Princess and the Frog [Original Songs and Score]

The Princess and the Frog [Original Songs and Score]

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by Randy Newman
     
 
Disney set The Princess & The Frog, its first-ever film with an African-American lead, in New Orleans, and wisely chose Randy Newman as its scorer/songwriter. Newman not only has a long lineage as a film composer, but his music has deep roots in the Big Easy, making him an ideal choice for the project. Both sides surface here, with the score leaning toward lush

Overview

Disney set The Princess & The Frog, its first-ever film with an African-American lead, in New Orleans, and wisely chose Randy Newman as its scorer/songwriter. Newman not only has a long lineage as a film composer, but his music has deep roots in the Big Easy, making him an ideal choice for the project. Both sides surface here, with the score leaning toward lush Hollywood romanticism, leaving the songs as the place for jazz, zydeco, and R&B to play. Naturally, cast members Anika Noni Rose, Jim Cummings, Keith David, and Michael Leon-Wooley take the majority of the leads - N'awlins favorite son Dr. John does get to sing the fanfare "Down in New Orleans" -- but there's a strong dose of local flavor courtesy of Terence Blanchard and Terrance Simien, helping this soundtrack to feel a little less Broadway, a little more authentically New Orleans, and a whole lot more fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2009
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087149215
catalogNumber:
000458502
Rank:
32423

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Terrance Simien   Accordion,Frottoir
Dr. John   Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Terence Blanchard   Trumpet
Jim Cummings   Vocals
Gabe Witcher   Violin
Michael-Leon Wooley   Vocals
Keith David   Vocals
Ne-Yo   Vocals
Anika Noni Rose   Vocals
Jenifer Lewis   Vocals
Pinnacle Gospel Choir   Choir, Chorus
Bruno Campos   Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Orchestration
Mark Eshelman   Engineering
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Dan Higgins   Additional Music
Jeremy Miller   Engineering
Greg Loskorn   Engineering
Steve Genewick   Engineering
Jay Selvester   Engineering
Jonathan Sacks   Orchestration
Scott Gutierrez   Engineering
Greg Hayes   Engineering
David Boucher   Engineering
Glen Lajeski   Marketing
Adam Michalak   Engineering
Chris Finney   Engineering
Bruce Monical   Engineering
Aaron Walk   Engineering
Patrick Spain   Engineering
Seth Waldmann   Engineering
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Ne-Yo   Producer
Bei Maejor   Engineering
Tom Syrowski   Engineering
Phillip Ramos   Engineering
Omar Reyna   Engineering
Chris Hoffman   Engineering
Donna Cole-Brulé   Music Business Affairs
Brendan Dekora   Engineering
Travis Ference   Engineering
Chuck Harmony   Producer
Morgan Stratton   Engineering
Eric Eylands   Engineering
Simon Heeger   Engineering
Chris Utley   Recording Assistant

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The Princess and the Frog [Original Songs and Score] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Ann_W More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed the movie "The Princess and the Frog" very much, I definitely wanted to buy the soundtrack. Listening to the music brought back the scenes of the movie, but the music is fun to listen to on its own. It's a nice addition to have the little booklet with the words of the songs and pictures from the movie, too. One of the charms of many Disney movies has always been a wonderful score, and "The Princess and the Frog" is in that fine tradition.
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Even though The Princess and The Frog has not yet been released (as of November 29, 2009), I can tell the music will be top notch! Must have for any 2D Disney lover, Disney Princess lover, a fan of this movie, or even a lover of jazz tempos!
DinoCT More than 1 year ago
The movie was wonderful. My 4 year old loved the music so we added this to our collection of great Disney music! The songs are great to dance to.
KayJay123 More than 1 year ago
At first, I was a little disappointed when I heard that Randy Newman had replaced Alan Menken as the film's composer. But then I saw the movie a few weeks ago and I fell in love with Mr. Newman's soundtrack. My favorites are "Ma Belle Evangeline", "Down In New Orleans", "Dig a Little Deeper', and "Never Knew I Needed". This movie is bursting with life and is just as good as any movie from the "Disney Renaissance" of the 90s. I cannot recommend it - and this soundtrack - enough.
aakdisney More than 1 year ago
The Princess and the Frog has some of the best Disney music since Hunchback of Notre Dame. My personal favorite is "Dig A Little Deeper", a toe-tappin', hand clappin',hoot of a gospel song. "Friends on the Other Side" is deliciously dark, something we haven't seen in a Villan Song from Disney since the Lion King's "Be Prepared." Over all, each and every song is memorable and I can never help but sing along whenever I play this awesome music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I loved the movie so I knew we would love the CD. We play it in the car and sing all the songs. Every song we enjoyed in the movie is on here. Wonderful CD!!!
allegrazzurra More than 1 year ago
my 3yr old knows all teh songs by heart, it's catchy and musically perfect, we love it!
BernieBW More than 1 year ago
Various sounds, wonderfully thigh slapping, beautiful voices.
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