Where the Wild Things Are: Original Songs By Karen O and the Kids Soundtrack
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Soundtrack to the long-awaited 2009 motion picture. The score was written and performed by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and her friends, including members of Services, Afternoons, Deerhunter, Queens Of The Stoneage, The Dead Weather, Raconteurs, Liars and others. Where The Wild Things Are is the film version of one the most beloved books of all time, written by Maurice Sendak. Universal. 2009.
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All in all a good CD, and a good (athough different) soundtrack.
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We just received this from Amazon today. Ran to listen to it and danced for a long while! My daughter has been so excited for the movie and so I thought I would purchase this to keep her from asking me almost daily if its time to see the movie.
I am also a HUGE fan of the Yea yea yeas and Karen O so I thought hands down I would enjoy this just as much as my little one and it was something we could enjoy with appropriate lyrics :) One thing I did not pay attention to is that it is only the Karen O songs, so if you are looking for the first trailer song by Arcade fire "wake up" you will not find it here. I suggest you buy the whole album of Arcade Fire...its great!
Go get it if you cannot wait to see the film! You will be happy!
"I could use a story," answers his mother.
Thus begins the soundtrack to the highly anticipated release of the much beloved children's classic, 'Where The Wild Things Are.' Fortunately for us, the film is in good hands (Spike Jonze), and luckily, the soundtrack is in the hands of Karen O (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)and The Kids. The result is a smartly composed fourteen track dream that successfully manages to capture and blend clever child-like tunes (kid choir and all) and sweetly crafted mature pop songs for those adults with an indie flare. Fear not. 'Where The Wild Things Are' ranks among the best soundtracks. It's stands confidently alongside Aimee Mann's 'Magnolia.'
Charming, fun, and yes, quite adorable, 'WTWTA' boasts some endearing tracks. The obvious standout is 'All is Love.' With live children backing up Karen O (who sounds much like a kid herself), "L-O-V-E, it's a mystrey," never sounded so sweet. However, 'Worried Shoes' is a surprise heart-tugger as well. It's a wonderful and much welcome cover of Daniel Johnston's original. 'Capsize,' which doesn't appear in the film, is mysterious, almost tribal-like, and wild, which I suppose is quite appropriate. And who could forget 'Igloo' with it lovely humming accompanied by acoustics and twinkles? I haven't. The rest is simply logical; We hear a few exerpts from the film and the music is consistent throughout. It's a great strat to what could be motion picture triumph-let's hope!
p.s. the Arcade Fire song that's in the trailer is not on the soundtrack or in the movie. Just buy the Arcade Fire album "Funeral"