Where the Wild Things Are

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are means so much to so many generations that Spike Jonze's film adaptation couldn't be just a typical kids' movie -- it had to be a movie for the entire family. And on every part of the production, Jonze worked with artists so close to him that they might as well have been a family: while bringing the book's story to the big screen, he developed a tight friendship with Sendak; for Where the Wild Things Are's music, Jonze recruited former lover and frequent collaborator Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In turn, O drafted a who's who of indie rock talent, among them her chief co-writers Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Yeah Yeah Yeahs ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are means so much to so many generations that Spike Jonze's film adaptation couldn't be just a typical kids' movie -- it had to be a movie for the entire family. And on every part of the production, Jonze worked with artists so close to him that they might as well have been a family: while bringing the book's story to the big screen, he developed a tight friendship with Sendak; for Where the Wild Things Are's music, Jonze recruited former lover and frequent collaborator Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In turn, O drafted a who's who of indie rock talent, among them her chief co-writers Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Yeah Yeah Yeahs associate Imaad Wasif and her bandmates Brian Chase and Nick Zinner, all of whom perform under the aptly storybook name Karen O & the Kids. With their help, O uncovers new musical directions. Wildness abounds in her work with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Native Korean Rock, but neither band's music is particularly childlike. Here, she taps into a rainbow of youthful expression, from "All Is Love"'s pure joy to the tribal festivity of "Rumpus" to "Animal"'s feral folk, which puts O's ferocious scream in a completely different context than her other work. Yet on "Igloo" and "Sailing Home," her voice is gentler than it's been almost anywhere else -- the only other time she has sounded so soft is on "Hello Tomorrow," the song she wrote for Jonze's 2005 Nike television commercial. Likewise, despite the wealth of indie rockers on it, Where the Wild Things Are rarely sounds self-consciously indie, even on the cover of Daniel Johnston's "Worried Shoes." Cox's xylophone gives the album a dreamlike feel, particularly on "Rumpus Reprise," while Zinner's guitar is unmistakable on the excellent "Capsize," which moves from a fierce tantrum to sweeping mystery like its own self-contained story. Balancing abstract pieces with more attention-getting pop songs like the adorable "Heads Up," Where the Wild Things Are doesn't resemble a typical children's film soundtrack, although it will make a great first soundtrack for kids' music collections. Neither a straightforward score nor a collection of kid-friendly indie rock songs, it lies somewhere intriguingly in between -- and it's just as good, if not better, than the music these artists make with their main projects.
Rolling Stone
Karen O composed music for the soundtrack and co-produced it with Tom Biller of the Afternoons. And the list of Kids’ (as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontlady is billing her crew of collaborators) includes her YYYs bandmates Brian Chase and Nick Zinner along with Tristan Bechet (Services), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska). An untrained children’s choir contributes to the songs and soundscapes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527119861
  • Catalog Number: 001316402
  • Sales rank: 65,598

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Igloo (1:48)
  2. 2 All Is Love (2:49)
  3. 3 Capsize (2:38)
  4. 4 Worried Shoes (4:12)
  5. 5 Rumpus (2:43)
  6. 6 Rumpus Reprise (1:53)
  7. 7 Hideaway (5:10)
  8. 8 Cliffs (2:59)
  9. 9 Animal (4:10)
  10. 10 Lost Fur (1:06)
  11. 11 Heads Up (2:55)
  12. 12 Building All Is Love (3:32)
  13. 13 Food Is Still Hot (2:45)
  14. 14 Sailing Home (1:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karen O Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Where the Wild Things Are Indexed Contributor
Bill Mays Piano
Marc Ribot Guitar
Carter Burwell Conductor
Greg Cohen Bass
Gordon Gottlieb Percussion
Greg Kurstin Piano
Laura Seaton Violin
Marc Goldberg Bassoon
Eileen Moon Cello
Sharon Yamada Violin
Robert Rinehart Viola
David Cossin Percussion
Brian Chase Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Aaron Hemphill Drums
Imaad Wasif Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Tom Biller Organ, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Bradford Cox Bass, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Bells
Mark Stewart Guitar
Nick Zimner Guitar, Electric Guitar
Pavel Vinnitsky Clarinet
Max Recordings Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jack Lawrence Bass, Marimbas, Vocals
Tristan Bechet Guitar
Technical Credits
Daniel Johnston Composer
Carter Burwell Composer, Producer
Danny Kalb Engineer
Karen O Composer, Producer
Aaron Hemphill Composer
Imaad Wasif Composer
Tom Biller Composer
Oscar Michel Composer
Bradford Cox Composer
Nick Zimner Composer
Dan Huron Engineer
Thriller Producer, Engineer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Tristan Bechet Composer, drum programming
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    All is Love...

    Absolutely captivating. I can not get enough of this, and it makes me even more excited about the movie. Helps me to escape the maundane of daily life, and drift away to happiness & creativity.

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