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1. Dragon Tales
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3. Vol. 1-Disney's Greatest
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5. Disney's Greatest Vol. 2
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7. SpongeBob SquarePants: Original
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8. Reckless Nights & Turkish
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9. Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
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10. Bug Music: Music Of The Raymond
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15. The Simpsons: Songs In The Key
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1. Dragon Tales
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Average Customer Review: 4.95 out of 5 stars
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Dragon Tunes, the record, aims to fire up 2- to 6-year-old fans of the fantasy-fueled PBS show with a herd of uptempo original tunes, and it largely succeeds. Culled on the 20-track collection are good-timey, get-you-moving numbers such as "Wiggle Song," which invites movement and active listening through its directive to "Wiggle your fingers / Wiggle your toes / Wiggle your hands and / Wiggle your nose." Then there's "Touch," which has the keep-up-if-you-can lyric, "Touch your elbows / Touch your bum-bum / Touch your kneecaps / Try to keep in touch," as well as confidence-builders such as "Betcha Can" and "Try" ("And though you may be small / Each day you're growing up / And you'll be big and tall / 'Till then just strut your stuff"). Kids who carry a dragon torch for certain characters won't waste time fast-forwarding to "The Ord Shuffle," "Cassie," or the Zak-and-Wheezie-celebrating "Be a Dragon." Others will want to wag their dragon tails track by track, starting with the familiar-to-all opener "Dragon Tales Theme." Because the series devotes a segment of every half-hour show to singing and dancing, more than just the theme song will be familiar, though--something that serves to further the record's appeal. Another appeal-enhancing feature is the persistent presence of former Ohio Express singer Joey Levine as the songwriter. Parents who can recall such bubblegum hits as the Express's "Chewy Chewy" will likely chime in on Levine's cheery vibe. Like most kid-show soundtracks, this album is low on art, high on spunk, but given the instant grins it'll register, loving parents can't be helped from wondering, so what?--Tammy La Gorce ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Music for the Whole Family
Sometimes it is very difficult to find children's music that the whole family can enjoy. Dragon Tales accomplishes that feat. It is also the perfect traveling CD. When the kids (2 and 4 years) get bored, we pop in this soundtrack and we all sing along. My husband even likes this music! The tunes are catchy, fun, and not overly sweet like most kids' music. I highly recommend this soundtrack but beware, you may find yourself singing these songs when the children are nowhere to be seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great music for all ages!
This is a wonderful CD of Dragon Tales songs that doesn't get annoying! If you child watches the cartoon, then they will recognize many of the songs from the TV show. The CD is very energetic, and will get your kids up and dancing! Even if your child hasn't seen the cartoon, they will enjoy the music just as much. As a parent, this is one of those CD's you can enjoy along with your children. We love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best kids music cd
My daughter (2 years old) LOVES this CD. To tell the truth all of us love it. She walks around the house singing "Ord's Shuffle" and "Shake your Dragon Tail". "Stretch" and "Wake Uo" are our get up in the morning songs. The catchy melody sticks in your head and you will find yourself humming it through the day. I purchased another copy for my class because my students ask for the CD everyday. It is a PERFECT purchase.
The music is great and it is well sung. You won't be disgusted by horrible singing.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best kids cd I've heard in a long time.
I'm sooooooooooo happy I bought this cd for my one and three year olds. And they are as well. The songs are all happy tunes about topics that every parent wants to instill in their child, like making friends, trying your hardest, and how to overcome fears. I find myself listening to this cd even when my kids aren't in the car with me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dragon Tales Soundtrack
I bought this soundtrack because I found it on sale at a discount store and I recognized the title from the TV show. It has since then become a great investment. My 3 year old daughter LOVES this music. She puts it on, turns it up really loud and dances throughout all 20 tracks. It really is cute music- not too babyish! ... Read more


2. Fooly Cooly OST 1: Addict
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3-0 out of 5 stars Their albums are better
This soundtrack fit the anime very well, and not having vocals in a lot of the songs was more appropriate in this context, but a lot of songs on the soundtrack actually have vocals to them which are awesome and make the music a lot better, and those who only hear the soundtrack are missing out.
If the cost of importing their albums is the issue, buy this, since its now a domestic release, and scrounge around on *emule* or an equivalent until their albums are released here.
Imported, they're just not worth it ($40+) unless you have plenty of cash to throw around.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great music from a Great Anime
After seeing FLCL on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, I was awe-strucked by not only the great visuals and great intellectual masterpiece of FLCL, but also by the great music, most of which was done by the Pillows. The music just reminds me so much of the indie music scene, not that mainstream processed cheese crap that dominates the airwaves. I can't say anything else beside BUY THIS ALBUM. It's something that both Anime fans and Garage Alternative fans will enjoy. If you like good alt rock, do yourself a favor and pick this album up, I did and I'm loving it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why cant other anime have great music like this?
First time i saw the anime like most other people i didnt get it (what?who?or where? the hell) but what i did manage to notice was its incredible music soundtrack and then i got the story. Filled with the original music that brings flashbacks of freaky scenes wacky diologe and awsome fights. the only thing wrong with it its that it lacks a full version of "LAST DINOSAUR" but thats avalible in the sister soundtrack which i forgot the name (my bad)but its out ther so goand buy the two of them if yopu dont like it i pay you back the money you spend.
hehe right... till next time this is Najava sining off.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great music, crappy CD mastering
This thing sounds like they used mp3's for a master. Very compressed and flat sounding (compared to Happy Bivouac, for example). But if you are on a budget, I suppose it's OK for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars you guys are all screwed up
Yo, just get the new furi kuri album- the pirate king- Now if amazon made a bundle pack of addict and pirate king, what would ya say to that? ... Read more


3. Vol. 1-Disney's Greatest
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5-0 out of 5 stars Save big bucks w/the 5 disc set!
This CD is great. It has both old and new Disney classics. But...for a little more money you can get all these songs and about 80 more. The 5 disc set sold here at Amazon has 99 Disney classics and sells for about the price of 2 CDs. The 5 disc set includes songs such as Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from the no-longer released Song of the South, songs from the theme parks like the Electric Light Parade theme, It's a Small World from the NY World's Fair...it has them all! Buying the CDs seperately you probably spend twice as much + shipping; save some money--the 5-CD set is the way to go.

5-0 out of 5 stars this cd is good
this cd is supercaligood i was happy when i bought this cd it has good songs some include: out there just around the riverbend supercalifraglexpialdocuis bibidi bobidi boo zip-a-dee-doo-dah etc i recomnd you get this cd also i got vol.2 it has good songs
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5-0 out of 5 stars magical memories from Walt Disney Magical Movies
Do you believe in magic? I do! If you don't, please hear this wonderful CD and enter in a world of real magical memories... the most beautiful memories you can imagine - Disney memories! Hear this album and YOU CAN FLY with Peter Pan, sing THE BARE NECESSITIES with Baloo, go JUST AROUND THE RIVERBEND with Pocahontas, just say the magic words, BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO and enter in a WHOLE NEW WORLD of Wonderful Disney Music.

