The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

by Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2016
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087348441
catalogNumber: 002427401
Rank: 6194


Disc 1

  1. Overture (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  2. Opening (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  3. This Is Halloween
  4. Jack's Lament
  5. Doctor Finklestein/In the Forest
  6. What's This?
  7. Town Meeting Song
  8. Jack and Sally Montage
  9. Jack's Obsession
  10. Kidnap the Sandy Claws
  11. Making Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Nabbed
  2. Oogie Boogie's Song
  3. Sally's Song
  4. Christmas Eve Montage
  5. Poor Jack
  6. To the Rescue
  7. Finale/Reprise
  8. Closing
  9. End Credits

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