De-Lovely [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

De-Lovely [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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Overview

It's no surprise that the soundtrack to De-Lovely, a film about the life and loves of legendary songwriter Cole Porter, is chock-full of his music. What is surprising is the diversity and depth of the performances, which span an array of contemporary musicians who also have cameos in the movie. Among the younger pop stars who transition smoothly into the pop standards mode are bad boy Robbie Williams, who gives a sophisticated reading of "It's De-Lovely," and alt-angst queen Alanis Morissette, whose rendition of "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" goes hand-in-glove with Stephen Endelman's frothy arrangement. Other notable performances include Elvis Costello's Dixieland-flavored "Let's Misbehave," Diana Krall's spry, piano-fueled trip through "Just One of Those Things," and a lush "I Love You" from Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, who sets aside his soul phrasing for a Maurice Chevalier turn. As impressive as contributions by pop-rocker Sheryl Crow, jazzy soul siren Natalie Cole, and neo-soul newcomer Vivian Green are, the film's stars also hold their own musically. Kevin Kline shines as Porter, coaching costar and fellow theater vet John Barrowman through a harmony-driven "Night and Day" before joining his leading lady, Ashley Judd, on a romantic rendering of "In the Still of the Night." The capper is a scratchy-sounding but nonetheless charming recording of Porter singing "You're the Top," which nicely wraps this gift of a soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Label: Sony Music
UPC: 0827969274828

Tracks

  1. It's De-Lovely @@Robbie Williams
  2. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  3. Begin The Beguine@@Sheryl Crow
  4. Let's Misbehave @@ Elvis Costello
  5. Be A Clown@@ Kevin Kline, Peter Polycarpou and Chorus
  6. Night And Day@@John Barrowman and Kevin Kline
  7. True Love@@Ashley Judd and Tayler Hamilton
  8. What Is This Thing Called Love?@@Lemar
  9. I Love You@@Mick Hucknall
  10. Just One Of Those Things@@Diana Krall
  11. Anything Goes@@Caroline O'Connor and Chorus
  12. Experiment@@Kevin Kline
  13. Love For Sale@@Vivian Green
  14. So In Love@@Lara Fabian and Mario Frangoulis
  15. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye@@Natalie Cole
  16. Blow, Gabriel, Blow@@Jonathan Pryce, Kevin Kline, Cast and Chorus
  17. In the Still Of The Night@@Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd
  18. You're The Top@@ Cole Porter
  19. Easy to Love @@Kevin Kline

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