I just don't have words to describe it... maybe just one

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! ... Read more


4. Fooly Cooly OST 2: King of Pirates
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The verse-defying, guitar-blasting J-Rock group the Pillows come roaring back with more sit-up-and-take-notice grooving beats and vocals on this second gem of a soundtrack to the ingeniously chaotic Fooly Cooly series. Musical collaborator Shinkichi Mitsumune (Utena, Love Hina, Sugar) spreads out more of his flavorful instrumentals to fuel the high dosage of anime insanity that inundates this quirky off-the-wall anime. This 17-track CD includes the vocal songs "Crazy Sunshine," "Blues Drive Monster," "White Ash," "LAST DINOSAUR" and "I think I can" along with five drama tracks. ... Read more


5. Disney's Greatest Vol. 2
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Disney CD
This is a really great CD. I bought it because I am a huge fan of Disney, and I was not disappointed. This CD includes such great songs as "The Bells of Notre Dame" From the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" From Cinderella. It has a great mix of older and more recent songs, and is a wonderful listening experience. Great CD for all fans of Disney. ... Read more


6. Scooby-Doo's Snack Tracks: The Ultimate Collection
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There have been at least two generations who were first introduced to ghosts, haunted houses, and mysteries from Scooby-Doo and his pals--Shaggy (the goofy stoner), Freddy (the responsible one), Daphne (the looker), and Velma (the brains, and a sentimental favorite). But did you know that Scooby is only a nickname? (For that matter, so is Shaggy.) Or that there have been four separate theme songs, for the series' different incarnations? (That's including the lean Scrappy-Doo years.) Filling out this collection are the oh-so-groovy tunes that served as background and chase-scene music in some of the best episodes of the series, like "Seven Days a Week," from Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright. Other highlights here are the Monkees' Davy Jones with "I Can Make You Happy" and the closing track, a dance-oriented remix of the theme song. Neither of the songs are particularly good, but they're plenty of fun just the same. --Randy Silver ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Scooby Doo Cd is Great
I bought this Cd for My son's Scooby Doo Party. It's very enjoyable. You can Connect the songs to the memories of the Cartoon episodes. We really enjoyed hearing this Cd. I would guess anyone who didn't really enjoy this Soundtrack must not love scooby as much as they think they do...

3-0 out of 5 stars Some nice titles themes but not much else.
Hey, I love the Scooby Doo title songs. I'm always whistling them. This fun 19-track CD gathers 5 titles songs and a 'Scooby Doo Club Mix' (!) among 13 lame '60s folk songs. No one apart from the REALLY nerdy or hippy will be interested in these. A few funny clips of dialogue from the show pop up sporadically but you won't catch 'em unless you stick out the beatnik stuff.

It's cute release if you can pick it up cheap.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Real Trip!
Although this CD isn't what it could be or should have been, it stll rates highly due to the fact that a little thought and effort were put into it and the results are (mostly) groovy! A real highlight, and one that's not advertised on the cover, is the inclusion of soundbites from the show featuring all of the gang after virtually every track. The disc is also book-ended with the Cartoon Network (as it was pre-Boomerang) music/jingles. This almost gives the whole CD the feel of being an episode of the show.
The tracks include five themes from the various incarnations of the Scooby show, from the great (the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You?), to the not so great (the awfully dated disco-style theme) to the interesting (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo featuring the voice of Vincent Price). The pop songs - all of which appeared in the shows, usually accompanied by Scooby and Shaggy running from a ghost or ghoul - are of varying quality but never below good. Seven Days a Week is a definate highlight in this batch. Also featured are the character-sang songs from the shows, most from the special Scooby Goes Hollywood. These are also of varying quality but don't hit the heights of the pop songs. The Name To Remember is great but I Could Be a Star just grates. Still, if you've always wanted a CD that features Scooby Doo dueting with the Shadow Demon in their rendition of Me and My Shadow this is a must buy! Rounding off the CD is an up-tempo 'Mega Mix' of the original show's theme and features the character's voices throughout - it's fun, funny and the perfect finale - I would be very interested to see what would happen if this was played at a night-club - a full dance floor, I expect!Five stars would have been awarded if some of the familiar and great background music had been included - for fans of the original these are nearly as recognisable and loved as the theme tune.
Although I have owned this CD for a number of years now, it has only just been re-discovered in my house thanks to my two-year-old son. He has taken all-things Scooby to his heart and this CD is a real favourite since it contains the much loved character voices and also songs he can dance to. This is a CD that will appeal equally to the fans of the show who want to revisit happy memories, and the young and young-at-heart who either love Scooby or simply love to have fun!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for young kids
Another reviewer wrote that this CD was only for nerds or hippies. I beg to differ... My five-year-old loves Scooby-Doo and now he's learning to love pop music partly through the classic bubblegum pop songs featured in the old Scooby-Doo episodes.

The songs on this discs are family-friendly and child-safe. Combined with CDs by The Wiggles and Ralph's World, my kids have quite a collection of songs to enjoy until they are ready for the more grown-up world of the radio.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's cool
Scooby doo is awesome! Go back in time, and prepare to have a great time with Scooby and his pals! ... Read more


7. SpongeBob SquarePants: Original Theme Highlights
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5-0 out of 5 stars spongebob is my man
Never has there being a carton so cool like spongbob that's my man His songs are only 8 minutes long buts its worth the wait
so go buy your own copy because it is the best ever this is something you will never forget or regarded at all so go by your own copy of sponge bob .The CD itself is divided into four sections: Sponge, Patrick, Squid ward, and Sandy-the four main characters. The first song is the well-known Spongebob theme. The Loop-dee-Loop song is next. Boy is that catchy! I get it stuck in my head so often. Sandy's Texas song is my favorite. It's so sad! Pre-Hibernation is an awesome heavy metal instrumental from the episode in which Sandy practically kills Sponge with her dangerous activity week before going into hibernation. The Ripped Pants and FUN songs are just. Well, cute...and from the corresponding episodes. True SBSP fans have probably seen them many times. Sponge bob Scared Pants is a Halloween version of the theme song. Enjoy! (. I got this CD as a gift along with a million other Sponges bob-themed presents today!)

5-0 out of 5 stars AAHHH! I LOVE Spongebob!
Never has there been a cartoon of such high quality: genuinely funny, not gross, well animated, incomparably cute, fun for kids and adults alike, original...everything. Not to mention the good music. Sure, this CD is only 8 minutes long, but still, it is GREAT. It comes with a free Spongebob sticker...put it somewhere so everyone knows you're a Squarepants fan. I am always getting attention drawn to my Spongebob stuff. Tons of other fans start up conversations with me based on our enjoyment of this wonderful show. The CD itself is divided into four sections: Sponge, Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy-the four main characters. The first song is the well known Spongebob theme. The Loop-dee-Loop song is next. Boy is that catchy! I get it stuck in my head so often. Sandy's Texas song is my favorite. It's so sad! Pre-Hibernation is an awesome heavy metal instrumental from the episode in which Sandy practically kills Sponge with her dangerous activity week before going into hibernation. The Ripped Pants and FUN songs are just..well, cute...and from the corresponding episodes. True SBSP fans have probably seen them many times. Spongebob Scaredy Pants is a Halloween version of the theme song. Enjoy! (By the way, if you noticed the date, it is Christmas. I got this CD as a gift along with a million other Spongebob-themed presents today!)

4-0 out of 5 stars WHERE'S THE CHRISTMAS SONG?
This CD was great, but the "very 1st christmas to me" isn't on here. Otherwise, I would give this a 5. Awesome! Buy it!

3-0 out of 5 stars GO find somthing else to do kiddies
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i bought this soundtrack like a maniac SOOOOO excited. I was dissapointed. Not only cuz there's barely anything the songs SUCK SOOOOOO MUCH CRAP.
I mean, yeah those songs were good. In theory.
The only song i could listen to for hours and hours was the Pantara song. I mean, u people are little wusses if u dont like that song. Its the BEEEEESSSSSTTTT. I can't belive nobody likes it. It was in spongebob for g0d;s sake.
SO they put it in.
Live with it.
Overall if 9-16 years olds are listening to this, u should keep this just for pantara and go listen to heavy metal or rock or somthing liek that. I have some recomendations:
Linkin Park, Pantara, Limp Bizcuit, Korn, Spineshank, Type O engative and Godsmack.
But if u guys are listening to this get closer to the pantara song.
You'll understand it ROX!!!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars I'm Glad I didn't Pay Full Price!
I saw this cd at a used CD store for VERY cheap. Since the TV show SpongeBob Squarepants has some catchy music on some of it's episodes, I decided to buy it since the price was right. I am glad I didn't get this CD for full price though because the total time of the whole cd is a little under 10 minutes. I would call that a rip off...

