Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Special Edition CD/DVD]

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Special Edition CD/DVD]

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by Harry Gregson-Williams

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Composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Kingdom of Heaven, Man on Fire, Spy Game) takes on the magical world of C.S. Lewis' Narnia, infusing director Andrew Adamson's big screen adaptation with predictable wonder and reliable bravado. Williams, who also…  See more details below


Composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Kingdom of Heaven, Man on Fire, Spy Game) takes on the magical world of C.S. Lewis' Narnia, infusing director Andrew Adamson's big screen adaptation with predictable wonder and reliable bravado. Williams, who also worked on Adamson's two Shrek films, keeps things moving with the help of longtime collaborators Lisbeth Scott (vocals) and Hugh Marsh (electric violin), both of whom provide The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with some of its key emotional moments. Williams' dramatic choral arrangements do their best to emphasize childhood awe, and the Celtic-tinged character motifs evolve naturally, but the overall effect is that of any fantasy film. Lord of the Rings comparisons aside, Williams' Narnia holds little in the way of power, and with source material that carries as strong an undercurrent of seriousness beneath its storybook exterior as Tolkein's, the whole affair comes off as a noble yet empty gesture. [The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is also available in a two-disc collector's edition that includes a 40-page booklet, as well as a DVD boasting a photo gallery, numerous interviews, and a documentary.]

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Performance Credits

Harry Gregson-Williams   Primary Artist,Conductor
Tim Finn   Vocals
Hugh Marsh   Musician
Alanis Morissette   Vocals
Lisbeth Scott   Vocals
Imogen Heap   Keyboards,Vocals
Chris Bleth   Musician
Timo Väänänen   Musician
King's Consort Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Tim Finn   Producer
Peter Cobbin   Engineering
Scott Gordon   Engineer
Isobel Griffiths   Choir Contractor
Joel Iwataki   Engineering
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Alanis Morissette   Composer,Producer
Bobby Huff   Producer
Mike Elizondo   Producer
Harry Gregson-Williams   Producer,Audio Production
Imogen Heap   Programming,Producer
Glen Lajeski   Marketing
Adam Hawkins   Engineer
Costa Kotselas   Engineer
Toby Chu   Programming
Meri Gavin   Engineer
Jennifer Hammond   Arranger
Andrew Adamson   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Stephen Barton   Programming

