The latest campaign of the Martha Stewart Living Music series shifts from focusing on background music for the ideal holiday setting to the arena of marital bliss and creating the perfect soundtrack for that momentous day that begins any bride and groom's lifetime together. For this disc, Stewart and her consortium of music advisors select 16 songs that span a wide breadth of genres, but all retain the same qualities ideal for background music during a wedding celebration: inoffensive, pleasant pop songs focusing on love and commitment. An all-star lineup of singers share the bill, ranging from Elvis to Ben Folds with stops in R&B (Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross) and country (Sara Evans and Alison Krauss) along the way. It's a diverse collection that may not appeal to fans of every sound, but creating an ideal background soundtrack is a mere press of the fast-forward button or a delete click away. This disc also comes with the customary tips and tricks from the domestic goddess herself on how to improve your wedding day.
AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston