Bolt [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The score for the CG-animated children's film Bolt was composed by veteran John Powell, who employed a familiar mixture of strings and synthesized percussion that was standard fare in Hollywood circa 2008. Powell's big themes are Aaron Copland-by-way-of-Randy Newman efforts, which is to say expansive melodies to evoke broad American landscapes, with perhaps a hint of humor. But Powell also mixes in other styles, for instance giving the cue called "New York" a Gershwinesque 1920s jazz flavor and "Meet Mittens" a Middle European klezmer music sound, while some of the multi-part "House on Wheels" sounds like it has been borrowed from a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The score for the CG-animated children's film Bolt was composed by veteran John Powell, who employed a familiar mixture of strings and synthesized percussion that was standard fare in Hollywood circa 2008. Powell's big themes are Aaron Copland-by-way-of-Randy Newman efforts, which is to say expansive melodies to evoke broad American landscapes, with perhaps a hint of humor. But Powell also mixes in other styles, for instance giving the cue called "New York" a Gershwinesque 1920s jazz flavor and "Meet Mittens" a Middle European klezmer music sound, while some of the multi-part "House on Wheels" sounds like it has been borrowed from a vintage Hollywood Western. The album begins with a pop
ock song, "I Thought I Lost You," which oddly sounds like a love duet between John Travolta, a man in his mid-fifties, and the teenage TV and pop star Miley Cyrus, until it is remembered that Travolta voices the movie's title character, a dog. Jenny Lewis' country-folk "Barking at the Moon" also evokes the picture's story line, with the somewhat tautological chorus, "There is no home like the one you've got, 'cause that home belongs to you."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087130442
  • Catalog Number: 000278102
  • Sales rank: 1,283

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Thought I Lost You - Miley Cyrus (3:35)
  2. 2 Barking at the Moon, song (for the film "Bolt") - Jenny Lewis (3:18)
  3. 3 Meet Bolt - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:49)
  4. 4 Bolt Transforms - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:00)
  5. 5 Scooter Chase - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (2:29)
  6. 6 New York - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:43)
  7. 7 Meet Mittens - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:25)
  8. 8 The RV Park - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (2:14)
  9. 9 A Fast Train - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (2:38)
  10. 10 Where Were You On St. Rhino's Day? - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:58)
  11. 11 Sing-Along Rhino - Mark Walton (0:41)
  12. 12 Saving Mittens - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:02)
  13. 13 House On Wheels - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (3:07)
  14. 14 Las Vegas - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (2:01)
  15. 15 A Friend In Need - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:13)
  16. 16 Rescuing Penny - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (3:09)
  17. 17 A Real Live Superbark - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (0:46)
  18. 18 Unbelievable TV - Hollywood Studio Orchestra (1:20)
  19. 19 Home At Last / Barking at the Moon (Reprise) - Jenny Lewis (1:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Powell Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Hollywood Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Travolta Vocals, Track Performer
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Jonathan Davis Oboe
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Dulcimer, Guitar
Stephen Erdody Cello
Michael Fisher Percussion, Hand Percussion
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Greg Huckins Contrabass Clarinet
Randy Kerber Piano, Celeste, Harmonium
Charles Loper Trombone
Edward Meares Bass, Upright Bass
Doug Tornquist Trombone, Tuba
Mark Walton Vocals, Track Performer
Roger Wilkie Violin
Gillian Welch Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Glockenspiel, Vocals
David Rawlings Acoustic Guitar, Glockenspiel, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Pete Anthony Conductor
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Michael Valerio Upright Bass
Jenny Lewis Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Jason Lader Bass
Johnathan Rice Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Miley Cyrus Vocals, Track Performer
Stuart Clark Clarinet
James Thatcher Horn
Heather Clark Flute
Jonathan Davis Oboe
Technical Credits
Scott Cutler Producer
Randy Kerber Orchestration
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Chris Montan Executive Producer, Audio Production
Dennis Sands Engineer, Engineering
Paul Mounsey Arranger, Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Gillian Welch Producer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
David Rawlings Producer
Koji Egawa Score Consultant
Tim Lauber Score Reader
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Anne Preven Producer
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Reggie Wilson Song Contractor
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Jenny Lewis Composer, Producer, Contributor
James McKee Smith Arranger, Programming, MIDI Arrangement
Germaine Franco Orchestration
Daniel Lerner Engineer, Engineering
Jason Lader Engineer
Johnathan Rice Producer
John Powell Arranger, Composer, Score Producer, Audio Production
Kevin Kliesch Orchestration
Miley Cyrus Composer
Gina Zimmitti Score Conductor
Donna Cole-Brulé Music Business Affairs
Francesco Perlangeli Stage Manager
Donna Cole Brulé Music Business Affairs
Beth Caucci Scoring Assistant
Austin Guthrie Scoring Assistant
John Ashton Thomas Arranger, Programming, MIDI Arrangement
James McKee Smith Arranger
Clark Spencer Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Ehmygawd!

    Oh my gosh! This soundtrack is the BEST! Miley Cyrus is the secound or third best singer!

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