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 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)





CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)

Label: Disney / Intrada D001956902
Date: 2009
Tracks: 18

CD world premiere of bright, tuneful Alan Silvestri soundtrack for Robert Zemeckis 3-D computer animated motion capture filming of Charles Dickens novel for Walt Disney Pictures, featuring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Bob Hoskins. Silvestri brings abundance of festive mood, rousing action, magic and more with music for large orchestra, full chorus. Original scoring melds with seasonal favorites in dazzling blend of fantasy and color. Disney/Intrada co-brand features same program as previously released 2009 download version, but finally makes it available in high quality CD format for collectors. Gorgeous packaging adds further appeal. Director Zemeckis and composer Silvestri have enjoyed a lengthy, highly successful teaming that resulted in Back To The Future, Romancing The Stone, Castaway, The Polar Express, Forrest Gump, many others. A Christmas Carol is another such highlight! Alan Silvestri conducts.


01. A Christmas Carol Main Title
02. Scrooge Counts Money
03. Marley’s Ghost Visits Scrooge
04. The Ghost of Christmas Past
05. Let Us See Another Christmas
06. Flight to Fezziwigs
07. First Waltz
08. Another Idol Has Replaced Me
09. Touch My Robe
10. The Clock Tower
11. Carriage Chase
12. Old Joe and Mrs. Dilber
13. This Dark Chamber
14. None of Us Will Ever Forget
15. Who Was That Lying Dead?
16. I’m Still Here
17. Ride on My Good Man
18. God Bless Us Everyone Performed by Andrea Bocelli

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8318/.f

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

While I'm excited to see a release of this I wish they would have added the Joy to the World finale to this. I always thought the score ended so abruptly. Even though it's source music I liked Silvestri's arrangement of it. It's still ordered though!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Marlene   (Member)

Aaaah, thank God!

Now my lossy Amazon purchase can be deleted once I bought this. Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   daj3674   (Member)

I am quite interested in this title, out of the four new Intrada releases this is a possible purchase along with the Bruce Broughton score.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)

A wonderful Christmas gift.
Great score. The integration of those famous christmas carols like Deck the halls etc. and Silvestri's own material makes this one of my favorite christmas related scores.

It's glourious, it's dark, it's joyfull, funny, calm and powerful at the same time.
God bless you, Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

A wonderful Christmas gift.
Great score. The integration of those famous christmas carols like Deck the halls etc. and Silvestri's own material makes this one of my favorite christmas related scores.

It's glourious, it's dark, it's joyfull, funny, calm and powerful at the same time.
God bless you, Intrada!


Well said. I love this score. Familiar yes, but a pure joy and one of my top five Christmas soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Ordered.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)

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Well said. I love this score. Familiar yes, but a pure joy and one of my top five Christmas soundtracks.


I wonder what the other four titles are. :-)

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I haven't seen the movie yet. I know... sacrilege.

Is this release pretty much "complete" or is there more out there to necessitate another release down the line?

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

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Well said. I love this score. Familiar yes, but a pure joy and one of my top five Christmas soundtracks.


I wonder what the other four titles are. :-)


(1) Home Alone
(2) Home Alone 2
(3) Polar Express
(4) Joyeux Noel

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I held off buying the download in anticipation of just this announcement.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)


Well said. I love this score. Familiar yes, but a pure joy and one of my top five Christmas soundtracks.


I wonder what the other four titles are. :-)


(1) Home Alone
(2) Home Alone 2
(3) Polar Express
(4) Joyeux Noel


Except "Joyeux Noel" which I haven't seen/listended to yet, your list is congruent with mine. smile
My #4 would be "Miracle on 34th Street" (Broughton).

I'll check out "Joyeux Noel" now...

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)

I haven't seen the movie yet. I know... sacrilege.

Is this release pretty much "complete" or is there more out there to necessitate another release down the line?


As far as I now this is pretty much "complete". It's the same content as the download and it's in chronological film order. I think there are some minor tracks missing, but the highlights are on the album. (I think)

I really enjoyed the movie. I'm a big fan of the Dicken's story and this version contains some nice ideas. Right, it's very action-oriented and some scenes definitely add more to the 3D experience than to the story, but those scenes are nevertheless great fun.
It's a Robert Zemeckis film and that's what you get. (for some this is not a good sign, I for myself love the director's work)
Small spoiler: The idea of Scrooge taking the coins which the undertaker put on Marley's eyes is just brilliant (IMHO). In one small act it shows us Scrooge's greedy and merciless character.

The movie is quite dark and menancing. No (small) children stuff. Marley's ghost gave me the creeps.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Except "Joyeux Noel" which I haven't seen/listended to yet, your list is congruent with mine. smile
My #4 would be "Miracle on 34th Street" (Broughton).
I'll check out "Joyeux Noel" now...


Very beautiful score. I think you will like it.

 
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