|Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls|
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|Released||October 1, 2002|
Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls is a 2002 soundtrack release from Rhino Records for The WB's Gilmore Girls. The album is a combination of selections from the score composed by Sam Phillips and the music of other musicians heard, mostly, during the first two seasons of the show. Also included on the album is the new version of "Where You Lead" by Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin, a snippet of which serves as the theme song for the show.
The album was originally scheduled for release on September 24, 2002 to coincide with the premiere of the third season however it was delayed for one week, until October 1, 2002.
In her review of the album, Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "Our Little Corner of the World is almost too good to be true, and one of the best television soundtracks released in recent memory." Noel Holston of the Long Island, New York newspaper Newsday found that for the selection of rock-pop songs, "It's not appreciably better than the new Scrubs CD or the 1999 companion to Felicity" however with the interspersed compositions from Sam Philips, "It knits together like a bright teen's daydream." Mary Jacobi of The Village Voice noted that, "Many tunes recall Rory's early romance with the reliable Dean and the confusion inspired by his bad-boy rival, Jess." Jacobi concluded by noting that, "The Palladinos remember the first kiss, and they know how important it is to get the music right this time."