Bolt [Original Score]

Bolt [Original Score]

by John Powell
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Bolt [Original Score]

The score for the CG-animated children's film Bolt was composed by veteran John Powell, who employed a familiar mixture of strings and synthesized percussion that was standard fare in Hollywood circa 2008. Powell's big themes are Aaron Copland-by-way-of-Randy Newman efforts, which is to say expansive melodies to evoke broad American landscapes, with perhaps a hint of humor. But Powell also mixes in other styles, for instance giving the cue called "New York" a Gershwinesque 1920s jazz flavor and "Meet Mittens" a Middle European klezmer music sound, while some of the multi-part "House on Wheels" sounds like it has been borrowed from a vintage Hollywood Western. The album begins with a pop
ock song, "I Thought I Lost You," which oddly sounds like a love duet between John Travolta, a man in his mid-fifties, and the teenage TV and pop star Miley Cyrus, until it is remembered that Travolta voices the movie's title character, a dog. Jenny Lewis' country-folk "Barking at the Moon" also evokes the picture's story line, with the somewhat tautological chorus, "There is no home like the one you've got, 'cause that home belongs to you."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087130442
catalogNumber: 000278102

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Powell   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Hollywood Studio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Travolta   Vocals,Track Performer
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Jonathan Davis   Oboe
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Dulcimer,Guitar
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Hand Percussion
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Contrabass Clarinet
Randy Kerber   Piano,Celeste,Harmonium
Charles Loper   Trombone
Edward Meares   Bass,Upright Bass
Doug Tornquist   Trombone,Tuba
Mark Walton   Vocals,Track Performer
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Gillian Welch   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Glockenspiel,Vocals
David Rawlings   Acoustic Guitar,Glockenspiel,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Michael Valerio   Upright Bass
Jenny Lewis   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jason Lader   Bass
Johnathan Rice   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Miley Cyrus   Vocals,Track Performer
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
James Thatcher   Horn
Heather Clark   Flute
Jonathan Davis   Oboe

Technical Credits

Scott Cutler   Producer
Randy Kerber   Orchestration
Chris Montan   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Dennis Sands   Engineer,Engineering
Paul Mounsey   Arranger,Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Gillian Welch   Producer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
David Rawlings   Producer
Koji Egawa   Score Consultant
Tim Lauber   Score Reader
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Anne Preven   Producer
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Reggie Wilson   Song Contractor
Glen Lajeski   Marketing
Jenny Lewis   Composer,Producer,Contributor
James McKee Smith   Arranger,Programming,MIDI Arrangement
Germaine Franco   Orchestration
Daniel Lerner   Engineer,Engineering
Jason Lader   Engineer
Johnathan Rice   Producer
John Powell   Arranger,Composer,Score Producer,Audio Production
Kevin Kliesch   Orchestration
Miley Cyrus   Composer
Gina Zimmitti   Score Conductor
Donna Cole-Brulé   Music Business Affairs
Francesco Perlangeli   Stage Manager
Donna Cole Brulé   Music Business Affairs
Beth Caucci   Scoring Assistant
Austin Guthrie   Scoring Assistant
John Ashton Thomas   Arranger,Programming,MIDI Arrangement
James McKee Smith   Arranger
Clark Spencer   Audio Production

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Bolt [Original Score] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
InkHeart-number-1-fan More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! This soundtrack is the BEST! Miley Cyrus is the secound or third best singer!
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