Monsters University [Original Score]

Monsters University [Original Score]

by Randy Newman


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Monsters University [Original Score]

Since the Toy Story days, Pixar's charming stories and Randy Newman's droll music have gone together like chocolate and peanut butter. The mix is just as winning on the soundtrack to Monsters University, the Monsters Inc. prequel that takes audiences back to Mike and Sulley's college days.This film's music follows in the big, hairy footsteps of Monsters Inc. (which, aside from the song "If I Didn't Have You," was entirely instrumental) by focusing on Newman's sprightly orchestral score, showcasing his gifts as a composer and arranger instead of his inimitable raspy voice and vivid lyrics. He delivers purely cartoony moments made for tiptoeing and other eye-popping antics -- literally, in the case of green cyclops Mike -- on "The Library" and "Did You Do This?," as well as clever action and suspense cues such as "The Scare Games," "Stinging Glow Urchin," and "The Big Scare," which Newman surrounds with the rah-rah college marching band feel of tracks like the main title, "Rise and Shine," and "Monsters University," all of which complement the film's setting perfectly. While "Young Michael" and "Sulley" have such an appealing shuffle that they practically beg to be topped by Newman's voice, all of his cues radiate so much of his, and the monsters', personality that it's not necessary to hear him sing. Aside from Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso's "Roar," a bit of throbbing EDM that captures the feel of a campus rager, Monsters University is all Newman, and like his other Pixar collaborations, it's a thoughtfully and playfully crafted delight.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2013
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087285807
catalogNumber: 001809302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Steve Kujala   Flute
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Nick Ariondo   Accordion
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
William Booth   Trombone
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Luis Conte   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Davey Faragher   Bass Guitar
Mitchell Froom   Organ
Julie Gigante   Violin
Bob Glaub   Bass Guitar
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Rusty Higgins   Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Randy Kerber   Piano
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Bill Liston   Saxophone
Timothy May   Guitar
Val McCallum   Guitar
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Maria Newman   Violin
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Barry Perkins   Trumpet
Jay Rosen   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Kim Scholes   Cello
Jim Self   Tuba
Alan Steinberger   Piano
George Thatcher   Trombone
Pete Thomas   Drums
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Roger Wilkie   Violin
John Yoakum   Saxophone
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Peter Limonick   Percussion
John Walz   Cello
Donald Williams   Percussion
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Jeanne Evans   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Cello
David Washburn   Trumpet
David Parmeter   Bass
Keith Greene   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Axwell   Percussion
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Aroussiak Baltaian   Violin
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Gregory Goodall   Timpani
Phillip Yao   French Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Lorenz Gamma   Violin
Sebastian Ingrosso   Percussion
Scott Hosfeld   Viola
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Serena McKinney   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Mark Adams   French Horn
Robert Brophy   Viola
Giovanna Moraga Clayton   Cello
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Schaeffer   Percussion
Alex Iles   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Viola
James Thatcher   French Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Paul Cohen   Cello
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Amy Hershberger   Violin
Marc Sazer   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Dave Everson   French Horn
Matthew Funes   Viola
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Lara Wickes   Oboe
Grace E. Oh   Violin
Jenni Olson   Flute
Jeanne Skrocki   Violin
Matt Hankle   Drums
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Eric Rynearson   Viola
Ben Lulich   Clarinet
Dart Zubis   Accordion
Benjamin Smolen   Flute

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Dan Higgins   Orchestration
Chris Montan   Executive Producer
J.A.C. Redford   Orchestration
Steve Gerdes   Art Direction
Jonathan Sacks   Orchestration
David Boucher   Producer,Engineering
Axwell   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Sebastian Ingrosso   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Bernardo Silva   Music Business Affairs
Jeremy Lamb   Orchestration

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