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While You Were Sleeping
(1995)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Ralph Ferraro
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Varèse Sarabande
(May 9th, 1995)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have always appreciated Randy Edelman's easily digestible romantic comedy sound and want to hear that simple and endearing orchestral and pop blend presented in one of its best forms.

Avoid it... if you are among the hoards of movie-goers seeking the songs from the film or look upon Edelman's characteristically simplistic themes and instrumentation for this genre with disdain.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,827
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While You Were Sleeping: (Randy Edelman) The smash hit romantic comedy of early 1995 and confirmation of rising actress Sandra Bullock as a genuine mainstream heartthrob, While You Were Sleeping was almost universally liked by critics and audiences. It contains one of those heart-warming premises that is difficult to disparage, partly because of the realistic loneliness and awkward introversion of Bullock in the lead role. She plays a dispirited token collector for the "L" trains in Chicago and maintains a crush on a handsome lawyer who regularly passes through her station. When that lawyer is mugged one day and pushed onto the tracks in front of a train, she saves his life. After accompanying the comatose man to the hospital, she is mistaken to be his fiancee and plays along with the charade in part to save the family some grief and also because she loves how that family adopts her without reservation. During this time, she falls in love with the man's younger brother (Hollywood nice guy Bill Pullman) and after some awkward misunderstandings and separations, the situation resolves itself in the only way it really can. Bullock earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Pure escapism in the genre rarely comes as effective as While You Were Sleeping, and unreservedly enhancing its brightly optimistic sentiments is Randy Edelman's score. The movie contains a fair number of song placements, including numerous Christmas-related standards, which steal the show regarding the soundtrack as a whole, but Edelman's contribution is a fairly constant force for good in context. The composer has never been known for writing particularly complex film scores, his pop background tending to push him towards contemporary styles even when employing a full orchestra. This trademark methodology serves While You Were Sleeping perfectly, allowing Edelman to balance his work with the right formula of cool pop atmosphere and sappy orchestral drama that breaks absolutely no new ground. Employed are extremely easy and repetitive structures and an abandonment of the electronic embellishments that the composer often uses to stock some depth into his scores. It's extremely familiar music in Edelman's career, and its consistency in this particular package makes While You Were Sleeping one of the easiest works in the genre to represent Edelman's larger overall canvas.



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80 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.01 Stars
***** 15 5 Stars
**** 17 4 Stars
*** 18 3 Stars
** 14 2 Stars
* 16 1 Stars
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My favourite score for a romantic comedy ever!
Oscar G. - February 11, 2012, at 9:46 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 37:44
• 1. Opening (2:21)
• 2. Peter's Family (2:07)
• 3. Love Theme (1:45)
• 4. An Untimely Accident (2:40)
• 5. Phone Tag (1:45)
• 6. Dreaming of Florence (3:06)
• 7. He's Alive (2:30)
• 8. Riverside Walk (5:21)
• 9. A Testacular Situation (1:48)
• 10. Jack and Lucy (2:57)
• 11. Leave It to Sol (2:06)
• 12. The Dream is Over (0:48)
• 13. Sound Advice (1:43)
• 14. Tear Jerking Tale (1:31)
• 15. Bumpy Encounter (2:36)
• 16. A Happy Ending (2:21)

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