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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Not many movies boast scores composed by their directors, but Spy Kids and its sequel, Spy Kids 2, are among the few that can stake this claim. As with the music for the first film, Spy Kids 2's score was co-written by director Robert Rodriguez and John Debney, who take a very playful, stylized, Danny Elfman-esque approach, infusing it with Latin twists on pieces like "Spy Ballet," rock energy on "Magna Men," and electronic whimsy on "R.A.L.P.H." Alan Cumming's wonderfully theatrical vocals grace "Floop's Dream," while Carmen Cortez aka actress Alex Vega performs "Isle of Dreams," an unusual and mostly successful mix of Latin pop, teen pop, and alt-rock. Tracks such as ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Not many movies boast scores composed by their directors, but Spy Kids and its sequel, Spy Kids 2, are among the few that can stake this claim. As with the music for the first film, Spy Kids 2's score was co-written by director Robert Rodriguez and John Debney, who take a very playful, stylized, Danny Elfman-esque approach, infusing it with Latin twists on pieces like "Spy Ballet," rock energy on "Magna Men," and electronic whimsy on "R.A.L.P.H." Alan Cumming's wonderfully theatrical vocals grace "Floop's Dream," while Carmen Cortez aka actress Alex Vega performs "Isle of Dreams," an unusual and mostly successful mix of Latin pop, teen pop, and alt-rock. Tracks such as "Escape From DragonSpy," "Aztec Treasure Room," and "Skeletons" are suitably tense, and while the score itself isn't particularly unique, but Rodriguez's level of involvement -- he even created an orchestra, the Texas Philharmonic, to record this music -- certainly is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2002
  • Label: Milan Records
  • UPC: 731383600029
  • Catalog Number: 36000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Juggler - Texas Philharmonic (2:08)
  2. 2 Spy Ballet - Texas Philharmonic (3:51)
  3. 3 Magna Men - Texas Philharmonic (1:49)
  4. 4 Treehouse - Texas Philharmonic (2:03)
  5. 5 R.A.L.P.H. - Texas Philharmonic (1:07)
  6. 6 Floop's Dream - Texas Philharmonic (1:11)
  7. 7 Escape from DragonSPY - Texas Philharmonic (1:58)
  8. 8 SpyPARENTS - Texas Philharmonic (0:57)
  9. 9 Island of Lost Dreams - Texas Philharmonic (1:04)
  10. 10 Donnagon's BIG Office / The Giggles - Texas Philharmonic (2:35)
  11. 11 Mysterious Volcano Island - Texas Philharmonic (2:03)
  12. 12 Romero's ZoO ToO - Texas Philharmonic (2:47)
  13. 13 Mothership / SpyGRANDPARENTS - Texas Philharmonic (3:06)
  14. 14 Magna Racers - Texas Philharmonic (1:42)
  15. 15 Aztec Treasure Room - Texas Philharmonic (2:09)
  16. 16 Skeletons - Texas Philharmonic (3:40)
  17. 17 Creature Battle - Texas Philharmonic (1:48)
  18. 18 Romero's Creatures / SpyBEACH - Texas Philharmonic (1:19)
  19. 19 SpyDAD vs. SpyDAD / Romero's Gift - Texas Philharmonic (2:24)
  20. 20 Isle of Dreams, song (for the film Spy Kids 2) - Texas Philharmonic (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Rodriguez Primary Artist
Jeanne Rogers Viola
Tony Edwards Percussion
Stuart Hutto Horn
Johnny Moon Violin
Joanna Carlson Violin
Chris Komer Horn
Elaine Barber Harp
Paul Bissell Percussion
Tony Stogner Cello
Stephen Girko Clarinet
Raúl Rodríguez Tuba
John Upchurch Contrabassoon
Pete Anthony Conductor
Robert Bridges Viola
Adrianna Hulscher Violin
Adrienne Inglis Flute
Andrew Small Violin
Alex Palamidis Violin
Alan Cumming Vocals
Lara Hicks Violin
Gary Slechta Trumpet
Shane Sanders Cello
Ian Davidson Oboe
Alexa Vega Vocals
Lex Valk Bass
Shawn Somerville Viola
Tom Burritt Percussion
Nathaniel Brickens Trombone
Margaret Ayer Horn
Paul Baker Clarinet
Jennifer Bourlianoff Violin
Helen Bravenec Violin
Bruce Williams Viola
Paul Robertson Violin
Technical Credits
Gordon Goodwin Orchestration
Emmanuel Chamboredon Executive Producer
Bill Liston Orchestration
Alan Meyerson Engineer, Engineering
Mike Watts Orchestration
Brad Dechter Orchestration
Wolfgang Amadeus Electronic Score Consultant
Frank Bennett Orchestration
Don Nemitz Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
John Debney Score Producer, Score
Chris Klatman Orchestration
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Ian P. Hierons Executive Producer
Jodi Tack Art Direction
Keith Walner Executive Producer
Robert Rodriguez Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Score Producer, Score
Charls Bouls Engineer
George Oldziey Additional Music
Ian Hierons Executive Producer
Michael Mason Score Producer, Score Supervisor
Carl Thiel Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alexa Vega rules!

    i love this CD, especially "Isle of Dreams" by Alexa Vega. It totally rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spy Kids 2

    It Rox the movie, and the music, it is soooooo cool!

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