Charmed: The Book of Shadows

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Charmed: The Book of Shadows
Charmed The Book of Shadows Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released January 1, 2005 (2005-01-01)
Genre Pop rock[1]
Label
  • Image
  • Silva Screen
Producer
  • Jonathan Scott Miller
  • Jonathan Platt
Charmed albums chronology
Charmed: The Soundtrack
(2003)Charmed: The Soundtrack2003
Charmed: The Book of Shadows
(2005)
Charmed: The Final Chapter
(2006)Charmed: The Final Chapter2006

Charmed: The Book of Shadows (also known as Charmed: The Book of Shadows: Music From and Inspired By) is the second soundtrack album of the television series Charmed, which aired on The WB in the United States. It features music from the show's first seven seasons and was released on January 1, 2005 by Silva Screen Records.

Background and release[edit]

Charmed: The Book of Shadows was produced by Jonathan Platt and Jonathan Scott Miller.[2] The soundtrack is made up mostly of tracks by little-known artists, though some better known ones, such as Dido, Vanessa Carlton, Sarah McLachlan and Ashlee Simpson, are also featured.[1] It also includes Charmed's theme song "How Soon Is Now?" by Love Spit Love.[3] Charmed: The Book of Shadows was released as a worldwide digital download on January 1, 2005 by Silva Screen Records.[3] It was later released as a CD in the United States on April 19, 2005 and in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2005.[4][5]

The soundtrack's cover features a small photograph of the show's Book of Shadows, which the soundtrack is named after.

Reception[edit]

Heather Phares of AllMusic gave Charmed: The Book of Shadows three stars out of five and praised the way in which the soundtrack "streamlines its approach", in comparison to the first soundtrack album, by focusing on a wide variety of female artists, echoing the theme of female empowerment raised in the television series.[1] Whilst aware that the soundtrack has little direct tie-in with the series, Phares complemented its use of little-known artists as well as its mixture of different musical genres in creating an original approach to a television soundtrack.[1] On May 7, 2005, Charmed: The Book of Shadows debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard Top Soundtracks chart[6] and number 20 on the US Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "How Soon Is Now?" Love Spit Love 4:25
2. "Take It Off" The Donnas 2:40
3. "Take a Look" Liz Phair 3:29
4. "Sand in My Shoes" Dido 4:59
5. "Fallen" (Dan the Automator Remix) Sarah McLachlan 3:43
6. "I Can't Make Me" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix) Butterfly Boucher 3:31
7. "San Francisco" Vanessa Carlton 4:12
8. "Pieces of Me" (David Garcia and High Spies Remix) Ashlee Simpson 3:15
9. "Unbroken" Missy Higgins 3:39
10. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Club Mix) Sarah Brightman 3:31
11. "I Close My Eyes" Shivaree 3:55
12. "Home" Zero 7 4:35

Charts[edit]

Charts (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Soundtracks[6] 9
US Billboard Top Independent Albums[7] 20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Australia January 1, 2005 Digital download Silva Screen Records [3]
Europe [8]
New Zealand [9]
United States April 19, 2005 CD Image Entertainment [4]
United Kingdom September 5, 2005 Silva Screen Records [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Charmed: The Book of Shadows – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charmed: The Book of Shadows – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Charmed – Book of Shadows (Music From and Inspired By the TV Series) by Various Artists". iTunes Store (Australia). Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Charmed: The Book of Shadows: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Charmed: The Book of Shadows". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Billboard Top Soundtracks". Billboard. May 7, 2005. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Top Independent". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media (19): 64. May 7, 2005. 
  8. ^ "Charmed – Book of Shadows (Music From and Inspired By the TV Series) by Various Artists". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Charmed – Book of Shadows (Music From and Inspired By the TV Series) by Various Artists". iTunes Store (New Zealand). Retrieved September 11, 2014.