Despicable Me 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for the sequel to Universal's hit 2010 animated comedy Despicable Me follows a familiar script, once again utilizing the talents of multi-faceted pop handyman Pharrell Williams and composer Heitor Pereira (Spy Kids, Curious George, The Smurfs). More heavily weighted toward Pereira's appropriately mischievous score than the last time around, it's Williams' contributions that pack the most punch. The obvious single is the leadoff cut "Scream," which pits the inimitable CeeLo Green against an infectious, Motown-inspired shimmy that doesn't waste a single beat, but sunny, buoyant soul-pop confections like "Just a Cloud Away" and "Happy" hold their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for the sequel to Universal's hit 2010 animated comedy Despicable Me follows a familiar script, once again utilizing the talents of multi-faceted pop handyman Pharrell Williams and composer Heitor Pereira (Spy Kids, Curious George, The Smurfs). More heavily weighted toward Pereira's appropriately mischievous score than the last time around, it's Williams' contributions that pack the most punch. The obvious single is the leadoff cut "Scream," which pits the inimitable CeeLo Green against an infectious, Motown-inspired shimmy that doesn't waste a single beat, but sunny, buoyant soul-pop confections like "Just a Cloud Away" and "Happy" hold their own as well, and serve as necessary buffers for novelty pieces like "Another Irish Drinking Song" and covers of "I Swear" and "Y.M.C.A," all three of which are delivered via the Chipmunks-rendered voices of the Minions, the wee, yellow, potato-shaped creatures that accompany Gru, the film's Steve Carell-voiced protagonist, as he does despicable things.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2013
  • Label: Backlot Music
  • UPC: 857970002363
  • Catalog Number: 236
  • Sales rank: 2,044

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scream (3:41)
  2. 2 Another Irish Drinking Song (0:39)
  3. 3 Just A Cloud Away (2:56)
  4. 4 Happy (3:53)
  5. 5 I Swear (1:38)
  6. 6 Y.M.C.A. (2:55)
  7. 7 Fun, Fun, Fun (3:26)
  8. 8 Despicable Me (4:14)
  9. 9 PX-41 Labs (2:06)
  10. 10 The Fairy Party (1:27)
  11. 11 Lucy And The AVL (5:39)
  12. 12 Goodbye Nefario (1:27)
  13. 13 Time For Bed (1:26)
  14. 14 Break-In (3:00)
  15. 15 Stalking Floyd Eaglesan (1:35)
  16. 16 Moving To Australia (3:09)
  17. 17 Going To Save The World (1:25)
  18. 18 El Macho (1:27)
  19. 19 Jillian (0:47)
  20. 20 Take Her Home (1:29)
  21. 21 El Macho's Lair (3:32)
  22. 22 Home Invasion (1:57)
  23. 23 The Big Battle (7:23)
  24. 24 Ba Do Bleep (0:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pharrell Williams Primary Artist, Vocals
Steve Kujala Flute
Bruce Dukov Violin, Concert Master
John Fumo Trumpet
Phil Ayling Oboe
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Curt Bisquera Drums
Darius Campo Violin
Alvin Chea Bass (Vocal)
Zach Danziger Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
Jeff Driskill Clarinet, Flute
Stephen Erdody Cello
Stefanie Fife Cello
Daniel Fornero Trumpet
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Julie Gigante Violin
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Gary Grant Trumpet
Daniel Greco Marimbas
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Jeff Gunn Tenor (Vocal)
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Greg Huckins Clarinet
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Michael Klein Percussion
John Leftwich Bass
Dane Little Cello
Warren Luening Trumpet
John McCurry Guitar
Edward Meares Bass
Yvonne S. Moriarty Horn
Charlie Morillas Trombone
Helen Nightengale Violin
Vladimir Polimatidi Violin
Katia Popov Violin
William Roper Tuba
Jay Rosen Violin
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Susan Chatman Violin
Daniel Kelley Horn
Andrew Shulman Cello
Christina Soule Cello
John Walz Cello
Drew Dembowski Bass
Steve Amerson Tenor (Vocal)
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bob Joyce Bass (Vocal)
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Norm Hughes Concert Master
Natalie Leggett Violin
Timothy Landauer Cello
Tim Lefebvre Bass
Cee Lo Green Vocals
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Oboe
