Cover image for Ella enchanted original soundtrack.
Title:
Ella enchanted original soundtrack.
Author:
Hathaway, Anne, 1982- , narrator.
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Hollywood Records, cp2004.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Multimedia content consists of links to internet sites and features.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Don't go breakin' my heart / Jesse McCartney, feat. Anne Hathaway -- It's not just make believe / Kari Kimmel -- True to your heart / Raven -- Respect / Kelly Clarkson -- You make me feel like dancing (remix) / Anne Hathaway -- Walking on sunshine / Jump 5 -- Magic / Stimulator -- Strange magic / Darren Hayes -- Somebody to love / Anne Hathaway -- Once upon a broken heart / Beu Sisters -- If you believe / Andrea Remanda & Bryan Adams -- Let me entertain you / Cast.
Added Uniform Title:
Ella enchanted (Motion picture)
UPC:
720616244123
Format :
Music CD

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Central Library SNDTRACK .E44 ELL Compact Disc Central Library
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Summary

Summary

If the soundtrack to Ella Enchanted is anything to go by, then Anne Hathaway is one of the luckiest girls in the world: she gets to be a princess in the movie and a pop singer on its soundtrack. Though the film is technically a Miramax offering, the soundtrack is downright Disney, gathering songs from the studio's stable of prefab teen pop singers, including Kari Kimmel's "It's Not Just Make Believe," Raven's "True to Your Heart," and the Beu Sisters' "Once Upon a Broken Heart." However, Kelly Clarkson out-sings them all on "Respect," which, despite its canned-sounding accompaniment, makes the most of her voice. Appropriately enough for a film about an enchanted girl who must save a princess, the soundtrack focuses on songs with romantic and magical themes; however, the results are mixed, ranging from Stimulator's lackluster cover of Olivia Newton-John's early-'80s gem "Magic" to Darren Hayes' version of Electric Light Orchestra's "Strange Magic," which has nearly as much syrupy soft rock appeal as the original. Hathaway is a decent singer: her duet with Jesse McCartney, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart," shows off the pretty tone and personality of her singing. Later, she's saddled with the difficult task of covering Queen's "Somebody to Love," which is just too much song for her voice; the results sound like she's singing at a high-school talent show. Indeed, most of the Ella Enchanted soundtrack plays like a souped-up school musical, although that does give it sort of an awkward charm. ~ Heather Phares


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