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The Cat in the Hat Soundtrack


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Main Title - The KidsDavid Newman 8:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Getting BetterSmash Mouth 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The CatDavid Newman 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Two Things/Couch Jumping/Leaky CrateDavid Newman 5:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Military Academy SeductionDavid Newman 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Mrs. Kwan - Mom LeavesDavid Newman 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Surfer Cat - The PhunometerDavid Newman 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Fun, Fun, FunMike Myers 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The ContractDavid Newman 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Oven Explodes - "Clean Up This Mess"David Newman 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Things Wreck The HouseDavid Newman 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Larry The SlobDavid Newman 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Birthday PartyDavid Newman 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. S.L.O.W. DriveDavid Newman 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Rescuing NevensDavid Newman 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Clean UpMike Myers0:22$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: David Newman
  • Audio CD (November 18, 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0000DZE4X
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,147 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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Hollywood’s typical formula (Well-Known Literary Property + Star Power + Mega Marketing Muscle=Box Office Dynamite) is anything but a sure thing, as the merciless reviews for this Mike Myers take on the Dr. Seuss classic attested in droves. But lost beneath the cat-suited Myers endless schtick and a creative tack that even dared forego Seuss’ patent rhymes is a wonderfully inventive, endlessly exuberant orchestral score by David Newman. Essentially treating the material as live-action cartoon, Newman has concocted an updated take on the traditional animation score that consistently bristles with energy and musical surprises. While young Newman’s cues here occasionally lean on some of brother Thomas’ patent rhythmic hoodoo and a little of cousin Randy’s bittersweet pastoral arrangements, the whole is distinctive and entirely his own: a great score for a lousy movie. Smashmouth contributes a faithful, equally upbeat cover of the Beatles’ "Getting Better" while Myers musical mugging is kept to a merciful minimum. --Jerry McCulley

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin Ray on July 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD
You know, over-the-top movies like Cat In The Cat, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, et. al do lend themselves out as being great vehicles for film scoring. You always find within them the usual mysteries, comedies, tragedies, farces, horrors, melodramas, and so forth. Would make for great listening because the music would be varied - adagio and andante in some places, allegro and furioso in others. The problem with The Cat In The Hat score is that ALL of these varied dynamics and tempo are within EACH piece of music. This creates a jolting listening experience because it seems like the musics were just strung together from 1 minute pieces lying around. You know, just stitch them together and maybe they'll fit. Hah! They don't. The reason I'm not only giving this score 1 star is because, without a doubt, young Newman as gifted composer as his older brother and famous cousin. This stitching together of materials is probably the studio's doing. There is no way young Newman could have constructed pieces like these. If he did it was because he had an eye towards the jumpy incoherent film itself. As far as listening to the score on its own merits - it doesn't work.
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By R on November 29, 2013
Format: Audio CD
This cartoony film score makes probably one of the best soundtracks by David Newman. PS, this film gets way to much hate.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gonzo on May 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The 'Getting Better' Beatles cover is a disgrace. I brought a young child to the movies to see this film, which is my excuse for attending this piece of doody, and I was horrified to hear 'Getting Better', a Beatles cover, which was performed by Smashmouth.

I don't know about any other Beatle fans but when I hear their songs being used in advertisements or movies, I immediately take a mental note to never buy their product. I suppose they're trying to target 59 year old housewives that will go "god I used to love that song ..volvo huh"

This is all topped off by the fact that the guy from Smashmouth has got the most annoying voice on the planet. It's almost as if he's TRYING to sound like he's got his privates chopped off in a woodchipper.

God help all of us. Down with large corporations. Buy from the Amish. They contribute to society through spreading peace, so instead of rushing out to Wal-Mart to buy the Cat in the Hat soundtrack, take a ride up Lancaster County PA instead and buy some apple pies to throw at war mongers and homophobes.
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0 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jong chung on April 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
That kinda crap? What are you people thinking?? The Cat in the Hat Motion Picture Soundtrack?? sheesh... For one, this Cat in the Hat's a complete disaster! and for two, they've recently made an excellent Cat in the Hat cartoon in 1994, and I found it a perfect cartoon. to whomever disagrees and loves this piece of mindless bullshi*, find something more constructive to do.
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1 of 31 people found the following review helpful By BENJAMIN SANTINO FILIPPI on December 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
WEIRD NAME FOR A SOUNDTRACK
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