The Nightmare Before Christmas [2-Disc Special Edition] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Nightmare Before Christmas [2-Disc Special Edition] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

by Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman

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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. [The 2006 reissue comes packaged with an additional nine-track bonus CD.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2006
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050086163670
catalogNumber: 861636
Rank: 5351

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marilyn Manson   Vocals
Steve Bartek   Musical Direction
Randy Crenshaw   Vocals
Richard Dodd   String Instrument
Charley Drayton   Drums
Dude Durst   Vocals
Ed Ivory   Vocals
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Bobbi Page   Vocals
Ken Page   Vocals
Sandra Park   Concert Master
Paul Reubens   Vocals
Glenn Shadix   Vocals
Tim Skold   Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Vocals
Fiona Apple   Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Upright Bass
Kerry Katz   Vocals
Susan McBride   Vocals
Eric Gorfain   String Instrument
Daphne Chen   String Instrument
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Fall Out Boy   Vocals
Leah Katz   String Instrument
Patrick Stewart   Narrator
She Wants Revenge   Band
Section Quartet   String Quartet
Panic! At the Disco   Band
Greg Proops   Vocals
Catherine O'Hara   Vocals
Glenn Walters   Vocals
Sherwood Ball   Vocals

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Audio Production,Score
Marilyn Manson   Producer
Neal Avron   Producer,Engineering
Mark Mandelbaum   Engineering
Rob Mathes   Arranger,Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Tim Skold   Producer
Steve Gerdes   Creative Design
Mike Elizondo   Producer
Eric Gorfain   Arranger
Adam Hawkins   Engineer
Tim Burton   Producer
Erich Talaba   Engineering
Jeff Lowy   Business Consultant
Gary Adler   Art Direction
She Wants Revenge   Producer
Brendon Urie   Arranger
Panic! At the Disco   Producer,Engineering
Ryan Ross   Arranger
Bobby Fernandez   Engineering
Bill Jackson   Engineering

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