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The Chronicles of Narnia 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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This is my favorite soundtrack of all time. I can not recommend enough. I am a writer that writes fantasy/fiction like these books and I listen to this music while I work. It has inspired me GREATLY! 100% recommend, a stupendous soundtrack. A wise investment!
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Of course people will not compare this to Lord of the Rings. That is simply because Although in the same genre, the films are quite different. Still, the Narnia Score is full of wonderful motifs, instrumentals and vocals that epitimize the points in the film. Overall the score is a true work of art and will soon be a piece of my collection and i highly recommend this to anyone looking for another addition to a fantasy collection. BE PREPARED TO SEE THIS SCORE COME OSCAR SEASON. This enevitably picks up where Lord of the Rings left off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gregson-Williams has definitely outdone himself on this score. My heart soared with every song, from Mr. Tumnus's Lullaby to the thrilling Battle sequence. It's an amazing score, and a true masterpiece! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is a great addition to your CD collection. The score is beautiful, and perfectly matches the story. The included songs are worth a listen, but two of them aren't really any big deal "Wunderkind" and "Where" are good, though. I reccomend this soundtrack to fans of the movie, and those who enjoy well-composed music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is one of the best pieces of music I have ever listened to. Harry Gregson-Williams has made a wonderful CD. I think the best song on it is "The Battle". I not only listen to this song, I feel it. If anyone is looking for a great soundtrack, buy this one! Also the movie is really good too and my favorite scene is surprise, surpise the battle. Ok buy this CD, its realy good and you will love it like me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music for this movie is unique in its quality and its ability to capture the essence of Narnia. It is one of the few movies where I actually noticed how good the music was as I was watching it. The music is as relaxing and as uplifting as the movie itself. If you are a fan of the new film, this is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my!! I have seen this movie approximately 4 times (and still counting), and find myself in awe with this score!!! Refreshing and heart-pounding, the orchestrations pull you back in to the movie that itself is loved so dearly. Some of these may be favorites for some, reminders for others. But all in all the music blends the whole movie together on such a beautiful, heart-felt, child-like way (I love a good adjective:) ) Listeners will appreciate the thought and vision put into this movie's soundtrack, and find themselves a repeat listener!! I'm running to Barnes and Noble to get my copy ASAP!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music is so cool. I just can't stop listening to it. Can't Take it In and Wunderkind are cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really amazing soundtrack! The power of the music makes you forget yourself for the time that you listen to it. It was totally worth the money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack was amazing! It defenitly gets an 'outstanding'... It really puts you in a good mood. I wouldnt pass this up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies and the soundtrack is just as good. When you listen to the soundtrack, you can feel you and the music becoming one. The emotions of the music become your emotions. The best song is The Battle. However, I do not recommend this CD to people who don't like instrumental music. That's what almost all of this CD is. It is a wonderful soundtrack and I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this soundtrack! It has been beautifully done! It is wonderful! You can just feel like you are there and as if you are part of the music! I definetely recommend this to people who like musical soundtracks but I warn those who don't enjoy music alone. I personally am in band and have a special appreciation for music so I absolutely LOVE this soundtrack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My drama teacher played this and I loved it!It really reminds of the Gettysburg sound track.They've woven all the drastically different songs of the movie together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Battle is by far the best song on this soundtrack. The choral work is outstanding. Evacuating London is also very beautiful with a nice piano opening. Some of the other songs on this CD do not make a huge impression. They are nice but not extremely noteworthy. The only vocal song on this CD that I liked was Where. But if you are a fan of the books and movie or just would like to hear some nice music this is a nice CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Narnia wads a great book. It's a wonderful book for readers that enjoy fiction or fantasy books' loved it because it was real life while the kids were at Professor Kirke's house ,but it seems as if while reading they become new and more interesting characters while they are in Narnia. I think that it was a funny book in some aspect because Edmund lied to his siblings just to make Lucy look bad. I can relate my life to Narnia because honestly if my sister came and told me that there was another world, and you could only enter it by going through the wardrobe. I would act like Edmund because I would just laugh and make fun of her. Also it was a loving story because Lucy goes through so much to save Mr. Tumnas. And also because Aslan sacrifices his own life to save Edmund even though he didn't listen and betrayed his family. It had an awesome ending i think too. Because they stay in Narnia so long, but when they go back to Professor Kirke"s house seems like no time has ever passed. They also got the privilege to be the queen and kings of Narnia. I think that it was a great book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author: The chronicles of Narnia Title of review: The best book ever!!!!! Number of stars (1 to 5): 5 Introduction In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the main perspective was the struggle between good and evil. The main characters Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan are given choices in which they are to decide on whether they follow the right or the wrong paths in life as well as in Narnia. By choice, the children walked through the wardrobe into Narnia, only to find that they were destined to be there. They are given the quest to save Narnia from the clutches of the White witch and save the land and its inhabitants from her evil spell. However, Edmund found it very difficult to push away from temptation by enjoying sweets with the White Witch and follow her evil ways. Description and summary of main points When Aslan appears before the children, he gives the reassurance necessary to help complete their quest by teaching them to follow good ways and not evil. Aslan was represented as a lion, the king of the jungle, when in fact Lewis was using his fascination with religion and fantasy by introducing this character with the characteristics of Jesus Christ. His sacrifice for Edmund's sins and then the resurrection of the great lion and the persecution throughout the story was suggestive that the reference of Jesus Christ represented by this character was most certainly not a mistake. Evaluation I also felt as though the narrator was Lewis himself, because he came off as a kind, wise, elderly fellow somewhat suggestive like a grandfather figure. He allowed the curiosity of the children because he knew they were predestined to be there, especially if it was Lewis posing as the narrator. He wrote the book so he knew the destiny of these children. Although the book was well written, when reading a story, I find that breaks in the story take your mind away from the realistic perspective. Conclusion The other references that confused me was the time when Father Christmas gave the children their gifts and only Peter was allowed to use the weapon during the time of the big battle. Lucy and Susan were not to use theirs at all. Why were they given to them then? Lucy was given a healing potion and Susan was given a horn, I understand that, but why give characters weapons such as the bow and arrow given to Susan or the dagger given to Lucy if they are not to be used. Your final review Other than that, the book was fantastic. I read it as a child and now I have read it many times and have loved it every time. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes a good sci-fi.
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