshend, this CD seemingly has it all.
I prefer the track by track approach to reviewing an albulm, so I'll go that way here.
Where Are You Going - Dave Matthews Band
Definietly my favorite song on the track, DMB comes together with another great hit. The drums and change in tone throughout the song reflect the movie so well.
Sing - Travis
Although the intro was a bit disturbing (I thought my CD was damaged), the melody which ensues is intriguing. The banjo adds a great touch to an almost addicitive song.
Let My Love Open The Door - Peter Townshend
My family thought I was crazy when I was singing this song thoughout the house for at least a week after seeing the movie. Everyone knows why a classic like this is included on a CD.
Wrong Impression - Natalie Imbruglia
I had heard this song before I had listened to the album, and I'd have to say that it is probably one of my least favorite songs on the albulm, but you should really take that with a grain of salt because of this sheer quality of this albulm.
Happy in the Meantime - Lit
I wish this song would've had more play time in the movie, besides just as the third song in the credits. Another great song by Lit (who I thought was a one-hit wonder with their song My Own Worst Enemy), and I hope to hear more from them in the future.
Island in the Sun - Weezer
A nice break from the slowness of some of the other songs on the albulm, Weezer puts together a great guitar melody and some good lyrics to make a meaningful song.
Friends & Family - Trik Turner
This is the song which I think has the best sheer meaning on this albulm. I like the upbeat rock notes and the mixed vocals.
Space Oddity - Adam Sandler & David Bowie
Although this was one of my favorite parts of the movie, its placement as basically the original song on the CD was unwelcomed by me. It slowed down drastically the pace of what the CD had going, and the odd intro by Adam Sandler made it even less impressive.
Falling - Ben Kweller
The piano melody in this song, although simplistic, is perfect for the lyrics. I love the chorus, too, and all in all this song is great.
Go To Town - Counting Crows
This upbeat rock song (often called Goin' Down To New York Town), is a great example of how the Counting Crows can produce some great music. I love the guitar work, and the lyrics are so easy to understand and sing along. One of the best parts of the albulm.
I've Seen All Good People - Yes
This song was another departure from the tone throughout this albulm, and it was odd to hear it right after such a good Counting Crows song. Although it is a great classic song, I think I would've left this song off of the albulm for one of the other songs not included.
Some of the songs left off of the albulm include Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime (one of my all-time favorite songs, played in the background during one of Crazy Eye's scenes), and Tom Petty's You Don't Know How It Feels. I love both of these songs, and I wish they would've been included on the albulm.
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on June 28, 2002
This truely is one of the best soundtracks to come out in several years. "Where are You Going" by Dave Matthews Band and "Goin' Down to New York Town" by Counting Crows are my two favorites by far. The remixes of "Wrong Impression" and "Sweetest Thing" are also noteworthy, as is Ben Kweller's "Falling." Lit and Trik Turner also lend good songs to the album, as does Weezer. And I love "Let My Love Open the Door."
About the only thing I don't like about this album are the David Bowie and Yes tracks. They just don't do it for me. But Counting Crows and Dave outweigh those two by a large amount.
I mean, this soundtrack is definately not a Forrest Gump soundtrack, but it's not trying to be either. If that's what you're looking for, keep looking and good luck finding one ANYWHERE...but if you're looking for the best soundtrack of today's music, look no further than Mr. Deeds.
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on July 19, 2002
First off, to the person who was asking about the music with the harmonica that aired twice in the movie, that was a clip of Tom Petty's "You Don't Know How It Feels" from 1994's "Wildflowers" CD.
The CD is good, but it does leave songs out, such as the above-mentioned song. I love the new music, but perhaps soundtracks will sell better than they do when they aren't used just as a tool to promote new or current artists. That being said, this soundtrack is much better than some recent soundtracks, such as "American Pie 2" which left out two of the most prominently featured songs from the movie (Offspring's "Want You Bad" and Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal). So, buy this CD if you want to hear the tracks from groups like Lit, Weezer, and Counting Crows, but not if you want to hear songs from older artists that were in the film.
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on January 9, 2003
The soundtrack is a fresh sampling of new music as well as all the major hits of the film. I purchased this CD used while shopping around a used record store. I like the compilation, however, once I got the thing home I couldn't play it on my computer orHome Theater DVD/CD player due to the copy protection. The enhanced portion is interesting for about 30 seconds, and the links lead you to the RCA site to get the first song by Dave Matthews in a 128kb MP3 file. I was hoping to upload these songs to my MP3 player and take them jogging, but now I think I'm going to sell it back to the second hand store. Obviously the copy protection is why it ended up there in the first place.
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on June 17, 2002
This is a great soundtrack! If the movie is anywhere near as good as the soundtrack i am there. "Where are you going" by Dave Matthews band is great song. I also love the remix of "Happy in the Mean Time" by Lit. All the songs on the soundtrack are great. There are several current singles on the record as well as some older stuff like "Sweetest Thing" by U2, "Space Oddity" by David Bowie, and "I've Seen All Good People" By Yes. The only song i wasn't all that crazy about was The Counting Crows song, but it is a new song that i am sure Countring Crows fans will like.
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on July 15, 2002
I picked up a copy of the Mr. Deeds soundtrack a few weeks ago not expecting much, but I was suprised! This is one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, and I really like all of the songs, but a few stand out in particular: Island in the Sun by Weezer, Happy in the Meantime by Lit, Where Are You Going by Dave Matthews Band, and Wrong Impression by Natalie Imbruglia. The songs on this CD go well together, which is good considering the diversity of the tracks. I can listen to the Mr. Deeds soundtrack many times over, and I'm sure anyone else would be glad too, also.
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on June 17, 2002
What a fantastic soundtrack!! If the movie is half as good as the soundtrack i will like the movie for sure. I mean what else can i say other than Dave Matthews, U2, Natalie Imbruglia, Travis, Pete Townshend. I love the LIT remix. The only song i don't really care for is the Counting Crows song. But other than that i like every track. This is the first CD in a long time i can pretty much listen all the way through with out fast forwarding it. The last few years there have been some really bad soundtracks. This is not one of them!!
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on August 21, 2003
I bought this CD before I even saw the movie - just on impulse. I am so glad I did. This was the best Sound Track I'd ever heard. Travis' Sing was beautiful; Bowie's classic Space Oddity was strange but definitely one that gets stuck in your head whether you want it to or not. It could have done without the Adam Sandler intro, but other than that... Any way, this CD was much better than the movie, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who claims to have a good sense of taste in music.
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