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Beetlejuice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Soundtrack]

Danny ElfmanAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: June 7, 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,699 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Main Titles
2. Travel Music
3. The Book! / Obituaries
4. Enter...'The Family' / Sand Worm Planet
5. The Fly
6. Lydia Discovers?
7. In The Model
8. Juno's Theme
9. Beetle-Snake
10. 'Sold'
11. The Flier / Lidia's Pep Talk
12. Day-O - Harry Belafonte
13. The Incantation
14. Lydia Strikes A Bargain...
15. Showtime!
16. 'Laughs'
17. The Wedding
18. The Aftermath
19. End Credits
20. Jump In Line (Shake, Shake Senora) - Harry Belafonte

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild and Wacky, Elfman at his Weirdest January 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Danny Elfman's music for the Tim Burton film (dare I say "classic"?) Beetlejuice is tremendous fun. Even after 10 years (Yes, it's been out that long), I LOVE the music on this CD. The Main Title track remains my single most favorite instrumental composition of all time. If you're in the market for a fun soundtrack, or if you're looking for Classic Elfman, buy this one!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack August 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a great soundtrack from the early Elfman. If you've heard his other movie scores you should like this one since it's in the same vein as his darker Batman style works. The Harry Belafonte songs are nice touch.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and whimsical July 23, 1998
Format:Audio CD
The music here makes you wonder why Danny Elfman stuck with (Oingo) Boingo for so long. While he may have had a few catchy songs there, his talent for motion picture composing is awesome. Certainly, he and Tim Burton are nearly inseparable (witness The Nightmare Before Christmas and Batman), so Elfman's easy to peg. On the surface, it's tempting to say that once you hear one of his motion picture compositions, you've heard them all, but I suspect there's more nuance to his music that that. This album moves easily from the eerie and ethereal to the warm and heartfelt--often seconds apart. It's all dark, though, being music for a tart comedy about the afterworld. The two Harry Belafonte songs keep the gloom away, and add the perfect touch of whimsicality--both in the movie and in this album. It's hard to erase from your mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Elfman at his best June 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack has been hailed by many as the greatest to any horror/halloween film ever. And they are quite right. Catchy, large and sweeping, it beats out any other in it's genre. I've heard this music used everywhere, even in previews for other movies.
Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have a thing for working together, and the result is always spectacualr (except maybe their remake of Planet of the Apes, where neither was at their best, but I'll let that one slide)
This soundtrack is many things, but above all fun. If you are a fan of Elfman or like soundtracks period, this is a good one. And those looking for the tracks Day-O and Jump in Line, you'll find them on here, but not the other calypso tracks or Lydia's opera theme.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great soundtrack! February 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Danny Elfman provides an excellent score to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (his second film, if I'm not mistaking). The music captures the comical elements of the film, but never loses the gothic theme which is now a trademark of a Burton/Elfman film. The two caribbean songs by Harry Belafonte (Day-O and Jump In The Line) are amusing and adds a nice diversity to the soundtrack, without breaking the "feel" of it. Tim Burton tried to add a musical number to Batman without succeeding to the fullest, here - luckily - it works absolutely fine. This is a great soundtrack, and you don't need to be an Elfman fan to appreciate it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, entertaining November 26, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
This certainly is Danny Elfman. My favorite tracks are Main Titles, Travel Music, and The Fly. The Main Titles is a fun bouncy song with a dash of mischievous comedy. It sort of binds the whole album together. The Travel music is probably, yes, the happiest sounding track on the CD. The Fly was a very cool sound, with real low piano playing reminded me of the fly scene in the movie. I was a little disappointed though, because the songs are very short and not everything is included. For example, in the movie the travel music plays, and Adam goes into the hardware store and the music stops. Then when he comes out again the music starts up. They only have the half when they drive to the store, not the other half. Also they do not have that music when Lydia was writing that note in her bedroom. I do not really like the sandworm planet music in the album because the instruments are so mixed up and obnoxcious, kind of annoying really. Of course this is an early work of Danny Elfman so it has its flaws. But if you are interested in the slightest about this particular score, buy it! The songs are pretty well put together, and the Harry Belefonte songs are great too! Don't be discouraged, this is still a great CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please say the B word! August 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
To know him is to love him, and I dont mean B.J.,Tim Burton, or Michael Keaton...I mean Danny Elfman. This bouncy theme for the dead is undeniably outstanding. Dark and fun all at once, which is the thing that makes most of his themes so great. Haunting and curious are words that describe "Beetlejuice". Elfman's score fits the prankish spook like an old pair of jeans. If you are a fan of "Edward Scissorhands" or "Mars Attacks!" this soundtrack is for you. The best tracks are "Main Title","In the Model", and of course, "Showtime!" Look for his "Dark Theater" collection for an alternate main title as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Elfman's best June 8, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of Danny Elfman and I have listened to a lot of his movie themes. Beetljuice is an excelent example of his talent. The only thing that I would have liked is a longer opening theme, but I know a lot of the time song legth is not left up tp the composer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Music was more background music than tunes I was hoping for but not the fault of the producers.
Published 2 months ago by Dan Stapleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to watch the movie - A LOT!
Love this film. My fav Tim Burton film, hands down. This album is the complete soundtrack from the film, and I am absolutely giddy about this purchase. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JRaggles7
5.0 out of 5 stars I have always liked the movie and the sound track is great
It has all the classic songs on it and I'm becoming more of a fan of buying cds instead of just streaming music as I have more appreciation for the songs.
Published 6 months ago by Gerhart Hauptman-diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Halloween Soundtrack EVER!
Since the movie is such a classic, the soundtrack is an absolute MUST. It backs every Halloween party I've had since I bought it.
Published 8 months ago by Melinda E. Lisle
5.0 out of 5 stars Did not skip.
Going to use the Day-O song for my wedding. Good condition. Did not skip when I used it. Packing was on time.
Published 8 months ago by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Beetlejuice soundtrack
Perfect for Halloween, the title track is great and it contains some modified Harry Bellafonte music that is creepy and bouncy. Classic music.
Published 10 months ago by T. Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
just fabulous,One of the most wonderful products that I have ever purchased, thank you for this opportunity to be served
Published 17 months ago by bierhausser
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Elfman is always great.
One of my favorite OST, composed by one of my favorite composers, from one of my favorite movies, directed by one of my favorite directors. Do you even need to ask my suggestion? Read more
Published on May 20, 2012 by Revenant
5.0 out of 5 stars spooky album
This is a very scary but also funny film. The soundtrack is the same. Ghostly sounds permeate through most of the score. Read more
Published on November 1, 2011 by leo134
5.0 out of 5 stars Beetlejuice
This is a awesome Soundtrack this soundtrack is fun and enjoyable to listen to. The best songs on this soundtrack are all of them if you have not listened to this soundtrack then i... Read more
Published on January 14, 2011 by David
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