Heres a little about the songs:

1. Spongebob Squarepants Theme- You got to put this on a Spongebob Squarepants soundtrack cd. Any tv show's soundtrack needs it's theme song.
2. Loop de Loop - A classic Spongebob song, but I would rather have had them leave this song out and add another song that actually is sung by spongebob or another character.
3. Texas Song - A song sung by Sandy Squirel. It's a country ballad all about texas, with some added yodeling.
4. Pre-Hibernation - Waste of time for this CD. It didn't add anything to it.
5. Ripped Pants - a great song from one of the earlier Spongebob Episodes with Spongebob singing how he ripped his pants. This song has to be on the soundtrack!
6. F.U.N. Song - Another song that can't be taken off of the soundtrack. Besides from the theme, I would say this is the second most famous Spongebob song.    
7. Spongebob Scaredy Pants - I suppose this was from the Halloween Spongebob Episode. I never saw it, and I didn't really like this song.

Overall, this CD could be much longer, with many more songs on it. Adding some soundbytes of the characters talking would be good too. ... Read more


8. Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights
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Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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These prewar gems from a long-neglected artist have been remastered and now sound better than ever. Scott's career as composer, bandleader, and electronic-music pioneer is just beginning to be rediscovered. Here, he mixes swing jazz with classical forms, exotica (long before there even was such a thing), and his own hyperactive melodies to create a timeless sound. Many of the bouncy tunes are recognizable from their constant use in cartoon soundtracks over the years: the classic "Powerhouse," a jittery mix of an edgy scherzo and a relentless march (as well as a favorite of Looney Toons composer Carl Stalling); the jaunty "The Toy Trumpet"; and the dizzying "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals." Scott's original recordings with his Quintette (which, strangely enough, consisted of six musicians) are a delight, and the invention and energy never let up. --Heidi MacDonald ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Explosively Fun Stuff
Raymond Scott is not a composer of cartoon music. He is however a compser whose music was later used for many cartoons. His musis is so tied to those cartoons that listening to his extrodinary and complex pieces is like revisiting the old Warner Bros. cartoons. Much of the music on this CD is recognizeable including the Warner Bros. archetypal piece Powerhouse.

It was once I understood that this music was not written to accompany Bugs Bunny that I understood Scott's genius: this was just the music he liked to compose. It was not a soundtrack to accompany an animated rabbit and duck and his composition names were not references to cartoons.

Scott is not a jazz musician in any traditional way. His music was very rigid. He would tap out pieces on piano and tell others to play it on their own instrument. There was no room for improv. He never wrote down a note of music but rather composed pieces on the spot and assigned people in his quintet to play them. Rigid and formal in compositional style, he was very serious about his fun music. Said to be a loner and a workaholic, he seemed an unlikely candidate to be the musical spokesperson for a generation of cartoons. In spite of the restraints he placed upon his band, his music swings like few others. It feels fun and alive as if playing the music is the greatest joy.

Despite knowing about his utter lack of involvement in the making of Warner Bros. cartoons, it is still far easier to imagine a pack of animated animals playing his music than actual people who slaved away for weeks to learn each piece.

Later in life he left this fun jazz behind and became a pioneer of electronic music and even did soundtracks for the short films of a pre-Sesame Street Jim Henson.

He is one of the most important, influential, and played composers of the 20th century. There are few people in America who have not heard his work although most have no idea who he is.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is just AMAZING!!!
Okay, as a little kid growing up in the 1990's, I was a fanatic of the Ren & Stimpy Show. And I always wondered, when the rambunctious cat and mouse duo were engaging in their hysterical hijinx, what WAS that incredible background music?! It's a little bit ragtime, a little bit trashcan jazz, and a whole lotta AWESOME!!! Well, a few months ago, I did some extensive research on the web, and to my eternal joy, I found out that the composer in question is one Raymond Scott, and boy, did I jump at the chance to buy this CD! I was NOT disappointed! This guy is a musical dynamo! His compositional structures and musical ideas defy every convention! And all the looney old ditties are here, including a few that any cartoon fan will INSTANTLY recognize, like "Powerhouse", "The Toy Trumpet" and "Manhattan Minuet", and a few that I didn't even know he wrote! Even the ones that I'd never heard before impress me to no end, like "The Penguin" and "Huckleberry Duck." This cat really knew jazz, despite what the purists say. He also had a knack for taking a concept or idea, and totally expressing it musically, like Richard Strauss, but with swing! I don't know how I ever lived without this CD. A few of my personal favorites are "The Toy Trumpet" (the tune WILL get stuck in your head, mark my words!), "Manhattan Minuet" (a jazzy little tune with a twinkly background), and "In an 18th Century Drawing Room" (which is really just a jazz variation on the first movement of Mozart's K. 545 piano sonata, but you'll be astounded by what Ray does with it!) Great CD, highly recommended! If you're a music lover, you must check this one out!

---Barrett

5-0 out of 5 stars Wild, weird, wonderful jazz/chamber music.
Let me introduce you to the amazing musician-composer-arranger-genius of the weird, Raymond Scott. Actually, you've probably already met him but didn't know it, since his music was quoted and used extensively in Warner Brothers cartoons throughout the 40s and 50s. But with this wonderful album, you can meet Mr. Scott face-to-face, and experience his wacky, unique mixture of swing jazz and chamber music. It's addictive stuff, so watch out. These tunes will be running through your head for weeks.

Raymond Scott and his tight musical group, the Raymond Scott Quintette (actually a sextet, but Scott preferred the word 'quintette') performed a series of novelty jazz numbers during the swing era in the late 30s. This album contains most of their major pieces, each one a three-minute masterpiece of strange, swingy sound and sheer lunacy. It's some of the vivid and descriptive music you are likely to hear, and it's insanely catchy. There really is nothing else like it. Scott's musicians are superb, and play each piece with precision (Scott insisted each piece be played as written, which edges him out of the jazz territory and into the realm of chamber music.)

There's a wealth of riches on this disk. 'Powerhouse' is the group's most famous piece, and the one you'll recognize from its constant re-use in cartoons and movies. The jaunty 'Penguin' is my favorite work here; it's so sprightly and swingy. Also terrific are the zany, high octane 'Twilight in Turkey,' the rocky 'Bumpy Weather over Newark,' the holiday seasoned 'Siberian Sleighride,' and the rushing power of 'Oil Gusher.' For a bit a class with the craziness, check out 'Reckless Night on an Ocean Liner,' which seems to show a beautiful cruise ship drifting from the mists, lights all aglow, before the drunken party starts. But really, everything on here is great. There isn't a single track I don't enjoy.

Also included are two pieces from Scott's later big band. 'At a Turkish House Party' is the best of the two, and shows how Scott re-imagined his style for a larger orchestra.

Those new to Raymond Scott will benefit from the detailed and thoughtful liner notes. If you enjoy this album (and you are going to, I guarantee it), you'll also want to buy the 2-CD set 'Microphone Music,' which features even more of the quintette. A dutch group called the Beau Hunks Sextette also do great covers of Scott's quintette on two of their CDs (but I still perfer the original).

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant songwriting!
It took me years to finally find out what artist created this fantastic music I've heard since I was a kid. "Reckless Nights..." is the first album I bought by Raymond Scott and it just blew me away! Not only does the music automatically put me in a good mood, but as a songwriter for 11 years myself, I can honestly say that this guy's sonwriting skills were awesome. Highly recommended to anyone looking for something different, fun, and well done.

