As Halloween will soon come to us in a month, and Christmas in three, it will be time for me to relisten to this wonderful album from a movie that I discovered years ago in school, and whose soundtrack I bought to my greatest pleasure. In fact the soundtrack is so perfect that I can't find a song in it that I don't like, Which is great for there are times when you listen to a musical and find certain songs less appealing than others, like for Carol Reed's Oliver!, a movie that I liked but had too many long songs that I think dragged the movie.
To describe the content of this album, I'd say that Danny Elfman gives us all the songs and tunes that were used in this last part of what I call "Tim Burton's Christmas Trilogy", which consisted of Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and Nightmare Before Christmas. All of this is compiled on the first disc while the second offers excellent interpretations of some of the songs by musicians like Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, She Wants Revenge, and Fall Out Boy. As a special candy treat, the composer also offers to us Demos of five of his songs which he showed to Tim Burton.
Inside the CD, the leaflet offers all the songs' lyrics, which is great to anybody who would love to sing to those tunes for the holidays or if you are listening to the album and want to sing-along.
As for the sound quality of the album, I found the sound balanced and clean of any noises or sound dirt.
In the end, I have nothing but praise for this soundtrack which I think stands among the best that Danny Elfman did in his career, but also in his Tim Burton collaboration, along with Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns.