Alice in Wonderland [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Besides Steven Spielberg and John Williams, few director/composers have yielded as many memorable moments as have Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. With styles that dutifully complement each other's noted eccentricities, the pair rarely when patrolling the magical fault line where music and visuals meet disappoint. Such is the case with 2010's Alice in Wonderland, a world in which the two were seemingly destined to one day inhabit. Pieces like "Proposal/Down the Hole," "Only a Dream," "Blood of the Jabberwocky," and "Alice Returns" calmly evoke the pastoral English countryside, but the majority of Elfman's work here treats the fable as a Wagnerian epic. It's hard ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Besides Steven Spielberg and John Williams, few director/composers have yielded as many memorable moments as have Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. With styles that dutifully complement each other's noted eccentricities, the pair rarely when patrolling the magical fault line where music and visuals meet disappoint. Such is the case with 2010's Alice in Wonderland, a world in which the two were seemingly destined to one day inhabit. Pieces like "Proposal/Down the Hole," "Only a Dream," "Blood of the Jabberwocky," and "Alice Returns" calmly evoke the pastoral English countryside, but the majority of Elfman's work here treats the fable as a Wagnerian epic. It's hard not to imagine the wicked smile that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Lewis Carroll would beam forth upon hearing Elfman's glorious "Alice's Theme," a melodically charged love letter to the girl who became an unwilling euphemism for lost souls, madness, and drug culture. Here, the composer treats poor Alice as an anti-hero, regaling her from afar with a children's choir and pleading "It's such a long, long way to fall Alice, Alice, oh Alice." It's one of his most memorable themes since Edward Scissorhands, and a fine return to the dark, gothic, orchestral pop of Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087152451
  • Catalog Number: 000490002
  • Sales rank: 40,479

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alice's Theme - Danny Elfman (5:07)
  2. 2 Little Alice - Danny Elfman (1:34)
  3. 3 Proposal / Down the Hole - Danny Elfman (2:58)
  4. 4 Doors - Danny Elfman (1:52)
  5. 5 Drink Me - Danny Elfman (2:48)
  6. 6 Into the Garden - Danny Elfman (0:50)
  7. 7 Alice Reprise #1 - Danny Elfman (0:27)
  8. 8 Bandersnatched - Danny Elfman (2:42)
  9. 9 Finding Absolem - Danny Elfman (2:41)
  10. 10 Alice Reprise #2 - Danny Elfman (0:38)
  11. 11 The Cheshire Cat - Danny Elfman (2:07)
  12. 12 Alice and Bayard's Journey - Danny Elfman (4:04)
  13. 13 Alice Reprise #3 - Danny Elfman (0:24)
  14. 14 Alice Escapes - Danny Elfman (1:07)
  15. 15 The White Queen - Danny Elfman (0:37)
  16. 16 Only a Dream - Danny Elfman (1:26)
  17. 17 The Dungeon - Danny Elfman (2:19)
  18. 18 Alice Decides - Danny Elfman (3:15)
  19. 19 Alice Reprise #4 - Danny Elfman (1:02)
  20. 20 Going To Battle - Danny Elfman (2:42)
  21. 21 The Final Confrontation - Danny Elfman (1:41)
  22. 22 Blood of the Jabberwocky - Danny Elfman (2:37)
  23. 23 Alice Returns - Danny Elfman (3:15)
  24. 24 Alice Reprise #5 - Danny Elfman (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Pete Anthony Conductor
Technical Credits
Danny Elfman Composer, Producer
Peter Cobbin Engineering
Isobel Griffiths Choir Contractor
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Dennis Sands Engineering, Score Mixer
Joe Roth Executive Soundtrack Producer
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
David Slonaker Orchestration
Tom Hardisty Engineering
Chris Barrett Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Edgardo Simone Orchestration
Desirée Craig-Ramos Soundtrack Director
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Lewis Jones Engineering
Adam Michalak Engineering
Tim Burton Executive Soundtrack Producer
Deborah Lurie Arranger
T.J. Lindgren Arranger
Don Welty Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Fiona Cruickshank Engineering
Suzanne Todd Executive Soundtrack Producer
Richard D. Zanuck Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jennifer Todd Executive Soundtrack Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Transformation to Alice's World

    This soundtrack goes hand and hand with the movie, done beautifully. The music is done so well that it's a wonderful transformation into the film without even viewing the movie. The score is done so well that the music sets a mile high enhancer to the movie creating a mystery wonderland, which you are seeking to know more about by just listening to the wonderful land of Alice. Being immerged into this other land the music sets the tone to make you mesmerized by the dark, topsy turvy, stunning choirs and poppy orchestra. It's a wonderful Alice soundtrack, best in my books. This soundtrack is brilliantly done and designs a light with a twist of dark displaying flawless music sounds. Danny Elfman composed this music very well as you want more Alice! I am a new fan of the composer Danny Elfman.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful

    Danny Elfman's brilliant soundtrack for Alice in Wonderland is presented on this CD like a continuous piece of classical music and plays like one of the great works of "program music" of the romantic era, like a symphonic poem by R. Strauss or a Tchaicovsky ballet, for example. The use of the chorus, which was so effective in the viewing experience, is even more powerful in this purely aural telling of the tale. I have enjoyed listening to this music with my children, both familiar with the story if not the film, and having them imagine what is happening as the music plays, "She's falling down the rabbit hole!" "She's shrinking." "She's fighting the Jabberwork!" A very pleasurable listening experience and a great way of introducing young children to symphonic music. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fun and Enjoyable

    I am a fan of Danny Elfman's music. I collect movie and musical scores. This soundtrack did not disappoint. It was a bit repetitive in the theme songs, but it is a movie soundtrack which follow the theme of the movie.

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