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Edward Scissorhands: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Danny ElfmanAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (December 13, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: December 14, 1990
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002OFD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,159 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction (Titles)
2. Storytime
3. Castle On The Hill
4. Beautiful New World/Home Sweet Home
5. The Cookie Factory
6. Ballet De Suburbia (Suite)
7. Ice Dance
8. Edward Meets the World: Etiquette Lesson
9. Edwardo The Barber
10. Esmeralda
11. Death!
12. The Tide Turns (Suite)
13. The Final Confrontation
14. Farewell...
15. The Grand Finale
16. The End
17. With These Hands - Tom Jones

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 11-DEC-1990

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! November 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
So far this is the best I've heard from Danny Elfman and I'll be stunned if I ever hear him do better.
This is a most magical, sad, fun, beautiful, touching, wintery experience. A musical journey. This is one of those rare and special times where the score of the movie carries it along and punctuates it in such a way that the movie could be seen as, on one significant level, a story told in pictures and music. This is a score without which the movie would be just inconceivable.
Danny Elfman is the perfect musical counterpart to genius Tim Burton. This music like Tim Burton's movies has the truly unique ability to convey the dark and the cold and the tragic in a way which is tender, melancholic, hopeful, innocent, heartbreaking and magical, rather than evil.
Every track is wonderful. The instrumentation and the use of magical, "wintery" choruses create a fantastic feel. The Introduction is so sweeping and inviting, Storytime beautifully conveys the opening context of the film as a bedtime tale of a grandmother's youth, The Castle On The Hill puts us back in time and into that story made vital in its telling, Beautiful New World is charming, The Cookie Factory is so much fun, the Ice Dance, short, climactic, romantic and (not to overuse this word!) magical. Edwardo The Barber features some delightful, quirky, skillfully mad violining to accompany Edward's charming haircutting exploits. Death! is so tragic, and the ending tracks tell the story of the rest of the exciting action and fated climax of a poignant and beautiful film in a way analagous to the film itself, with subtlety and power rather than sentimentality. And the music comes full circle with the return to the grandmother and the closing credits.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the soft of heart... May 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
My first exposure to any form of "Edward Scissorhands" was hearing "The Grand Finale" on one of Danny Elfman's compilation discs. I must admit, I was reduced to tears only a minute into it. The sense of melancholy tragedy and childhood sweetness blended together in the cue is nothing less than heartbreaking, even outside of the context of the film. The score is worth getting for that one track alone, but there is much more here to enjoy as well. Elfman runs the full range on this ablum, from goofy to dramatic to bittersweet, all building up to that spectacularly devastating finale. I've been listening to scores for years now, but I have yet to encounter one which has such profound emotional impact (especially if you've seen the film). I guess I'm just a romantic at heart, and that's right where this music hits you.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elfman's most Enchanting December 29, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Self-taught Danny Elfman says to the effect that the one thing he *loves* is sad music. His film music has a haunting, dark quality to it, but it's not so much sad (not as in lamenting) as it is poignant. And unless there's something else more poignant running through Elfman's head that he hasn't written down yet, the score to *Edward Scissorhands* could be the one complete statement of his love. The music here reflects the musicbox innocence, the snowy purity, and the dark mystery, as well as the quirky humor in some of the jazzier, big-band arrangements that helps move Burton's film along. The themes here are melodically simple, and, like Horner's score to *Glory*, which also uses very simplistic themes, the boys choir helps give the music a delicate color of beauty. With strings and celeste unfolding the harmony, Elfman's score is not only a perfect match with the atmosphere of the movie, but stands as enchanting absolute music.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Edward Scissorhands December 22, 2000
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
This is a glorious Danny Elfman score featuring a boys choir with the orchestra. It has a German Impressionistic flair at times, with a spice of Gothic at others. Also woven in is a 50's utopic surburban sound, as would be used in old commercials. It's tendresse, and, at times, poignant aspects are evident in the music. It can be thrilling, and also heartwrenching. Elfman's imagery is very good here. Its opening is a dark and spooky choir/celeste mix. Another fine track is the Ice Dance which is the love theme. It shows the hopelessness of attraction, and the happiness of difference. A sharp track is Death where you can almost see the sharp shears. The Tide Turns features fight, tantrum, and warning music all together. The final confrontation renders tears, And the Farewell and Grand Finale are absolutely Marvelous resolvers that break the heart and take your breath away. A soundtrack almost better than the movie itself, this CD is a must.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elfman and Burton's best combo :) February 22, 2006
By Mandy
Format:Audio CD
Elfman and Burton is basically Willams to Spielberg. This has to be the best soundtrack, Elfman ever did. If Elfman were to quick making music, this could be his greatest achivement ever. The music is beautiful and flawless. This is an example of when the movie wouldn't be the same without the music. The music is what MAKES the movie. The soundtrack starts off with the wintery feel to it and with a side of playfulness with "Introduction." The soundtrack then goes with "Storytime", which includes some of 'Ice Dance' and some other tracks. Edwardo the barber is fun. While 'Death!' can bring anyone to tears, within minutes. Some highlights of this cd is:

-Introduction

-Storytime

-Ice Dance

-Death!

-The Grand Finale

-The End

The sound quality is nice. This soundtrack is wonderful and magical. This is truly what a soundtrack should sound like. Recommend for anyone who is 1. a fan of the movie, 2. for sensitive type, 3. Anyone who wants to hear good music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting
This is my new Christmas time music. I am so tired of all the regular same old stuff! I heard the main theme on a late night talk show, as ending show music, and had to know what... Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars in good hands
I loved this movie. The soundtrack is a complement to it. I've listened to this cd probably a dozen times. It's that good! Read more
Published 4 months ago by leo134
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Elfman at His Finest
Edward Scissorhands is an amazing soundtrack. The album has two main themes that comprise most of the music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KRWhetten
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
This is one soundtrack you should have if you enjoy lush sounds and beautiful, dreamy sounding music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by _scm_1
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It
To preface, this is not a great way to buy a soundtrack. It's only available as a CD, and it's a really old release. Read more
Published 11 months ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie
I have been looking for a long time for this soundtrack.It is great soundtrack if you love the movie. John Depp is the man
Published 13 months ago by Belly
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Danny Elfman's most beautiful treasures.
Having spoken to others who also have found Elfman's Scissorhands a gem of a soundtrack, one feels lifted to a higher plane, even as though surrounded by angels with some of the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Geoffrey P.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best "Just Listen To THIS!" Soundtracks, EVER!
I've listened to this soundtrack for over 20 years now, and never have grown tired of it. Haunting, beautiful, and inspiring. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Spock
5.0 out of 5 stars sound traack
I just had to have the sound track and it was well worth the money, I'm so happy with the CD...
Published 17 months ago by brian fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This album is just beautiful! Pretty much if you enjoy soundtracks and liked Edward Scissorhands then this is the album for you. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Joe
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