5-0 out of 5 stars the original is still the best
If you are reading this review, chancs are that you aleady know who Raymond Scott is. This is the CD that started the revival of interest in his music. Raymond and his original group are the real masters of his music although the Beau Hunks are a very close second. Raymond left no room for error on his recordings and it shows. The performances are completely polished. True these all come from 78 RPM sources but they are as good as it gets. You will NOT be disappointed. If you only buy one Raymond Scott CD, this MUST be the one to get. ... Read more


9. Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
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10. Bug Music: Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, And The Duke Ellington Orchestra
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When Duke Ellington began to slip classical motifs and structures into his jazz compositions in the '30s, two fellow composers took his example as a challenge to do the same. Raymond Scott played movie music, led the house band on the popular radio show, "Your Hit Parade," and supplied much of the music for Carl Stalling's famous cartoon scores; John Kirby led a jazz combo that included Ben Webster, Russell Procope and Charlie Shavers. All three bandleaders are saluted on Bug Music. The music inside is playful and joyful, with Byron's clarinet skipping and jumping through the catchy melodies and quirky rhythms. In fact, what's most striking about the recording is not the mix of jazz and classical music, but the mix of jazz and humor, an all too rare combination these days. --Geoffrey Himes ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars NOT just nostalgia
A previous reviewer mocked this album as no different than what Wynton Marsalis does. I respectfully disagree. While Don Byron is reviving music too little known (Kirby, Scott), and honoring the well-known (Ellington), and not taking any liberties with the content... he's NOT suggesting that jazz should be frozen in time, or that anything freer than bop is just noise, the way, say, Marsalis does.

Sure, i dig this recording. But i also dig his radical, modern works like the Tuskegee Experiment, his Knitting Factory work, and his sideman work with the likes of Marc Ribot. You will NOT hear Wyton Marsalis playing with Marc Ribot or Bill Frisell!

Respect for the past, and an eye to the future - that's what jazz ought to be, i think. Contrary to opinion, i think the cool thing about this album isn't that people will listen to it and then go listen to Raymond Scott or Duke Ellington. No, the cool thing is that they'll listen to this and then open their ears up to something genuinely new and radical with Byron's gorgeous modern works.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Sunday morning disc!
Don Byron has had a number of impressive releases, but this is by far his greatest achievement. Byron, a first-rate composer in his own right, is also a magnificent conductor and interpreter. Anyone who can take Raymond Scott and Duke Ellington and not only capture the playful spirit of their core compositions but also modernize them while maintaining that "swing" is worth checking out. Do youself a favor and buy "Bug Music." You'll find yourself tapping, smiling and dancing along.

5-0 out of 5 stars For grown-ups AND kids!
This is a favorite when looking for an energy pop ... sort of caffeine on CD. And during a week-long painting project with a 13-year old, all hip hop and rap, this was the single CD he asked for again and again!

4-0 out of 5 stars explores nostalgic moods; paints vivid images
Several reviewers have used the word "playful." I agree, but that single word doesn't capture the complexity of the mood set by the music on this CD. It's no wonder it's often found in children's music sections. It sounds like what you'd expect to hear on the radio in a soda shop in the 1920's--strictly fun and non-alcoholic. It's a style dressed in straw hats and garters on the biceps. There are specific, entertaining images evoked by selections "The Penguin" and "War Dance for Wooden Indians." Adaptations of classical music "Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairies" and "The Quintet Plays Carmen" are very clever. The farther into "Siberian Sleigh Ride" you go the more it resembles John Williams' cantina band music from Star Wars Episode IV. And the highlight of the whole CD was "Powerhouse," immediately recognizable from its use in Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoons. A nostalgic delight!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Big Band
This recording accompanies other lively big band recordings well, and has the added component of humor up-front. The song selection is highly interesting and the execution is marvelous. A fantastic concept and worthwhile project. ... Read more


11. The Carl Stalling Project: Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons, 1936-1958
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For fans of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, et al., this is the essential cartoon soundtrack as well as a monument to surrealism. During his 22 years as a composer for Warner Bros. animated shorts, Stalling invented the musical vocabulary of cartoons. Producer Hal Willner has lovingly assembled a sonic collage that showcases Stalling's compositional genius and uncanny ability to borrow a tune. It's a whirling collection of random moments, chock full of music you never knew you knew, from Bugs Bunny's theme from "Rabbit Fire" to Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" to Stalling's own "Woo! Woo!" Also included in the mix: outtakes from recording sessions, and several complete scores. --Heidi MacDonald ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You KNOW this music, you just don't realize you know it
Carl Stalling is the composer you KNOW, even if you don't recognize his name. He wrote the soundtrack for many of our young lives as the composer for Warner Bros.' "Merrie Melodies" and "Looney Tunes" cartoons from 1936 to 1958. Hal Willner has compiled this CD that for the first time lets you hear the music on its own, and lets you realize just how much of the cartoons' impact came from Stalling's music. It's more than coincidence that the cartoons had a big drop-off in quality right around the time Stalling retired. The arrangements twist and turn in a millisecond, the clever orchestrations include some sophisticated early use of electric guitars as sound effects, and the quotes from popular songs (and from the canon of eccentric jazz composer Raymond Scott) were so influential that today we know the standard "Arkansas Traveler" primarily as "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee" and Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" as the theme song for the Mynah Bird.

But that's not why you need to buy this CD. You need it because it is IMPOSSIBLE to maintain a bad mood when this CD is playing. You need this to listen to as a stress reducer on those tough days. You need this because it is chilhood in a disc.

Willner sifted through hundreds of cartoons to choose about 40 with the most significant music. He presents the music in a variety of formats. A few tracks provide the soundtrack for a single entire cartoon. Others are medlies from a certain period in Stalling's career or pieces that set a particular mood (such as the "Anxiety Montage"). There are also tapes from recording sessions for 1951's "Putty Tat Trouble" that give insight on how this music was recorded. I couldn't recommend this CD any more highly. (After you've given it a listen, check out a Raymond Scott "best of" album like "Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights" to see just how many of its tracks are familiar from various cartoons.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Warner Brother's King of Music
Even if you do not recognize his name, Carl Stalling is a very familiar composer. He wrote the soundtrack for many of our young lives as the composer for Warner Bros.' "Merrie Melodies" and "Looney Tunes" cartoons from late 1930's to late 1970's. Hal Willner has compiled this CD that for the first time lets you hear the music on its own, and lets you realize just how much of the cartoons' impact came from Stalling's music.

Willner sifted through hundreds of cartoons to choose about 40 with the most significant music. He presents the music in a variety of formats. A few tracks provide the soundtrack for a single entire cartoon. Others are medlies from a certain period in Stalling's career or pieces that set a particular mood (such as the "Anxiety Montage"). There are also tapes from recording sessions for 1951's "Putty Tat Trouble" that give insight on how this music was recorded. I couldn't recommend this CD any more highly. (After you've given it a listen, check out a Raymond Scott "best of" album like "Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights" to see just how many of its tracks are familiar from various cartoons.)

Stalling's music, instead of following the traditional rules of musical structure (exposition, development, theme, variations, etc.), was written to follow the rapid action of cartoons. Stalling would not compromise on this, even if it meant having the 50-piece orchestra play fortissimo for five seconds and then having only one piccolo playing the next four seconds. To ensure a perfect correspondence between the sound and the image, Stalling and the cartoon's directors would agree on a few sketches and on the timing of the action. This enabled Stalling to compose and record the music without even seeing the movie. Carl Stalling was also a master at telling a story through music, with gestures so clear, that there is never any doubt as to his intentions.

Stalling once said, "One problem with cartoons today is that they have so much dialogue the music doesn't mean much." Unfortunately, this statement rings true as we move into 2004. But keeping Carl Stalling from rolling in his grave is not why you need to buy this CD. You need it because it is IMPOSSIBLE to maintain a bad mood while this CD is playing. You need this to listen to as a stress reducer on those tough days. You need this because it is complete childhood in a disc.

I challenge you to turn on your television and watch some Looney Tunes. Turn up the volume and listen while doing something else (wash dishes, write a paper perhaps.) I guarantee you will know exactly what is happening, and to whom. This was the comedic skill and genius talent of Carl Stalling.

