Edward Scissorhands [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
It is not the easiest task to combine compassion and creepiness into one musical piece, but Danny Elfman has demonstrated, quite elegantly, just how to do it. Edward Scissorhands is quite considerably his masterpiece, instantly recognizable and hauntingly memorable. The concept of a man-made creation, a recluse who has been left with scissors for hands because his inventor died just before attaching natural ones, is certainly strange and possibly laughable. The film may indeed have played as pure farce if not for Elfman's artistry. While many films use soundtrack as the "glue" of the story, or as border, Elfman saturates every bit of Scissorhands so that it is as much ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
It is not the easiest task to combine compassion and creepiness into one musical piece, but Danny Elfman has demonstrated, quite elegantly, just how to do it. Edward Scissorhands is quite considerably his masterpiece, instantly recognizable and hauntingly memorable. The concept of a man-made creation, a recluse who has been left with scissors for hands because his inventor died just before attaching natural ones, is certainly strange and possibly laughable. The film may indeed have played as pure farce if not for Elfman's artistry. While many films use soundtrack as the "glue" of the story, or as border, Elfman saturates every bit of Scissorhands so that it is as much his art as it is the director's Tim Burton. The opening title is fantastic, emitting the wonder of childhood dreams and classic storybooks. But it is only the starting point on a journey of music that concludes with the "grand finale," which is not merely grand, but all encompassing. There are minor detours along the way, like "Edwardo the Barber," which is fun and reminiscent of Pee Wee's Big Adventure, but even in its lighter moments, Edward Scissorhands is classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811013325
  • Catalog Number: 10133
  • Sales rank: 40,237

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danny Elfman Primary Artist, Track Performer
Andy Kim Background Vocals
Jay Jesse Johnson Background Vocals
Bobby Lee Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Shirley Walker Conductor
Alex Caparros Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jason Domantay Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Kevin Gough Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
John McIlnay Choir, Chorus
Danto Nakazawa Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
John Wattenbarger Choir Master
Jesse Ramirez Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Brian Sanchez Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Matthew Lawrence Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Andrew Kim Choir, Chorus
Andrew Lumsden Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jay Johnson Choir, Chorus
Tom Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Erwin Allado Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Bill Jackson Engineer
Gordon Mills Producer
Dennis Sands Engineer
Sally Stevens Director
Vartan Art Direction
Dave Collins Digital Editing
Kathy Nelson Producer
John Wattenbarger Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Haunting!

    This is one of the most beautiful and haunting soundtracks I've ever heard. Danny Elfman really captured the magical quality of this movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful, Beautiful...

    I absolutly adore this soundtrack. My favorite track is Ice Dance, it's so pretty. Whenever I hear it I get up and dance like Kim. I also love the main titles, Edward Meets The World. All the songs are just awesome. This CD is GREAT! I love Danny Elfman!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enchanting and magical

    The movie "Edward Scissorhands" is a beautiful tale and the soundtrack makes it all the more memorable. With an angelic sounding choir and musicbox-like melodies, this soundtrack is one that you're sure to love and enjoy!

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