Wreck-It Ralph [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The team behind Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the tale of a video game villain who wants to go good, committed to authenticity at every level of the movie, from including Q-Bert and and Clyde (aka the orange ghost from Pac-Man) as minor characters to making sure the film's music conveyed the golden age of arcade games and the feel of the games that followed. Wreck-It-Ralph shows that composer Henry Jackman and the other artists featured here did an impressive job of capturing that spirit without getting geeky enough to alienate anyone not steeped in gamer culture. That said, this soundtrack relishes that culture, most notably on "Wreck-It, Wreck-It-Ralph" by Buckner & ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The team behind Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the tale of a video game villain who wants to go good, committed to authenticity at every level of the movie, from including Q-Bert and and Clyde (aka the orange ghost from Pac-Man) as minor characters to making sure the film's music conveyed the golden age of arcade games and the feel of the games that followed. Wreck-It-Ralph shows that composer Henry Jackman and the other artists featured here did an impressive job of capturing that spirit without getting geeky enough to alienate anyone not steeped in gamer culture. That said, this soundtrack relishes that culture, most notably on "Wreck-It, Wreck-It-Ralph" by Buckner & Garcia, the duo who had their fingers on the pulse of the early '80s with "Pac-Man Fever." While "Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph" isn't quite as charmingly wacky as its predecessor, it still harks back to a time when a hit song could be written about a video game, instead of a game including a hit song on its soundtrack. Elsewhere, the J-pop group AKB48 embodies the kawaii feel of many Japanese games with the theme song for the candy-based racing game "Sugar Rush," while Skrillex's "Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)" delivers a more-than-reasonable facsimile of the tense, aggressive music that soundtracks the first-person shooters of the 21st century. Jackman's score mostly follows suit, especially when it incorporates electronic elements as on "Royal Raceway"'s bleepy synth-pop paradise, the brilliantly rudimentary 8-bit doodles of "Life in the Arcade," or the relentless beat of "Rocket Fiasco." However, Jackman's music also relies heavily on orchestral arrangements that, while perfectly effective and even inspired in some cases ("Vanellope von Schweetz"'s playful pauses and dynamics recall the way Looney Tunes used these kind of cues) aren't quite as distinctive as an all- or mostly electronic score would have been. While Wreck-It-Ralph misses out on being a Tron for the preteen set, the soundtrack still scores high when it comes to playfulness and devotion to its subject matter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087285777
  • Catalog Number: 001809002
  • Sales rank: 41,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When Can I See You Again? (3:40)
  2. 2 Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph - Buckner & Garcia (3:01)
  3. 3 Celebration (3:42)
  4. 4 Sugar Rush (3:16)
  5. 5 Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix) - Skrillex (7:04)
  6. 6 Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna (3:35)
  7. 7 Wreck-It Ralph (1:33)
  8. 8 Life In The Arcade (0:44)
  9. 9 Jumping Ship (1:06)
  10. 10 Rocket Fiasco (5:48)
  11. 11 Vanellope Von Schweetz (2:57)
  12. 12 Royal Raceway (3:23)
  13. 13 Cupcake Breakout (1:12)
  14. 14 Candy Vandals (1:39)
  15. 15 Turbo Flashback (1:42)
  16. 16 Laffy Taffies (1:35)
  17. 17 One Minute To Win It (1:17)
  18. 18 Vanellope's Hideout (2:33)
  19. 19 Messing With The Program (1:20)
  20. 20 King Candy (2:11)
  21. 21 Broken-Karted (2:49)
  22. 22 Out Of The Penthouse, Off To The Race (2:51)
  23. 23 Sugar Rush Showdown (4:15)
  24. 24 You're My Hero (4:15)
  25. 25 Arcade Finale (3:21)
  26. 26 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Henry Jackman Primary Artist, Piano
Kool & the Gang Group
Steve Kujala Flute
Bruce Dukov Violin, Concert Master
Walt Harrah Tenor (Vocal)
Rick Baptist Trumpet
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
Lisa Edelstein Flute
Stephen Erdody Cello
Julie Gigante Violin
Gary Grant Trumpet
Dan Higgins Tenor Saxophone
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Greg Huckins Baritone Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Organ, Celeste
