Album of the Day
Practical Magic (Music From the Motion Picture)
Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock star as sister witches trying to break a curse that kills men who fall in love with them in romantic comedy PRACTICAL MAGIC. The 1998 film strikes a variety of tones, so its soundtrack is an eclectic brew of genres and artists. Along with score by composer Alan Silvestri, the tracks include romantic favorites by country (Faith Hill), R&B (Marvin Gaye) and rock (Elvis Presley) hitmakers as well as off-the-beaten-path selections from singer-songwriters Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell. Musical enchantress Stevie Nicks contributes a pair of performances: “If You Ever Did Believe” and a new version of her “Crystal” (both of which feature back-up vocals by Sheryl Crow). As perfectly matched to their scenes as these songs are, they're also plenty of fun on their own, and PRACTICAL MAGIC (MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE) will cast a spell over listeners.