As Porky Pig would say: "abieh-abieh-abieh... That's All Folks!"

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best avant-garde albums I've heard.
To truly appreciate this music, remember that it follows the action of the cartoons. Musically, it has no conventional sense of rhythm, time, or progression. Very quirky, fun, and enlightening. Essential stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Few Favorites
This CD is for anyone who enjoyed the music from the old Warner Bros cartoons."Powerhouse" was my favorite one as a kid. This is primarily the background music only. If you want some of the songs, you might consider Bugs Bunny On Broadway.

I'm not a music expert so I can't really comment on musical styles. I do pay attention to background music often, and Carl Stalling wrote some of the best music for the old, classic cartoons.

5-0 out of 5 stars GUARANTEED
Although I was familiar with most or all of the music on this CD, I'd never heard of Carl Stalling. Well, to my delight, he turns out to be one of the most important composers ever to write movie scores, right up there with Maurice Jaubert and Nino Rota and John Williams, as far as I am concerned. He was a true original. He wrote the scores for the Warner Brothers cartoons from 1936 to 1958.

This CD is not only a tribute to Stalling, it is also the most entertaining, endearing, smile-engendering, memory-invoking, guffaw-getting album you'll hear in quite a while. I postively guarantee that you will love this album if you were EVER a child--if you EVER joined your friends to sneak into a Saturday matinee and cheer when our hero Bugs Bunny foiled the villain--if you EVER laughed uncontrollably when you heard, "I taught I taw a Puddy-tat"--if you EVER felt forlorn when you heard our pal Porky stutter "Th-th-that's all, F-f-folks!" Stalling wrote the perfect music that we heard in "our subconscious" while we watched those "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies."

Just the titles of the various selections will put you in the right mood: "Gorilla My Dreams" and "I Got Plenty Of Mutton" and "Puss 'N' Booty" and "To Itch His Own" (Stalling's last score- 1958) to name just four.

As Hal Wilner writes in his introduction to Stalling and the CD, "It (the CD) contains some soundtracks by one of the greatest film composers/arrangers from some of the finest films ever made."

Buy this album and I dare you to play it just once. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ... Read more


12. Brak Presents The Brak Album Starring Brak
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In the sometimes-twisted world of cartoons, Brak seems to fall someplace between Ren & Stimpy and South Park. Not quite as gross as the former and nowhere near as foul-mouthed as the latter, Valdemar H. Guerta (a.k.a. Brak) climbed to stardom on the back--or slippery ether--of his costar Space Ghost. Now the Brakster has gathered some truly unusual (and unexpected) guests for his first album. Like an audio nightmare cartoon gross-out of the skull, The Brak Album trots out many of his most obese obsessions: "Rock Candy" (great for causing cavities, as Brak duly points out), "Magic Toenail," "Big Fat Squid," "We Like Girls," and... well, you get the picture. Ireland's Chieftains appear here with "I'll Tell Me Ma," while WCW World Heavyweight wrestler Diamond Dallas Page does a cameo with "Evil Is Only Skin Deep." But it's Freddie Prinze Jr. on "Highway 40" who seems an even odder special guest than the Irish minstrels and the canvas crusher. Throw in the Brakettes and a backing band eager to funk it up and you've got a kids' record that redefines "weird" for today's Brakhead (and tomorrow's next generation of good, all-American citizens).--Martin Keller ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Brak Makes a Really Cool Album!
Hey, everybuddy! I love Brak a lot and his new album, "Brak Presents the Brak Album Starring Brak" is awesome. I first heard of Brak way back in '94 on Space Ghost Coast to Coast. I would watch Cartoon Planet all the time until it went off the air. I've gotta say this album is a lot better than the first two Space Ghost albums, which I have. I love the two shows that Brak did in Feb. and Mar. for this album. This is one of my favorite albums ever! I love the opener, "Really Cool Song". A track a blast a lot on the CD player is Zorak's "Smell You Later", although referring to Brak as 'too ugly for TV'. A great track, "I've Got You Under My Drawers", is one of the best Brak songs I ever heard. "We Like Girls" is also great, especially the video when they blur out Zorak's birthday suit! "Ohio" has become a favorite of mine the first time I heard it. "I Like Hubcaps" is awesome. Especially the 'fallin' on my head' part. I love the remake of "I Love You, Baby" with Monica which should have been on the album. The duets, "Highway 40" with Freddie Prinze, Jr., "I'll Tell Me Ma" with The Chieftains, and "Evil Is Only Skin Deep" with DDP, are all cool. The skits are also wonderful. My favorite ones are "Count Brakula" and "Cowboy Buddy". Another one I love from Part 2 is "The Umpire Strikes Brak", where Brak wears a jersey that says 'My Sox'. The last two pix on here is the awesome "Rock Candy" and the backwards "Soup on a Stick". Great for all occasions! My fellow brak lovers, this album is for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Space Ghost-Related Album Yet!
THIS CD IS BETTER THAN A COLD BEER ON A HOT X'MAS MORNING!! I think this is the best SGC2C-related albums, probably due to the fact that it starred lil' ol' Brak. My favorite tracks are "I'll Tell Me Ma", "Really Cool Song", "Smell Ya' Later/Getta Job", "I've Got You Under My Drawers", and "Rock Candy". The funniest one is probably "We're Buds", because instead of having Jo Dee Messina sing with Brak, he sang the girl part, too. I highly reccommend this CD to any SGC2C, Cartoon Planet, or Brak & Zorak fan.

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In the foreword by Brak, he reveals his REAL name to be Voldemar H. Guerta.(FWI)

5-0 out of 5 stars BRAK IS A BONAFIDE CURE FOR DEPRESSION!
I don't use that title lightly. I inherited my Dad's chemical depression. I fought it for years, with happy-drug this and vitamin-that, and everything you can think of. One day a local radio show here in St. Louis (Dave Glover Show, 97.1Talk) played "Soup On A Stick" during rush hour while I was on my way home from work. My car almost went off the road halfway through the song with the line "But that's another Stow-ey!!" The next day the same show played "Things That I Like", and I was in almost in tears. I knew of the Brak Show, and had even seen it once or twice. But I had no idea of the real POWER OF BRAK! I went out and bought this CD and ever since then I have been infectiously singing, humming, or tapping it - and have been SMILING!! LAUGHING!! So far: Depression Drugs - 2 / Brak - 10!!! And no, I'm not making this up. I challenge any depressed person to frown while this thing is playing!!! It's IMPOSSIBLE! So go dip your pig in butter, ride it 'round the playground, and join Brak & I on a trip into forgotten memory, because when you are with Brakky, you are 4 years old again - and none of that adult stress crud has scarred you yet!! Enjoy with big smiles and lemonade! My little girl sings along too, she loves it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brak Finally Gets His Own Album!
The majority of fans would agree Brak is the star on the 2 Space Ghost albums. Cartoon Network has noticed and has given us an album from everyone's favorite space cat thing? If you liked the Space Ghost albums or enjoyed Brak's songs off Cartoon Planet then you can't go wrong with this album. A must have for all Brak fans.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brak is great!!!
My Friends dad knows the guy who does brak (He works at a recording studio and recorded braks voice.)and he is the guy coolest i've met!
This CD Is Great!!!
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13. Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
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In the animated feature that precedes this CD, Scooby Doo joins up with Velma, Shaggy, and the gang to solve the mystery of the Witch's Ghost. Both silly and spooky, the soundtrack features tunes from Witch's Ghost, as well as selections from its predecessor, and original songs by the Hex Girls, who were assembled for this project. Headed up by former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin, the Hex Girls posture and bounce through their numbers, copping sounds from rocker-girl progenitors Pat Benatar, Blondie's Debbie Harry, and Wiedlin's old chipmunk-punk crew. Delightfully daffy, rhyme schemes run toward "The Witch's Ghost / if she catches us we're toast" and we got "packs and packs and packs / of Scooby snacks."Littered with 'toon talk like "Zoinks!" and "Jinkies!" the disc packs a playful wallop with Billy Ray Cyrus hamming up Scooby's famous surf-rock theme song. A Hanna-Barbera classic for the next generation. --Paige La Grone ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars witches ghost is scary Fun
The sound track is wonderful fun, and is just that fun and frolic. Not only does it have country singing superstar, but sounds of the Go-Go's and semi sounds of 80's Lady's Pat Benitar, Blondie, and Laura Branigan. The sound track has songs also from the movie " Scooby Doo on Zombi Island". There in itself is a bonus. There are several stand outs on this sound track, "Hex Girls", "Earth, Wind, Fire, and Air" "The Witches Ghost", and "Its a Mystery". The later being from Velma'a point of view (now that is a treat).
Over all, this is a treat for the All Hallows Eve season, Not a Trick. So don't end up with rocks in your entertainment player, get a real treat with "Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost" sound track ; )

