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Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box

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'The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box,' a very special box set that features expansions of the 13 original scores that Elfman has composed for Burton's iconic films. This is a newly-produced library of 16 CDs each packaged with artwork by Burton, adding up to more than 19 hours of music, including 7 hours of previously-unreleased Masters, demos, work tapes and other rarities.
-Among the 19 hours of music are seven hours of previously unreleased music including such rarities as additional masters, cut songs, song and score demos, work tapes, orchestra-only song mixes, and foreign-language songs.
-'Danse Macabre: 25 Years of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton': A meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated 250+ page fine linen-wrapped hardbound book, entitled with gold foil stamping, and featuring a foreword by Johnny Depp. The book also includes rare photos, stories, and interviews from the cast and crew behind the scenes of this classic music from the early days of Elfman's band Oingo Boingo to the recent blockbuster film 'Alice in Wonderland.' Interviewed are such collaborators and peers as Guillermo Del Toro, Phillip Glass, Paul Haggis, James Newton Howard, Tom Jones, Michael Keaton, Ang Lee, Errol Morris, Thomas Newman, Catherine O'Hara, Jon Peters, Paul Reubens, David Rockwell, Scott Rudin, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Twyla Tharp, Gus Van Sant, and Richard Zanuck. This comprehensive 10x10 keepsake book is written by acclaimed film-music journalist Jeff Bond and designed by Grammy-winning designer Matt Taylor.
-An hour-long exclusive, newly filmed DVD featuring an extended conversation between Burton and Elfman as they reflect on their quarter-century of collaboration.
-As a collectible created exclusively for this treasure box of music and inspired by the art of Tim Burton, a distinctive Skeleton Key USB Flash Drive has been designed. A pull of the key unlocks a USB drive loaded with MP3s of the entire contents of this Music Box. From 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' through 'Alice In Wonderland,' it's all here, including bonus tracks, demos, work tapes, and other rarities.
-Newly created liner notes by Elfman discuss each expanded score and the bonus material.

A collection of music as unique as Elfman's for the films of Tim Burton needed to be housed in something equally special, wondrous, and whimsical. Designed to evoke a treasure chest found in a mysterious attic, 'The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box' is a work of art in itself. Grammy-winning designer Matt Taylor has transformed previously unseen art by Burton and crafted a large scale, tin-covered music box complete with an embedded music chip playing 'The Music Box Suite,' arranged and performed by Elfman specifically for this historic collection.
And to literally top it all off, with a flip of the lid, a delightful working zoetrope is revealed featuring strips of art and photos by Tim Burton and Danny Elfman that come to animated life with a spin.

Disc 1: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Disc 2: Beetlejuice
Disc 3: Batman - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 4: Edward Scissorhands - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 5: Tim Burton's The Night Before Christmas - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 6: Mars Attacks! - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 7: Sleepy Hollow - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 8: Planet Of The Apes - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 9: Big Fish - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 10: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 11: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 12: Alice In Wonderland - Original Motion Picture Score
Disc 13: Oddities And Ends 1985-2010
Disc 14: Curious And Curiouser Song Demos 1985-2010
Disc 15: Notes And Notions-Orchestra Only Versions 1985-2010

Product details

  • Product Dimensions : 14.25 x 14.25 x 17.5 inches; 18 Pounds
  • Manufacturer : Warner Bros.
  • Date First Available : October 31, 2010
  • Label : Warner Bros.
  • ASIN : B0049ZQZAQ
  • Number of discs : 16
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 27 ratings