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In the romantic film Serendipity, John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale have a chance meeting in the Big Apple, spend a few hours together, fall in love, and then go their separate ways, hoping that fate will one day reunite them. Among the slate of adult-pop stars helping set the tone for this idealistic tale are Shawn Colvin, who uses the lush "When You Know" to pay homage to the certainty of predestined love, and Annie Lennox, who checks in with a trip-hop-flavored rendition of Bob Marley's classic "Waiting in Vain," which originally appeared on her album Medusa. Other transcendent moments d'amour take a folk-pop turn, among them Evan & Jaron's sweeping declaration of yearning on "The Distance," David Gray's delicate, acoustic guitar-driven instrumental "January Rain," and "Northern Sky," a gorgeous Nick Drake nugget that's a mid-tempo mix of light piano arrangements, gently strummed guitar, and chimes. Louis Armstrong provides the album with its jazzy, When Harry Met Sally-esque moment with the swinging "Cool Yule," and Canadian up-and-comer Chantal Kreviazuk keeps the tempo upbeat with a twangy ode to optimism, "This Year." Although the film's story line about Cusack's quest to rediscover his soul mate (Beckinsale) may sound somewhat contrived, the soundtrack's eclectic mix of artists and genres makes for an unpredictable musical journey.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646158326
catalogNumber: 61583
Rank: 11366

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Drake   Track Performer
Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Annie Lennox   Track Performer
Heather Nova   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Randy Waldman   Piano
Wood   Track Performer
Chantal Kreviazuk   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Chris Boardman   Orchestration,String Arrangements
David Bifano   Producer
Joe Boyd   Producer
Richard Chycki   Engineer
Marti Frederiksen   Producer
David Gray   Producer
Eve Nelson   Producer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Alan Silvestri   Producer
Martin Smith   Producer
John Alagia   Producer,Engineer
Glen Brunman   Executive Producer
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Matt Serletic   Producer
Bap Kennedy   Producer
Joe Dworniak   Producer
Jeff Juliano   Engineer
James "Stiff" Maddock   Producer
Rich Mauser   Engineer
Polson   Producer
Randy Spendlove   Executive Producer
Kaylene Peoples   String Arrangements
Debbie Patton   Executive Producer
McClune   Producer
Kevin Augunas   Producer
Stephen Lipson   Producer

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Serendipity 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is so heart-warming and funny. It made me believe that life is full of so many surprises and that there is someone out there for everyone. We just have to find them. Brilliant actors , good script...i love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD brings back lovely memories of being a newlywed, as my husband bought this CD for me soon after we got married. The music on here is GREAT to listen to when you are cleaning your kitchen or tidying your house - as I know from experience! I LOVE all of the songs on this CD, especially "When you Know," "Like Lovers Do," "Never a Day," "This Year," and so forth. I listen to this CD in my car and at home - it's so romantically upbeat!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack on it's own is almost dull, but track 6 is worth buying it for alone! Like Lovers Do by Heather Nova is the most beautiful song I have ever heard and I've been playing it literally constantly! All in all, if you're willing to spend a bit of money on one song, buy this for Like Lovers Do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this soundtrack is great, and has a solid lineup of old and new talent. My favorite track is ''83'', by John Mayer, an up and comer in the rock scene. This will be a good listen, guaranteed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sererendipity is my favorite movie. This soundtrack is great too. It introduces artists that I haven't even heard of. Bap Kenndey's ''Moonlight Kiss'' is a great song. It's country...Irish country for those who don't like country. It's different, but I like it. If you enjoyed the movie, the soundtrack is awesome.