5-0 out of 5 stars Super CD!!
This is a super CD. I LOVE the songs by the Hex Girls. This is such a cool album. I am 20 years old and I just love Scooby Doo. I also love the song "It's A Mystery." This album rocks. I strongly suggest buying this album if you love Scooby Doo. All of the songs on this album is super. I just love them all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
This is a very cute album.

First up we get the Scooby-Doo theme song done in a brand new way by Billy Ray Cyrus. After that there are seven songs by The Hex Girls (the goth group featured in the movie). This is the main reason I got the CD. I really like their songs 'Hex Girl', 'Earth Wind Fire and Air' and 'It's a Mystery'. The latter of which has a really cool melody.

Only one track is dedicated to Louis Febre's score though. However he has released a promo CD all his cues if you can find it. Though it's pretty hard to come across.

Released on the Kid Rhino label the CD is nicely packaged with bright colors and liner notes. It may run for a swift 32 minutes but it's definitely for Scooby Doo fans. And for folks who liked the Hex Girls music.

5-0 out of 5 stars this is brill
hey i really like your cd and i was wondering if i could have a copy.We have been workimng on it in school for the saint dvids day compotuion and i acudentually broke the cd so could i please have a another copy.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A pure soundtrack!!!!
This album contains the songs you'll find on SCOOBY DOO & THE WITCH'S GHOST and also SCOOBY DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND movies. Most of songs can be heard during the movies and some at the end of the movies. My 2 child loved it!!!! ... Read more


14. Classic Disney, Vol. 1: 60 Years of Musical Magic
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great For People Who Love Disney Movies
I think that this CD is the best thing for young kids who love Disney movies! The songs are the best ones from the movies, and they are a lot of fun to sing along with. I listen to the CD so much, that I know every song!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this CD!
This CD is a wonderful collection of some 25(!) of the most beloved Disney hits. Indeed, the songs on this CD are all songs from the great Disney movies that you remember from your childhood. There's "Someday My Prince Will Come" from Snow White, "Colonel Hathi's March" from the Jungle Book, and "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Snow White. What's also wonderful is that the hits are from the great Disney movies right up to the present, which such songs as "Beauty and the Beast" from the movie of the same title.

My whole family loves these songs, and often sings along with them. As a wonderful bonus, we were not aware of "Minnie's Yoo Hoo!" which sounds like a 1920s, snappy little tune, and my children often play it twice and even three times in a row.

Buy this CD you won't regret it!

5-0 out of 5 stars 60 Years of Musical Magic
This wonderful disc from Disney includes some great musical memories from some of their most beloved movies.

Included here on this first volume are some great tracks including a selection from SUMMER MAGIC ("The Ugly Bug Ball" performed by Burl Ives), the title song from THE MONKEY'S UNCLE (performed with a youthful verve by Annette Funicello and the Beach Boys), "A Whale of a Tale" from 20, 000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (performed by Kirk Douglas) and three tracks from MARY POPPINS ("Chim Chim Cher-ee", "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Jolly Holiday").

From the Disney animations, there are many selections, including "A Whole New World" from ALADDIN, "Circle of Life" from THE LION KING, "Poor Unfortunate Souls" and "Kiss the Girl" from THE LITTLE MERMAID, "Love is a Song" from BAMBI and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from CINDERELLA.

If you love Disney music, you'll love this wonderful album!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea and a Wonderful CD
The idea of issuing musical selections from Disney films, features and other areas of their world of entertainment is really quite pleasing. If you love the world that Walt Disney created and has continued on to this day, this CD gives you little musical vignettes across that span of time that are very nostalgic and uplifting. I really love Track 13: THE MONKEY'S UNCLE sung by Annette Funicello and The Beach Boys. Track 4: "Under the Sea" from THE LITTLE MERMAID is just wonderful. This is a great CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea and Good CD
The idea of issuing musical selections from Disney films, features and other areas of their world of entertainment is really quite pleasing. If you love the world that Walt Disney created and has continued on to this day, this CD gives you little musical vignettes across that span of time that are very nostalgic and uplifting. I really love track 13: THE MONKEY'S UNCLE sung by Annette Funicell and The Beach Boys. It's great. ... Read more


15. The Simpsons: Songs In The Key Of Springfield - Original Music From The Television Series
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5-0 out of 5 stars For Simpsons fans!
This is another great cd with hit tunes and hilarious dialogue taken directly from a variety of episodes. The cd is contains an illustration of a donut, Homer's favorite food. AFter an extended version of the theme song, there are many familiar tunes. Here are some examples of the songs included: The Itchy and Scratchy, the Stonecutters' amusing song and Senor Burns, played by Tito Puente and his jazz ensemble (which appeared on the episode entitled "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"). THere are also several versions of the closing credits song, played by a variety of bands. If you own the other two cds, purchase this one. It contains thirty-nine tunes.

4-0 out of 5 stars So you like music and you like Simpsons...
What's really amazing about this CD is the complete variety in music. Compare "Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart" to "Bagged Me a Homer" or "Happy Birthday, Lisa" to "Baby On Board." All of them catchy, yet so different! I especially like "Flaming Moe's" and "The Itchy Scratchy Closing Theme," which is the opening theme sung in sad past tense. Personal favorite is "The Amendment Song."

In addition to some great instrumental stuff, there are three spoken skits taken from the show. The first one "Honey Roasted Peanuts" is the funniest and it leads into the next track. Another one, "In Search of an Out of Body Vibe," is funny too and although it doesn't lead into the next track, it is still from the same episode. However, the other skit, "TV [...]" is a complete mystery to me as it has nothing to do with any songs and ends with Bart saying "TV [...]." I don't understand why they cut out what Homer replies in the actual episode, "Since I know you're upset, I'll pretend I didn't hear that." Okay, it's not that funny but it still would have been better to end the skit with a punchline. Also, the track "Boy Scouts-N-The Hood" has a song in it ("Springfield Springfield") but has so much dialouge both before and after the song is sung that it feels more like a skit too.

