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Toys: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hans Zimmer, Thomas Dolby, Enya
Toys: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Hans Zimmer, Thomas Dolby, Enya, Tori Amos, Pat Metheny, Robin Williams, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones
Title: Toys: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geffen Records
Original Release Date: 12/15/1992
Release Date: 12/15/1992
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 720642450529, 720642450543

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Green Hills and Blue Skies and Red Jackets and Yellow Toys
Christopher | Wengen-en-esprit | 02/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

This is by far one of my most treasured CDs. The movie is fantastic (in my opinion), but the soundtrack is brilliant. Hans Zimmer's larger-than-life militaristic score gets the "Fisher-Price" make-over with delightful results! His tracks interject classic songs like "Closing of the Year" and even an opera-themed piece.
"Toys" is one of these special albums that literally became a soundtrack to my life. Many listeners will know what I am talking about. The keyword here is "association," where, when we hear a song, we can recall memories which can literally flood your mind, and you'll remember things you'd forgotten years prior. I became "one" with tracks 8, 9, 10, and 11...the power tracks that literally lead into one another perfectly, building up slowly throughout:
The General - the slow build-up of clouds and darkness... I used to visit the mountains of Colorado in the dark, vast fields and hills shadowed by a starry sky ripped apart in the West. And Michael Gambon's dictating his use of power gives me chills to this day!
The Mirror Song - the title is perfect. I know nothing of Thomas Dolby, but he performs Trever Horn's song perfectly. I prefer this version to the Robin Williams/Joan Cusack version in the film. What is Dolby singing? "So real...surreal..." This song is perfect in every way.
Battle Introduction - one of the greatest (short) pieces Zimmer wrote. His music here chills me, and he's only done it since then with "The Thin Red Line" score. This piece is sad...
Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Intro Battle Mix) - and we end with a remix of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's piece...I know nothing about them. I listen to this track with headphones to hear the subtleties, and only when I'm in the mood for powerful themes.
Unfortunately, I have associated and re-associated these four tracks so often (along with the rest of the album) that my brain freezes up upon hearing this music. Which is why I now listen to it on rare occasions. It's too precious."
A work of Art that cannot be expressed on paper
mr_twirly | USA | 12/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The soundtrack from the movie "Toys" is Beautiful. It is mezmorizing, as is the movie. Both are amazing. Each track compliments the CD. Tori Amos and Enya are just some of the artists that contribute. "The Happy Woker" (Amos' song) is entrancing...I have fallen in love with it. Hans Zimmer has done tremendous work this time. One of my favorite tracks on the CD is "The mirror song" sung by Robin Williams and Joan Cusack in the movie...but on the soundtrack any sign of William's singing is distorted and the volume is lowered so we can barely understand him. That was disapointing. Other than that the Soundtrack is great. Just like the movie, it's filled with whimsey and wonder."
Fun album!
K. B. Anderson | Utah | 12/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD for the song, "The Closing of the Year" - as I couldn't find that song anywhere else, and it's one that I've loved. But the rest of the album is great too. There's a song called "Happy Worker" by Tori Amos - if you're a fan of hers, you won't be disappointed. Once again, the instrumental songs (by Hans Zimmer) are outstanding! This is a fun album - so glad I bought it! :-)"