Amazon.com has updated its entry for the Wreck-It Ralph original motion picture soundtrack to include the 25-track list. Ultimately, short of the titles of the score portions composed by Henry Jackman, there is little surprise here except that it includes previously released music from Kool & the Gang and Rhianna in addition to the original music for the film by Owl City, AKB48 and Skrillex with Noisa.
With that said, here is the official track listing for the album which will be available to own on October 30, 2012:
1. When Can I See You Again? – Owl City
2. Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph – Buckner & Garcia
3. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
4. Sugar Rush – AKB48
5. Bug Hunt (Noisa Remix) – Skrillex
6. Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
7. Wreck-It Ralph – Score
8. Life in the Arcade – Score
9. Jumping Ship – Score
10. Rocket Fiasco – Score
11. Vanellope Von Schweetz – Score
12. Royal Raceway – Score
13. Cupcake Breakout – Score
14. Candy Vandals – Score
15. Turbo Flashback – Score
16. Laffy Taffies – Score
17. One Minute to Win It – Score
18. Vanellope’s Hideout – Score
19. Messing with the Program – Score
20. King Candy – Score
21. Broken-Karted Score
22. Out of the Penthouse, Off to the Race – Score
23. Sugar Rush Showdown – Score
24. You’re My Hero – Score
25. Arcade Finale – Score
As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.
While the recordings will be included in the Collector’s Edition of the soundtrack, Amazon.com has begun listing an MP3 edition of the ‘Lost Chords’ edition which comes complete with a digital booklet. Previews of each of the fourteen tracks are also available, allowing snippets of both the demos as well as the brand new recordings, heard for the first time.
Performing are: voice over actress Kate Higgins (‘I’m in the Middle of a Muddle’); actress and theatrical performer Jennifer Paz (‘I Lost my Heart at the Ball’); studio singers Jeff and Vangie Gunn (‘The Mouse Song,’ ‘Dancing on a Cloud,’ ‘The Face That I See in the Night’); and actress and theatrical performer Juliana Hansen (‘Sing a Little, Dream a Little,’ The Dress That My Mother Wore’).
The ‘Lost Chords: Cinderella’ album will be available as a digital download for $9.99, while the Collector’s Edition which includes all of the lost chords plus the full soundtrack is available on CD for $11.99.
Continuing with what appears to be a new tradition, the ‘Cinderella Collector’s Edition’ soundtrack will contain several of the film’s ‘lost chords,’ re-recorded and fully produced just as the company has recently done for The Aristocats and The Rescuers, according to Amazon.com.
The Collector’s Edition will consist of 24 tracks with 14 of them being dedicated to songs that were written for but did not make it into the film for whatever reason. While the songs (‘I’m In The Middle of a Muddle,’ ‘Dancing On A Cloud,’ ‘The Dress My Mother Wore,’ ‘The Mouse Song,’ ‘The Face That I See In the Night,’ ‘Sing a Little, Dream A Little’ and ‘I Lost My Heart At the Ball’) have been released previously in their included demo form on DVD, they will each be accompanied by a fully produced version ‘featuring full orchestration and mastering as if they would have been included in original films.’ Unfortunately Amazon.com does not list who recorded the new tracks, but if the aforementioned releases are any indication, they will be performed by contemporary artists.
The soundtrack will be available to own on October 2, 2012, the same day the Blu-ray is released, and is currently available for pre-order.
Walt Disney Records has released the full track list for its upcoming release titled ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!,’ a compilation of music inspired by the Tim Burton film from popular alternative recording artists.
A feature-length stop-motion remake of the original short film by Burton, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.
The album will be available to own on September 25, 2012 while the film will be released in theaters on October 5. A more ‘traditional’ original motion picture soundtrack featuring music by composer Danny Elfman will also be released.
