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Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition

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Danny Elfman, who has scored many of Tim Burton's imaginative films (Edward Scissorhands, his two Batman films, etc.), is a perfect musical partner for the somewhat macabre director, and never more so than here, where, in fact, Elfman gets not only to write the music but to play the part of the main character. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated movie musical about the abduction of Christmas by the denizens of Halloween land, and Elfman sings the part of Jack, the Pumpkin King. The score is in his usual lush but threatening style (Kurt Weill is his biggest influence), but the highlight is Elfman's singing. Even in his rock band Oingo Boingo (now merely Boingo), Elfman doesn't get to sing like this. Granted, the soundtrack album inevitably lacks the film's outlandish visuals, but it tells the story on its own, and one is better able to appreciate Elfman's outstanding performance.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
Overture - (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:01:48

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

2
Opening - (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Patrick Stewart
00:00:57

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Patrick Stewart, MainArtist - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

3
This Is Halloween (From "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Soundtrack)
The Citizens of Halloween
00:03:16

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Citizens of Halloween, MainArtist - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

4
Jack's Lament (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:03:14

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ted Kryczko, Producer, Executive Producer - Randy Thornton, Unknown, Other - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

5
Doctor Finklestein / In The Forest (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:02:36

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

6
What's This? (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas” / Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:03:05

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Inc.

7
Town Meeting Song (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Cast - The Nightmare Before Christmas
00:02:56

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other - Cast - The Nightmare Before Christmas, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

8
Jack and Sally Montage (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:05:17

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

9
Jack's Obsession (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Cast - The Nightmare Before Christmas
00:02:46

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other - Cast - The Nightmare Before Christmas, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

10
Kidnap The Sandy Claws (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:03:02

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - Catherine O'Hara, MainArtist - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Paul Reubens, MainArtist - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

11
Making Christmas (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
The Citizens of Halloween
00:03:57

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Citizens of Halloween, MainArtist - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

12
Nabbed (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:03:04

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

13
Oogie Boogie's Song (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas” / Soundtrack Version)
Ed Ivory
00:03:16

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Ken Page, MainArtist - Ed Ivory, MainArtist - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

14
Sally's Song (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Catherine O'Hara
00:01:47

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - Catherine O'Hara, MainArtist - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

15
Christmas Eve Montage (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:04:44

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

16
Poor Jack (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:02:31

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

17
To The Rescue (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:03:38

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

18
Finale / Reprise (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:02:44

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobbi Page, Unknown, Other - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Chris Boardman, Conductor - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - Catherine O'Hara, MainArtist - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Bill Jackson, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Robert Fernandez, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Citizens of Halloween, MainArtist - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

19
Closing (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Soundtrack Version)
Danny Elfman
00:01:25

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Patrick Stewart, Narrator - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

20
End Title (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”/Score)
Danny Elfman
00:05:05

Sharon Rice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Piersante, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark McKenzie, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - dave collins, Unknown, Other - Patti Zimmitti, Unknown, Other - J.A.C. Redford, Conductor - BOB BADAMI, Producer, Editor, Associate Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Bartek, Unknown, Other - Mark Mann, Unknown, Other - Bill Easystone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Bass, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Megan Cavallari, Unknown, Other - Joel Franklin, Unknown, Other - Richard Kraft, Producer, Associate Producer - Letitia Rogers, Unknown, Other

℗ 1993 Walt Disney Records

21
This Is Halloween
Marilyn Manson
00:03:21

Danny Elfman, ComposerLyricist - Marilyn Manson, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

22
Sally's Song
Fiona Apple
00:03:19

Fiona Apple, MainArtist - Mike Elizondo, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

23
What's This?
Fall Out Boy
00:03:00

Zeph Sowers, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Neal Avron, Unknown, Other - Matt Green, Unknown, Other - Danny Elfman, ComposerLyricist - Erich Talaba, Unknown, Other - George Gumbs, Unknown, Other - Fall Out Boy, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

24
Kidnap the Sandy Claws
She Wants Revenge
00:05:09

Danny Elfman, ComposerLyricist - She Wants Revenge, Unknown, Other, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

25
This is Halloween
Panic! At The Disco
00:03:36

Panic! At The Disco, MainArtist - Danny Elfman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

26
Making Christmas
Danny Elfman
00:05:33

Danny Elfman, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Universal Music Mexico S.A. de C.V.

27
Oogie Boogie's Song
Danny Elfman
00:03:14

Danny Elfman, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

28
Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Danny Elfman
00:02:50

Danny Elfman, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Walt Disney Records

29
This is Halloween
Danny Elfman
00:03:18

Danny Elfman, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Universal Music Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Album Description

Danny Elfman, who has scored many of Tim Burton's imaginative films (Edward Scissorhands, his two Batman films, etc.), is a perfect musical partner for the somewhat macabre director, and never more so than here, where, in fact, Elfman gets not only to write the music but to play the part of the main character. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated movie musical about the abduction of Christmas by the denizens of Halloween land, and Elfman sings the part of Jack, the Pumpkin King. The score is in his usual lush but threatening style (Kurt Weill is his biggest influence), but the highlight is Elfman's singing. Even in his rock band Oingo Boingo (now merely Boingo), Elfman doesn't get to sing like this. Granted, the soundtrack album inevitably lacks the film's outlandish visuals, but it tells the story on its own, and one is better able to appreciate Elfman's outstanding performance.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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