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The Wild [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Most soundtrack albums either feature a collection of pop songs or the background scores to their films. The Wild, a Walt Disney animated children's feature, splits the difference. Disney contract act Everlife contributes a revival of the '50s hit "Real Wild Child," which in this context sounds so in keeping with the Disney oeuvre that it's just surprising it hasn't been used before. Lifehouse and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are tapped for songs that are typical of their musical styles -- the Lifehouse song is a mopey folk-rock number about lost love, while the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy number is in their familiar jump blues mode. Then comes "Really Nice Day," a song by erstwhile ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Most soundtrack albums either feature a collection of pop songs or the background scores to their films. The Wild, a Walt Disney animated children's feature, splits the difference. Disney contract act Everlife contributes a revival of the '50s hit "Real Wild Child," which in this context sounds so in keeping with the Disney oeuvre that it's just surprising it hasn't been used before. Lifehouse and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are tapped for songs that are typical of their musical styles -- the Lifehouse song is a mopey folk-rock number about lost love, while the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy number is in their familiar jump blues mode. Then comes "Really Nice Day," a song by erstwhile Monty Python member Eric Idle and John Du Prez (the same team who wrote the Broadway musical Spamalot) in a vaguely African style. The following nine excerpts from Alan Silvestri's score show that the composer was hardly reinventing the wheel this time out; his orchestral cues sound like the sort of thing that could have come from any Hollywood adventure movie since the beginning of the sound era. The result is an unremarkable souvenir soundtrack album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086115174
  • Catalog Number: 861151
  • Sales rank: 227,426

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Du Prez Track Performer
Eric Idle Vocals
Alan Silvestri Conductor
Ron Kellum Vocals
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Band
Everlife Band
Terron Brooks Vocals
Harrison White Vocals
Hassan El-Amin Vocals
Technical Credits
Jude Cole Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Joe Baldridge Engineer, Engineering
David Bifano Scoring Coordinator
John Du Prez Composer, Producer
Mark Hammond Arranger, Producer
Eric Idle Composer, Producer
Larry Mah Engineer, Engineering
Chris Montan Executive Producer
S. Morris Composer
Charles Paakkari Engineer, Engineering
Tony Phillips Remixing, Engineering
Dennis Sands Engineer, Engineering
Alan Silvestri Composer, Producer, Score
Dave Dillbeck Engineer, Engineering
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
David Slonaker Orchestration
Tom Hardisty Engineering, Scoring Engineer
Florian Ammon Engineer, Engineering
Scotty Morris Producer
Joshua Levy Arranger
Adam Olmsted Engineer, Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Rich Toenes Engineer, Engineering
Jason Wade Composer
Aaron Walk Engineer, Engineering
Mark Somgynari Engineer, Engineering
Brian Wohlgemuth Engineer, Engineering
Mark Graham Supervising Copyist
Josh Levy Arranger
Charlie Paakkari Engineering
Gregory Michael Hayes Engineering
Patrick Swain Engineering
Dave Dilbeck Engineering
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