I like the CD however it is not the music as performed in the movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus." For that reason I can agree with many of the people who have reviewed this item. If you are looking for "Mr. Holland's Opus" the music as performed in the movie, this is not the CD you want.
The confusion lies in the fact that there are two versions of the "Mr. Holland's Opus" soundtrack. Mr. Holland's Opus: The Original Movie Score," is the soundtrack that has the music as performed in the movie.
Don't get me wrong; this is a good CD. I enjoy it. The songs on this CD are for the most part the same as in the movie. The difference is the original artists perform the songs.
I consider this CD a companion to the original movie score for "Mr. Holland's Opus." I believe when they released this version of the soundtrack it was done to go along with "Mr. Holland's Opus," the movie score.
The title for this CD is misleading and you expect the music as performed in "Mr. Hollands Opus," the movie. For that reason my rating for this soundtrack is three stars.