Little Shop of Horrors (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
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||Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)||Soundtrack||3:30||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Skid Row (Downtown)||Soundtrack||4:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Da-Doo||Soundtrack||1:25||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Grow for Me||Soundtrack||2:25||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Somewhere That's Green||Soundtrack||3:50||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Some Fun Now||Soundtrack||2:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Dentist!||Soundtrack||2:29||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Feed Me (Git It)||Soundtrack||3:26||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Suddenly, Seymour||Soundtrack||3:29||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Suppertime||Soundtrack||2:05||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Meek Shall Inherit||Soundtrack||3:23||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Mean Green Mother from Outerspace||Soundtrack||4:48||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Finale (Don't Feed the Plants)||Soundtrack||1:33||£0.79||View In iTunes|
In 1978 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman created a new musical take on Roger Corman's 1960 film Little Shop Of Horrors, which became a Broadway hit. Both involve a man-eating, Venus flytrap-inspired plant named Audrey II, raised in a skid-row flower shop into a massive beast with excessive chloroplast (testosterone?) levels. Though the film was inventive and campy, Menken and Ashman's music music - a mix of doo-wop and lavish songs along the lines of Rocky Horror Picture Show — made the show's fun hilarious, its thrills outrageously gruesome. The soundtrack to Frank Oz's 1987 film adaptation carries on the musical's spirit: Steve Martin's rendition of "Dentist," about a demented psychopath who drills mouths (not just teeth) without novocaine, is achingly funny. "Downtown" is a full-powered choir of the slums; Rick Moranis works for an uptight flower shop manager ("He took me in, gave me shelter, a bed, crust of bread and a job, treats me like dirt and calls me a slob, which I am.") Martin and Moranis' sincere if limited singing is charming, and Ellen Greene returns as the original Audrey from the Broadway version; the way she belts out earth-shakingly high notes is bewildering, particularly on the lovely duet with Moranis, "Suddenly Seymour." The Four Tops' Levi Stubbs is a scene-stealer as Audrey II, particularly on the new track, the raunchy, boisterous finale "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space"; since film nominations must be new songs, it was added in hopes of an Academy Award (and did indeed receive a nomination.) When Disney added a tribute to Howard Ashman on the Beauty and the Beast credits after his death in 1992, it read: "To Ashman who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul." He also gave a plant its appetite.
I must have watched this film 100 times. I know the guy that made the model of the plant. Awsome film, Awseome memories, Awseome soundtrack!!!!
I *love* Little Shop of Horrors, it is one of the best musicals of the last 30 years and this album is definitely worth downloading - I was singing along with every word!
This is a great musical. With a flare of a sinister bass line, a great (strange at some times) vocal variation and catchy song after catchy song, buy this you'll love it!
Born: 22 July 1949 in New York, NY
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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