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Love Happens
(2009)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Brandon Verrett
Konstantinos Christides

Co-Produced by:
Max Blomgren
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
La-La Land Records
(February 23rd, 2010)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. The first and last tracks of the score-only album appeared on the film's song compilation soundtrack album as well.
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Buy it... if you seek a 180-degree turn from horror master Christopher Young, despite this score's rather anonymous extension of light drama techniques employed across the industry.

Avoid it... if you expect any part of this otherwise innocuous score, outside of one bonus track concluding the album, to really step forward and engage you.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,816
WRITTEN 4/28/10
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Love Happens: (Christopher Young) The 2009 romantic drama Love Happens would have been a completely anonymous entry in its genre, even despite a lawsuit from screenwriters claiming its story was stolen, if not for a case of product placement so overwhelmingly sickening that it took an already poor film and made it laughable. The title of this film may as well have been "Qwest Happens," its story shot in Seattle and taking advantage of every reference to the regional telecom company possible. There wasn't much else in first time director Brandon Camp's production worth mentioning. Jennifer Aniston's star power caused the safe date movie to please studio executives with moderate profits, but little about Love Happens appealed to critics or audiences. Its plot tries to take the issue of immense personal loss and give it a glossy coat of paint to push the romantic elements. Aniston's usual affable character falls for Aaron Eckhart's decent guy, the latter a self-help book author successfully pushing his product while ironically incapable of dealing with the death of his own wife. The script's alternation between cheesy genre cliches and stabs at addressing the serious undertones of Eckhart's demons diminished the effectiveness of both and turned Love Happens into a tedious bore for most. Taking a much deserved break from his passion for scoring dark dramas and horror films was composer Christopher Young, whose career has occasionally included light dramas but rarely one so stereotypically packaged as Love Happens. The year of 2009 was a time of outstanding achievement for Young, whose output included both the magnificent horror opus Drag Me to Hell and the impressive drama Creation, among other work ranging from decent to overachieving. By comparison to these other assignments, Love Happens yields a breath of fresh air from Young, though while it is good to hear the composer continue to prove his talents outside of his creepy comfort zone, there's only so much reinvention of the music for romantic drama and comedy genre that can be done for a film like this. As such, while certainly different from the composer's norm for the late 2000's and, more importantly, effective for its context, Love Happens isn't a particularly memorable score. It's the kind of music that is interchangeable with that of several other composers' approach to the same general topic, so don't expect to hear a plethora of trademarks from Young's career.



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Average: 2.88 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 67:16
• 1. Love Happens (3:18)
• 2. Kaleidoscope Christmas (2:18)
• 3. A World in the Three Colors (2:18)
• 4. It's MMM... Good (1:48)
• 5. Crystal Flowers (2:12)
• 6. Walk the Talk (1:30)
• 7. Around or Through? (3:55)
• 8. Past Isn't (3:34)
• 9. Joy Within Each Thought (1:56)
• 10. Groove E (1:31)
• 11. Each Decorated Ditch (2:43)
• 12. Vodka Logic (3:41)
• 13. Mind Noise (4:20)
• 14. Cinnamon Life (2:44)
• 15. We're A-OK (2:44)
• 16. Love Happened (6:02)
Bonus Tracks:
• 17. Baggage Blister Hoedown (1:53)
• 18. A Consonant Cry (3:04)
• 19. A Dissonant Discourse (2:57)
• 20. Why the Hell am I in Heaven? (2:38)
• 21. Not Really Postlude (3:18)
• 22. Freud Who? (1:52)
• 23. Fast Toward the Eye (of Lorelei) (3:49)

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The insert includes a synopsis of the film's plot and a list of performers.
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