It took about three weeks long for them to ship the CD because they were doing some things for their business. But they said it was rare. They let me know all the while on what was going on every couple days. It was worth the wait! The music is wonderful!
Randy Newman does it again with A Bug's Life. His previous efforts were the Toy Story scores, but this one clearly outdoes them both and is some of the best music written for a Disney film. The music itself is part jazz, part big band, and orchestral. The orchestral is by far the best of the three. The song "The Time of Your Life" written and performed by Randy Newman himself is an upbeat catchy tune that he has a knack for writing. The main theme is a heroic melody that is heard in "Flik Leaves", "Return to the Colony", "Flik's Return", "Victory" and "A Bug's Life Suite", which contains a bit of all the orchestral music in the score. The big band stuff is found in "Flik Machine" and "The City". The jazz part is heard in the song "The Time of Your Life" and pops up now and then, especially at the beginning of "Flik Leaves". The action music is superb and blows you out of your seat. It is present in "Red Alert", "Robin Hood", "Dot's Rescue", "Grasshoppers' Return", "The Bird Flies", and "The Ants Fight Back", as well as parts of "A Bug's Life Suite". The action music is dominated by a powerful brass section and snare drums. This soundtrack has a little something for everyone for all ages. It's got swinging jazz, groovy big band tunes, and powerful orchestral music. A must have!
This album has a little something for everyone. It begins with the loud, bright theme of "The Flik Machine", also containing the fast-paced "Red Alert" and the softer, more contemplative "Atta". Randy Newman has scored other Disney favorites like Toy Story 1 & 2, and does a supurb job with the Bug's Life album. As noted, the songs change theme dramatically from one piece to the next, yet they somehow all seem to fit into the overall soundtrack. Watch for the musical overtones of "The Time of Your Life" to appear in many of the tracks, along with slower renditions of "Red Alert", and slightly varied themes of the music presented in "Flik Leaves". In the end, this album is another great work by Randy Newman, as he once again scores one of Pixar's beautiful computer-generated films, and makes a soundtrack which is even more beautiful in its own special way. ~Kevin
The cd has great music the kids like the songs and the beats to the songs. I have 14 kids living in my house and people say I am a nut case to have had all those kids. But I love kids. Especially when you turn on the great music like this cd has. I took them to see the movie and it was adorable! If you have listened to the cd or seen the movie you will absolutly want the other. Now my kids listen to the cd 24-7 and I have yet to get sick of it. When the movie is out on vidio we are going to have it on and my kids will practically have their eyes glued to the tv. Why not? They already have their ears glued to the radio. This cd is a have to have cd especially if you have a bundle of kids like I do.