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Editors’ Notes

Given its romantic, macabre-lite storyline and stop-motion animation format, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride can’t escape comparisons with his now-classic Nightmare Before Christmas. Likewise, Danny Elfman’s score comes with similar expectations. But while the onetime Oingo Boingo frontman’s songs and underscore may not have the former film’s evocative holiday cliches to play off, he’s delivered some fine work here, from the orchestral moodiness of cues like “Into the Forest” and “Casting a Spell” to a handful of sprightly tunes highlighted by “Remains of the Day” and Helena Bonham Carter’s “Tears to Shed.” If the film requires Elfman to lean more on underscore than songs here, it also gives him room for some tasty le hot jazz vamping, courtesy of four bonus tracks by the film’s Bonejangles and his Bone Boys.

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Simply entrancing in its own magical way Elfman scores again with 'Tim Burtons Corpse Bride', As expected from Danny this soundtrack has everything, Jazz, Scores & Lyrical Pieces. Now obviously this doesnt live up to his most succesful pieces like 'Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas' & 'Chicago' but there are tracks that will not and cannot dissapoint. Tunes To Look Out For : Main Titles, According To Plan, Remains Of The Day, The Piano Duet & The Finale.

Absolutely touching

All of the songs are absolutely fantastic, with well structured phrases in connection to the melodies, the cadances and the words. Remains of the day, I believe is absolutely brilliant with a rather philosophical and realistic side to it, once you look much deeper.

Enchanting

That one word says it all but don't you think this sounds funny? "If he only knew the you, that we know." in 'Tears to Shed', i think the last word ought to be 'do' But what do i know :)

Biography

Born: 29 May 1953 in Amarillo, TX

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Best known for his work in collaboration with director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music, bringing his talents to a dark fantasy world populated by superheroes, monsters and freaks. The son of novelist Blossom Elfman, he was born May 29, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas; raised in Los Angeles, he and brother Richard relocated to France in 1971, where he joined a theatrical group. Elfman subsequently moved on to Africa, returning...
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