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Babe: Pig In The City - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

Nigel Westlake, Black Dyke Band, BabeAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 24, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: November 24, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B00000FCDI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,671 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That'll Do - Peter Gabriel/Paddy Maloney/The Black Dyke Mills Band
2. Babe: A Pig In The City - E.G. Daily
3. The Returning Hero - Mice/Cast
4. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
5. Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra/Tex Beneke & The Modernaries/Cast
6. Scram, This Is Not A Farm! - Mice/Cast
7. That's Amore - Dean Martin
8. Three Blind Mice - Cat Chorus
9. A Pig Gets Wise - Mice/Cast
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight - The Mavericks
11. Protected By Angels - The Chieftains/The Black Dyke Mills Band
12. The Big City (Two Step Nadya) - The Terem Quartet
13. Babe's Lament - E.G. Daily
14. A Heart That's True - E.G. Daily
15. The End - Mice/Cast
16. That'll Do (Instrumental) - James Watson/The Black Mills Band

Editorial Reviews

While it's true that kids love the adorable talking pink pork-pie piggy called Babe, there are subtleties truly appreciated only by adult viewers. The film is enormously smart, greatly entertaining, and funny. The same holds true for the soundtrack, but to the ears of adult listeners, there is a menacing edge to the voice of the narrator, and the jet plane roars warning of the plight about to befall Babe and his "human," Esme Hoggart. Nigel Westlake's score cleverly reminds us of the eerie witch-on-her-bicycle trill and the flying-monkey refrain from The Wizard of Oz, and while little ones are tickled by the singing and commentating mice, it is adults who will correlate them with a Greek chorus. Westlake seems to effortlessly glide from cartoony wah-wah to pepped-up waltz to soaring string assault. The remainder of the soundtrack veers from a classical cat choir to standards from Edith Piaf and Dean Martin to the adult-alternative friendliness of the Chieftans, the Mavericks, and Peter Gabriel, who performs the film's theme, the lovely Randy Newman tune "That'll Do." --Paige La Grone

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Treasure. December 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I initially bought this CD for the Oscar-nominated Randy Newman/Peter Gabriel song "That'll Do", but the entire thing is a delight... a thoroughly charming collection of music old and new that lifts my spirits each time I put it on. An unexpected gem!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing March 29, 1999
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This is a unbelievable piece of art!!!
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