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Mirrormask Soundtrack

4.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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From The Jim Henson Company, creator of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and bestselling author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Neverwhere, Sandman) comes Mirrormask, a breathtaking fantasy/adventure motion picture event unlike any other. Composer Iain Ballamy evokes the otherworldly beauty of this fantastic adventure with a rich, emotional score that bursts with melody and complex themes.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sock Puppets / Flyover
  2. Circus Overture
  3. Spanish Web
  4. Gorillas!
  5. Running For The Bus
  6. Abandoned Hall
  7. Leaving The City
  8. Arresting Helena
  9. The White Queen Sleeps / The White Palace
  10. Rabbit Band
  11. The Library
  12. The Myth Of Creation
  13. Fish Street
  14. Looking Through The Window
  15. Giants Orbiting
  16. Outside Bagwell's
  17. Mrs. Bagwell's Rhumba
  18. Meeting The Sphinx
  19. Monkeybirds
  20. Dream Park / Meeting In A Dream
  21. Conjuring A Dome
  22. In The Dark Forest
  23. Betrayed!
  24. Close To You
  25. A New Life
  26. A Rather Tense Dinner Party
  27. Butterfingers
  28. Discoveries / Fight Or Flight? / Goodbye Evil Helena
  29. My Waltz For Newk
  30. If I Apologised


Product Details

  • Performer: Iain Ballamy, Stuart Hall, Martin Sharp, Matthew Sharp, Burt Bacharach, et al.
  • Audio CD (September 20, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • ASIN: B0007RTARU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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...but it DOES help, unless you like unusual music. without being "experimental," the music on this disc pushes some boundaries - mainly in the "quirky" field, but is overall very accessable. it also covers a lot of ground, at times sounding like eric serra, and others like django reinhardt playing with don byron. while trying to describe it to a friend who hadn't seen the movie, I called it "music from the 30's... if someone in the 30's was composing what they thought music would sound like in 75 years." it's definently worth a listen, but seeing the movie puts it in context a little. it holds up on its own very well though.
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A fantastic movie with an equally wonderful score. From the opening circus-y feel to the jazz vibe through out is quite different and appealing from the usually movie score fare. The highlight is the remake of the Carpenters "Close to You". Very odd and Beautiful.
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For those that like their music beautifully bizarre. This soundtrack is comprised mostly of circus music and jazz! One of my personal favorites is Mrs. Bagwell's Rhumba, it's entertaining and catchy! This soundtrack may also be used as background music to get your creative juices flowing. Personally, I listen to it as I paint or draw, and interesting results follow. It's also nice to relax to. See what it can do for you! =^^= And if you haven't, be sure also to see the superb movie it accompanied! o(^^)9
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Rented the movie on reccomendation from Netflix, it was pretty good. But the music was the star of the show. The soundtrack follows the course of the movie pretty closely, it's kind of like listening to the movie. Each track brings to mind a specific scene in the movie. One of the highlights is the ecclectic treatment of Burt Bacharach's "Close to You". Most will remember the super-sweet Carpenter's version, but this interpretation was the main reason I bought the music. Unusual augmented chord progressions and almost minimalist format (complete with the mechanical background sounds made by the female jack-in-the-box-like, life-sized, mostly metal toy dressers) make the tune as captivating as in the movie when they 'convert' the trapped Helena into the black princess. Great music to play while relaxing, too.
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this is a very unique and complex collection of music. it's very hard to sum up in a pithy phrase or two. it's quirky, eclectic, humorous, and never grows tiresome. you can listen to it over and over and continue to be astonished by its sublime, hypnotic, extroardinarily beautiful passages.

iain ballamy is a gifted young man with a bright future ahead of him. i will keep my eye out for his work in the years ahead and you should too.

in the meantime do yourself a favor and pick this collection up. you will not regret it.
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I love the soundtrack from this movie. If you like the movie at all...and/or if you enjoy other films from jim henson you will thoroughly enjoy this soundtrack! Relaxing and beautiful...then suspensful and playful at times. Great combination! A+
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By Kat McD on January 29, 2014
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i have been searching for this soundtrack for years! I have been known to put the movie in the dvd player and let it play while i do housework. now i have the cd! the music is in a class of its own, perfect fit to the movie
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Quirky, frenetic, and lovely, full of unique melodies and possibly a lot less freaky if you don't already associate it with evil cats sporting human faces. You don't have to have a particular remote sense of humor to appreciate Iain Ballamy's creative and unforgettable score. My husband gave me the CD along with the movie for Valentine's two years ago, and my copies of both are well worn. Did I mention that the music helps greatly with the illusion that housework can have an element of the fantastical? Stunning in every way.
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