Wall*e [Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The makers of the Walt Disney/PIXAR CGI-animated movie WALL·E, which concerns the adventures of a cute robot in a post-apocalyptic future, must have had quite a budget. Thomas Newman has composed what sounds like five different movie scores for it, and he has gotten a giant studio orchestra there are 52 violinists, just to begin with as well as plenty of other instrumentalists to play it. There are grand orchestral themes full of lush string playing; stirring action music; cues that sound like they combine sound effects with the music; contemporary pop tunes; and even a complement of those quirky little motifs, usually played on odd instruments, that are Newman's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The makers of the Walt Disney/PIXAR CGI-animated movie WALL·E, which concerns the adventures of a cute robot in a post-apocalyptic future, must have had quite a budget. Thomas Newman has composed what sounds like five different movie scores for it, and he has gotten a giant studio orchestra there are 52 violinists, just to begin with as well as plenty of other instrumentalists to play it. There are grand orchestral themes full of lush string playing; stirring action music; cues that sound like they combine sound effects with the music; contemporary pop tunes; and even a complement of those quirky little motifs, usually played on odd instruments, that are Newman's signature as a composer. Think of the theme he wrote for the TV series Six Feet Under. As if that's not enough, there are plot-derived excerpts from the soundtrack to Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong playing and singing "La Vie en Rose," and, last but not least, a story-concluding song by Peter Gabriel that should earn him and Newman an Academy Award nomination for best song. Clearly, the music plays a big part in WALL·E, and Newman has done his part to make it another hit from the already wildly successful PIXAR animation studio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087119508
  • Catalog Number: 000174302
  • Sales rank: 20,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Put on Your Sunday Clothes - Michael Crawford (1:17)
  2. 2 2815 A.D. (3:28)
  3. 3 WALL-E (1:59)
  4. 4 The Spaceship (1:41)
  5. 5 EVE (1:02)
  6. 6 Thrust (0:41)
  7. 7 Bubble Wrap (0:50)
  8. 8 La vie en rose, song - Louis Armstrong (3:24)
  9. 9 Eye Surgery (0:40)
  10. 10 Worry Wait (1:19)
  11. 11 First Date (1:19)
  12. 12 EVE Retrieve (2:19)
  13. 13 The Axiom (2:24)
  14. 14 BNL (0:20)
  15. 15 Foreign Contaminant (2:06)
  16. 16 Repair Ward (2:20)
  17. 17 72 Degrees and Sunny (3:12)
  18. 18 Typing Bot (0:47)
  19. 19 Septuacentennial (0:14)
  20. 20 Gopher (0:40)
  21. 21 WALL-E's Pod Adventure (1:13)
  22. 22 Define Dancing (2:23)
  23. 23 No Splashing No Diving (0:47)
  24. 24 All that Love's About (0:37)
  25. 25 M-O (0:46)
  26. 26 Directive A-113 (2:05)
  27. 27 Mutiny! (1:29)
  28. 28 Fixing WALL-E (2:07)
  29. 29 Rogue Robots (2:02)
  30. 30 March of the Gels (0:54)
  31. 31 Tilt (2:00)
  32. 32 The Hold-Detector (1:07)
  33. 33 Hyperjump (1:04)
  34. 34 Desperate EVE (0:56)
  35. 35 Static (1:43)
  36. 36 It Only Takes a Moment - Michael Crawford (1:07)
  37. 37 Down to Earth, song - Peter Gabriel (5:58)
  38. 38 Horizon 12.2 (1:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wall*e Indexed Contributor
Peter Gabriel Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Kujala Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo, Whistle (Instrument)
John Beasley Xylophone, electronics
Sue Raney Bass
Michael Crawford Vocals
Marilyn Baker Viola
Sid Page Concert Master
Brad Dutz Percussion
Richard Altenbach Violin
Louis Armstrong Vocals, Track Performer
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Marissa Benedict Trumpet
Delores M. Bing Cello
William Booth Trombone
Mari Tsumura Violin
Denyse Buffum Viola
Darius Campo Violin
Ronald Clark Violin
Charles Coker Bassoon
Larry Corbett Cello
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Dulcimer, Autoharp, Electric Guitar, Harp, Valiha, E-bow, Contrabass Guitar, Epinette
Earl Dumler Oboe
Stephen Erdody Cello
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Kirstin Fife Violin
Michael Fischer Cajon, Floor Tom
Michael Fisher Percussion, Drums, Bass Drums, Marimbas, Timpani, Snare Drums, Vibes, Cajon, Floor Tom, Clay Drums, Metal Percussion, Flapamba, Metal Objects
Ronald Folsom Violin
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Armen Garabedian Violin
Rick Gerding Viola
Harris Goldman Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion, Bass Drums, Timpani, Snare Drums, Bass Marimba, Flapamba, Metal Objects
Susan Greenberg Flute
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Carrie Holzman-Little Viola
Patricia Johnson Violin
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Katie Kirkpatrick Harp
Miran Kojian Violin
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Janet Lakatos Viola
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Dane Little Cello
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Earl Madison Cello
Michael Markman Violin
Joe Meyer French Horn
Jorge Moraga Viola
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Dan Neufeld Viola
Thomas Newman Violin, Celeste, Conductor
Barbara Porter Violin
Karie Prescott Viola
Debra Price Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Danny Seidenberg Viola
Jim Self Tuba
Daniel Shindaryov Violin
David Shostac Flute
Haim Shtrum Violin
David Stenske Viola
Kimiyo Takeya Violin
Steve Tavaglione Flute, Harp, Human Whistle, Whistle (Instrument), Brass, EWI
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Joseph Meyer French Horn
Ann Atkinson Bass
Dmitri Boviard Viola
Rick Cox Guitar, Zither, Ambience
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Peter Limonick Percussion
Jean Marinelli French Horn
David Riddles Bassoon
Daniel Smith Cello
Christina Soule Cello
Susan Ranney Bass
Suzie Katayama Cello
Nicole Bush Violin
Peter Doubrovsky Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bill Bernstein Bass Guitar, Ambience
Norm Hughes Violin
Natalie Leggett Violin
Gary Bovyer Bassoon
Rowena Hamil Cello
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Norman Ludwin Bass
Leslie Reed Oboe
Joseph Stone Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Oboe
David Washburn Trumpet
Frances Liu Wu Bass
John A. Reynolds French Horn
Guillermo Romero Violin
Laurence Greenfield Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Frances Wu Bass
Eve Butler Violin
Jennifer Munday Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Mike Crawford Track Performer
Olivia Tsui Violin
John Hayhurst Viola
Mark Markman Violin
Piotr Jandula Viola
Diane Alancraig Flute
Nicolas Philippon Bass
Carolyn Riley Violin, Viola
Vahe Hayrikyan Cello
Phillip Yao French Horn
Cassandra Richburg Viola
Alyssa Park Violin
Lisa Dondlinger Violin
Robert Matsuda Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Becky Bunnell Violin
Marda Todd Viola
Leslie Brown Katz Violin
The Soweto Gospel Choir Choir, Chorus
Guido Lamal Violin
Michael Grego Clarinet
Michele Richards Violin
John-Alex Mason French Horn
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Aaron Oltman Viola
Mark Adams French Horn
John G. Lewis Trumpet
Jon Peter Lewis Trumpet
Richard Folsom Violin
Mariam Granat Viola
Michael Greed Clarinet
Daniele Leivici Violin
Walter Luening Jr. Trumpet
Kakop Mekinyan Violin
Henry Shirnian Viola
Daniel Smith Cello
Miriam Granat Viola
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Leslie Katz Violin
Dmitri Bovaird Viola
Guido Lamell Violin
Maia Jasper Violin
Nicole Buch Violin
Kirsten Fife Violin
John Mason French Horn
Brian D. A. O'Connor French Horn
Phillip O'Connor Clarinet
Daniel Shindarov Violin
Marisa Benedict Trumpet
Yu-Tong Sharp Violin
Steven Holtman Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
David Duke French Horn
Dennis Karmazan Cello
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Earle Dumler Oboe
Donald McInnes Viola
Phillip Levy Violin
John A. Reynolds French Horn
Chris Ermacoff Cello
Delores Bing Cello
Songa Lee-Kitto Violin
Marc Sazer Violin
Sharon Harmon Violin
Steven Becknell French Horn
Rowena Hammill Cello
Mario de León Violin
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
David H. Speltz Cello
Kate Reddish Viola
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Heather Clark Flute
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Gary Gray Clarinet
Kevin Connolly Violin
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Edith Piaf Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
George Doering Sound Coordinator
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Carl Johnson Orchestration
Chris Montan Executive Producer
Thomas Newman Composer, Producer
Thomas Pasatieri Orchestration
J.A.C. Redford Orchestration
Armin Steiner Engineering
Tommy Vicari Engineer, Engineering
Rick Cox Contributor
Ernie Lee Digital Compilation
Bill Bernstein Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Richard Chappell Engineer
Ernest Lee Digital Compilation
Mack David Composer
Andrew Stanton Liner Notes
Donna Cole-Brulé Music Business Affairs
Ben Burtt Sound Effects, Voice Design, Voice Engineer
Donna Cole Brulé Music Business Affairs
Gary Thomas Orchestration
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    We're coming down to the ground, there's no better place to go. - Peter Gabriel