The complete track list is as follows:
- Strange Love – Karen O
- Electric Heart (Stay Forever) – Neon Trees
- Polar Tropic (You Don’t Understand Me) – Mark Foster
- Almost There – Passion Pit
- Pet Sematary – Plain White T’s
- With My Hands – Kimbra
- Everybody’s Got A Secret – Awolnation
- Immortal – Kerli
- My Mechanical Friend – Grace Potter featuring the Flaming Lips
- Lost Cause – Imagine Dragons
- Underground – Grouplove
- Building A Monster – Skylar Grey
- Witchcraft – Robert Smith
- Praise Be Holland – Wynona Ryder
UPDATE #1: 8/10/12 – As it turns out, ‘Underground’ by Grouplove was actually meant to be a B-side that was never released, so the group ended up releasing it for free to its fans. One enterprising fan uploaded it to YouTube as can be heard in the video below:
Note that it’s possible that the band may re-record the track specifically for the album as Grace Potter did for her song for Tangled.
He’s a bear of very little brain. She’s half of the acclaimed band She & Him. This year, they come together on the big screen in Winnie the Pooh, which hits theaters in select international markets in Spring 2011, and in the U.S. on July 15, 2011. Actress/Musician/Singer/Songwriter Zooey Deschanel (Almost Famous, (500) Days of Summer) joins Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, performing three songs for the film, including her own take on the classic Winnie the Pooh theme song, ‘A Very Important Thing to Do’ and the original end-credit song ‘So Long,’ which was written by Deschanel and performed with She & Him bandmate M. Ward.
“This has been one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had,” says Deschanel. “And I’ve just been thanking my lucky stars that I was able to work on this movie, because it’s delightful.”
Filmmakers were drawn to Deschanel’s signature style. “She was the perfect choice to do the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ song—a classic theme from the Sherman Brothers,” says director Don Hall. “Her music actually embodies the underlying spirit of the movie. We’re taking something that has vintage roots in the sixties, but spinning it in our own way and updating it. If you listen to Zooey’s music with She & Him—that’s their sound to a tee.”
Adds director Stephen Anderson, “It’s a perfect way to start the movie, letting the audience know right off the bat that this is Winnie the Pooh like you know him, but it’s something for today. We wanted to keep the same charm as the original, but give it a fresh spin, a contemporary feel, and she opens the movie with so much freshness, so much energy.”
“It’s always fun to have a contemporary artist rediscover a classic and that’s exactly what Zooey did,” says producer Peter Del Vecho. “She brought her own personality to the song—when she sings about introducing the individual characters, it’s as though she’s known them her whole life—and she has.”
“I’m a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends,” says Deschanel, who also plays the ukulele in the song. “It’s really hard to pick a favorite: Winnie the Pooh is so special, he loves honey and he’s just cool. Eeyore is amazing, I love Eeyore. And Piglet is so small. It’s really a four-way tie between Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger.”
Among the songs Deschanel performed for the film is “A Very Important Thing to Do”—a song that helps illustrate the contest the friends from the Hundred Acre Wood take on to find Eeyore a new tail. She also lent her voice to “Everything is Honey” and “Pooh’s Finale,” joining Jim Cummings (the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger), Tony Award®-winning songwriter Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q”) and other cast members.
For the end-credit song, Deschanel teamed up with Ward to perform “So Long,” a song Deschanel wrote. “When I was writing ‘So Long,’ I just held the images for the end credits in my mind,” she says. “I spent a number of days tinkering with ideas, melodies and chord progressions that I thought would fit the images, the new music being written and the original Sherman Brothers stuff– but still be my own thing. The song definitely has its own feel, but also pays respect to the original.”
Deschanel plays piano for “So Long” and turned to the instrument when it came time to write the song. “I usually write on piano because that’s the first instrument that I learned when I was a little kid,” she says. “All of my musical theory knowledge is in linear piano form.”
Her heart, however, is in the vocals. “I’m always thinking in terms of vocals, and arranging a fabric of vocals is the most exciting part. I love to sing backup parts—I always try to squeeze in as many as possible,” she says. “It’s fun; it’s my style.”
Deschanel’s songs, plus the Sherman Brothers classic and a host of original songs by Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“The Wonder Pets”), as well as original score from composer Henry Jackman (The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), will be included on the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack available in the U.S. on July 12, 2011 from Walt Disney Records.