Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

by Randy Newman

CD

Overview

Guest artists assist composer Randy Newman on the sequel to Disney's groundbreaking film "Toy Story." Not that there's anything wrong with Newman performing his own songs, but as a vocalist he's pretty monochromatic, which can make for a somnolent listening experience. On "TOY STORY 2," though, someone relatively old (Robert Goulet), someone relatively new (Sarah McLachlan), and a veteran Western music group (Riders in the Sky), get in on the act, and the results are a distinct improvement over the first "Toy Story" soundtrack. Comic cowboys Riders in the Sky kick things off with the rootin', tootin' "Woody's Roundup," theme song of the endearing Tom Hanks-voiced cowpoke. Then it's get-out-your-hankies time with McLachlan's truly lovely rendition of "When She Loved Me," sung in the movie by new character Jessie, a cowgirl doll whose owner tired of her. Goulet does a big-band version of the original "Toy Story" theme, "You've Got a Friend in Me," and saxophonist Tom Scott turns in a jazzy instrumental version of same. The rest of the soundtrack is comprised of Newman's orchestral score, which is properly lighthearted and evocative, with agreeable Western fillips here and there.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/1999
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050086064779
catalogNumber: 860647

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Don Rickles   Vocals
Riders in the Sky   Track Performer
Robert Goulet   Track Performer
Tom Scott   Track Performer
Sarah McLachlan   Track Performer
Kelsey Grammer   Vocals
Ranger Doug Green   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Hanks   Vocals
Wayne Knight   Vocals
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Andy Morris   Vocals
Too Slim   Bass,Vocals
Woody Paul   Fiddle,Vocals
Joan Cusak   Vocals
Tim Allen   Vocals
Wallace Shawn   Vocals
Jim Varney   Vocals
Laurie Metcalf   Vocals
Annie Potts   Vocals
Joe Ranft   Vocals
John Ratzenberger   Vocals
Andrew Stanton   Vocals
Steven Weber   Narrator

Technical Credits

Riders in the Sky   Arranger,Producer
Randy Newman   Arranger,Producer,Writer,Orchestration,Score Orchestration
Sarah McLachlan   Producer
Ira Hearshen   Arranger,Orchestration,Score Orchestration
Ted Kryczko   Executive Producer
Joey Miskulin   Producer
Chris Montan   Executive Producer
Andrew Page   Director,Producer
Greg Reely   Engineer,Engineering,Vocal Recording
Randy Thornton   Producer
Frank Wolf   Producer,Engineer
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Jeff Sheridan   Engineer
Jonathan Sacks   Orchestration,Score Orchestration
Janet Wilson   Artwork
Mel Gilden   Adaptation

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