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You've Got Mail - Original Score

You've Got Mail - Original Score

Varese Sarabande (VSD 6015)

Release Date: March 9, 1999

Conducted by George Fenton

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Butterflies In The Subway
2. Kathleen Computer Sneak
3. What A Beautiful Day!
4. Goodnight Dear Void
5. Books Are Cocktails
6. To The Mattresses
7. Meet Me At Cafe Lalo
8. You Weren't There
9. I Was In Vancouver
10. Dear Friend
11. To The Movies And Back
12. Remember
13. Empty Store
14. For Years To Come
15. Are You Married?
16. NY 152
17. I'll Be Waiting
18. If Only
19. Over The Rainbow
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Review

by Dan Goldwasser
on May 3rd, 1999
[3.5 / 5]

When it first came out last year, the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan comedy You've Got Mail contained only one track of music by composer George Fenton in addition to the many songs present in the film. That one track was a good indicator of the score in the film, but wasn't enough to appease many people, myself included. Thankfully, earlier this year, Varese Sarabande released a score album to You've Got Mail which fulfilled that need.

A very whimsical contemporary score, You've Got Mail has a peppy rhythm to it which can best be described as "feel-good" music. There are, of course, more dramatic moments and the required romantic moments, and at 31 minutes in length, any more music might have been too much. Two songs performed by Harry Nilsson are also included on the disc, and give the listener a nice hint at how the other soundtrack album sounds. Unfortunately, the opening title song "The Puppy Song" (also performed by Nilsson) is missing from this album, and I would rather it had be included, and would have made a nice bookend to the CD.

Ultimately, Fenton provides us with a very pleasant score to listen to, without being to lush or intrusive, and if you enjoyed the film I would recommend getting the score. As a side note, the DVD release apparently contains an isolated music track - so if you feel you need more score, you can probably hear it from that.


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