Frozen [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Frozen [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Robert LopezRobert Lopez


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After years of movies that often downplayed characters breaking into song, the Disney musical returned in a big way with 2013's Frozen. Along with winning that year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, it also won the Academy Award for Best Song with "Let It Go." Much like another Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, Frozen was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale -- in this case, The Snow Queen. And while Robert Lopez (who became the 12th person to have earned an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony thanks to his work on the film) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez aren't as established a songwriting team as Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, they bring plenty of contemporary Broadway dazzle to songs like "Love Is an Open Door" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," which outlines the complicated relationship between Frozen's leading ladies, the sisters Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel). While the tracks that offer comic relief, such as "In Summer" and "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People," are cleverly written, Frozen's best moments reveal Elsa and Anna's feelings. "For the First Time in Forever" and its reprise contrast Anna's open-hearted nature and Elsa's more guarded one, something that "Let It Go" examines in more depth. Rounded out by Demi Lovato's Top 40-friendly version of "Let It Go" and Christophe Beck's score, which provides much of the soundtrack's drama and suspense as it incorporates orchestral, choral, and folk-inspired elements, Frozen may be somewhat slighter than some of the vintage Disney musicals, but it's still a welcome return to form.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2013
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087295745
catalogNumber: 001906102
Rank: 1435

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Lopez   Primary Artist
Andrew Goldstein   Guitar,Keyboards
Doug Petty   Keyboards
Roger Wilkie   Concert Master
Emanuel Kiriakou   Guitar,Keyboards
Idina Menzel   Vocals
Stephen Oremus   Conductor
Jonathan Groff   Vocals
Santino Fontana   Vocals
Josh Gad   Vocals
Demi Lovato   Vocals
Kristen Bell   Vocals
Tim Davies   Conductor
Maia Wilson   Vocals
Matt Hankle   Drums
Julia Michaels   Background Vocals
Tove Ramlo-Ystad   Conductor
Katie Lopez   Vocals
Agatha Lee Monn   Vocals
Frozen Cast Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frozen Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Cantus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Niko Bolas   Engineering
Andrew Goldstein   Programming,Producer
Chris Montan   Producer
Pat Thrall   Engineering
Casey Stone   Engineering
Steve Genewick   Recording Assistant
Fernand Bos   Score
Emanuel Kiriakou   Programming,Producer
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Tom Coyne MacDougall   Producer
David Boucher   Engineering
Frode Fjellheim   Producer,Text
Earl Ghaffari   Song Producer
John Hanes   Engineering
Kevin Harp   Engineering
Stephen Oremus   Orchestration
Jasper Randall   Choir Contractor
Robert Lopez   Composer,Producer,Text
Kevin Kliesch   Orchestration
Christophe Beck   Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Text
Sam Kriger   Vocal Coach
Donna Cole-Brulé   Music Business Affairs
Chandler Harrod   Recording Assistant
Morgan Stratton   Recording Assistant
Tim Davies   Orchestration
Jake Monaco   Original Score Producer
Charlie Paakkari   Recording Assistant
Tyler Hartman   Recording Assistant
Doug Besterman   Orchestration
Joey Raia   Engineering
Geoff Neal   Recording Assistant
David Schwerkolt   Recording Assistant
Jens Koerkemeier   Engineering
Kristen Anderson-Lopez   Composer,Producer,Text
Tim Marchiafava   Recording Assistant
Leo Birenberg   Score Coordinator
Zach Robinson   Score Coordinator
Jo Ranheim   Engineering

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