24 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Giacchino did a bang-up job on his first major film gig, The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird. In 2007, Giacchino and Bird reunited for another Pixar project, Ratatouille, which tells the story of Remy, a rat with dreams of becoming a great chef. Ratatouille is set in Paris and Giacchino looks to French music for inspiration. The soundtrack opens with its only vocal piece, “Le Festin,” which is sung by Camille Dalmais. The next track, “Welcome to Gusteau’s,” starts off by quoting the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” before moving on to an accordion-led waltz. “Remy Drives a Linguini,” a delightful cut that features whistling and harmonica, sports an inventive arrangement that includes sliding guitar tones and nice horn charts. French music has often incorporated the sounds of Spain and Latin America, and here tracks such as “Colette Show Him Le Ropes,” “Special Order,” and “End Creditouilles” display a Latin tinge. “Ratatouille Main Theme” wraps up the album on a gentle and touching note.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Giacchino did a bang-up job on his first major film gig, The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird. In 2007, Giacchino and Bird reunited for another Pixar project, Ratatouille, which tells the story of Remy, a rat with dreams of becoming a great chef. Ratatouille is set in Paris and Giacchino looks to French music for inspiration. The soundtrack opens with its only vocal piece, “Le Festin,” which is sung by Camille Dalmais. The next track, “Welcome to Gusteau’s,” starts off by quoting the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” before moving on to an accordion-led waltz. “Remy Drives a Linguini,” a delightful cut that features whistling and harmonica, sports an inventive arrangement that includes sliding guitar tones and nice horn charts. French music has often incorporated the sounds of Spain and Latin America, and here tracks such as “Colette Show Him Le Ropes,” “Special Order,” and “End Creditouilles” display a Latin tinge. “Ratatouille Main Theme” wraps up the album on a gentle and touching note.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
253 Ratings
253 Ratings
Carbonell ,

Michael Giacchino is a fantastic composer

The score in Ratatouille is fantastic. Michael Giacchino did a great job creating a Parisian style score and also emphasizing the emotions of the story and the characters. There is some catchy Jazz music as well. Take my advice and buy this album.

SarahSavesSharksnSeals ,

Wonderful Works of Music!

I absolutely love this movie, and the music is fantastic! Michael Giacchino does a phenomenal job at portraying the Parisian style into all of these songs.
My favorites are Le Festin, End Creditouilles, and Ratatouille Main Theme.

TheNGYoshi ,

A Dash of Uplifting Beats

The score to Ratatouille like most Pixar films aides greatly to character developement where other studios fail. You can get a sense of the character without the character saying a single word. This compliation like Brad Byrd's "The Incredibles" is very classy and upbeat. A charm to listen to.

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