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|Various Artists - Soundtrack, John Powell|
Shrek - Music From the Original Motion Picture
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Like The Muppet Show or The Simpsons, Shrek is tiered with visual appeal, fantasy, and sophisticated humor that appeals to children and adults on two mutually exclusive levels. Judging by the soundtrack alone, there is som... more »
Like The Muppet Show or The Simpsons, Shrek is tiered with visual appeal, fantasy, and sophisticated humor that appeals to children and adults on two mutually exclusive levels. Judging by the soundtrack alone, there is some genuine emotion coming from this movie; Rufus Wainwright, the Proclaimers, and especially the Eels all pen winsome, longing tunes. Dana Glover's "It Is You (I Have Loved)" represents the soundtrack's requisite glossy ballad, but it's better than most, and John Powell's climactic, orchestral "True Love's First Kiss" makes one wish there was a full score to accompany this soundtrack. On the flip side, Smash Mouth cover the Monkees' "I'm a Believer" with a groovy treatment of crunchy hip-hop beats, and Leslie Carter (sister of Aaron and Nick) gives a perky performance on the Britney-esque "Like Wow!" The soundtrack squeezes the last drops of juice from the overplayed Smash Mouth hit "All Star," but other than that, it strikes a great balance between cute-but-not-precious pop hits, and more grown-up songs that are well within reach of young ears. --Beth Massa
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Beth P. from SEMINOLE, OK
Reviewed on 7/16/2013...
I enjoy this music. Maybe not every song; but most of them.
Catherine D. from PEACHTREE CTY, GA
Reviewed on 11/9/2006...
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Fair soundtrack, but not complete... not even close!
Dave Y. | Kennewick, WA USA | 07/17/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The movie Shrek was a masterpiece! I loved it... Laughed my fool head off. And after seeing it three times, the fourth was just as good! Great characters, great voices, great story, great animation, great comedy, and most of all GREAT MUSIC SCORE!!! Unfortunately the movie soundtrack doesn't measure up to the expectations of the movie's fans and so I must give it a mere two stars.I (along with many others who loved this movie) was really disappointed when I discovered there was only one track of actual score from the movie on this CD. Everyone I know who saw this film said, "I love the music in this movie!" In fairness I will say that there are some cool tunes on this CD that will conjure fond memories from the film (like "I'm On My Way" by the Proclaimers, "Like Wow" by Leslie Carter, "I'm A Believer" featuring Eddie Murphy and "Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright), but the glory of the movie's musical aspect (as most fans will certainly agree) was its orchestra score and the haunting, ethereal vocals that accompanied. Beautiful, original melodies that helped to create and enhance the atmosphere and emotion of this movie, drawing the audience into the story, sadly didn't make it onto the soundtrack. Major bummer indeed!Perhaps a "sequel" to this soundtrack will follow. Fans can only hope. I know I will be one of the first to grab it! Until then, this CD is only an adequate passifier, but I still dig it. Two strong stars!"
Is this a soundtrack, really?
The Headhunter | 03/13/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"So disappointed that the artists used in the movie did not appear on the soundtrack, i.e. Hallelujah and Bad Reputation. I bought the soundtrack because I liked the music in the movie and now I don't even get to hear the same versions. Gone are the days when a soundtrack is just that, all the music from the movie. Now we get just some of it, and not always the artists featured in the movie. Is this just a way to promote favored artists?? Shame on Shrek for a bait and switch!"