High School Musical [Special Edition]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
In the Disney Channel's original movie High School Musical, the star basketball player and a brainy new arrival discover their love of singing at a karaoke night, then try out for the school musical and challenge the status quo of their cliques in the process. While the movie's soundtrack isn't exactly challenging, it does feature a pretty engaging mix of music and empowering messages, most of which can be found in earnest ballads such as "Start of Something New," "When There Was Me and You," and "Breaking Free." Meanwhile, "We're All in This Together" sets lyrics like "Everyone is special in their own way/We make each other strong" to music inspired by "Hollaback ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
In the Disney Channel's original movie High School Musical, the star basketball player and a brainy new arrival discover their love of singing at a karaoke night, then try out for the school musical and challenge the status quo of their cliques in the process. While the movie's soundtrack isn't exactly challenging, it does feature a pretty engaging mix of music and empowering messages, most of which can be found in earnest ballads such as "Start of Something New," "When There Was Me and You," and "Breaking Free." Meanwhile, "We're All in This Together" sets lyrics like "Everyone is special in their own way/We make each other strong" to music inspired by "Hollaback Girl"'s marching-band/cheerleader motif, and "Get'cha Head in the Game" mixes and matches an urban pop melody with sound effects like dribbling basketballs and squeaking sneakers. The soundtrack flirts with satire on "What I've Been Looking For," a number sung by the theater kids who are threatened by these upstarts from other cliques invading their territory: the song's melody is so bright and the vocals so relentlessly cheery, it sounds like a parody of a show tune. Likewise, the big chorus on "Stick to the Status Quo" urges everyone to just "go with the flow." At other times, High School Musical comes closer to sounding like the usual teen pop product issued by Disney, especially on "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and the Latin-flavored "Bop to the Top." Still, the album has enough personality to set it apart from the status quo of the studio's other releases, and the karaoke versions of "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "Start of Something New" will appeal to aspiring singers -- whether they're jocks, drama club members, or math whizzes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086151271
  • Catalog Number: 861512
  • Sales rank: 63,333

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B5 Ensemble
Ashley Tisdale Track Performer
High School Musical Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Vanessa Hudgens Contributor
Ashley Tisdale Contributor
Bill Borden Executive Producer
Matthew Gerrard Producer
Randy Petersen Producer
Kevin Quinn Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Kenny Ortega Executive Producer
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
Ray Cham Producer
Jeff Sheridan Mastering
Andrew Lane Producer, drum programming
Jamie Houston Producer
Dani Markman Soundtrack Supervisor
Adam Watts Producer
B5 Producer
Barry Rosenbush Executive Producer
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  • Posted May 24, 2011

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    High School Musical: Big Surprise... I LOVED IT!

    Given that I am a major GLEEK, it should come as no big surprise that I just LOVE High School Musical. I can tell you first that people just starting to sing out of nowhere, it sorta requires you to pretend a lot, but probly not any more than you do when you watch Spiderman or the X-Men. But just like with Glee, I don't care, cause that's why I'm watching it! I love music! I REALLY think Zac Efron is a major hottie too, so I can't say it is just the tunez that are making me love this movie. I don't really see him as a basketball player tho. He's kinda short. But whatev. I don't mind. :^) Anyways, I really do recommed you check out this movie, especailly if you are a kid. It's really good. And Sharpay (wierd name for a blond girl) gets her just deserts in the end, so that's good. So watch it! And stop by over at fanforum and tell me about it! Later!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A very nice special edition.

    It was bought for a Christmas gift, and the receiver was delighted with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yay!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for making it!!!! I've been waiting for the second one toooo!!!!!!!!

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