Good CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you're a fan, you probably know all the words...
While "The Simpsons Sing The Blues" seemed to be a quicky cash-in job to make somemore money off of Simpsons-maina, "Songs in the Key of Springfield" delivers the goods. The snappy writing and lovable characters can be enjoyed over and over again in you CD player. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the show.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Simpson Family Smile Time Variety Hour
Whoa, momma! For a Simpsons fan, it doesn't get any better than this. A bunch of great, hilarious music from the funniest TV show ever. I especially love the songs from the "Streetcar Named Desire" and "Planet of the Apes" musicals. Alf Clausen should be commended for the great job he did in putting this CD together. The sound is really good, considering these songs were not intended for commercial release when they were recorded. It's even in stereo. Any Simpsons fan who doesn't already own this CD should click on "Buy now" right this very minute.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun.
While a lot of the tunes make me chuckle (as well as joining in singing), the only thing that disappointed me were the relatively learge number of different versions of the theme song. It would have been much better without them. ... Read more


16. Rugrats In Paris: The Movie (2000 Film)
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This collection has a split personality. On one side, there's the youth Moment, led by 12-year-old Aaron Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick,No Authority, and Jessica Simpson. On the other side, there are the established artists, who are true surprises. Sinead O'Connor?Cyndi Lauper?Isaac Hayes?So, it's a battle between bouncy pop with its hyperextended beats and clear skin and the ragged tone of world-worn former heroes. Things begin with a surprisingly mellow track from TLC's Tionne T-Boz Watkins (perhaps she can't figure which side of the fence to choose here). From there, the beats step up, and Aaron Carter, Baha Men, and Jessica Simpson all deliver the kinds of catchy tunes you expect. Sinead O'Connor hasn't abandoned her sententious beginnings. Even with the addition of hip-hop beats and a few random electronic noises, she still sounds as solemn as ever, whispering and singing softly. Former Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell updates Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots" without adding or subtracting much. A better novelty is Cyndi Lauper performing "I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever," a sentimental tune perfectly suited for her emotive reach. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This CD is truly fun and inspiring
I bought this CD for my 3 year old after seeing the movie, which is hilarious (for grown ups too) This CD is excellent! I love it more than my daughter. The song "I want a mom" is a great song and a good reminder for us all what it feels like to be a child. My own mother actually got teary eyed after listening to it. The whole CD is great and I would highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite!
My most favorite song on this CD and the movie is "Bad Girls". My other favorites are: My Getaway, and Chuckie Chan.

4-0 out of 5 stars Okay!
This is the second CD I ever got. I havn't realy listened to it in a while sinse I got Jimmy Neutron,but I remember I liked it when i actually listened. I also got the movie,wich is really good. Goodbye.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Album-GREAT
This is really good for dance routines and stuff.I'm like the organiser for the kids downstairs and right now we're doing a play and we're using half the songs here! If you're running a dance class or something all the songs here are really good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
The Rugrats in Paris CD is awsome! Me and my friends already started working on dances to "Who Let The Dogs Out?" and "My Getaway". This CD even has a song in French, it's really cool! It even has some really touching songs, such as "I want a mom" and "When you love" (my personal favorite). Hope you will enjoy this CD as much as I did! ... Read more


17. Pokemon 3 The Ultimate Soundtrack (2001 Film)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Why did they even bother?
As a seasoned Pokémon fan, both of the US and Japanese content, I am usually willing to defend any CD or movie with a Pokémon theme. I did it with Pokémon The Movie 2000, despite a lacklustre collection of overrated pop music aimed at 8 year olds. There is however, no defending this so-called 'soundtrack'. It is simply another version of the 'Totally Pokémon' CD that we saw in January, which was without question a superb collection of perhaps only slightly too 'poppy' songs. The success of this CD does not however justify the re-launch of a clone product, with only three extra tracks. It makes me wonder why the producers even bothered to bring out Totally Pokémon, when they knew that the soundtrack was going to be the same thing...

Overall, if you bought the Totally Pokémon CD, then this CD is only for the most die-hard Pokémon collector to add to your hoard. Otherwise, I would suggest saving your money for a copy of the Japanese Third movie score, which was a wonderful compilation of music, rivalling everything on the US Third Movie soundtrack CD. I only hope that the fourth Pokémon movie's soundtrack is something more inspiring than a rework of the Johto series score.

5-0 out of 5 stars Say what you will but...
This is a pretty good album. I got it when I was only 13 and now years later I can still enjoy it. Sure, it's a re-release of Totally Pokémon, but at the time I couldn't find it and I found that the tracks were on this soundtrack. Basically this is Totally Pokémon V. 1.2, and if you don't already have Totally Pokémon this is definitley worth it.

This CD features all the Pokémon Karaokemon tracks in their full version, the intro to Pokémon Johto Journeys, a remix that was in the movies (and is even better than the original), and some other tracks like the catchy Pokémon GS, and other songs such as He Drives Me Crazy, Biggest Part of my Life and others, as well as Karaoke versions of three of the Karaokemon tracks and To Know the Unknown, the ending sequence of the third movie. If you don't mind Pokémon-themed music, this is definitley a good CD and I'd recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good CD.
This was a pretty good CD. I believe that it did very well and I absolutely do not concur with the concurrence that KOCH records is very bad at making compilations. This was a great cd. Instant favorites on this CD was 6 and 11, all the others that came in eventually, was 1,3,and 7. Very good CD. I really enjoyed it, and you (and/or your kids...) should too!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but...
The booklet is nice. It includes the lyrics and has a poster of the pokemon.
The songs are nice{I didn't like a lot of them though}.
My favorites are:
#1
#2
#4
#6
#7
#11
The other songs are okay but not that good.
I don't think it would be worth it to get rid of this cd, even though I'm not a big Pokemon fan{ I don't just collect Pokemon, as you already know}. But if you are a big- 100%- absolute- fan -in a -got to get everything way- than you might want to get this. If not I don't think you'd want to regret it.

1-0 out of 5 stars ITS POKEMON!!!!!!!
THE WORST SOUNDING POKEMON ALBUM EVER and thats saying some thing. ... Read more


18. Lion King 1 1/2
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Disney's penchant for quickie, video-only sequels to its animatedfeatures has earned the studio its fair share of criticism. But thesoundtrack to the Mouse House's latest small screen follow-up to itsclassic The Lion King deftly dodges the chronic sequelitis that hasundermined similar efforts. Reworking the original's "That's All I Need"and "Hakuna Matata" for star Nathan Lane's turn as the antic meerkatTimon(assisted on the latter track by the stellar vocal harmonies ofErnie Gabrell, Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams) casts both in anenergetic new light. Elsewhere, the emphasis is on vintage r&b coversinfused with contemporary production sheen (Raven's slinky take onRamsey Lewis' "Grazing in the Grass," The Tokens' "The Lion SleepsTonight" by Lebo M, Drew K. & French's faithful take on Kool and theGang's "Jungle Boogie"), performances that give the project a familiar,inviting aura for kids of all ages. Composer Don Harper rounds thecollection out with a selection from his original orchestral score and aremarkably faithful take on Morricone's classic theme to The Good, TheBad and the Ugly. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Great Film...But The Soundtrack Is Bland
Well, since this is the SOUNDTRACK to Lion King 1 1/2, you'd expect it to have the versions of the songs that were included IN the film. Well, this CD is not up to my expectations. This does not include the Diggah Tunnah which was in the film. Instead, it's this freaky dance mix that is a mixture of the chorus of the song, and Timon saying "All we do is dig so we can hide and hide so we can dig!" It would have been better if it had the original Diggah Tunnah and the Diggah Tunnah reprise.

And, here's the real surprise - it does not include the Hakuna Matata 'sing along' from the film, yet instead uses the version from the first movie, which is such an easy and cheap rip-off.

One good thing is that this album includes the version of "That's All I Need" that was in the film, yet that song in itself is kind of cheap, because it uses the tune of "Warthog Rhapsody" (see the CD "Rhythm of the Pride Lands" or the bonus features on "The Lion King: Special Edition" DVD to understand this).

There is only one instrumental track, and that's "Timon's Traveling Theme" (I think that's the correct title). It's basically the music from when he travels to find his dream home.

I haven't listened to the raven singing about grazing in the grass (ha ha, I couldn't resist :D Teenage singers and their weird names - no offense to any fans of this singer).
The reason why I haven't is because I fear it will be awful like Circle of (so-called) Stars Circle of Life. That was so horrible! It ruined that great song for me. Why do teenagers have to sing on every Lion King DVD?!? Well, enough about that...

Well, all in all, I think this could have been better.

3-0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, short on music from the film
The disc actually played without trouble on my computer's DVD drive.

