Annie [2014] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Annie [2014] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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Ever since Jay-Z sampled Annie for his hit "Hard Knock Life," an updated, hip-hop-influenced version of the classic musical seemed inevitable. The soundtrack for 2014's film adaptation dusts off the musical's 1976 songbook -- which was itself inspired by the sounds of Great Depression-era pop as a nod to its comic strip origins -- in a few ways. Several of Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin's songs get a 21st century makeover, such as the drumlines that pump up "It's a Hard-Knock Life" and the upbeat R&B spin on "I Don't Need Anything But You." Elsewhere, Sia and collaborators including Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck contribute new songs that provide new perspectives on the struggles Annie and the rest of the characters endure to find happiness. "Opportunity" is a showcase for Quvenzhané Wallis, who charmed in Beasts of the Southern Wild and gives us a winning Annie who sounds like a real little girl instead of a Broadway belter; "Who Am I?" allows Jamie Foxx to show off his singing chops as a soul-searching Daddy Warbucks. Cameron Diaz gets a star turn as the shady Miss Hannigan on "Little Girls." While nobody can compare to Carol Burnett's orphanage matron in the 1982 film, the performances by Diaz, Wallis, and Foxx prove that a 21st century Annie can have plenty of its own charms.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2014
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888750343123
catalogNumber: 503431
Rank: 11610

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Goldings   Piano,Hammond B3
Beck   Vocals
Jamie Foxx   Vocals
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Greg Kurstin   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Ukulele,Xylophone
David Ralicke   Horn
Taylor Richardson   Vocals
Bill Stewart   Drums
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Nikki Leonti   Vocals
Sia   Vocals
Catherine Matthews   Vocals
Windy Wagner   Vocals
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Jasper Randall   Vocals
Jessica Rotter   Vocals
Cameron Diaz   Vocals
Walter Smith   Saxophone
Bobby Cannavale   Vocals
Samantha Nelson   Vocals
Sara Mann   Vocals
Stephanie Kurtzuba   Vocals
Tim Davis   Vocals
Matthew Sullivan   Vocals
Mariah Britt   Vocals
Gabe Noel   Bass
Rose Byrne   Vocals
Nelson Beato   Vocals
Karissa Lee   Vocals
Emma S. Gunn   Vocals
Aria Gunn   Vocals
Tyrah Skye Odoms   Vocals
Jayda Brown   Vocals
Zoe Margaret Colletti   Vocals
Quvenzhané Wallis   Vocals
Nicolette Pierini   Vocals
Eden Duncan-Smith   Vocals
Amanda Troya   Vocals
Georgi Jakes   Vocals
Emma Wetzel   Vocals
Lexi Gunn   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Campbell   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Bettie Ross   Supervising Copyist
Charles Strouse   Composer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Martin Charnin   Lyricist
Kuk Harrell   Vocal Producer
Stargate   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Benny Blanco   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Sheryl Nields   Cover Photo
Sia   Composer,Lyricist
Deborah Lurie   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer
David Greenbaum   Engineer
Brendan Dekora   Engineer
Alex Pasco   Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer
Matthew Sullivan   Executive Music Supervisor,Vocal Producer
Thomas Meehan   Book
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Satoshi Noguchi   Engineer
Joseph Trapanese   Orchestration,String Conductor
Will Gluck   Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Annie Stoll   Art Direction
Julian Burg   Engineer
Thomas Hull   Composer

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