High School Musical 3: Senior Year Enhanced, Soundtrack
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Each song represents some of the typical events that would occur during a high school senior's year: a championship basketball game (Now or Never), prom (A Night to Remember), budding romances (Right Here, Right Now; Just Wanna Be With You), student musicals (Senior Year Spring Musical Medley), and finally, graduation (We're All in This Together). It's a timeline of how most seniors spend their last year in high school. It will probably bring back memories for parents and show children what to look forward to as they get older.
The songs this time around all sound ready for the big screen, and you can really tell by some of the orchestrations. Yes, it is meant to be pop music for pre-teens but if you listen you can hear the amount of thought put into some of the songs (pay attention to the violin arrangement during Can I Have This Dance). Of course they are still all fun and done in typical HSM fashion. While it isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does tend to get old. I feel like producers flaked out on two important songs: the Senior Year Spring Musical Medley is simply a reprise of songs earlier in the movie, and they definitely could have written a song for graduation, instead of simply re-doing a song from the first movie. But hey, I guess if it ain't broke...
The last song, conveniently titled High School Musical, might be the best song from any of the three movies, and is a fitting end to a great CD and a wonderful franchise. With the current cast, anyway. Enjoy!
Second, I can't for the life of my get the digital downloads to work. When I click on the link on the CD it says "Page not available". When I try going through the Disney site it says that I have the wrong CD in.
Third, I couldn't get the free "mobile superpack" to download. When I followed the instructions included in the CD, I ended up on a page (on my phone) with lots of links, but nothing that says "download freebies here". Since I don't have unlimited data it's too expensive to just sit there trying to figure out where exactly I click to download the freebies.
As far as the songs are concerned, I think they are as good, and probably better than the last two soundtracks. It's defintely better than the disaster of the first CD where half the songs sound fake because they refused to let Zac sing. The songs sound as sincere and heartfelt as I'm sure they will look in the movie. There is a lot of Zac and Vanessa if you like them. I especially like "Right Here, Right Now" and my 6 year old son loves "Now or Never" and "A Night To Remember".
All in all, I think the soundtrack is great, but if you're buying the special edition for the freebies, I suggest saving some money and buying the regular edition. I'm thinking the one free ringtone that comes with that will be easier to get anyway.
Director Kenny Ortega has saved the musical play for a whole new generation, giving millions of people a close-up view of how musical theater can enrich our lives. Many people have had their lives changed for the better by his three films, and this one, unbelievably, tops the other two. Anyone who hears these songs will feel better, happier, and younger, and that's something very special in these difficult times. When I listen to this soundtrack, my only wish is that it would go on and on...but then the songs constantly play themselves in my head anyway. Brava! Or bravo!
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I'm a huge fan of High School Musical 3 Senior Year DVD and the soundtrack even though it was sad at the end.Published 2 months ago by Jamaal Mathis
I love all three episodes of the movie, it make me think about myself, and my daughter when we had graduated from high schoolPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this album, my kids and I listen to it all the time! Best musical series ever, get all 3 soundtracks.Published 10 months ago by J. Brown