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Monsters vs Aliens Soundtrack

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listen  1. A Giant TransformationHenry Jackman 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. When You See (Those Flying Saucers)The Buchanan Brothers 2:17Album Only
listen  3. Tell HimThe Exciters 2:35Album Only
listen  4. A Wedding InterruptedHenry Jackman 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Meet The MonstersHenry Jackman 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Planet ClaireThe B-52's 4:37Album Only
listen  7. Do Something Violent!Henry Jackman 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Grand TourHenry Jackman 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Oversized Tin CanHenry Jackman 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Battle At Golden Gate BridgeHenry Jackman 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Didn't Mean To Crush YouHenry Jackman 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. ReminiscingLittle River Band 4:14Album Only
listen13. Imprisoned By A Strange BeingHenry Jackman 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Galaxar As A SquidlingHenry Jackman 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. March Of The BuffoonsHenry Jackman 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Wooly BullySam The Sham & The Pharaohs 2:21Album Only
listen17. Susan's Call To ArmsHenry Jackman 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The GInormica SuiteHenry Jackman 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Monster MojoHenry Jackman 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Purple People EaterSheb Wooley 2:15Album Only

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Product Details

  • Composer: Henry Jackman
  • Audio CD (March 24, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Original soundtrack to the 2009 animated motion picture with music composed by Henry Jackman. Also features songs from The Exciters, Little River Band, Sheb Wooley, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs and The B-52s. When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of other monsters. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, The President is persuaded by General W.R. Monger to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FrankB on July 17, 2009
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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kaya Savas VINE VOICE on 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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert G Yokoyama VINE VOICE on 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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Music Police on 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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