The Emperor's New Groove

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Barnes & Noble - Deborah Orr
Disney's holiday 2000 animated offering The Emperor's New Groove promises a sassy, fast-paced flick more along the lines of Aladdin than, say, Pocahontas, and the soundtrack backs up this impression. With contributions from Sting, Eartha Kitt, and Tom Jones, the songs are a treat for those of cocktail-sipping age, though the big, brassy arrangements are lively enough to keep Shirley Temple drinkers entertained as well. Both Kitt who also voices a character in the film and Jones breathe fire into their selections "Snuff Out the Light" and "Perfect World," respectively -- the latter with a Latin tempo by way of Las Vegas -- and they're having so much fun we wish they'd ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Deborah Orr
Disney's holiday 2000 animated offering The Emperor's New Groove promises a sassy, fast-paced flick more along the lines of Aladdin than, say, Pocahontas, and the soundtrack backs up this impression. With contributions from Sting, Eartha Kitt, and Tom Jones, the songs are a treat for those of cocktail-sipping age, though the big, brassy arrangements are lively enough to keep Shirley Temple drinkers entertained as well. Both Kitt who also voices a character in the film and Jones breathe fire into their selections "Snuff Out the Light" and "Perfect World," respectively -- the latter with a Latin tempo by way of Las Vegas -- and they're having so much fun we wish they'd stage their comebacks more often. A bit more restrained and refined is Sting, of course, who brings a touch of understatement to the movie's swooping ballads with his renditions of "My Funny Friend and Me" and "One Day She'll Love Me" a duet with Shawn Colvin. Sting also collaborated with musician David Hartley on six new songs for the soundtrack, the latter half of which consists of selected bits from composer John Debney's playful orchestral score. The final result? When Sting gets into the "Groove" with Disney, musical magic ensues.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Disney's The Emperor's New Groove, about a haughty young emperor in pre-Colombia, South America, who gets his comeuppance when he is turned into a llama by scheming courtiers, features songs written by Sting and David Hartley and a score by John Debney. Tom Jones and Eartha Kitt lend their voices to Latin pop and R&B-inspired songs such as "Perfect World" and "Snuff Out the Light," while Sting himself sings "My Funny Friend and Me" and performs a duet with Shawn Colvin on "One Day She'll Love Me." Debney's score is the album's star, however, ranging from tense and taut to soft and gentle on pieces like "Beware the Groove," "Jungle Rescue," and "A New Hope." Strangely, several of the Sting-penned songs included on the soundtrack were not used in the final cut of The Emperor's New Groove; that's a pity, because even though the film's songs aren't quite as inspired as the work that Howard Ashman and Alan Mencken have done for Disney, they're still some of the more interesting songs related to the studio in recent years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2001
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4029758227824
  • Catalog Number: 937913
  • Sales rank: 390,250

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Debney Primary Artist, Conductor
Eartha Kitt Track Performer
Shawn Colvin Vocals
Sting Track Performer
Tom Jones Track Performer
David Barry Guitar
Terry Lewis Background Vocals
Tony Tolbert Background Vocals
David Hartley Conductor
Jay DeMarcus Track Performer
James Grear Background Vocals
James "Big Jim" Wright Background Vocals
Jack Yates Background Vocals
Roosevelt George Background Vocals
Rachael Hurst Background Vocals
Ida Pittman Background Vocals
Rascal Flatts Vocals
T. Jones Track Performer
Joe Don Rooney Track Performer
Gary LeVox Track Performer
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Terry Lewis Producer, Instrumentation
Michael Mason Producer, Score Producer
Chris Montan Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy Engineer, Score Mixer
Andrew Page Director, Music Direction
Alexander Richbourg drum programming
David Rideau Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Jeffrey Shannon Engineer
Brian Vibberts Engineer
Marty Williams Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Frank Wolf Engineer
Andy Bass Engineer
Mark Bright Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Simon Osborne Engineer
Brad Dechter Orchestration, Score Orchestration
Luis Fernandez Art Direction
Frank Bennett Orchestration
David Hartley Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements
Don Nemitz Orchestration, Score Orchestration
Luis M. Fernández Art Direction
Tim Lauber Engineer
Jim Caruana Engineer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Tom Hardisty Engineer
Pat Sullivan Mastering
John Debney Producer, Score Producer
Marc Gebauer Engineer
Chris Klatman Orchestration, Score Orchestration
Jay Selvester Engineer
Tulio Torrinello Jr. Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Brian Dixon Engineer
Gina Fant-Saez Engineer
Pablo Munguia Engineer, Assistant Vocal Engineer
James Stone Engineer
Joel Berke Producer, Assistant Music Supervisor
Shawne Zarubica Management
Jon Rooney Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Groovy!!

    This is a very groovy soundtrack from Disney's 2000 Holiday animated offering. The first song, ''Perfect World'', is my favorite,and with a catchy Latin beat and zany, hilarious lyrics, why wouldn't it be?! It is sung by Tom Jones who is ''Theme Song Guy'' in Emperor Kuzco's court. Stings songs are very good, also, but much mellower, of course. The scores are very emotional, and yet at the same time very comedic. Cartoon-ey music to say the least. Overall, I can say I really enjoyed the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This move gives

    This movie was cool you guys really put in the stars on this more People well like this new hit disney movie The Emperor's New Groove really gave me the taste of being a loma well long story short this movie was a ok this I give 3 thumbs up and my sister loved it and I liked it because I'm not that fond with disney I mean I like it but it's just that this movie is ok and the director who made this movie should be proud of him or her's movie. story by Zac Conway and Sarah Conway

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