Treasure Planet [Original Score]

Treasure Planet [Original Score]

by James Newton Howard
     
 

The soundtrack to Disney's animated movie Treasure Planet is a gem in its own right. This space-age tale, which is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, follows 15-year-old Jim Hawkins as he travels to a parallel universe in pursuit of an incomparable treasure. In the course of his journey, Jim encounters black holes, space storms,See more details below

Overview

The soundtrack to Disney's animated movie Treasure Planet is a gem in its own right. This space-age tale, which is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, follows 15-year-old Jim Hawkins as he travels to a parallel universe in pursuit of an incomparable treasure. In the course of his journey, Jim encounters black holes, space storms, and a stunning betrayal that forces him to grow up fast. John Rzeznik, the lead singer of punk-pop hit makers the Goo Goo Dolls, wrote and sings two of the songs on the album. "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)" is a moving portrayal of Jim's angst and forced coming-of-age, while "Always Know Where You Are" teams Rzeznik up with the British pop group BBMak for a rocking collaboration. The remaining 15 tracks on the album contain the film's soaring score, composed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning composer James Newton Howard (The Prince of Tides, The Fugitive, E.R.). Howard's pieces are alternately reflective and heart-pounding, echoing Jim's outer-space travels and internal journeys. The composer's stirring orchestral arrangements perfectly capture all the wonder, danger, and excitement of this sci-fi adventure.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
James Newton Howard's third Disney animated score is a solid if predictable effort in the composer's signature larger-than-life orchestral vein. Like the previous Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet is pure Disney formula, balancing rousing action, cornball comedy, and bittersweet romance in bold, broad strokes. What sets it apart from its predecessor is the presence of Gaelic whistles and fiddles, as well as a fiery electric guitar that adds a dash of rock & roll to Howard's otherwise conventional symphonic sensibilities. The problem with Treasure Planet is the problem that plagues all contemporary Disney scores, and that's the mind-numbing predictability of the music's emotional arc: if you've heard one of these, you've heard 'em all. Banal pop tunes from Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik and BBMak merely compound the facelessness.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2002
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086079971
catalogNumber:
860799

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist
Alasdair Fraser   Fiddle,Soloist
Phil Ayling   Human Whistle,Soloist
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
Nick Ingman   Choir Conductor
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Gary Novak   Drums
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Rigler   Pipe,Human Whistle,Soloist
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Greg Suran   Guitar
Chris Chaney   Bass
BBMak   Track Performer
Abe Laboriel   Drums
John Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Director,Choir Master

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Orchestration,Score Producer
Ken Allardyce   Engineer,Engineering
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Richard E. Grant   Auricle Programming
James Hill   Electronic Score Supervisor
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Jon Lind   Producer
Dave Marquette   Engineering
Doug McKean   Digital Editing
Chris Montan   Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineering,Scoring Engineer,Score Mixer
Carmen Rizzo   Programming
Allen Sides   Engineer,Engineering
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Johnny Blas   Cover Art
Dave Collins   Mastering
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Andrew Scheps   Programming
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jim Weidman   Score Producer
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Brett Allen   Guitar Techician
Glen Lajeski   Marketing
John Kull   Orchestration
Mark Graham   Music Librarian
James T. Hill   Score Producer
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Kira Lewis   Engineer
Eric Ferguson   Digital Editing
John Blas   Cover Art

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >