Wizards of Waverly Place: Songs from and Inspired by the Hit TV Series

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The soundtrack to Disney Channel's Selena Gomez showcase The Wizards of Waverly Place takes it cue from the series title and serves up a series of covers of classic rock and pop songs with "magic" in the title, bookended by two new originals sung by Selena, including the show's theme "Everything Is Not as It Seems." Gomez doesn't sing every song here -- the soundtrack also features such Disney radio favorites as Aly & AJ, High School Musical's Drew Seeley and Camp Rock's Mitchel Musso, plus the debut of emerging Disney rocker KSM -- but she's the only one that's not singing a "magic" cover, so she inevitably stands out from the pack. The rest all kind of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The soundtrack to Disney Channel's Selena Gomez showcase The Wizards of Waverly Place takes it cue from the series title and serves up a series of covers of classic rock and pop songs with "magic" in the title, bookended by two new originals sung by Selena, including the show's theme "Everything Is Not as It Seems." Gomez doesn't sing every song here -- the soundtrack also features such Disney radio favorites as Aly & AJ, High School Musical's Drew Seeley and Camp Rock's Mitchel Musso, plus the debut of emerging Disney rocker KSM -- but she's the only one that's not singing a "magic" cover, so she inevitably stands out from the pack. The rest all kind of blend together in a rush of aggressive synths, familiar melodies, and stiff rhythms, but the odd thing about the soundtrack is that the softer songs fare much, much better than the harder tunes: Honor Society's version of the Cars' "Magic" stumbles just like KSM's "Magic Carpet Ride," but Selena's take on Pilot's "Magic" almost soars, Steve Rushton's version of "Strange Magic" glides by on Jeff Lynne's melody just as Meaghan Martin's version of Olivia Newton-John's "Magic" is sweetly sighing and almost as to prove a point, the god-awful version of America's "You Can Do Magic" by Drew Seeley is sunk by its hyper-claustrophobic rhythms, the biggest rearrangement of a tune here and easily the worst cut. These are teen revamps of boomer classics that parents can enjoy too, and there are just enough of them to make Wizards of Waverly Place agreeable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087132774
  • Catalog Number: 000300602
  • Sales rank: 158,531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Disappear - Selena Gomez (3:39)
  2. 2 Magical - Selena Gomez (2:54)
  3. 3 Magic - Selena Gomez (2:49)
  4. 4 Strange Magic - Steve Rushton (3:21)
  5. 5 Magic - Honor Society (3:51)
  6. 6 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - Mitchel Musso (3:44)
  7. 7 Magic Carpet Ride - KSM (2:58)
  8. 8 Magic - Meaghan Martin (4:08)
  9. 9 You Can Do Magic - Drew Seeley (3:34)
  10. 10 Some Call It Magic - Raven-Symoné (3:14)
  11. 11 Do You Believe In Magic - Aly & AJ (2:13)
  12. 12 Everything is Not As It Seems (Series Theme Song) - Selena Gomez (0:52)
  13. 13 [Cd-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Jeff Lynne Composer
Robbie Nevil Composer, Audio Production
Ric Ocasek Composer
John Sebastian Composer
Sting Composer
John Kay Composer
Russ Ballard Composer
John Farrar Composer
Leon Haywood Composer
William Lyall Composer
David Paton Composer
Raven-Symoné Composer
John Fields Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Matthew Gerrard Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Brian Malouf Audio Production
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Shelly Peiken Composer
Rushton Moreve Composer
Curt Schneider Producer, Audio Production
Leah Haywood Composer
Daniel James Composer
Bleu Audio Production
William James McAuley III Composer, Producer, Engineer
Heavy Weights Producer, Audio Production
Dream Lab Producer, Audio Production
Trey Vittetoe Producer, Audio Production
Steven Vincent Audio Production
Ryan Elder Composer, Producer, Audio Production
John Adair Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bradley Hamilton Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Will Anderson Composer
PJ Bianco Producer, Audio Production
Stephen Hampton Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Ted Bruner Producer, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Young Hit

    My grand daughter loves this cd and enjoys the TV show also. I must admit, that at 60, I too am taping out the music while listening to the cd in the SUV, while my grand daughter and I are going down the road. It's a welcome feeling, knowing that there are clean lyrics in our young children's musice today. (grand daughter is 9)

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    terrible album by talentless musicians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this whole entire album stinks from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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