The Grinch [Original Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
He's a mean one, that Mr. Grinch. Director Ron Howard's live-action version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas stars Jim Carrey as the nasty Green One. For the accompanying soundtrack, Howard gathers a who's who of contemporary pop chart-toppers to sing songs about Whoville's Christmas. Beginning with a lighthearted rap from Busta Rhymes and Carrey himself "Grinch 2000", the songs roughly follow the familiar plot, with most of the artists playfully adopting the Grinch's jealous point of view. The Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds contribute swinging ditties about the Grinch's envy and isolation "Green Christmas" and "Lonely Christmas Eve", while Smash Mouth get a...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
He's a mean one, that Mr. Grinch. Director Ron Howard's live-action version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas stars Jim Carrey as the nasty Green One. For the accompanying soundtrack, Howard gathers a who's who of contemporary pop chart-toppers to sing songs about Whoville's Christmas. Beginning with a lighthearted rap from Busta Rhymes and Carrey himself "Grinch 2000", the songs roughly follow the familiar plot, with most of the artists playfully adopting the Grinch's jealous point of view. The Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds contribute swinging ditties about the Grinch's envy and isolation "Green Christmas" and "Lonely Christmas Eve", while Smash Mouth get a bit nastier with the ska-inflected "Better Do It Right" and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra connect the shooby-doowop "Perfect Christmas Night" to the heavy guitar blast "Grinch" on their own "Whoville Medley." Meanwhile, the Eels empathize with Max, the unfortunately antlered hound, on the quirky "Christmas Is Going to the Dogs." The story climaxes with big, lush ballads from 'N Sync the sentimental "You Don't Have to Be Alone" and Faith Hill the grandiose "Where Are You Christmas?". In addition to the pop songs, the album includes selections from James Horner's orchestral score and several brief bits of movie dialogue. Destined to become a new Christmas classic, The Grinch is full of good-natured, playful songs about one mean green guy.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to The Grinch, Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic Christmas story The Night the Grinch Stole Christmas, features excerpts from James Horner's score and pop renditions of favorite Christmas songs. Though a more typically quirky composer like Danny Elfman would have been a more obvious choice to score an off-kilter fantasy like this, Horner's compositions manage to strike a good balance between edgy humor and sentimentality. Of the Christmas tunes, Ben Folds Five's "Lonely Christmas Eve," the eels' "Christmas Is Going to the Dogs," and Busta Rhymes and Jim Carrey's duet on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" are the standout tracks, but songs by 'N Sync, Smash Mouth, the Barenaked Ladies, Faith Hill, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra add an appropriately eclectic, whimsical touch to the soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2000
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949076528
  • Catalog Number: 490765
  • Sales rank: 318,644

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Horner Primary Artist, Conductor
Barenaked Ladies Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Jim Carrey Dialogue
Eels Track Performer
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Track Performer
Smash Mouth Track Performer
'N Sync Track Performer
Little Isidore & the Inquisitors Track Performer
Taylor Momsen Track Performer
Anthony Hopkins Dialogue
Technical Credits
James Horner Producer, Score
Faith Hill Producer
Rick Chertoff Producer
Byron Gallimore Producer
Rob Hyman Producer, Engineer
Randy Kerber Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Sound Design
Julian King Engineer
Stewart Lerman Engineer
Dave Marquette Engineer
George Mayers Engineer
Paul O'Neill Producer
John Paterno Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
Ian Underwood Sound Design
Eric Valentine Producer, Engineer
Don Was Producer
Dave Wittman Engineer
Ben Folds Producer
Simon Rhodes Producer, Engineer
Terry Robertson Art Direction
Richard Stone Orchestration
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Todd Hallowell Executive Producer
Veit Renn Producer
Steve Stoute Executive Producer
Adam Barber Engineer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Ed Robertson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bummer

    The Faith Hill song was the only decent song on the album. Not a great soundtrack at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorite Christmas CD's

    I absolutely love this cd. My favorite songs are "You don't have to be alone" and "Where are you Christmas" There is a lot of variety on this cd. Not your traditional Christmas songs but a delight!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glenn's Story!

    My Favorite song on it is ''You Don't Have To Be Alone'' By *NSYNC!

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    Posted March 23, 2010

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