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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

New releases 10/24/06

Okay, enough slacking. Let's look at today's new soundtrack releases.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Walt Disney Records / Music by Danny Elfman
Re-released to coincide with Walt Disney Pictures' limited 3D release of the film, disc one is a straight re-issue of the '93 OST while a second disc of all new material features four Elfman demos ("Making Christmas", "Oogie Boogie's Song", "Kidnap The Sandy Claws" and "This Is Halloween", an alternate version of the demo that was previously released on Elfman's Music For A Darkened Theater Vol. 2 set) and five interpretations of Elfman's songs by Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, Fall Out Boy, She Wants Revenge and Panic! At The Disco.

Also new and Elfman related is Lakeshore Records' Nacho Libre, which features dialogue clips, Elfman's "Ramses Suite", tracks from Beck, the immortal "Religious Man" from Mr. Loco and a couple of library tracks (!) from John Cameron and Allan Hawkshaw.

Destroy All Humans! 2
Lakeshore Record s/ Music by Garry Schyman, various
Following the popularity of the original game and score, Lakeshore Records releases 12 tracks of Garry Schyman's evocative (and orchestral) throwback score mixed with period tunes performed by contemporary music acts. Equal parts Herrmann and Barry (by way of Bond).

The perks of being a U.S. iTunes customer: Download Chris Young's The Grudge 2 several weeks early (the disc streets November 7th).