Monsters Vs. Aliens
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Monsters Vs. Aliens

March 24, 2009

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  Song Title Artist
A Giant Transformation Henry Jackman
When You See (Those Flying Saucers) The Buchanan Brothers
Tell Him The Exciters
A Wedding Interrupted Henry Jackman
Meet The Monsters Henry Jackman
Planet Claire The B-52's
Do Something Violent! Henry Jackman
The Grand Tour Henry Jackman
Oversized Tin Can Henry Jackman
The Battle At Golden Gate Bridge Henry Jackman
Didn't Mean To Crush You Henry Jackman
Reminiscing Little River Band
Imprisoned By A Strange Being Henry Jackman
Galaxar As A Squidling Henry Jackman
March Of The Buffoons Henry Jackman
Wooly Bully Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Susan's Call To Arms Henry Jackman
The GInormica Suite Henry Jackman
Monster Mojo Henry Jackman
Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 24, 2009
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • Total Length: 1:05:46
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,186 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing PLANET CLAIRE Found!!! July 17, 2009
By FrankB
Format:Audio CD
When the President, played by Stephen Colbert, goes up the steps to meet the alien the music playing is Les Deux Love Orchestra's "Planet Claire". Though not included on the soundtrack album you can find it here on Amazon. Planet Claire 3-D Maxi Single!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Henry Jackman's First Solo Effort Is Great Fun March 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Dreamworks Animation films usually have 1 thing in common, and that is a Hans Zimmer or Zimmer associated score. With 2009 being the year of only 1 Hans Zimmer score he has given fellow composer Henry Jackman his first solo effort. Jackman has been working under Zimmer since 2006 as an additional composer doing lots of work on the last two Pirates films and The Holiday notably. Monsters Vs Aliens is Jackman's first solo effort and boy it's a breath of fresh air. Not to say I don't love the whimsy sounds of Rupert Gregson-Williams, but something about this score just feels fresh. While he utilizes electronics the majority and heart of the score is orchestral.

Early on in the score Jackman sets up with the two major themes of the score. They are subtly played throughout the score. The monsters theme can first be heard in "Meet The Monsters" and it has this great folky jazz vibe. The full-out version of the theme is the track titled "Monster Mojo". The other theme which can be heard slightly in the first track kind of becomes the main theme even though Jackman never really beats us over the head with it. It can be heard in full glory in "The Ginormica Suite" and while I hate saying it the sound is very Zimmeresque. There is that simplicity and light heartedness that reminds me of Zimmer's lighter scores and it does indeed bring a smile to my face. While Hans did serve as Executive Score Producer this is clearly a Henry Jackman score.

The entire score is a really fun listen. It has a certain bounce to it that is hard to describe, but it'll keep you listening. Jackman has certainly impressed me with what has to be one of the greatest freshman efforts to come from an RCP composer in a long time. Bravo. So, get the score and give it a listen. It's really great to play in the car and it's a nice light way to break out of the winter months of heavy serious scoring into the summer months ahead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fun soundtrack March 30, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is missing Harold Faltermeyer's "Axle F". The song is performed briefly at a funny part in the movie. Despite this minor omission, this is still a fun soundtrack. Henry Jackman still scores an excellent film. I love the sci fi sound of "A Giant Transformation". I love the feeling of danger he creates with the track "The Battle at Golden Gate Bridge". I love the groovy sound of "Monster Mojo". "Ginormica Suite" is a beautiful instrumental piece performed during the ending credits of the movie. "Do Something Violent is an instrumental that really pumps me up. "Purple People Eater", "Wooley Bully", and the track by the Little River Band are classic tracks that are fun to listen to. I really like this soundtrack.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Missing 2ND version of PLANET CLAIRE!! July 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The original version of PLANET CLAIRE by the B-52s is on the CD. But at the end of the movie, there was a fantastic instrumental version which is not found here!! Very dissapointed.
The soundtrack is pretty good, but 1 star for this omission.
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