Because of Winn-Dixie
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time: 106 minutes
Soundtrack to 2005 film features The Be Good Tanyas, Leigh Nash, The Beu Sisters, Alice Peacock, Adam Schlesinger with James Iha, Shirley Ellis, Finn Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, & more. 13 tracks.
Winn-Dixie is a dog, the shaggy, adopted best friend of 10-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), a lonely little girl abandoned by her mother and largely neglected by her preacher father. Though director Wayne Wang's film also features a promising character turn by pop star Dave Matthews, its soundtrack revolves around a core of bright, Southern-inflected performances by female singer-songwriters. The folksy "Opal's Blues" by Vancouver's Be Good Tanyas, sprightly "I've Gotta See You Smile" by Sixpence None the Richer founder Leigh Nash and an inviting contribution from Alice Peacock anchor that sunny mood, while contributions from country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran Shawn Colvin (the lovely new "Fly") eventually turn it gently bittersweet. Ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and indie notable Adam Schlesinger team for a remake of Bobby Darin's "Splish, Splash" that's as fun as it is unlikely, while the Finn Brothers offer up a warm standout from their 2004 reunion. The underscore excerpts by English composer Rachel Portman round out the album, infusing her ever-delicate sensibilities with graceful, elegiac folk touches. --Jerry McCulley
(as of 12/31/1999 8:00 PM EST - details