Such is the savvy and ingenuity of the team behind Love Actually
, the accompanying soundtrack knows its target demographic and seizes it by the throat. Dido
, Norah Jones
in addition to a latter-day makeover of the all-woman anthem "Jump" performed here by Girls Aloud, make this a shrewdly chosen body of great music. In addition to this, who can forget Billy Mack's hark back to the success of Four Weddings and a Funeral
with his seasonal rendition of the Trogg's (and Wet Wet Wet's) "Christmas is all Around". Love Actually
is great fun and will undoubtably be a hit at office parties across the land; the only drawback is the conspicuous absence of Robbie Williams. --Georgina Collins
International pressing of 2003 soundtrack for the US box office hit starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson. 18 tracks (four more than the US edition) from the likes of Sugababes, Dido, Joni Mitchell, Maroon 5, The Beach Boys and Norah Jones. Universal. 2003.