Music is good with the exception of the 1st track which I don't remember from the movie. The Hakuna Matata version of the Lion King 3 (international name of the Lion King 1.5) has been replaced with the one from the Lion King 1 without reason. They could have included the other two versions of Digga Tunnah Dance that occur in the movie as well.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not too bad and a good bargain.
The soundtrack to the direct to dvd movie, isn't bad, if not short in length.

While the album itself only has 8 songs, the songs they use capture the flavor the movie quite well and for the price paid, it is more then worth it. The opening song is performed by Raven, who is quite popular in the Disney fan base right now. And the song seems to fit into the theme of the rest of the LK 1 1/2 songs and ideas in the movie. The best song though that I think most will want this soundtrack for is the Digga Tunnah Dance done by Lebo M who did most of the songs in the second movie. Again he comes through with flying colors in an impressive and up beat song that expands on the actual song we see in the movie. The other original song is the Timon sung, That's All I need , which was sung in the movie as well.

The other songs are not really original and have been heard before. hakuna Matata is from the first album and isn't a new version of the song and The Lion Sleeps tonight is from the Simba's Pride soundtrack, and sung by Lebo M but still is one of the best versions of the song I have heard and it does appear in this film so both work nicely.

Overall its a great album for anyone who wants the complete Lion King trilogy music wise, this is a must have. Could it have had more? Absolutely. Still pretty good what we do wind up getting as 3 or 4 of the songs along on it are great and will be listened to often by anyone who enjoyed this film or the Lion King music in general.

Side Note: To those who have had trouble using this on the comptuer. Press help after it loads. It won't automaticaly play as it has something to register the CD with Disney. if you press help on that screen that autoloads, it will tell you how to play it on the comptuer and that worked fine for me. It also works fine on any non computer CD rom player if you can't get it to work on the computer, but you should be able to if you follow the directions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Kind of a short CD, but "Digga Tunnah" ROCKS!!!
Okay, so the CD is pretty short. Only eight tracks, only two music scores from the film, it must be less than 30 minutes long. But most of the stuff we get is great, although, for some dumb reason, we get the version of "Hakuna Matata" from the original "Lion King" instead of one in this movie (remember in the movie: "Hey, Timon! I've got an idea! Let's do a sing-along!"). "Grazing in the Grass" is pretty good, although I'm getting a little tired of Raven performing everything for Disney these days. "That's all I need!" is also good, and it is very nice that Disney included the reprise of the song that's played for the end credits. But the BEST song BY FAR is "Digga Tunnah". Alas, we only get the end credit version of the song, but it's so well done, you'll hardly care. This is a ingenious yet simple song, a ditty which sets up the merekats' scaredy-cat view of life in the funniest way possible. It's so catchy I still can't stop singing it. It should make the next "Disney's Greatest" album, and I'm not kidding! "Quick before the hyena Commmmmmmmee!".

3-0 out of 5 stars BEWARE
The songs on this CD are great, if you can get it to play on your CD player. I have found out that these CD's are encoded with some sort of technology which does not allow it to be played on certain CD players. Nor could I play it on my computer. I had to resort to playing it on my DVD player. ... Read more


19. The Simpsons: Songs In The Key Of Springfield - Original Music From The Television Series (Special Packaging, Limited Edition)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Why do you not have this already?
'When I was 17, I drank some very good beer. I drank some very good beer I purchased with a fake ID. My name was Brian McGee. I stayed up listening to Queen. When I was 17.'

I've had this CD for 6 years and it's just as great now as it always has been. Nothing on this CD gets old as there are loads of different songs and tunes to keep you happy. My faves would have to be The Amendment Song, Senor Burns, See My Vest, Flaming Moes and the Eye on Springfield music.

I would have appreciated if either this or the Go Simpsonic CD contained the musical cues from the Homer 3 episode, rather than just the Philip Glass take on the end credits, as they were a huge departure from typical Simpsons scoring. But there will probably be another CD in the future and if it's as jam-packed with fun as the first two then we sure have something to look forward to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simpsonic Songs!
Ok, i Highly recomend this CD to any Simpsons fan! It has everything from opening and closing themes to Flaming Moes and In the Garden of Eden! It is so awesome! Anyway I really would buy it from Amazon.com and for a great price to!

Sincerely, #1 Simpsons fan!

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Simpsons....Suprisingly Disappointing?
I must admit...I was a mite disappointed when I listened to it. It didn't have any of my most beloved songs like Canyonero, We Put the Spring in Springfield, The Ballad of Jebediah Springfield and more. I still thoroughly enjoyed it, don't get me wrong. I just expected more of it than I should have. It has fewer songs than I thought after reading the back. I was a bit irritated with all of the end themes, seeing as how they are all virtually identical. I just over reacted with frustration because I wanted to hear my favorites. If anyone gets the impression that I liked this disc... they're crazy. I loved it with a capital "L." It was and is classic Simpson's Music. If anyone reading this has read my review of "Simpsonic," they may have the wrong impression as I was a little too harsh on this great disc. I was just having a hangover from the orgiastic experience I had after finally hearing "Simpsonic!" Lock this one in your rooms, your banks, your safety deposit boxes...it's a keeper!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Simpsons
If you like The Simpsons, this compilation is a terrific buy! The numerous variations on the Simpsons theme reflect the show's overall creativity and unique sense of cynical humor. The CD covers tunes from the most beloved Simpsons episodes and with dozens of tracks, you're sure to get your money's worth. Buy it today!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simptastic! (i'm sorry about the stupid title)
Great songs from the show. Being a fan i am a bit biased but it really is good. Alf Clausen does a good job a turning the Simpson theme into another without changing the tune. It's amazing how he does it especially the Hill Street Blues interpretation. Buy it now. ... Read more


20. Lupin 3
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lupin 3
I Love This Cd Is So Mucha Fun My Dad Love it Good

5-0 out of 5 stars An Absolutely Beautiful Soundtrack
I use to watch the reruns of this show all the time in 1995 when my family was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Just about every familiar track you heard played on the show is accounted for here! With the exception of I think two that I can't remember. One of my favorite tracks has got to be the 1978 theme song. This track is played in its original format unlike the Cartoon Network / Adult Swim version. Like the Japanese show, the characters introduce themselves in the theme song played at the start. Part of the reason this anime series is so famous is because of the musical score. Each film, series, and television special is gifted with a unique soundtrack of sheer euphonic soul. Just like each song on this soundtrack is gifted beyond words. Most of the tracks are either soft and easy, smooth and sexy, fast-paced and exciting. The spirit of the 70's is as present here as Charlie's Angels. The soundtrack covers about the entire run of the show and then some. Sounds more exuberant and energetic than any James Bond film--and that; I feel is an understatement.

Some people might be put off by the Japanese dialogue, which to me just adds to the authentic world of Lupin the 3rd. (Maybe I'm just open minded) Smart choice by Pioneer. I honestly thought they were going to put everything in English. You're not left in the dark too much because Pioneer was smart enough to give out English translated lyrics. If you listen to the dialogue while you read the translation, you will not only get a better understanding of what is being said; but you will hear the emotions being felt as well.

Bottom Line: This is a masterpiece! When you are done reading this, buy this CD! Your life just might have more meaning.

BUY IT NOW!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Great music from the show
I purchased this cd a while ago.

It has some of the music from the episodes that I've seen on cartoon network.

There is charactor dialogue on some of the tracks --- BUT ---
it's in japaneese.

It's actually sort of annoying -- they laid it down over the top of track.

It is sort of like the DJ that is talking over the intro of a song.

One of my favorite tracks is missing ... the guitar music used when Lupin and the others are in the stadium in Rio.

The cd has alot of remixes and deals with music from the series from the late 70's and 80's.

The show did run from '67 -- 228 episodes, 8 feature length movies, 13 tv movies.

(It's going to take a long time for them to translate all of that material) :-(

I guess the producers wanted to capture the essence of the series but had to make omissions due to the shows evolution.

Overall I got 3 tracks that I was familiar with. The one I really wanted wasn't there.

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