The Nightmare Before Christmas Import, Soundtrack
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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|
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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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.Read more ›
there's music everywhere
it's even in the air
I can't believe my ears
I must be dreaming
Wake up, me, this isn't fair
What's this? What's this?
There's something very wrong
I really love this song!
The cd's filled with
it makes me so happy
Have I possibly gone daffy?
What is this?
the songs reverberate off walls
instead of sounding dead
the music is beautiful
it's always stuck in my head
people peak in my window
and they can't believe their eyes
I'm singing along to this cd
in my car and inside
they're singing in harmony! It's bliss
it's wonderful and unique, it's inspired
It's brilliant, and tells a lovely story
of Halloween and christmas
I'm sure the movie you have seen, should hear
I mean, who would ever think
It's filled with tiny little things
They've got electric guitars with strings
it brings a smile to everyone
So, now, correct me if I'm wrong
This CD's fun
This CD's fun
Oh, could it be I got my wish?
Oh my, what now?
The children are asleep
so I listen to this track
No swears, no ugliness or screaming to scare you
Or ensnare them, only little cozy things
and funny things like a dreamland
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Elfman sings the part of main character Jack Skellington (the "Pumpkin King," or master of Halloween) here, and he does a masterful job of conveying Skellington's yearning to do something different and important. Skellington goes after the Christmas holiday with all his energy and ends up botching it badly. Elfman manages to show us Skellington's earnestness as well as his dark side--this is no cardboard character, but a real (if not flesh-and-blood!) person, and we care about him. Catherine O'Hara does a super job with her brief work here as Sally, the Frankensteinian rag doll who falls in love with Skellington.
This is a terrific paean to the holidays in general, and Christmas specifically. With each listen, you'll find new things to admire and love about Elfman's nimble, imaginative music.
I had time on my hands and decided it be worth a listen. Hm... trying to think back to that first time; I think shock may have been involved - along with slack-mouthed, wide-eyed awe. The animation in the movie was good, but it was the musical score that had me riveted. "This is Halloween" was a delight with it's zany characters, but it was the next song that I guarantee anyone will love: "Jack's Lament." Voiced by the versatile producer, composer, and talented singer Danny Elfman (husband to Dharma and Greg's Jenna Elfman), this song will pluck at heart strings and fill you with a sadness that just makes you want to cry. Elfman's vocal range will astound you in just this one song, but give the rest of the soundtrack a listen and your astonishment will never cease.
I won't give you a synopsis of all the songs since so many other reviewers have done a superb job at just that, so I'll give you a run-down of my top three picks:
1. Oogie Boogie's Song (No matter how old you are, whether you understand the lyrics or no, Ken Page and his ever-delightful voice will have you singing along with this rat pack style tune).
2. Jack's Lament (Beautiful... there's no way to describe it otherwise).
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Most recent customer reviews
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 HAVEPublished on Dec 16 2003 by Alexandra
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! Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2003 by Sophia
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. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003
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. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003
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. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Horatio Horatio
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. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2003
I have a burning passion for this soundtrack! What made the movie so amazing was the music. I love Danny Elfman's work and I think this was one of his crowning achievements. Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by Jack's stalker
This was a great soundtrack to go with a great movie. Like someone else mentioned in a review, this soundtrack is a little bit different than in the movie, but it's still great. Read morePublished on May 2 2003 by Woofboy
THIS IS NOT THE MUSIC FROM THE FILM!! SOME OF THE SONGS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, AND SOME OF THE VOCALS ARE DIFFERENT!!! STILL
VERY ENTERTANING BUT DISSAPOINTING!!
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