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Monsters University [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Since the Toy Story days, Pixar's charming stories and Randy Newman's droll music have gone together like chocolate and peanut butter. The mix is just as winning on the soundtrack to Monsters University, the Monsters Inc. prequel that takes audiences back to Mike and Sulley's college days.This film's music follows in the big, hairy footsteps of Monsters Inc. (which, aside from the song "If I Didn't Have You," was entirely instrumental) by focusing on Newman's sprightly orchestral score, showcasing his gifts as a composer and arranger instead of his inimitable raspy voice and vivid lyrics. He delivers purely cartoony moments made for tiptoeing and other eye-popping antics...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Since the Toy Story days, Pixar's charming stories and Randy Newman's droll music have gone together like chocolate and peanut butter. The mix is just as winning on the soundtrack to Monsters University, the Monsters Inc. prequel that takes audiences back to Mike and Sulley's college days.This film's music follows in the big, hairy footsteps of Monsters Inc. (which, aside from the song "If I Didn't Have You," was entirely instrumental) by focusing on Newman's sprightly orchestral score, showcasing his gifts as a composer and arranger instead of his inimitable raspy voice and vivid lyrics. He delivers purely cartoony moments made for tiptoeing and other eye-popping antics -- literally, in the case of green cyclops Mike -- on "The Library" and "Did You Do This?," as well as clever action and suspense cues such as "The Scare Games," "Stinging Glow Urchin," and "The Big Scare," which Newman surrounds with the rah-rah college marching band feel of tracks like the main title, "Rise and Shine," and "Monsters University," all of which complement the film's setting perfectly. While "Young Michael" and "Sulley" have such an appealing shuffle that they practically beg to be topped by Newman's voice, all of his cues radiate so much of his, and the monsters', personality that it's not necessary to hear him sing. Aside from Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso's "Roar," a bit of throbbing EDM that captures the feel of a campus rager, Monsters University is all Newman, and like his other Pixar collaborations, it's a thoughtfully and playfully crafted delight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2013
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087285807
  • Catalog Number: 001809302
  • Sales rank: 53,336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main title - The Blue Devils (0:51)
  2. 2 Young Michael - The Blue Devils (3:58)
  3. 3 First day at MU - The Blue Devils (4:32)
  4. 4 Dean Hardscrabble - The Blue Devils (3:19)
  5. 5 Sulley - The Blue Devils (0:48)
  6. 6 Scare pig - The Blue Devils (2:00)
  7. 7 Wasted potential - The Blue Devils (1:16)
  8. 8 Oozma Kappa - The Blue Devils (3:16)
  9. 9 Stinging glow urching - The Blue Devils (2:34)
  10. 10 Field trip - The Blue Devils (3:57)
  11. 11 Rise & shine - The Blue Devils (3:00)
  12. 12 The library - The Blue Devils (3:44)
  13. 13 Roar (as used in the film Monsters University) (2:56)
  14. 14 The scare games - The Blue Devils (5:58)
  15. 15 Did you do this? - The Blue Devils (2:00)
  16. 16 Human world - The Blue Devils (2:07)
  17. 17 The big scare - The Blue Devils (3:02)
  18. 18 Goddbyes - The Blue Devils (3:11)
  19. 19 Mike & Sulley - The Blue Devils (1:12)
  20. 20 Monsters University - The Blue Devils (1:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Newman Primary Artist, Conductor
Steve Kujala Flute
Alex Acuña Percussion
Richard Altenbach Violin
Nick Ariondo Accordion
Phil Ayling Oboe
Chuck Berghofer Bass
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Guitar
Stephen Erdody Cello
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Davey Faragher Bass Guitar
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Mitchell Froom Organ
Julie Gigante Violin
Bob Glaub Bass Guitar
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Rusty Higgins Saxophone
Greg Huckins Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Piano
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Bill Liston Saxophone
Timothy May Guitar
Val McCallum Guitar
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Maria Newman Violin
Helen Nightengale Violin
Barry Perkins Trumpet
Jay Rosen Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Jim Self Tuba
Alan Steinberger Piano
George Thatcher Trombone
Pete Thomas Drums
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Roger Wilkie Violin
John Yoakum Saxophone
Marcia Dickstein Harp
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Peter Limonick Percussion
John Walz Cello
Drew Dembowski Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
Jeanne Evans Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Natalie Leggett Violin
Gary Bovyer Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
David Washburn Trumpet
David Parmeter Bass
Keith Greene Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Axwell Percussion
Oscar Hidalgo Bass
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Aroussiak Baltaian Violin
Aimee Kreston Violin
Gregory Goodall Timpani
Phillip Yao French Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Lorenz Gamma Violin
Sebastian Ingrosso Percussion
Scott Hosfeld Viola
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Grace Oh Violin
Serena McKinney Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Mark Adams French Horn
Robert Brophy Viola
Don Williams Percussion
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Thomas Diener Viola
Steven Schaeffer Percussion
Alex Iles Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
James Thatcher French Horn
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Marlow Fisher Viola
Paul Cohen Cello
Amy Hershberger Violin
Marc Sazer Violin
Steven Becknell French Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Dave Everson French Horn
Matthew Funes Viola
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Heather Clark Flute
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Lara Wickes Oboe
Jenni Olson Flute
Jeanne Skrocki Violin
Matt Hankle Drums
Eric Rynearson Viola
Ben Lulich Clarinet
Dart Zubis Accordion
Giovanna Clayton Cello
Benjamin M. Smolen Flute
Technical Credits
Randy Newman Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Dan Higgins Orchestration
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Chris Montan Executive Producer
J.A.C. Redford Orchestration
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
Jonathan Sacks Orchestration
David Boucher Producer, Engineering
Axwell Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Sebastian Ingrosso Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Bernardo Silva Music Business Affairs
Jeremy Lamb Orchestration
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