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Practical Magic
Music From the Motion Picture
Practical Magic
Genres: Folk, Pop, Soundtracks
How do you put together a soundtrack for a comedy about witches--'90s style? Well, if she's young and her name is Sabrina, you compile an album of relentless teen pop and R&B hits. But if your witches are a little more mat...  more »


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All Artists: Music From the Motion Picture
Title: Practical Magic
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Practical Magic: Music From The Motion Picture
UPCs: 093624725329, 093624714040

How do you put together a soundtrack for a comedy about witches--'90s style? Well, if she's young and her name is Sabrina, you compile an album of relentless teen pop and R&B hits. But if your witches are a little more mature (and, perhaps, suburban), as in Practical Magic, you use a different formula. And the brew found here is actually a good mix: Faith Hill gets as much play (one track) as Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell. Mitchell's "A Case of You" is simply great, and Bran Van 3000's "Everywhere" fits the folk-pop mold nicely, as does upstart Michelle Lewis's "Nowhere and Everywhere." The guys are the oddities here: Elvis Presley's "Always on My Mind" and Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" give this disc some fun quirks. --Jim Young

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You think what you're feeling is some spell?
Daniel Magallon | Spokane, Washington | 12/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You'll be quick to find that this soundtrack is one of those rare cases where the music really does give you a sense of the movie. The music was obviously carefully picked to fit into all scenes chosen for it, and when you listen to the album, you will feel the need to pop in the movie as well. Every song (with the exception of perhaps two) has the never lilting but always haunting quality that keeps you inline with the feel of the film. This holds true from the beginning with Stevie Nicks performing "If you ever did believe" with Sheryl Crow, through contemporaries like Lisa Hall ("Is this real?") and Michelle Lewis ("Nowhere and everywhere") to classics like the strirring "A case of you" by Joni Mitchell and right back again to Stevie with "Crystal." Even the king of rock'n'roll gets revisited with "Always on my mind." it is surprising that the two uptempo numbers by Faith Hill ("This Kiss") and Marvin Gaye ("Got to give it up (Part 1)") aren't jarring after you've settled into the rest of the album but this is never the case. You'll find that it feels as if a spell may have been cast over you when you suddenly feel the need to watch the movie because you've listened to the music, or you "have just got to get that soundtrack because the movie had such great songs!" But then who knows....maybe it is a spell. They only have power when you believe in them, and this one......I believe."
Just a Thought!
V. VanCamp | 10/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, after reading ALL the reviews, no one really liked BlackEyedDog, though the song invokes sadness in me at Michael's death in the movie, and everyone liked "This Kiss". I say "Go buy "The Runaway Bride" soundtrack (really great, but less deep), because this soundtrack was purely for the spiritual romantic". The Joni Mitchell song, the best on the CD, besides the Goddess Stevie's work, proves as much a summary of Gillian's relationships as a masterpiece. The other songs on the CD, be it the Elvis song or lisahall's "Is this real?" were all very good, fit perfectly with the whole disc, and were commendable. I too LOVE BranVan3000, and Michelle Lewis. Great CD, perfect for the "little witch in every woman"!"
A Case of You
V. VanCamp | Ithaca, New York USA | 07/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this soundtrack. Every song is wonderful and spellbinds you! This soundtrack is enchanting. Stevie Nicks is at her best with "If You Ever Did Believe" and "Crystal." Other excellent songs are Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You", Michelle Lewis' "Nowhere and Everywhere" and Nick Drake's "Black Eyed Dog". Also, I must mention Faith Hill's "This Kiss"!!!! This an enchanting cd ... just like the movie! I have often listened to this soundtrack 6 hours or more at a time! It is THAT good! Buy it today... you will enjoy the variety of music on this cd and the quality and talent of the artists."