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Aaron Draper Percussion
David Washburn Trumpet
David Parmeter Bass
Clayton Sears Guitar
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Sean McDermott Tenor (Vocal)
Trevor Handy Cello
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Centre For Young Musicians Vocals
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Dick Wells Tenor (Vocal)
Erika Duke Cello
Philip Vaiman Violin
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Adam Blackstone Bass
Alyssa Park Violin
Jasper Randall Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Grimm Bass (Vocal)
Jenny Kim Horn
Andrew Duckles Viola
Greg Davies Bass (Vocal)
Gerardo Hilera Violin
Sarah Schmidt Keyboards
Diane Freiman Reynolds Soprano (Vocal)
Jenny Graham Soprano (Vocal)
Rhea Dummett Background Vocals
Rudolph Stein Cello
Lisa Liu Violin
Jessica Rotter Soprano (Vocal)
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Steve McKie Percussion
Fletcher Sheridan Tenor (Vocal)
Joe Matthews Children's Voices
George Kim Scholes Cello
Daniel Rosenboom Trumpet
Serena McKinney Violin
Maya Magub Violin
Mark Adams Horn
Robert Brophy Viola
A.J. Teshin Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Dress Bass
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Terri Koide Soprano (Vocal)
Jules Green Bass (Vocal)
Aaron Smith Trumpet
Alex Iles Trombone
Steven Holtman Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Jim Campbell Bass (Vocal)
James Thatcher Horn
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Michael Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Gary Hickman Tuba
Steven Becknell Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Mario de León Violin
Eric Bradley Bass (Vocal)
Matthew Funes Viola
Cindy O'Connor Soprano (Vocal)
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Mark Edward Smith Bass (Vocal)
Karen Whipple Schnurr Soprano (Vocal)
Gregg Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Steven Harms Tenor (Vocal)
Chris Mann Tenor (Vocal)
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Bijon Watson Trumpet
Chris Renaud Vocals
The Minions Ensemble
Daniel Higgins Clarinet, Flute
Kevin Connolly Violin
John Kimberling Tenor (Vocal)
Steve Pence Bass (Vocal)
Jessica E. Guideri Violin
Suzanne Waters Soprano (Vocal)
Phillip Keen Trombone
Dylan Hart Horn
Darek Cobbs Keyboards
Laura Brenes Horn
Karissa Lee Children's Voices
Brian O'Connor Horn
Allen Fogle Horn
Emma S. Gunn Children's Voices
Shamika Hightower Background Vocals
Pierre Coffin Vocals
Merit Leighton Children's Voices
Max Kilpatrick Children's Voices
Mason Purece Children's Voices
Marvin B. Gordy Iii Percussion
Marlowe Peyton Children's Voices
Levi Gunn Children's Voices
Joss Saltzman Children's Voices
Joseph Golightly Tenor (Vocal)
Jose Hernandez Trumpet
Jasmine Murray Background Vocals
Holly Sedillos Soprano (Vocal)
Hannah Messinger Children's Voices
Emily Titman Children's Voices
Cole Konis Children's Voices
Christian Mancuso Children's Voices
Catherine Matthew Children's Voices
Ashley L. Lee Background Vocals
Aria Gunn Children's Voices
Alaman Diadhou Children's Voices
Will Goldman Bass (Vocal)
Trevon Henderson Background Vocals
Terrence Rolle Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Johannes Brahms Original Material
Bruce Fowler Orchestra Leader
Ladd McIntosh Orchestration
Ali Dee Producer
Gary Baker Composer
Henri Belolo Composer
Alan Meyerson Scoring Recordist
Jacques Morali Composer
Anthony Willis Arranger
Victor Willis Composer
Eric Liljestrand Engineer
Pharrell Williams Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Theme Music
Kevin Globerman Scoring Recordist
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Greg Dicostanzo Composer
Philip M. Cohen Music Business Affairs
Bobby Tahouri Arranger
Ghazi Hourani Assistant Arranger
Josh Gudwin Assistant Arranger
Paul Sabourin Composer
Reuben Cohen Mastering
Frank Myers Composer
Mike Larson Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Chris Renaud Composer
Sean Phelan Engineer
Chris Meledandri Executive Producer
Sebastian Zuleta Assistant Arranger, Composer's Assistant
Heitor Pereira Composer, Producer
Julian Prindle Engineer
Cameron Hotchkis Composer's Assistant
Azeo Torre Composer's Assistant
Ted Reedy Composer's Assistant
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