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Edward Scissorhands: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
No Description Available. Genre: Soundtracks & Scores Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 11-DEC-1990
No Description Available.
Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 11-DEC-1990
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Charlotte E. from POWDERLY, TX
Reviewed on 4/15/2012...
Although I had seen this movie a very long time ago, only recently "heard" the music. Some of these songs are just gorgeous. If you are afraid it will sound just like a background for a movie, which to me always makes it hard to listen to, you would be wrong. This cd is very enjoyable to relax and enjoy. I have it the car now. Very pretty!!
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Daniel A. Fincke | Bronx, NY United States | 11/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So far this is the best I've heard from Danny Elfman and I'll be stunned if I ever hear him do better.This is a most magical, sad, fun, beautiful, touching, wintery experience. A musical journey. This is one of those rare and special times where the score of the movie carries it along and punctuates it in such a way that the movie could be seen as, on one significant level, a story told in pictures and music. This is a score without which the movie would be just inconceivable.Danny Elfman is the perfect musical counterpart to genius Tim Burton. This music like Tim Burton's movies has the truly unique ability to convey the dark and the cold and the tragic in a way which is tender, melancholic, hopeful, innocent, heartbreaking and magical, rather than evil.Every track is wonderful. The instrumentation and the use of magical, "wintery" choruses create a fantastic feel. The Introduction is so sweeping and inviting, Storytime beautifully conveys the opening context of the film as a bedtime tale of a grandmother's youth, The Castle On The Hill puts us back in time and into that story made vital in its telling, Beautiful New World is charming, The Cookie Factory is so much fun, the Ice Dance, short, climactic, romantic and (not to overuse this word!) magical. Edwardo The Barber features some delightful, quirky, skillfully mad violining to accompany Edward's charming haircutting exploits. Death! is so tragic, and the ending tracks tell the story of the rest of the exciting action and fated climax of a poignant and beautiful film in a way analagous to the film itself, with subtlety and power rather than sentimentality. And the music comes full circle with the return to the grandmother and the closing credits. And just for fun, there's the perfectly odd and slightly melodramatic Tom Jones "With These Hands" thrown in as an extra treat.Elfman at his best. Perfect winter music. Gets better with every listen. I don't know how better to describe this experience."
Not for the soft of heart...
Pat Harris | Maine | 05/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My first exposure to any form of "Edward Scissorhands" was hearing "The Grand Finale" on one of Danny Elfman's compilation discs. I must admit, I was reduced to tears only a minute into it. The sense of melancholy tragedy and childhood sweetness blended together in the cue is nothing less than heartbreaking, even outside of the context of the film. The score is worth getting for that one track alone, but there is much more here to enjoy as well. Elfman runs the full range on this ablum, from goofy to dramatic to bittersweet, all building up to that spectacularly devastating finale. I've been listening to scores for years now, but I have yet to encounter one which has such profound emotional impact (especially if you've seen the film). I guess I'm just a romantic at heart, and that's right where this music hits you."