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High School Musical 3: Senior Year [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lost in the shuffle of the ever-growing High School Musical phenomenon -- growing so big, it can no longer be contained on the Disney Channel, it's now reaching theaters for its third and final installment -- is that the tween-sensation is actually a musical. Which means that despite its pop trappings, the soundtracks consist of full-blown show tunes, songs that serve the story and are sung by the rotating cast. This helps make the movies work, but it sentences the soundtracks to be mere souvenirs of the event, a record for fans to play endlessly, not a means to crossover to a wider pop audience. On HSM3, there are only two songs that stand out as potential pop ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lost in the shuffle of the ever-growing High School Musical phenomenon -- growing so big, it can no longer be contained on the Disney Channel, it's now reaching theaters for its third and final installment -- is that the tween-sensation is actually a musical. Which means that despite its pop trappings, the soundtracks consist of full-blown show tunes, songs that serve the story and are sung by the rotating cast. This helps make the movies work, but it sentences the soundtracks to be mere souvenirs of the event, a record for fans to play endlessly, not a means to crossover to a wider pop audience. On HSM3, there are only two songs that stand out as potential pop singles, both not so coincidentally solo showcases for the franchise's two biggest stars, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron. Hudgens has the album's best song in the slickly soulful "Walk Away" -- a tune that would have shown up Wilson Phillips circa 1990 -- that she sings better than Efron, whose "Scream" struts like *NSYNC circa 2000. But both are upstaged by stage brat Ashley Tisdale, who shows far more on-record charisma on her fame-hungry showcase "I Want It All," a song that has absolutely no chance of making sense outside of the senior skip-day plot line of High School Musical 3, but Tisdale performs with ingratiating vigor, using every chop she's learned as a stage kid. Of course, those very strengths are well-suited for a musical like High School Musical 3, where the songs are vehicles for showboating performances either on the screen or in a fan's bedroom -- and for those fans, this set, which is similar in every way to its two predecessors, will not disappoint.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087129743
  • Catalog Number: 000271402
  • Sales rank: 41,083

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 High School Musical 3: Senior Year, musical film score - Various Composers & David Lawrence (51:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
High School Musical Cast Primary Artist
High School Musical Indexed Contributor
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Zac Efron Vocals
Ashley Tisdale Vocals
Corbin Bleu Vocals
Monique Coleman Vocals
Lucas Grabeel Vocals
Olesya Rulin Vocals
High School Musical 3 Cast Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble
Jemma McKenzie-Brown Vocals
Matt Prokop Vocals
Technical Credits
Robbie Nevil Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestration
Bill Borden Executive Producer
Cary Butler Engineer
Matthew Gerrard Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer
David Lawrence Arranger, Orchestration
Joseph Magee Engineer
Randy Petersen Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Kevin Quinn Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Nikki Hassman Composer, Lyricist
Patricia Sullivan Mastering
Kenny Ortega Executive Producer
Joel Soyffer Engineer
Jamie Houston Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer
Adam Anders Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Marshall Bowen Arranger, Orchestration
Andy Dodd Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Adam Watts Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Rasmus Billie Bähncke Producer
Jennifer Hammond Arranger, Orchestration
Jeremy Luzier Engineer
Barry Rosenbush Executive Producer
Fred Kron Arranger, Orchestration
David Guilli Arranger, Orchestration
Brian Matouf Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I was surprised with the music.

    Love the music and i thought that they really improved in their singing,

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    the best soundtrack in decades

    ever since high school musical was premired on the disney channel in 2006 i was shocked that ashley tisdale had very good vocal talent shes not just good but shes frikin uber sexy and hawt she has the best singing voice same with zac and vanesa and the rest of the cast this cd is totally orginial its also alot better than metal music and metal bands

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Soundtrack

    Love the music can't wait to see the movie great songs for their senior year.

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