23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2001
If you are a fan of the series or simply the kind of person that has an open mind (and ears) to musical variety - the Northern Exposure Soundtrack is an absolute must.
From the simply sublime theme tune of the series, through the Cajun/French sounds of Jolie Louise and the last Medley track, you are taken on a wild ride of seemingly disparate musical styles - but this combination REALLY WORKS.
I bought this CD when it was first released, because I am a huge fan of the series - little did I know that the CD would open so many musical doors for me. Since my first listening, I have been out and bought CDs by Etta James, Nat King Cole, Miriam Makeba (the most beautiful voice I have ever heard) and the Songs of the Auvergne, performed by Maria Von Stade.
I cannot emphasise this enough BUY IT and buy into the topsy turvey, eclectic and often surreal world of Northern Exposure.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2002
If you loved "Northern Exposure" you will love this music. Quirky, eclectic, feel-good, and thoroughly professional. Even if you didn't click to NE but appreciate 'world music' you will be inspired by the compilation. Not a duffer on the whole CD.
I detest classical wailing but "Chants'd Auvergne" is just simply sublime. Also "Don Quichote" by "Magazine 60" became my all time favourite piece of music, though perhaps an acquired taste.
Easy listening, but that's not a criticism. Just very fine music. Not for Britney fans.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2010
If you liked the cult classic Northern Exposure and the slightly off-beat characters in it, you will enjoy this album. The title track brings all the memories back and there's a mixture of classic, operatic, cajun and other tracks that will pleasantly surprise you.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A soundtrack that is eclectic and yet always listenable. Full of interesting quirky music of the type you would never get around to buying but you would like to own. A mixture for whatever mood you are in and your hand is hovering across the various catogories of your collection. Good choice. The right mixture for an intelligent series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2014
Quirky,eclectic,summery music to warm the heart. An unusual but enjoyable mix of music I wouldn't normally buy but a very pleasant surprise.Like the show itself,brill.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 1999
This compilation will take the listener through a variety of moods, ages and cultures that all compliment the querkiness of the TV series. On paper the songs should not fit together but in practice they flow along smoothly. Highlights are perhaps the bopping "Hip Hug-her" and the soulful "At last". A must for all 30+ dinner parties to create a positive atmosphere.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2012
Great cast,amazing surroundings, quirky scenarios and episodes. a great show,i have it on my phone and watch it all the time!light and entertaining, and also deep at times.