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|Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek|
Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Original Songs By Karen O And The Kids
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Soundtracks
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: ORIGINAL SONGS BY KAREN O AND THE KIDS Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing - as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable,... more »
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: ORIGINAL SONGS BY KAREN O AND THE KIDS Inside Karen O is a Wild Thing - as singer for the Grammy-nominated Yeah Yeah Yeahs, her wild thing is in your face, vulnerable, obnoxious, tender, exciting... a self-proclaimed "spazoid." To Oscar-nominated Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, however, Karen O and her music possess something of a child-like innocence, a guileless charm that put her exactly on the right emotional wavelength to sonically capture the film, be it a tender moment or a wild rumpus. To compose the music, O enlisted friends and fellow musicians she believed had a musical intuition that would bolster her intent to marry sound to vision. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, these include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska), Nick Zinner, (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and an untrained children's choir.
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My 3 year old loves it and so do I!
Crunchy Mamma | Seattle, WA | 10/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Language: English (change)
We just received this from Amazon today. Ran to listen to it and danced for a long while! My daughter has been so excited for the movie and so I thought I would purchase this to keep her from asking me almost daily if its time to see the movie.
I am also a HUGE fan of the Yea yea yeas and Karen O so I thought hands down I would enjoy this just as much as my little one and it was something we could enjoy with appropriate lyrics :) One thing I did not pay attention to is that it is only the Karen O songs, so if you are looking for the first trailer song by Arcade fire "wake up" you will not find it here. I suggest you buy the whole album of Arcade Fire...its great!
Go get it if you cannot wait to see the film! You will be happy!"
"LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!"
S.G.R. Black | Denton, Texas | 10/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Hi," softly whisperes Max.
"I could use a story," answers his mother.
Thus begins the soundtrack to the highly anticipated release of the much beloved children's classic, 'Where The Wild Things Are.' Fortunately for us, the film is in good hands (Spike Jonze), and luckily, the soundtrack is in the hands of Karen O (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)and The Kids. The result is a smartly composed fourteen track dream that successfully manages to capture and blend clever child-like tunes (kid choir and all) and sweetly crafted mature pop songs for those adults with an indie flare. Fear not. 'Where The Wild Things Are' ranks among the best soundtracks. It's stands confidently alongside Aimee Mann's 'Magnolia.'
Charming, fun, and yes, quite adorable, 'WTWTA' boasts some endearing tracks. The obvious standout is 'All is Love.' With live children backing up Karen O (who sounds much like a kid herself), "L-O-V-E, it's a mystrey," never sounded so sweet. However, 'Worried Shoes' is a surprise heart-tugger as well. It's a wonderful and much welcome cover of Daniel Johnston's original. 'Capsize,' which doesn't appear in the film, is mysterious, almost tribal-like, and wild, which I suppose is quite appropriate. And who could forget 'Igloo' with it lovely humming accompanied by acoustics and twinkles? I haven't. The rest is simply logical; We hear a few exerpts from the film and the music is consistent throughout. It's a great strat to what could be motion picture triumph-let's hope!"
Two soundtracks is too unnecessary!
Christopher Davis | Birmingham, Alabama | 12/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it! The score by Carter Burwell and additional soundtrack by Karen O And The Kids made the movie even better. Really enjoyed both their musical contributions. But now I have to buy two separate soundtracks because they refused to put the entire soundtrack on one cd or two disc set. I don't know if it's a money thing, some logistics I'm unaware of or just something they wanted to do, but in the future... one movie, one soundtrack.
p.s. the Arcade Fire song that's in the trailer is not on the soundtrack or in the movie. Just buy the Arcade Fire album "Funeral""