Camp

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Listening to an exceptional soundtrack album like Camp drives you to the credits to find out who compiled it, and it seems one must praise the film's music supervisor, Linda Cohen, who has put together some seemingly unlikely materials to come up with a disc that sets a new standard for the various-artists collections that soundtracks have become. Of course, Cohen had a special project to work with. Writer/producer/director Todd Graff's valentine to his days at a summer camp for aspiring musical theater performers may be described accurately as "Fame goes to the Catskills," but that only sets the stage; what matters, particularly on the soundtrack album, are the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Listening to an exceptional soundtrack album like Camp drives you to the credits to find out who compiled it, and it seems one must praise the film's music supervisor, Linda Cohen, who has put together some seemingly unlikely materials to come up with a disc that sets a new standard for the various-artists collections that soundtracks have become. Of course, Cohen had a special project to work with. Writer/producer/director Todd Graff's valentine to his days at a summer camp for aspiring musical theater performers may be described accurately as "Fame goes to the Catskills," but that only sets the stage; what matters, particularly on the soundtrack album, are the performances and the songs. It wouldn't be surprising to hear that Cohen had some connection to Warner Bros. Records in the 1980s, since she re-conceives two key songs from that company and era, Bob Telson and Lee Breuer's "How Shall I See You Through My Tears" from their 1984 show Gospel at Colonus recorded by Warner, and Todd Rundgren's "The Want of a Nail" from his 1989 Warner album Nearly Human, giving them impassioned choral treatments that will be inspiring high-school choruses from now on. That doesn't explain her familiarity with the obscure "Turkey Lurkey Time" from the 1969 Broadway musical Promises, Promises or the better-known "The Ladies Who Lunch" from the 1970 show Company, however. It's cast members Alana Allen and Anna Kendrick's performance of the latter that will determine the listener's acceptance of this unorthodox collection of songs; either you buy the idea of 15-year-olds performing this song, which is way beyond their life experiences, or you don't. But by the time you get to it, you are likely to have swallowed the film's and the album's concept whole. The six rock songs that conclude the disc after the eight songs sung by the film's actors come as something of a letdown you wish you could hear more of those young talents, but there is more than enough here to establish Camp as a superior, and surprising, film musical. The CD is "enhanced" with the film trailer, other movie excerpts, and bios of the film's young stars.
Entertainment Weekly - Jim Farber
Director-writer Todd Graff has expanded the whole notion of theater music through his dizzying choice of tunes. [A]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 044003828025
  • Catalog Number: 000066712
  • Sales rank: 342,482

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Shall I See You Through My Tears - Company (3:51)
  2. 2 Century Plant - Company (4:47)
  3. 3 Here's Where I Stand - Company (4:57)
  4. 4 I Sing for You (2:54)
  5. 5 The Want of a Nail - Company (4:30)
  6. 6 Wild Horses (3:48)
  7. 7 The Ladies Who Lunch - Alana Allen (3:29)
  8. 8 Turkey Lurkey Time - Tracee Beazer (3:09)
  9. 9 Skyway (2:06)
  10. 10 The Size of a Cow (3:14)
  11. 11 On/Off (2:42)
  12. 12 Right on Be Free (3:52)
  13. 13 I Believe in Us (4:13)
  14. 14 Round Are Way - Oasis (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Todd Graff Vocals
Mark Pender Trumpet
Arthur Fiacco Cello
Tim Weil Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Jerry Vivino Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Daniel A. Weiss Organ
Idina Menzel Vocals
Kenny Brescia Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Potter Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Aisha Dehaas Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Todd Rundgren Composer
Victoria Williams Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Wendy Waldman Composer
Paul Westerberg Composer
Martin Bell Composer
Paul Clifford Composer
Hal David Composer
Phil Galdston Composer
Martin Gilks Composer
Michael Gore Composer
Todd Graff Liner Notes
Miles Hunt Composer
Jon Lind Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Malcolm Treece Composer
Noel Gallagher Composer
Tim Weil Producer
Robert Telson Composer
Lee Breuer Composer
Keith Shortreed Engineer
Jan Folkson Digital Editing
Lynn Ahrens Composer
Gary Lightbody Composer
Mark McClelland Composer
Jonny Quinn Composer
Cindy Zaplachinski Music Business Affairs
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This is one of the greatest movies I've seen, and the soundtrack is a must-have. The abilities of these young adults are nothing short of amazing. I love all the songs. Each song jogs the memory of the movie. I strongly recommend this soundtrack... it's AWESOME!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Coolel!!

    I thought that it was phenominally directed. Everything was great, and i laughed, cried everything. I watched it the first time on tv and totally had to get it. I would " try" to sing the songs and would sing them when i was alone, or doing dishes...great movie. Being fifteen has made me understand the need for movies like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Point is missed

    The exceptional and dynamic movie "Camp" is about a group of talented kids who learn to grow up and accept roles that could eventually shapen their lives. So many reviewers are missing the point that this movie/CD is about finding acceptance among your friends, your family and your career peers. There were so many wonderful intriguing subplots to this movie that kept you captivated -- laughing and crying right along with the characters. As a gay man who absolutely adores the theatre and ALL it has to offer, I'm hoping an encore is in store. It's a shame to close the curtain on performances like this and not follow up to actually see how these characters live until the next "Camp."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is my fav movie! (& soundtrack!)

    I've put "The Want of a Nail" on repeat, and listened to it every day! I listened to the original song, but it wasn't nearly as good. My chorus teacher heard it, and is trying to find an arrangement, so the class can perform it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Camp Reveiw!

    I loved the whole soundtrack the people who sing on the soundtrack are really very talented! it is an amazing soundtrack to an incredible movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE WANT OF A NAIL!

    The movie is amazing,but the soundtrack it's like taking those big dance numbers with you anywhere you want. The whole CD just makes me smile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrible Soundtrack for a Horrible Movie

    Vlad sucks. They all suck. Except for the girl with the jaw wiring, she was good. And we only heard her once. Shameful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Movie Soundtrack!!

    "Camp" is a good movie - - but it is driven by a GREAT!!! soundtrack. I love everything about this. From the opening number - - to the incredible finale. This one is not to be missed!!

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    Posted November 12, 2009

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