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The Nightmare Before Christmas [Import, Soundtrack]

Danny Elfman Audio CD
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1. Overture - Orchestra
2. Opening - Patrick Stewart
3. This Is Halloween - Danny Elfman
4. Jack's Lament - Citizens Of Halloween Town
5. Doctor Finkelstein/In The Forest - Danny Elfman
6. What's This? - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast
7. Town Meeting Song - Danny Elfman
8. Jack And Sally Montage - Danny Elfman And Cast
9. Jack's Obsession - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast
10. Kidnap The Sandy Claws - Danny Elfman And Cast
11. Making Christmas - Danny Elfman And The Citizens Of Halloween Town
12. Nabbed - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast
13. Oogie Boogie's Song - Ken Page With Ed Ivory
14. Sally's Song - Cathrine O'Hara
15. Christmas Eve Montage - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast
16. Poor Jack - Danny Elfman
17. To The Rescue - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast
18. Finale/Reprise - Danny Elfman, Cathrine O'Hara, Citizens of Halloween...
19. Closing - Patrick Stewart
20. End Title - Patrick Stewart And Halloween Cast

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Lorsque les studios Walt Disney Pictures entreprirent la production de Nightmare Before Christmas, leur premier objectif était de complètement faire fi des acquis et méthodes qu'ils avaient établis depuis près d'un siècle. Pour cela, ils demandèrent au duo Tim Burton/Danny Elfman de concevoir une tout autre forme de cinéma et de musique. Grand spécialiste de partition décalée, Danny Elfman trouva ainsi sur Nightmare Before Christmas un sujet de prédilection pour ses fantasmes et ses délires. Prenant l'apparence de Mr Jack, il écrivit une œuvre où la dérision n'a d'égal que son sens délicat du portrait. Une B.O. atypique, à ranger parmi les meilleures réussites du genre. Didier Leprêtre

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular March 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
A one of a kind C.D., you won't find anything quite like it anywhere else. I absolutely love these melodies from the greatest animated film of all time. This soundtrack captures the uniqueness of the movie. A splendid compilation. I urge you to buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As with all musicals, the soundtrack... June 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
Is more fun than the movie itself. I take this in some respects as being an innate flaw in musicals, but also an innate virtue as well in other ways.
The songs on this CD each have a slightly different mood and feel to them, but each seems almost to represent a different style of music along the same basic storyline, almost like a celebration of all kinds of music used in the themes of darkling whimsy that Tim Burton is so famous for.
The music tracks containing no lyrics (there are only a handful of them, since this was the soundtrack for a musical, as I said,) are good, and set the moods when seen in the film, and are enjoyable by themselves, but like all "soundtrack music," they change mood in mid-number a lot.
The beginning and ending were not really music, but they allowed me to get a much better feel for what the story was really meant to be. Patrick Stewart is one of my favorite actors of all time, and he does a wonderful job telling those parts of the story in a style reminiscent of a grandfather with children sitting and listening to him on the floor, combined with the rhyming silliness of Dr. Seuss.
"This is Halloween" is a number that is so perfect at establishing its feel and mood that I consider it, to this day, to be my favorite "holiday song," even above "Carol of the Bells."
"Jack's Lament" is a beautiful, soul-filled song about how lonely it is to be on top and to know there's more to life, but to never experience it. Beautiful song that switches freely between pride and sorrow, inasmuch as those two emotions are entirely connected.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST MOVIE EVER Dec 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
I loved the movie, and i am so happy there is a c.d of all the great songs. All the classics are here, so get it! IT IS A MUST HAVE
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE BEST SOUNDTRACK EVER Nov. 22 2003
By Sophia
Format:Audio CD
this is by far the best arrangement of music ever! not only is there a variety of style and class, but there is something magical about this music! i garuntee as soon as you listen to it you'll fall in love, and never be able to go anywhere without it! this is a MUST HAVE SOUNDTRACK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Nov. 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Very fun to listen to. Haven't seen the movie but after I caught a glimpse of it on tv the other night I had to buy the music. Have to buy Edward Scissorhands now - loved that movie and am excited to hear the music again. Danny Elfman is my new favorite composer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ELFMAN is a GENIUS! Nov. 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of film scores, and I think that this has to be one of the most imaginative film scores I own. It is Elfman at his best; an absolutely wonderful, SOARING score that will transport you into the magical worlds of Halloween and Christmas. I also bought his music book for the piano, which I played continuously for nearly a week (and drove everyone in my hosue crazy with it). If there is one score that you MUST own, it is this score. Buy it, and trust me you will not be dissappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's so catchy. Oct. 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'll try to keep this short. If you've seen the movie, there's a strong chance you loved the songs. Unless you're tone deaf that is. But if you liked the songs, get this right away. Every song and almost every piece of music from the movie is on it. The only thing (that I noticed) that was missing was the jazz rendition of "Here Comes Santa Claus(e?)". Sure, it was only in the movie for like 10 seconds, but it was really cool and I was hoping to get it on this soundtrack. The opening and closing parts by Patrick Stewart are a little different. They're extended, which I think is a lot better than what you hear in the movie.
Either way, this is the best soundtrack I've ever heard. It beats up The Lion King's, kicks Aladdin's in the stomach, and rips the limbs off James and the Giant Peach's [soundtrack]. I mean it when I say that this is a good soundtrack for all ages, which doesn't mean it's just for kids. Buy it. If you don't like it, I'll buy yours so I have a spare. Sound good?
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4.0 out of 5 stars magical music, but... Aug. 10 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Danny Elfman is the modern world's Berlioz/Prokofiev, with a voice as smooth as butter. His music is distractingly twisted at the same time that it is gorgeous and poignant. My only qualm is that he cannot write lyrics worth spit. I'd say that 10% of the lines actually rhyme, and all lean so heavily on non-lyrical colloquialisms. Fortunately, I can hear past his vocabulary and hear the exciting music. If you can too, then this CD will creep into your sound system more than you realize.
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