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Artistes: Various
Concord Records
Release Date: July 28, 2009



Great Day - Paul McCartney (2:08)
Wires - Coconut Records (2:27)
All The King's Horses - Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation (4:19)
Carolina In My Mind (Live) - James Taylor (4:58)
Keep Me In Your Heart - Warren Zevon (3:29)
Real Love (Live) - Adam Sandler (4:56)
We - Neil Diamond (4:12)
Jesus, Etc. (Live Summer '08) - Andrew Bird (4:03)
George Simmons Soon Will Be Gone - Adam Sandler (2:16)
I Am Young - Coconut Records (3:08)
Memory (From Cats) - Larry Goldings (3:55)
Numb As A Statue - Warren Zevon (4:08)
Photograph - Ringo Starr (4:00)
Watching The Wheels (Acoustic) - John Lennon (3:06)


With comedian Adam Sandler smiling to us on the cover of this soundtrack album, we were expecting a collection of happy songs which will cheer us up in the gloomy state of things surrounding us. And with a movie title like this, it is only natural that we were anticipating some really radio friendly tunes to perk up our moods. But just 15 minutes into this 51 minute album, we began thinking to ourselves: This definitely isn’t one merry CD (Sandler must have given us that perception) as we expected to be. On the bright side, it does feature rare outtakes and exclusive unreleased tracks and demos from James Taylor, Wilco featuring Andrew Bird and John Lennon.

Sir Paul McCartney, formerly from The Beatles, kicks off the repertoire with “Great Day”, a somewhat breezy song filled with gentle but forlorn instrumentation. English musicians Robert Plant and the Sensation croons the indie sounding “All the King’s Horses”, while American singer songwriter Warren Zevon performs the poignantly written “Keep Me in Your Heart”. The enduring and successful Neil Diamond sings soulfully what love is all about in “We (Early Take)”, and another Beatles member Ringo Starr makes things a little nostalgic with “Photograph”.

The leading man of the movie, Sandler contributes two tracks on this very listenable soundtrack. You’d be surprised how melancholic he sounds on “Real Love (Live)” and “George Simmons Soon Will Be Gone”. If we must say, the song about Sandler’s character George Simmons is a fresh listen, although it doesn’t flatter his vocals a lot. Meanwhile, actor Jason Schwartzman’s indie project Coconut Records has two songs “Wires” and “I Am Young” on this disc. Both are decently produced tracks which are pleasant in its own non mainstream right.

If there is one thing that is funny on this soundtrack, it would be Maude Apatow and Larry Goldings’ rendition of the popular tune “Memory (From Cats)”. Otherwise, this album is one surprisingly heartfelt listen. If you look closely at Sandler’s smile again, you can almost notice something melancholic about it, giving you a clue that things aren’t that bright and cheery on this soundtrack.


Recommended Track: (9) George Simmons Soon Will Be Gone – Adam Sandler

Review by John Li

Posted on 3 September 2009


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