Incredibles

The Incredibles

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by Michael Giacchino
     
 

From the movie mavens at Pixar (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.) comes an animated adventure destined for greatness. An all-American family attempt to live a normal life while hiding the fact that Mom and Dad were once crime-fighting superheroes. But when a dastardly villain forces them out of retirement, can they save their family and the world? This…  See more details below

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From the movie mavens at Pixar (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.) comes an animated adventure destined for greatness. An all-American family attempt to live a normal life while hiding the fact that Mom and Dad were once crime-fighting superheroes. But when a dastardly villain forces them out of retirement, can they save their family and the world? This action-packed comedy is backed by a rousing score from composer Michael Giacchino, best known for his work on TV’s Alias. Taking cues from jazzy '60s action-adventure soundtracks like Dr. Know and Johnny Quest, Giacchino's work on The Incredibles is both dramatic and bachelor-pad cool -- a concoction that befits the spirit of this superheroic family.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Like almost all Pixar-related things, Michael Giacchino's score for The Incredibles strikes the right balance of earnestness and cool. His big, jazzy, orchestral music for the film is a heartfelt tribute to Lalo Schifrin and the other '60s composers who used jazz and exotica to give their scores a modern flair, but Giacchino's work sounds fresh and hip in its own right. It's somewhat surprising that this is his first film score (Brad Bird's introduction in the album's liner notes explains that Giacchino has written music for video games and television previously), but only because The Incredibles sounds so self-assured and distinctive. Comic book-ready track titles like "Bob vs. the Omnidroid" and "Lava in the Afternoon" only hint at the score's sound, which manages to be thrilling and just tongue-in-cheek enough to be cartoonish at the same time. Rousing pieces like "The Glory Days," "Life's Incredible Again," and "A Whole Family of Supers" are immediate attention-getters, but quieter bits of mystery like the beginning of "Adventure Calling," and "New and Improved" wind through the score like a trail of bread crumbs to follow to the action-packed moments. There's sneaking-around music in the form of "Escaping Nomanisan" and thrilling escape, battle, and rescue music like "100 Mile Dash," "Saving Metroville," and "Marital Rescue." Just as importantly, Giacchino spent as much loving detail on the bad guys' music as he did on the Incredibles: "Kronos Unveiled" is a wonderfully evil and danger-packed theme. Stylish, fun, and rousing, The Incredibles is a score for true score buffs; with no pop songs to get in the way, the album adds to the feeling that, unlike some of their competitors' work, Pixar's films aren't just waiting to be exploited by musical tie-ins.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086110070
catalogNumber:
861100

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Giacchino   Primary Artist
Tim Simonec   Conductor

Technical Credits

Gordon Goodwin   Arranger
Jack Hayes   Orchestration
Chris Montan   Executive Producer
Tim Simonec   Orchestration
Dan Wallin   Engineer
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Paul Tonks   Liner Notes
Adam Cohen   Orchestration
Adam Michalak   Engineering
Chris "A.C." Tilton   Orchestration
Michael Giacchino   Composer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Matthew Ferraro   Orchestration
Booker White   Supervising Copyist

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The Incredibles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you appreciate the work of Stravinsky & John Barry you'll know what I mean after taking a listen to "The Incredibles" soundtrack. I saw the film with my kids the first weekend of its release. The film's animation & story were certainly entertaining, but it was the music that really grabbed me. We stayed for the complete run of the credits, and I told my girls then I would definitely be purchasing the soundtrack. I have done so, and I'm glad for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also saw the film with my little niece and thoroughly enjoyed it -- but it was the music that I found absolutely mesmerizing. I just purchased the DVD and now I'm buying the soundtrack CD. Can't wait to hear it on my stereo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your into symphony's and bigbands, this is the cd for you. Its a great blend of the two styles. Michael Giacchino did an excellent job of picking the theme of the soundtrack. you'll hum it for days after listening to it. when i first got the cd, i listened to it for a week straight. im really glad i picked this one up.