Happy Feet [Original Soundtrack]

Happy Feet [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

The soundtrack to Happy Feet, the animated penguin fantasia musical directed by George Miller -- the man behind such acclaimed films as Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, and Mad Max -- is a loose and lively mix of '70s funk and modern club-oriented R&B. Borrowing from the template popularized by Shrek, the…  See more details below

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The soundtrack to Happy Feet, the animated penguin fantasia musical directed by George Miller -- the man behind such acclaimed films as Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, and Mad Max -- is a loose and lively mix of '70s funk and modern club-oriented R&B. Borrowing from the template popularized by Shrek, the soundtrack features both new cuts and old songs, with some tracks covered by actors in the film. To this end, listeners get Brittany Murphy singing both Queen's "Somebody to Love" and the disco classic "Boogie Wonderland" as well as Pink reworking Stevie Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good" with pleasing results. Interestingly, Happy Feet also includes some attempts at the über-hip DJ trend of mashups -- two songs played at the same time -- with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman doing Prince's "Kiss" and Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" and Jason Mraz and Chrissie Hynde on Steve Miller's "The Joker" and David Gates' "Everything I Own." While these are technically more like two-song medleys than actual mashups and are somewhat awkward musically, they are nonetheless unexpected shots of cultural Zeitgeist and a welcome break from the standard soundtrack cover tunes. Throw in an original track from Prince as well as the big-band swing-meets-glam rock-meets-contemporary R&B of Gia Farrell's "Hit Me Up," and Happy Feet delivers no less than a computer-animated Moulin Rouge.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678399824
catalogNumber:
83998

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Pesco   Guitar
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Alex Al   Bass
George Doering   Dulcimer
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Dan Fornero   Trumpet
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Sal Lozano   Saxophone
Doug Petty   Piano
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Butch Walker   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Medeski, Martin & Wood   Track Performer
Sergio González   Drums
Lynda Williams   Conductor
David Stanhope   Conductor
James McKee Smith   Guitar
John Powell   Guitar,Keyboards,Palmas
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs   Choir, Chorus
Simon Sweeney   Trumpet
Sydney Scoring Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Brett Weymark   Conductor
Tim Davis   Vocals
Michael Ripoli   Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Simon Bartholomew   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Michael Farrow   Engineer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Jan Kincaid   Composer
Andrew Levy   Composer
George Miller   Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineer
Butch Walker   Producer
Allee Willis   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Josh Deutsch   Producer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Craig Kallman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
David Channing   Engineer
Gavin Greenaway   Producer
Tommy Durden   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Edie Lehmann Boddicker   Vocal Arrangements
Karl Egsieker   Engineer
Brian Kierulf   Composer,Producer
Daniel Lerner   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Simon Leadley   Engineer
Steve Lunt   Producer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
John Powell   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Debi Streeter   Music Administrator
Carmey Ground   Packaging Manager
Bob Deschaine   Engineer
David Piersante   Engineer
JD Shuff   Engineer
Vance Walden   Engineer
Jessica Wells   Orchestration
Carl Wilson   Producer
Gia Farrell   Composer
Josh Schwartz   Composer,Producer
Tim Davis   Vocal Coach
John Ashton Thomas   Orchestration

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