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The Parent Trap (1998 Film Score)
Alan Silvestri
The Parent Trap (1998 Film Score)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Alan Silvestri
Title: The Parent Trap (1998 Film Score)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hollywood Records
Original Release Date: 9/1/1998
Release Date: 9/1/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 720616217325

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I can't say enough good things about this score
Joshua Kaufman | Cincinnati, OH | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Parent Trap is a remake of the classic 60s Disney film that spun three made-for-TV sequals in the 80s and 90s. Nancy Meyers, who was codirector of the Father of the Bride films, once again chose Alan Silvestri to write the score, and he came up with music that one can't help but love
While stylistically similar to Father of the Bride and other romantic comedies he scored, what makes this music shine above the others is the themes, as well as the variety. Unlike many of his scores, Silvestri wrote a number of different themes, and each one is a gem. There's the "main" theme, a big sweeping string theme; there's the playful-teins theme, a jazz saxophone rift, and there's the heartwarming-type theme, which is a lovely solo accoustic guitar piece. While often repeated, or only modified slightly, they are just so good that the repitition only helps
But the repeated themes are by no means the whole score -- there are many places of singular music, most of which are wonderful. In 'Changes', there's a jazzy trio-style piece that Silvestri often writes. In 'Vinyard Suite' there's a grand fanfare that morphs into another jazzy style piece, and in 'Dad's Getting Married' there's a Classical-era style string piece that's as good as anything Georges Delerue came up with in that style.
There are also a lot of small touches that make this music work. In 'She's Gone', the main theme is played by steel drums. And in both the original logo music for the film ('The Disney Logo'), and at the very end of 'Finale', Silvestri inserts a small snippit from the song from the original movie, "Let's Get Together" -- a very nice way to parenthesize the album.
It all comes down to this -- if you like themeatic, highly catchy, varied music, get this CD. It's 40 minutes of pure bliss."
Relive The Magic of Disney!
Joshua Kaufman | 11/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Someone should find Alan Silvestri and give that man an Oscar or something! I mean, WOW. He first caught my attention with his achingly beautiful work on Contact (talk about a great score), and now to have his awesome talent invested in The Parent Trap (1998; Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson) ... what a blessing. Listen to, oh say, track 7 (when Hallie as Annie first sees her grandfather and mother; "Hallie Meets Mom"), and close your eyes whilst doing so. If you have any sort of an imagination (mandatory for watching any Disney movie--I pity people w/o soaring imaginations), let go while you listen to the fun, heartwarming, pixie dust sprinkled melodies, and relive those magical moments of reunion(s). The best background (or center stage!) music, anytime, anywhere. You go, Silvestri!"
Loved it!
more_time_and_money | NY, NY USA | 06/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this for my wife's nieces, ages 6 and 8. They continuously watch the movie and I thought they'd like the soundtrack also. I was right, they really enjoy the tunes."