Box Office Hits [Disney]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the first decade of the 21st century, as in every decade dating back to the third of the 20th, Walt Disney Pictures successfully created animated and live-action films for pre-adolescents. As a corollary, the studio also commissioned music, often drawing from the ranks of contemporary popular songwriters and performers. Disney's Box Office Hits collects some of the results from films of the mid-2000s, with songs written by the likes of Sheryl Crow, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Rob Thomas, and Rufus Wainwright, and performed by such veteran pop
ock talents as Crow, Gabriel, Thomas, and James Taylor, along with the American ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the first decade of the 21st century, as in every decade dating back to the third of the 20th, Walt Disney Pictures successfully created animated and live-action films for pre-adolescents. As a corollary, the studio also commissioned music, often drawing from the ranks of contemporary popular songwriters and performers. Disney's Box Office Hits collects some of the results from films of the mid-2000s, with songs written by the likes of Sheryl Crow, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Rob Thomas, and Rufus Wainwright, and performed by such veteran pop
ock talents as Crow, Gabriel, Thomas, and James Taylor, along with the American Idol-created stars Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, and the teen idol Miley Cyrus. Such artists have come up with tracks in their familiar Adult Top 40 styles, albeit with lyrics that tend to be a bit more simplistic and generalized than usual, although not dumbed-down to toddler level by any means. Gabriel's "Down to Earth" from WALL-E easily could fit on one of his regular albums; Crow seems to be channeling the Who of Tommy for "Real Gone" from Cars; and both Thomas "Little Wonders" from Meet the Robinsons and Switchfoot "This Is Home" from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian may have been listening to U2 too much. But that is only to say that all of this material could fit on an Adult Alternative playlist. The album's sequencing puts the more unusual musical styles at the end. Jamie Cullum's "Where Is Your Heart At?" written by Wainwright from Meet the Robinsons is a neo-swing number, while Camille's "Le Festin" from Ratatouille is a chanson sung in French, and the disc concludes with two instrumental dance tracks, Paul Oakenfold's "Jack's Suite Paul Oakenfold Mix" from Pirates of the Caribbean and U.N.K.L.E.'s "U.N.K.L.E. Reconstruction Incredibles Remix" from The Incredibles. Taken together, the selections demonstrate that, while the movies may be for children, the soundtracks often are aimed at their parents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2008
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087130435
  • Catalog Number: 000278002
  • Sales rank: 121,070

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ever Ever After - Carrie Underwood (3:28)
  2. 2 Down to Earth - The Soweto Gospel Choir (5:58)
  3. 3 Real Gone - Sheryl Crow (3:22)
  4. 4 Little Wonders - Rob Thomas (3:45)
  5. 5 This Is Home - Switchfoot (3:56)
  6. 6 Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson (3:57)
  7. 7 Can't Take It In - Imogen Heap (4:42)
  8. 8 I Thought I Lost You - Miley Cyrus (3:36)
  9. 9 Our Town - James Taylor (4:07)
  10. 10 All I Know - John Ondrasik (3:25)
  11. 11 The Call - Regina Spektor (3:07)
  12. 12 Where Is Your Heart At? - Jamie Cullum (2:23)
  13. 13 Festin - Camille (2:51)
  14. 14 Jack's Suite - Paul Oakenfold (6:49)
  15. 15 UNKLE Reconstruction - UNKLE (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disney Primary Artist
Peter Gabriel Vocals
John Travolta Track Performer
Sheryl Crow Track Performer
Paul Oakenfold Track Performer
Imogen Heap Track Performer
Kelly Clarkson Track Performer
Jamie Cullum Track Performer
Regina Spektor Track Performer
Carrie Underwood Track Performer
Miley Cyrus Track Performer
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Composer, Audio Production
Randy Newman Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Jimmy Webb Composer
Sheryl Crow Composer
Bridget Benenate Composer
Scott Cutler Producer, Audio Production
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Alan Menken Composer
Thomas Newman Composer
Hans Zimmer Composer
Rob Thomas Composer
Mark Bright Producer, Audio Production
Tim Foreman Producer, Audio Production
Rufus Wainwright Composer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
John Ondrasik Producer, Audio Production
John Shanks Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Matt Serletic Producer, Audio Production
Harry Gregson-Williams Arranger, Audio Production
Anne Preven Producer, Audio Production
Imogen Heap Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Stephen Schwartz Composer
Avril Lavigne Composer
Jamie Cullum Producer, Audio Production
Andy Dodd Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Adam Watts Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Michael Giacchino Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Regina Spektor Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Carrie Underwood Composer, Additional Music
Miley Cyrus Composer
Jon Foreman Composer, Audio Production
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