Edward Scissorhands [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Edward Scissorhands [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Danny Elfman


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Former Oingo Boingo member and now immensely successful film composer Danny Elfman began his career scoring Tim Burton's films, so it's only appropriate that one of his most memorable scores should come from a Burton feature, 1990's "Edward Scissorhands." Elfman, eschewing his penchant for dark thematic textures here, has written a truly lyrical storybook score that opens with a music box motif that gradually gets elaborated by a full orchestra and chorus -- a device that has been imitated in many films and television commercials since, though without the delicacy and whimsy Elfman puts across so effectively in his music. The entire soundtrack is as moving as it is uplifting, effectively demonstrating that Elfman was a more fully rounded film composer than his earlier work had an opportunity to display.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811013325
catalogNumber: 10133

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Andy Kim   Background Vocals
Jay Jesse Johnson   Background Vocals
Bobby Lee   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Shirley Walker   Conductor
Alex Caparros   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jason Domantay   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Kevin Gough   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John McIlnay   Choir, Chorus
Danto Nakazawa   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John Wattenbarger   Choir Master
Jesse Ramirez   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brian Sanchez   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Matthew Lawrence   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Andrew Kim   Choir, Chorus
Andrew Lumsden   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jay Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Tom Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Erwin Allado   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Producer
Bill Jackson   Engineer
Gordon Mills   Producer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Sally Stevens   Director
Vartan   Art Direction
Kathy Nelson   Producer
John Wattenbarger   Director

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4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most beautiful and haunting soundtracks I've ever heard. Danny Elfman really captured the magical quality of this movie.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly adore this soundtrack. My favorite track is Ice Dance, it's so pretty. Whenever I hear it I get up and dance like Kim. I also love the main titles, Edward Meets The World. All the songs are just awesome. This CD is GREAT! I love Danny Elfman!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie "Edward Scissorhands" is a beautiful tale and the soundtrack makes it all the more memorable. With an angelic sounding choir and musicbox-like melodies, this soundtrack is one that you're sure to love and enjoy!
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