20 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda came along, Stephen Sondheim was Broadway's rappingest wordsmith. Into the Woods works its considerable magic through his exhilarating rhymes and occasionally grim wisdom. The soundtrack kicks off with a stunning 14-minute prologue that introduces its fairy-tale characters and sends them you-know-where. Its reality-based second half solidifies with witchy Meryl Streep's "Last Midnight" and the knowing lullaby "No One Is Alone." A pair of preening princes revel humorously in "Agony," and a particularly wolfish Johnny Depp growls "Hello, Little Girl."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda came along, Stephen Sondheim was Broadway's rappingest wordsmith. Into the Woods works its considerable magic through his exhilarating rhymes and occasionally grim wisdom. The soundtrack kicks off with a stunning 14-minute prologue that introduces its fairy-tale characters and sends them you-know-where. Its reality-based second half solidifies with witchy Meryl Streep's "Last Midnight" and the knowing lullaby "No One Is Alone." A pair of preening princes revel humorously in "Agony," and a particularly wolfish Johnny Depp growls "Hello, Little Girl."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
682 Ratings
682 Ratings
Wilbeaux ,

Much Better Than Expected!

Let’s be honest. How much more did we expect from Rob Marshall after Chicago? We all saw what happened with Nine. So I wasn’t sure what would happen with one of my all time favorite shows, Into The Woods. Having listened to the entire soundtrack, I have extremely high hopes! The entire cast is phenomenal! As with any adaptation, some songs are gone, but that’s to be expected and can be forgiven because what we’ve been given is SO GOOD! I will probably be purchasing the deluxe version too because I’m so impressed!

Neater pita ,

It's pretty good

It would be a five star if it was more true to the original Broadway version.

ajr1021 ,

They can sing!

I’m really impressed with how well the members of the cast can sing! Challenging vocals have detracted from other recent movie adaptations of Broadway shows, but these folks seem to have it together. Emily Blunt seems to be especially strong. I don’t mind the adaptations from the Broadway versions - Sondheim and Lapine have been closely involved in the film project and I trust their treatment of their original work. Looking forward to seeing it on screen!

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