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CD Review: Funny People Soundtrack 

Various Artists (Concord)

Funny People writer-director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) takes an active role in picking the music he includes on his films' soundtracks, so you can bet the music here matches his new movie's mood. Since Funny People is a more serious venture about a comedian (Adam Sandler) who thinks he has a terminal illness, Apatow has appropriately chosen a more mature set of songs. The album kicks off with Paul McCartney's stoic "Great Day" and segues into Coconut Records' (which features the film's co-star Jason Schwartzman) power-pop nugget "Wires." Other meditative tunes include Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation's "All the King's Horses," Neil Diamond's "We," Warren Zevon's "Keep Me in Your Heart" and a live rendition of James Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind," which he performs in the film. It's all a little too classic rock-leaning; don't pick this disc up if you're looking for a laugh. Even Sandler's rendition of John Lennon's "Real Love" is dour and downbeat. Jeff Niesel


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