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|Philip Glass, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi|
No Reservations [Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
ORIGINAL MUSIC WRITTEN BY ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE PHILIP GLASS ALSO INCLUDES SONGS PERFORMED BY LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, LIZ PHAIR AND MANY MORE! From Academy Award® nominated director Scott Hicks (Shine), comes th... more »
ORIGINAL MUSIC WRITTEN BY ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE PHILIP GLASS ALSO INCLUDES SONGS PERFORMED BY LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, LIZ PHAIR AND MANY MORE! From Academy Award® nominated director Scott Hicks (Shine), comes the new film NO RESERVATIONS, the remake of foreign film Mostly Martha. Master chef Kate Armstrong (Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones--Chicago) lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin--Little Miss Sunshine), while contending with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer (Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart--Thank You For Smoking) couldn't be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Warner Bros. presents NO RESERVATIONS opening wide on July 27th. The Decca soundtrack will be released on July 24th and features original music written by Academy Award® nominee Philip Glass (Notes on a Scandal, The Hours, Kundun), mixed with Italian arias performed by Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi and Joseph Calleja as well as contemporary songs performed by Michael Bublé, Liz Phair, Paolo Conte and Ray Gelato.
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This is an unique soundtrack
Robert G Yokoyama | Mililani, Hawaii | 07/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an unusual soundtrack. It combines instrumental music with opera music. This disc also has two songs from popular singers. I love the track "Sway" by Michael Buble. I also enjoyed the track "Mambo Gelato" These two tracks make me want to grab someone and dance. The opera tracks on this disc are excellent. The best of the bunch is "La Donna E Mobile" by Joseph Calleja. This track is very uplifting and playful. "Cielo E Mar" is a romantic sounding track from Pavarotti. "Nessum Dorma" is a really soothing track from Pavarotti too. He has such a powerful voice. Philip Glass is a talented composer for the film. I love his instrumental restaurant theme here. It is a beautiful piece of music. "Count On My Love" is a great song that fits the tone of the movie well. I really enjoyed listening to the music on this soundtrack."
Now it makes more sense...
Mark Anderson | Rocky Mountains, USA | 07/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It appears that some of the most memorable score cues from the movie are actually from Mark Isham's soundtrack "Life As A House" (Listen to track 11 from "Life As A House" for example.)
Now I'm beginning to understand why there seems to be such a paucity of score cues on this CD. I think either Glass' score was partially rejected or he only scored a small part of the movie to begin with."
An excellent soundtrack to a delightful movie!
Judy K. Polhemus | LA | 02/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Opera arias, fun songs, melancholic tunes combine to produce a fabulous soundtrack to a perfectly delightful movie. I ordered the CD immediately after viewing the movie. Since then I have listened twice and totally adore this music--every track, every song, every voice, original to the movie or renowned.
Here's what you get:
Track 1: Instrumental
Track 2: Sway, performed by Michael Buble--a great Latin number
Track 3: Celeste Aida, performed by Pavarotti
Track 4: O mio Babbino caro, performed by Renata Tebaldi--my favorite
Track 5: Phillip Glass original composition--the piano notes are bell-like
Track 6: Libiamo ne lieti calici Brindisi, Joan Sutherland
Track 7: Via con me, performed Paolo Conte--a terrific and lively song; I liked the singer so much I plan to order one of his CD's
Track 8: La donna e mobile, Joseph Calleja
Track 9: Un bel di, Renata Tebaldi, the most beautiful aria in opera (my opinion)
Track 10: Philip Glass, original composition
Track 11: Cielo e mar, Pavarotti
Track 12: Mambo Gelato, performed by Ray Gelato, another Latin number perfect for "Dancing with the Stars"
Track 13: Nessun donna, Pavarotti
Track 14: Count on My Love, performed by Liz Phair
The listing of the singers eliminates any necessity for song descriptions. Arias are arias and these are among the best. For the unlearned this CD is a perfect introduction to opera, from composers to music to performers. Then there are the two original compositions by Academy-nominated Glass, Latin numbers for dancing, and three popular singers. An all-around great soundtrack and CD for popping in the player. Enjoy!"