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Mr. Deeds
Various Artists
Mr. Deeds
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

The mellow soundtrack to the Adam Sandler movie Mr. Deeds bears little resemblance to the raunchy persona the actor exhibits on his music/comedy albums. Instead, the midtempo love-struck rock ballads on the disc reflect Sa...  more »


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Mr. Deeds
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 1
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 6/28/2002
Re-Release Date: 6/11/2002
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Comedy & Spoken Word, Adult Alternative, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636811826

The mellow soundtrack to the Adam Sandler movie Mr. Deeds bears little resemblance to the raunchy persona the actor exhibits on his music/comedy albums. Instead, the midtempo love-struck rock ballads on the disc reflect Sandler's Wedding Singer-style sensitive side. U2 and Lit contribute senior prom-worthy slow dancers laden with weepy strings, while banjo-happy Travis and a summery Weezer song further the breezy atmosphere. The new cuts fare even better--Dave Matthews Band's heartfelt, subdued anthem and Counting Crows' jangly, R.E.M.-like upbeat rocker are highlights, as is Ben Kweller's piece of doe-eyed, melodic piano pop. The only puzzling part of the album is the inclusion of tracks from David Bowie (complete with an irritating spoken-word intro from Sandler), Pete Townshend, and Yes. Though the sterling quality of such classic music is obvious, their vintage nature is an odd exercise in forced diversity within the sea of modern music. Nevertheless, Mr. Deeds, while a little plain, is ultimately inoffensive and easy on the ears. --Annie Zaleski

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Good but missing some songs
almightybk | Cleveland, OH | 07/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First off, to the person who was asking about the music with the harmonica that aired twice in the movie, that was a clip of Tom Petty's "You Don't Know How It Feels" from 1994's "Wildflowers" CD.The CD is good, but it does leave songs out, such as the above-mentioned song. I love the new music, but perhaps soundtracks will sell better than they do when they aren't used just as a tool to promote new or current artists. That being said, this soundtrack is much better than some recent soundtracks, such as "American Pie 2" which left out two of the most prominently featured songs from the movie (Offspring's "Want You Bad" and Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal). So, buy this CD if you want to hear the tracks from groups like Lit, Weezer, and Counting Crows, but not if you want to hear songs from older artists that were in the film."
An Excellent Eclectic Collection
Alexander Foley | Chicago, IL USA | 07/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's obvious some serious thought was put into the music for the motion picture Mr. Deeds. From new tracks (Dave Matthews' movie theme of Where Are You Going) to classic oldies like Space Oddity by David Bowie (Often called Major Tom) and Let My Love Open The Door by Peter Townshend, this CD seemingly has it all.

I prefer the track by track approach to reviewing an album, so I'll go that way here.

Where Are You Going - Dave Matthews Band
Definitely my favorite song on the track, DMB comes together with another great hit. The drums and change in tone throughout the song reflect the movie so well.

Sing - Travis
Although the intro was a bit disturbing (I thought my CD was damaged), the melody which ensues is intriguing. The banjo adds a great touch to an almost addictive song.

Let My Love Open The Door - Peter Townshend
My family thought I was crazy when I was singing this song throughout the house for at least a week after seeing the movie. Everyone knows why a classic like this is included on a CD.

Wrong Impression - Natalie Imbruglia
I had heard this song before I had listened to the album, and I'd have to say that it is probably one of my least favorite songs on the album, but you should really take that with a grain of salt because of this sheer quality of this album.

Happy in the Meantime - Lit
I wish this song would've had more play time in the movie, besides just as the third song in the credits. Another great song by Lit (who I thought was a one-hit wonder with their song My Own Worst Enemy), and I hope to hear more from them in the future.

Island in the Sun - Weezer
A nice break from the slowness of some of the other songs on the album, Weezer puts together a great guitar melody and some good lyrics to make a meaningful song.

Friends & Family - Trik Turner
This is the song which I think has the best sheer meaning on this album. I like the upbeat rock notes and the mixed vocals.

Space Oddity - Adam Sandler & David Bowie
Although this was one of my favorite parts of the movie, its placement as basically the original song on the CD was unwelcome by me. It slowed down drastically the pace of what the CD had going, and the odd intro by Adam Sandler made it even less impressive.

Falling - Ben Kweller
The piano melody in this song, although simplistic, is perfect for the lyrics. I love the chorus, too, and all in all this song is great.

Go To Town - Counting Crows
This upbeat rock song (often called Goin' Down To New York Town), is a great example of how the Counting Crows can produce some great music. I love the guitar work, and the lyrics are so easy to understand and sing along. One of the best parts of the album.

I've Seen All Good People - Yes
This song was another departure from the tone throughout this album, and it was odd to hear it right after such a good Counting Crows song. Although it is a great classic song, I think I would've left this song off of the album for one of the other songs not included.

Some of the songs left off of the album include Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime (one of my all-time favorite songs, played in the background during one of Crazy Eye's scenes), and Tom Petty's You Don't Know How It Feels. I love both of these songs, and I wish they would've been included on the album."
It's a great soundtrack, but missing music
Alexander Foley | 06/29/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I went right out and bought this after seeing the movie (literally) but was dissapointed to find out that most of the music I remember wasn't on it. Sure there's some good songs on here, but the main ones that I liked/wanted aren't on here. This seems to be the trend with movie soundtracks currently, not putting all the music on them....what is playing when "crazy eyes" is on (like his theme or whatever you'd want to call it)..."