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Thomas and the Magic Railroad
     

Thomas and the Magic Railroad

by Hummie Mann
 
Here's a rather diverting hodgepodge of tunes from the feature film debut of preschool favorite Thomas the Tank Engine, called Thomas & the Magic Railroad. Leadoff track "Really Useful Engine," an orchestrated Broadway-style ditty, is charmingly performed by Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies (he has a child who's a Thomas fan,

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Here's a rather diverting hodgepodge of tunes from the feature film debut of preschool favorite Thomas the Tank Engine, called Thomas & the Magic Railroad. Leadoff track "Really Useful Engine," an orchestrated Broadway-style ditty, is charmingly performed by Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies (he has a child who's a Thomas fan, apparently). Another grown-up guest, iconoclastic singer-songwriter Joe Henry offers the sweet little ballad "Sometimes Things Never Leave You." Then there's the band Atomic Kitten, who render a dance floor-ready version of golden oldie "The Locomotion." Singers Maren Ord and Dayna Manning check in with a pair of ballads more generic than not, but the jazzy "Summer Sunday," performed by a quintet of guys (two of whom are named Dominic), makes up for that. The second half of the album is the winsome orchestral score from the movie. As kids' soundtracks go, this one's slight but undeniably enjoyable.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Nettwerk/Unforscene releases the fun-filled soundtrack to the children's favorite show Thomas and the Magic Railroad. This packed soundtrack showcases the powerful work behind Montreal-born composer Hummie Mann. The two-time Emmy Award winner's previous work and credits include Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Sister Act, Jetsons: The Movie, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Addams Family. For a quirky and exciting take to the film, Mann called upon fellow Canadian Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies to sing "Really Useful Engine." Other artists included on Thomas and the Magic Railroad are Americana singer/songwriter Joe Henry, Marin Ord, Dayna Manning, Ben Wright, and many more.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0624284001128

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Performance Credits

Hummie Mann   Primary Artist,Conductor
Joe Henry   Track Performer
Steven Page   Track Performer
Dayna Manning   Track Performer
Atomic Kitten   Track Performer
Gerard McLachlan   Track Performer
Rob Jenkins   Track Performer
Ben Wright   Track Performer
Dominic Goundar   Track Performer
Dominic Gibson   Track Performer
Maren Ord   Track Performer

Technical Credits

David Greene   Engineer
Ira Hearshen   Arranger
Hummie Mann   Arranger,Producer
Brad Dechter   Arranger,Score Orchestration
Don Nemitz   Arranger
Jacquie Perryman   Soundtrack Executive Producer

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