Frankenweenie [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Danny Elfman's score for director Tim Burton's black-and-white stop-motion tale of a boy and his newly reanimated dog is steeped in the kind of rich, choir-driven, harmlessly macabre innocence that supplied 1990's Edward Scissorhands with the heart it needed to break free of its overly quirky trappings. With nods to the frantic, pinball-like precision of Pee Wee's Big Adventure ("Electricity") and the good-natured malevolence of The Nightmare Before Christmas ("Invisible Fish/Search for Sparky"), Frankenweenie is fun, breathlessly atmospheric, and surprisingly affecting. Employing an effortless mix of menace, heartache, and joy, Elfman has crafted his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Danny Elfman's score for director Tim Burton's black-and-white stop-motion tale of a boy and his newly reanimated dog is steeped in the kind of rich, choir-driven, harmlessly macabre innocence that supplied 1990's Edward Scissorhands with the heart it needed to break free of its overly quirky trappings. With nods to the frantic, pinball-like precision of Pee Wee's Big Adventure ("Electricity") and the good-natured malevolence of The Nightmare Before Christmas ("Invisible Fish/Search for Sparky"), Frankenweenie is fun, breathlessly atmospheric, and surprisingly affecting. Employing an effortless mix of menace, heartache, and joy, Elfman has crafted his most sentimental and nuanced score since 2003's Big Fish, and while it may borrow liberally from some of his previous works, it's still a joy to listen to from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2012
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087281397
  • Catalog Number: 001766302
  • Sales rank: 224,658

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danny Elfman Primary Artist
Andy Richards Organ
Rick Wentworth Conductor
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Thomas Bowes Concert Master
Technical Credits
Danny Elfman Composer, Producer
Rupert Coulson Engineering
Leigh Harline Original Material
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs
Ned Washington Original Material
David Slonaker Orchestration
Marc Mann MIDI
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Nick Wollage Engineer, Engineering
Bill Abbott Soundtrack Editor
Edgardo Simone Orchestration
Tim Burton Executive Producer
Sylvia Krask Music Business Affairs
Lucy Whalley Assistant Contractor
T.J. Lindgren Programming, Additional Music
Monica Zierhut Musical Producer
Helene Muddiman Arranger
Allison Abbate Executive Producer
Ryan Hopman Musical Producer
Melissa Bricklin Composer's Assistant
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