The new live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin features a whole new cast and a new director, but many of the people who worked on the music of the original have returned for this film. This time they’re bringing 20+ years more experience to the gig… Read More »Aladdin Soundtrack Revisits Old Classics, Imagines New Songs
Peanut Butter and jelly, dustpan and broom, the ocean and sand, and peas and carrots. These things go together just like a Danny Elfman soundtrack goes with a Tim Burton film. They’ve recorded 17 features together. You almost can’t encounter one without expecting the other.… Read More »Inside the score for Disney’s Dumbo composed by Danny Elfman.
The soundtrack for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is a rare new movie musical. For someone like me who grew up on great films like “The Sound of Music” and the original “Mary Poppins,” I enjoy a good movie musical that you can take your entire… Read More »Listen to two soon to be iconic songs from Mary Poppins Returns
If you had a time machine to go back to my childhood room you would see a small record player and on that would be the Mary Poppins soundtrack from Walt Disney Records. I played the songs over and over again until I had memorized… Read More »Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack features new songs and loving tributes to the original
The music of Mary Poppins was so iconic, I’m pretty sure by just reading “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” you now have an ear worm for the entire day. We can thank the Sherman Brothers for that magical soundtrack. The long-anticipated sequel to Mary Poppins will feature all new… Read More »A special teaser trailer of new music in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
A dream is a wish your heart makes, but a movie needs a great sound track to make dreams come true. Disney’s Cinderella will have an official soundtrack album released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2015. The album features original music by Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Thor”) marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford.
Doyle has scored over 50 international feature films, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Gosford Park,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Indochine,” “Carlito’s Way” and “A Little Princess.” His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, including Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.
In addition to the score, the soundtrack also includes end credit tracks by Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Fairy Godmother”), plus the end credit original theme song “Strong” (written by Patrick Doyle, Kenneth Branagh and Tommy Danvers) performed by Compound/Motown recording artist Sonna Rele and produced by TommyD (Kylie, Kanye West, Corinne Bailey Rae, FUN). Sonna, the London born singer-songwriter, was discovered by multi Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter/ actor NE-YO and chosen by Kenneth Branagh to record “Strong.” The album was produced by Patrick Doyle and executive produced by Kenneth Branagh.
Cinderella track list follows:
“A Golden Childhood”
“The Great Secret”
“A New Family”
“Life and Laughter”
“The First Branch”
“Nice and Airy”
“Rich Beyond Reason”
“Pumpkins and Mice”
“You Shall Go”
“Who Is She”
“La Valse de L’Amour ”
“La Valse Champagne”
“La Polka Militaire”
“La Polka de Paris”
“A Secret Garden”
“La Polka de Minuit”
“Choose That One”
“Searching the Kingdom”
“Ella and Kit”
“Courage and Kindness”
“Strong” Performed by Sonna Rele
“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” Performed by Lily James
“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” (The Magic Song) Performed by Helena Bonham Carter
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.Read More »Cinderella Soundtrack Details Released
Walt Disney Records will release the “Into the Woods” original motion picture soundtrack and the “Into the Woods” Deluxe Edition on December 16, 2014. Into the Woods features 20 songs from the film and the 2-disc Into the Woods Deluxe Edition also includes the score. Both versions are available for pre-order beginning today. The film will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.
“Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.
The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Finale/Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others. Full track list, and more, below the jump:
If you’ve seen any of the trailers for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ve probably noticed music plays an intricate part in setting the tone of the movie. Well, get your eardrums ready because Marvel, via Hollywood Records, will be releasing three versions of the movie soundtrack.
The first is subtitled “Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1” and features all of the classic 70s songs used in the movie and the trailers. The cover design even mimics a vintage cassette deck.
It may seem odd for the tunes to be in a movie that is supposed to be set in another galaxy, but director James Gunn says that because the setting and story of Guardians is so outlandish and strange, the familiar music will help the audience connect to the film.
This track listing would indeed make an awesome mix tape:
“Hooked on a Feeling” Performed by Blue Swede
“Go All the Way” Performed by Raspberries
“Spirit in the Sky”* Performed by Norman Greenbaum
“Moonage Daydream” Performed by David Bowie
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Performed by Elvin Bishop
“I’m Not in Love” Performed by 10cc
“I Want You Back” Performed by Jackson 5
“Come and Get Your Love” Performed by Redbone
“Cherry Bomb” Performed by The Runaways
“Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” Performed by Rupert Holmes
“O-O-H Child” Performed by The Five Stairsteps
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
The second soundtrack features the score (orchestral music) written for the film by composer Tyler Bates, who also scored Iron Man 3. Gunn says he asked Bates to complete some of the tracks for the movie before the start of principal photography so he could play them on set.