- Audio CD (April 18, 2000)
- Original Release Date: April 25, 2000
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Walt Disney Records
- Run Time: 89 minutes
- ASIN: B00004SU6R
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Geppetto (2000 TV Soundtrack) Soundtrack
No matter whether Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Drew Carey can actually carry a tune (or the folks at Disney waved a magic wand to extract such confident, energetic performances), the soundtrack to Geppetto sparkles with theatrical grandeur and a swirly, twinkly, spring-in-your-step sound. Disney so reliably generates such energy that its insatiable audience has come to casually count on it, and Geppetto meets its mark. It's a musical retelling of the classic "Pinocchio"--as told from the point of view of the wooden one's father. Each number on the Stephen Schwartz score conveys the gist of this touching tale of pained parenthood through well-polished lyrics. In addition to the novelty of two of U.S. TV's funniest actors singing, this CD also presents an opportunity to get familiar with Sonya Isaacs (an up and comer on the country scene discovered by Vince Gill), who tenderly and convincingly delivers the last cut, "Since I Gave My Heart Away." Also not to be missed is the operatic, cleverly penned "Bravo Stromboli," powerfully sung by golden-piped, top-shelf talent Brent Spiner (also known as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Data). --Tammy La Gorce
Top Customer Reviews
But...and this is the part where I wow you...none of that matters because this CD is wonderful. The songs by Stephen Schwartz ("Pippin," "Godspell") are beautiful and worthy of any Broadway hall. "Since I Gave My Heart Away" is touching and sad. "Just Because It's Magic" is charming and witty. And the opening number "Toys" is an expertly constructed tapestry of...you know, singing.
And what of the performances? Terrific. Julia "Elaine" Louis-Dreyfus proves that singing is her forte, Brent "Data" Spiner steals the show as Stromboli, Usher (who does not appear on this CD but did on TV) enchants and seduces (not that way) as the Ringleader of the Roustabouts or whatever the heck he is.
And Drew? Look, I like Drew's voice. I think he moves very well for a big guy and his voice, though not expertly trained or as strong as most, is sweet. And as the kind-hearted and simple toymaker, his voice seems oddly appropriate to convey those feelings.
In conclusion, ladles and jellyspoons, don't hurt yourself watching the movie, just buy the record. Partly because Stephen Schwartz is a brilliant songwriter but mostly because I'm looking for other members for my "Drew Carey Should Make Another Musical Club" Or the DCSMAMC as I call it...Not really.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for my husband. It is one of his favorite movies and all the songs are there. He loves it.Published 4 months ago by casa
Stephen Schwartz has once again taken a familiar story and breathed into it new life with his beautiful and highly entertaining score. Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Biglickbrewer
Drew Carey is the leader of high caliber comedy. The cast of actors who are part of his show make a good thing even better. Carey is truly gifted. Read morePublished on July 9, 2005 by BeatleBangs1964