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Where the Heart Is

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An album by Original Soundtrack

Audio Mixer: Dave O'Donnell . The WHERE THE HEART IS soundtrack follows the blueprint set down by 1998's soundtrack to HOPE FLOATS: take one chick flick, add some new cuts by country-pop artists, mix in some soft- and roots rock, and hope for an across-the-board … see full wiki

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Where The Heart Is - lost inside of all of us

  • Jul 5, 2001
Pros: Wide range of songs and styles, intriguing use of background music

Cons: that Hiatt song was a little 'twangy'

The Bottom Line: Can't get a better buy for $15 with this range or music

I watched this movie thanks to the fine review by Gungian (see his review: http://susidee34.epinions.com/mvie-review-56...3311E97-3A461074-prod3/)
and after three viewings I was forced to purchase the soundtrack. The CD is a compilation of 13 songs featuring 17 different artists and is well worth the nickel you lay out for it.

Shake My Soul ~ Beth Nielsen Chapman
Cute little tempo, vocals are clear. A look at the past and a look into the future.... "It's a long, long way from here to where we go" .... I found this an uplifting song, giving you hope that love will come your way again, not despair over the one you have lost. My first listen to this artist and I like her voice and her style.

Few And Far Between ~ Shannon Curfman
....."Ever since I met you, momma said I should forget you, she said you were a wastin my sweet time"..... "how come the good times are so few and far between" ..... I could just picture standing there shaking my shoulders and shaking my finger in your face - getta outta my life you snake! A cute melody with a snazzy little beat, made you feel like ‘working the room' and strutting your stuff. My first listen to this artist as well, good job.

There You Are ~ Martina McBride
Picture this: a filmy white gown, a deserted beach, the waves rolling in and the inky black sky above you. Total silence, complete solitude and then ..... you feel eyes caressing your skin. The hairs on the back of your neck start to tingle, chills run over your body and ....."Everytime I turn around, when I'm lost and when I'm found, like an angel standing guard, there you are. Everytime I take a breath and when I forget to breathe, you are watching over me, there you are "....... you look over your shoulder and in the distance is your lover and in true 1950's movie style you slowly walk towards each other, the breezes billowing your gown around you, the hint of a smile of your faces, then you touch. Ok, I'm a sucker for a love song. A slow, soulful song with good lyrics and clear vocals. I've always enjoyed McBride's work.

So Young ~ The Corrs
Kinda rocky, has you moving in your chair while you listen to it. ...... "We are so young, so young now and when tomorrow comes we can do it all over again. We are so young, so young" ..... Dreams of the future, in that way that only the young can dream. My first time with The Corrs, good work.

What I'd Say ~ Lyle Lovett
OK I was prejudiced from the beginning when I saw it was Lovett. Damn those sterotypes, but guess what? Wanted to bend my knees and stick by booty in the air and just shake it. An older song that I was way familiar with but I really enjoyed his interpretation of it and frankly it had me moving from beginning to end, as they used to say - shaking my tail feather. Taking back my preconceived ideas of Lovett, I really liked it......."Hey, hey, oh, oh, make me feel so good, make me feel so good, baby shake that thing, baby shake that thing ....... hey what I'd say" .... go Lyle!

Beyond The Blue ~ Emmylou Harris & Patty Griffin
Wow, this had several styles going at the same time. Eerie drum background adding a slightly primal feel to it combined with the hypnotic voice overs by Harris and Griffin. These drums, or whatever they are, are constantly setting a different mood in the background while Harris's voice rides up and down your spine like a roller coaster - chilling. ......"Away beyond the blue, away beyond the blue, one star belongs to you, one star belongs to you. And every breath I take, and every breath I take, I'm closer to that place, I'm closer to that place, I'm closer to you"...... Harris sings the first line of each lyric and Griffin backs it up with the second line, then they join for the third line of each lyric. I really enjoyed this treatment. I've always like Harris, but this is my first for Griffin. Good vocals and that music, fantastic!

Completely ~ Jennifer Day
..."I give my all or not at all, there's no in between. You make me want to love you with every breath ...... I give my heart, I give my soul, I won't hold back, I give everything, all of me, completely"...... That first love, back before you knew you could be hurt, you devoted your entire being to that person - completely - do you ever go there again? Of course you do, every time you look into their eyes. Beautiful words, beautiful music and clear vocals although at times her voice range is so high you lose some of the words.

Grow Young With You ~ Coley McCabe & Andy Griggs
Let's cheat Father Time ...... "I wanna grow young with you baby and cheat old Father Time, grow young with you baby and make sure the sun keeps shining on us ..... we're too young to ever grow old"........ it's a rocker and kinda cute. I liked the idea! First time for these artists as well, good vocals, kinda country.

Rowdy Booty Time ~ Joan Osborne & Tommy Sims
Don't think I really need to tell you I was shaking it again, look at the title! ..... "Shake it up, shake it down, you can feel it all around in this whole frigging town, rowdy booty time"..... funny thing is, it isn't as rocking as you would expect. More of that coursing background music where the vocals work in direct opposition to the music, I find this style intriguing. Can't say I'd seek out other works by these two but I certainly liked this release.

Only You ~ Lonestar
Whoa this took me back, I was suddenly 16 again at the sockhop and dancing in that dark gymnasium with that pimpled face guy I thought I'd live the rest of my life with (one week before we both found someone else .... lol ... ) An old Platters song, revised by Lonestar in a quite different feel. I prefer the Platters rendition but this wasn't offensive. ....."Only you can make this change in me, for it's true, you are my destiny, when you hold my hand I understand the magic that you do, you're my dream come true, my own and only you" .... ah, young love! BTW, I'm a recent Lonestar convert, so I'm not picking on them.

Let It Slip Away ~ John Hiatt
Well this was too ‘twangy' for me, but I'll give it its' just do. It has a nice rock to it and good words but Hiatt's voice kinda grated on my skull so it took away from the song. Apologies to Hiatt fans, but not my style.

Just Might Change Your Life ~ 3 of Hearts
Rocky and upbeat ..... "Coppertone tan and a muscle shirt, a dirt red jeep coming home from work, odds were pretty good he'd be stopping by the Texaco ...... she was standing there in her pretty pink dress next to the Pepsi sign that said 99 cents, put her lipstick on when she heard his radio...." Accidental meetings between strangers might not change your world by just might change your life. Cute and perky, I liked it.

That's The Beat Of A Heart ~ The Warren Brothers & Sara Evans
The final love song to a great CD ..... "Sometimes it's hard you don't wanna look over your shoulder because you don't want to remember where you've been, there comes a time you'd die if you could only hold her cause that's where I know I am"..... Just when you begin to question what your life will come to and when you will ever meet the other half of your soul, you look inside and find you are standing right next to her. Give in and give it up .... listen to your heart. A great song, vocals clear and music winsome. Good marriage between this group and Evans.

There you are, 13 great songs, 17 great artists - taking you through all the trials of love and happiness, heartbreak and despair. Got my copy at a land store, MediaPlay for $15, but you can get it online as well.

Thanks Gungian for leading this old fossil to the little girl in the K-Mart store, it was worth the trip.

Susi :)


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Where the Heart Is
Label: RCA Records (USA)
Release Date: April 18, 2000

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