Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Danny Elfman


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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Danny Elfman, who has scored many of Tim Burton's imaginative films (Edward Scissorhands, his two Batman films, etc.), is a perfect musical partner for the somewhat macabre director, and never more so than here, where, in fact, Elfman gets not only to write the music but to play the part of the main character. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated movie musical about the abduction of Christmas by the denizens of Halloween land, and Elfman sings the part of Jack, the Pumpkin King. The score is in his usual lush but threatening style (Kurt Weill is his biggest influence), but the highlight is Elfman's singing. Even in his rock band Oingo Boingo (now merely Boingo), Elfman doesn't get to sing like this. Granted, the soundtrack album inevitably lacks the film's outlandish visuals, but it tells the story on its own, and one is better able to appreciate Elfman's outstanding performance.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2012
Label: Imports
UPC: 0094637259429
catalogNumber: 2044683
Rank: 9406

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Randy Crenshaw   Vocals
Ed Ivory   Vocals
Bobbi Page   Vocals
Ken Page   Vocals
J.A.C. Redford   Conductor
Paul Reubens   Vocals
Glenn Shadix   Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Vocals
Kerry Katz   Vocals
Susan McBride   Vocals
Patrick Stewart   Narrator
Greg Proops   Vocals
Catherine O'Hara   Vocals
Glenn Walters   Vocals
Sherwood Ball   Vocals
Debi Durst   Vocals

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Chris Boardman   Vocal Conductor
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Mark McKenzie   Orchestration
Shawn Murphy   Engineering,Vocal Recording
Gary Adler   Art Direction
Bobby Fernandez   Vocal Recording
Bill Jackson   Vocal Recording
Mark Mann   Orchestration

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