    The movie was awesome, as is the soundtrack. Thomas Newman had a stroke of genius here. I especially loved WALL*e's theme, and I thought the excerpts from "My Fair Lady" were an interesting touch. You have to see the movie to appreciate that, as well as the next-to-last track titled "Down To Earth". The digi-pak helps it take up less space on my CD shelves. Just be VERY CAREFUL not to get it wet, as it is made of recycled paper (according to the liner notes).

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Heart of Wall*e

    How does a lonely robot communicate with the audience? With music. And when Eve arrives from outer space things really sing. Thomas Newman pours out the emotion while staying true to mechanical world of the movie's stars. The song from Hello Dolly and La vie en rose with Louis Armstrong are an extra treat.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A New Disney Classic

    This is a great buy if you enjoyed the movie. If you enjoy modern synthesisers mixed with dramatic theatrical music I'm sure you would enjoy this cd. As an added bonus the packaging reflects a message from the movie, which encourages people to be enviromentally concious of their impact on Earth. Also, One of the tracks titled "Down To Earth" performed by Peter Gabriel was nominated in the 2009 acadamy awards.

    I give this Wall-E audio CD a 5 star rating because I would have to admit to being a Disney fan, and admit to always finding joy in their musical and artistic talents. So, yes my rating is a bit biased, but I encourage you to go check it out and to see if you or a loved one would enjoy it as much as I do.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WALL-E Soundtrack is a hit!

    The amazing soundtrack of WALL-E by Thomas Newman is great!<BR/>Combining elements from numerous different styles, all seamlessly integrated into the motion picture. The vocal songs are all well written and sung, and the orchestral tracks make breathtaking background music for driving, writing, ipod, and more!<BR/> All in all, the WALL-E Soundtrack is a hit!<BR/><BR/>*****

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