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Eric Marienthal Tenor Saxophone
Edward Meares String Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler String Bass
Helen Nightengale Violin
Barry Perkins Trumpet
Katia Popov Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
David Shostac Flute
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Elin Carlson Soprano (Vocal)
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Christina Soule Cello
Donald Williams Percussion
Drew Dembowski String Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Bass Trombone
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Gary Bovyer Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard String Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo String Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
David Washburn Trumpet
David Parmeter String Bass
Keith Greene Viola
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Michael Valerio String Bass
Trevor Handy Cello
Timothy Loo Cello
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Reid Bruton Bass (Vocal)
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Dave Walther Viola
Amy Fogerson Alto (Vocal)
Shalini Vijayan Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Jasper Randall Tenor (Vocal)
Elizabeth Hedman Violin
Claire Fedoruk Soprano (Vocal)
Jenny Kim French Horn
Andrew Duckles Viola
Songa Lee Violin
Kimberly Switzer Alto (Vocal)
Donald Foster Clarinet
Jessica Rotter Alto (Vocal)
Judith Farmer Bassoon
Lorand Lokuszta Violin
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Serena McKinney Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Maya Magub Violin
Mark Adams French Horn
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
AKB48 Group
Scott Graff Bass (Vocal)
Owl City Group
Neil Samples Violin
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Alex Iles Trombone
Steven Holtman Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
Michael Lichtenauer Tenor (Vocal)
Jim Campbell Bass (Vocal)
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Michael Geiger Bass (Vocal)
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Amy Hershberger Violin
Karen Hogle Brown Soprano (Vocal)
Steven Becknell French Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Ayana Haviv Soprano (Vocal)
Elissa Johnston Soprano (Vocal)
Dave Everson French Horn
Eric Bradley Bass (Vocal)
Matthew Funes Viola
Cindy O'Connor Vocals
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Lara Wickes Oboe
Nike St. Clair Alto (Vocal)
Nancy Sulahian Alto (Vocal)
Michele Hemmings Alto (Vocal)
Lesley Leighton Alto (Vocal)
Karen Whipple Schnurr Vocals
David Weiss Oboe
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Harriet Fraser Vocals
Daniel Chaney Tenor (Vocal)
Tamara Bevard Vocals
Elyse Marchant Vocals
Jessica E. Guideri Violin
Katherine Oliver Bassoon
Suzanne Waters Soprano (Vocal)
Dylan Hart French Horn
Victor de Almeida Viola
Alex Belcher Guitar
Matty Alger Percussion
Adriana Mandredi Alto (Vocal)
Abdial Gonzalez Bass (Vocal)
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
James Taylor Composer
Evan Rogers Composer
Ronald Bell Composer
Jerry Buckner Producer
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs
Peter Hook Composer
Alan Meyerson Engineering
Robert "Spike" Mickens Composer
Chris Montan Music Executive
Carl Sturken Composer
Earl Toon Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Steve Gerdes Art Direction
Brian Lee Composer
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Daniel Kresco Engineering
Jamie Houston Composer, Producer
Andrew Kinney Orchestration
Henry Jackman Composer, Score Producer
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Earl Ghaffari Producer
Larry Rench Orchestration
Dan Pinder Score
Matthew Thiessen Composer
Jasper Randall Choir Contractor
Matthew Margeson Arranger
Steven Kofsky Score Production Coordinator
Noisia Remixing
Donna Cole-Brulé Music Business Affairs
Adam Young Composer, Producer
Unspecified Composer
Yasushi Akimoto Lyricist, Producer
Stephen Coleman Orchestration
John Ashton Thomas Orchestration
Lori Castro Engineering
George Brown Composer
Dennis Thomas Composer
Skrillex Composer, Producer, Mastering, Engineering
Robert Bell Composer
Satoshi Noguchi Engineering
Dominic Lewis Additional Music
Tom Macdougall Producer
Claydes Smith Composer
Jimmy Tsai Associate Music Producer
Frank J. Garcia Score Coordinator
Eumir Dodato Composer
Paul David Morris Composer
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