Beetlejuice

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Danny Elfman provides one of his most quintessentially Elfman-esque scores for one of Tim Burton's most quintessentially Burton-esque movies, Beetlejuice. The film's dark yet sardonically funny "Main Titles" is among Elfman's all-time best moments, bustling along with a dark joie de vivre or is it joie de morte? that defines the spooky fun of both this movie, and his collaboration with Burton. The score's stylized world also includes the ironically perky "Travel Music"; "Incantation," a tensely percussive cue that unfolds into exaggerated brass and ghostly vocals and organs; and the eerily pretty but still whimsical "Lydia Discovers." The tip-toeing pizzicato strings and...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Danny Elfman provides one of his most quintessentially Elfman-esque scores for one of Tim Burton's most quintessentially Burton-esque movies, Beetlejuice. The film's dark yet sardonically funny "Main Titles" is among Elfman's all-time best moments, bustling along with a dark joie de vivre or is it joie de morte? that defines the spooky fun of both this movie, and his collaboration with Burton. The score's stylized world also includes the ironically perky "Travel Music"; "Incantation," a tensely percussive cue that unfolds into exaggerated brass and ghostly vocals and organs; and the eerily pretty but still whimsical "Lydia Discovers." The tip-toeing pizzicato strings and pianos, and the theatrical brass, organs, harps, and percussion that appear on every track -- most definitively on tracks like "Enter...The Family / Sand Worm Planet" -- underline the film's live-action cartoonishness, with the music's hyperactive shifts, and the addition of Harry Belafonte's "Jump In Line" and "Banana Boat Song Day-O" just adding another layer of quirkiness to the whole thing. A perfect mix of silliness and spookiness, Beetlejuice remains one of Elfman's most consistent scores.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642420225
  • Catalog Number: 24202
  • Sales rank: 39,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Titles (2:27)
  2. 2 Travel Music (1:07)
  3. 3 The Book!/Obituaries (1:30)
  4. 4 Enter...The Family/Sand Worm Planet (2:50)
  5. 5 The Fly (0:50)
  6. 6 Lydia Discovers? (0:59)
  7. 7 In The Model (1:35)
  8. 8 Juno's Theme (0:48)
  9. 9 Beetle-Snake (2:08)
  10. 10 Sold (0:35)
  11. 11 The Flier/Lydia's Pep Talk (1:25)
  12. 12 The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte (3:05)
  13. 13 Incantation (3:11)
  14. 14 Lydia Strikes A Bargain... (0:52)
  15. 15 Showtime! (1:05)
  16. 16 Laughs (2:33)
  17. 17 The Wedding (2:02)
  18. 18 The Aftermath (1:21)
  19. 19 End Credits (2:47)
  20. 20 Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danny Elfman Primary Artist, Track Performer
Harry Belafonte Track Performer
William Ross Conductor
Technical Credits
Erik Darling Composer
Harry Belafonte Contributor
Danny Elfman Composer, Producer
Alan Arkin Composer
Steve Bartek Producer, Orchestration
Bob Carey Composer
Stephen Somvel Composer
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