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For Love Of The Game: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
A romantic drama directed by Sam Raimi and starring Kevin Costner as a professional ballplayer who must reconcile the conflicts between his job and his wife (Kelly Preston), For Love of the Game includes an unusual soundtr... more »
A romantic drama directed by Sam Raimi and starring Kevin Costner as a professional ballplayer who must reconcile the conflicts between his job and his wife (Kelly Preston), For Love of the Game includes an unusual soundtrack that spans musical styles and decades. Much of the soundtrack centers around a light soul groove (Kami Lyle's "Lover Man" screams romantic moment) from Shaggy ("Hope"), Jennifer Day ("The Fun of Your Love"), the late Roy Orbison, and the sultry and bluesy Joan Osborne ("Baby Love"). Country music is represented by Vince Gill and Trisha Yearwood, who takes Paul Simon's somber and slow "Something So Right" and manages to make it more so. Steely Dan's "Reeling in the Years" is the lone classic rock original. However, Jonny Lang locates the psychotic thrust of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black," if not the subtle hues that made it a standard. Now, how all this relates to baseball...? --Rob O'Connor
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Decent, but check the song selection first - no Dylan!
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack is okay, but I have to say I'm VERY disappointed that a few of the great songs from the movie were left out - especially the Dylan classic "I Threw it all Away," which carries the emotional high of the movie to the climactic "pitch out of a jam" scene in the 8th inning. I went after this soundtrack figuring it would be a foregone conclusion that this jem of a song would be on it, but I was wrong.
I will go as far as saying that I am so disappointed that this song didn't make this compilation, that I regret buying it. For those of you who are in my camp; and are looking for this Dylan classic, you will find it on Nashville Skyline (Dylan's quintessential country classic from 1969) - and make sure you get the digitally remastered 2003 reissue.
That's my uncensored take on this soundtrack - because they left this particular track off, I consider it a MASSIVE blunder and give it 3 stars when I otherwise may have given it 4 or 5. What makes this even more of a humorous joke is the fact that I'm giving it this rating for a mere 2.5 minutes of music that could have easily been fit onto a compilation that turned out to be an hour+ of music - but the knock is justified and a well-earned one, I will submit.
For those of you who don't give a hoot about my "issues" with this Dylan song being left off this soundtrack - this is a decent soundtrack - especially if you don't own work from these other artists. I true music lover, however, who is familiar with Dylan's work might stray to my camp and share some of these sentiments."
Chuck | 11/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought so. I bought this soundtrack ..., and I didn't expect much out of it, but I must say, I got my money's worth and more! Okay, you might say, so it's worth two bucks, is it worth 9 at Amazon?The answer is, it depends on your musical taste. This soundtrack has a wide variety of genres and performers, from Roy Orbison to Steely Dan to Jennifer Day to Semisonic to K-Ci and JoJo. It all seems to flow together though, the CD has a definate sense of continuity. BUT. If you want something fast-paced and exciting, this album is not for you.So, good relaxing music, espcially the classical track at the end.~C~"
This soundtrack captures the introspection of the title.
Kevin Guo | 09/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack is thoughtful and pensive, capturing the spirit of the film and the mood of a man wanting to know he's done the best he can. It is unfortunate that the song that best exemplifies the story "Against the Wind", by Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet band, used at a poignant moment in the film, is omitted from the soundtrack."