WALL,E
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Synopsis:
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

Academy Award?-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios (The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille) transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL*E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL*E(short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL*E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL*E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

Joining WALL*E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

....WALT DISNEY RECORDS proudly presents the WALL*E ORIGINAL SCORE by Thomas Newman. PLUS a BRAND NEW PETER GABRIEL single "Down To Earth".

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Academy Awardr- winning writer/director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. This encounter leads to WALL E chasing Eve across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

Customer Reviews:

  • Wall E Soundtrack Review
    I love this cd! My child is obsessed with this movie, and it has been a joy watching him listen to the music! Received the cd in a very timely manner in perfect condition....more info
  • Well-crafted soundtrack--deserving of study.
    The WALL-E soundtrack is a surprisingly diverse, earnest and heartfelt composition. Especially satisfying are three main themes that reappear in subtle variation from empathetic to wonderous to grand. Two themes in particular conclude as recognizably simple and blended cords in Horizon 12.2 that tug at the heart strings (that is, poignant).

    Oddly, the most significant theme, the one that introduces us to WALL-E's complex and inquisive character, isn't isolated and finally named on its own track until well into the score--a soulful little clip titled All That Love's About--which is, more or less, the main idea within the movie.

    WALL-E is the most satisfying movie I've seen in quite a while and the music carries the story and scenes along beautifully. The selection of the Hello Dolly songs is also a strange genuis. Put on Your Sunday Clothes is hard to put out of your head. In the film, the tracks Down to Earth and Horizon 12.2 accompany one of the most pleasant closing credit sequences of a film anyone might hope to see.

    Five stars to this CD. ...more info
  • wall-E A R
    I don't know, it's a stupid title for a reviw i know, but that's all i got right now. But basically:
    < The original song, performed by Peter Gabriel is beautiful - a new and great classic.
    < The 3 (i think) selections from "Hello Dolly" are an awesome and excellent choice for the movie and soundrack.
    < and the rest of the incidental music perfectly evokes the images as they pertain to different parts of the movie.

    I love it, and my kids love it...by Barnaby...more info
  • Very enjoyable
    I don't know why I waited so long to see WALL-E but once I did, I immediately fell in love with the story of WALL-E, a lone robot on earth who was part of a large group of robots whose directive was to clean up the earth. Thomas Newman's film score for the animated film was charming to say the very least. For the most part. I wasn't too fond of the songs with Michael Crawford. I understand why they are included since they play an integral part in the film but I personally just don't care for the songs.The rest of the soundtrack is fantastic. The "space opera",if you want to call it that is both subtle as well as bombastic at times but never annoying. I like on "First Date" how Newman gives the song a kitschy lounge music sound. I definitely loved the more classical influences in songs like "Eve Retrieve". The Peter Gabriel track "Down to Earth" is wonderful. The man can do no wrong in my book. I love his raspy vocal. The main reason I got this cd was for Louis Armstrong's "La Vie En Rose". I love the song and the segment in the film where Wall-E tries to impress Eve (to no avail). Despite not liking the Michael Crawford songs, I for the most part love the soundtrack to one of my favorite animated films....more info
  • A Pretty Good Soundtrack
    I enjoyed listening to the Soundtrack from Wall-E. It has good music, and a good bit of it can be enjoyed while it plays in the background. There are nice themes by Thomas Newman interspersed throughout. My favorite tracks are 5, 13, 28, and 33. The only downside was the cheap cardboard container it came in. But if that doesn't bother you, I would recommend this quickly....more info
  • Simply amazing!
    The first time I saw the movie in a theater, I was amazed by the visuals, story, every single aspect of the movie, and ESPECIALLY the score! The second time watching Wall-E, I just melted and kept falling for the soundtrack. It's so good it sounds better the more you listen to it!

    The music just captivated me. It made the movie perfect to watch. The score seemed to perfectly match and enhance the mood of the scenes. My favorites include First Date, Define Dancing, and of course, Down to Earth!

    Get your hands on the soundtrack now, some way, some how!
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  • Newman Scores with
    Composer Thomas Newman has landed a great score with Disney Pixar's "Wall E." The characters stand alone, but for those in the audience listening for tonal quality, cluster chords, and pure musical delight, then this score is for you! The fictional company Buy n Large comes to life on Track 13 with the song "BNL." [...]. BNL the song is a lovely barbershop quartet, SATB composition which claims, "Happiness is what we sell."

    We enjoyed the orchestral performace in "The Axiom," which bounces on the melody of the rest of the score. The French Horns are delectable, and the strings really pull through.

    For any music lover, I suggest you put on your Sunday best, purcahse this score and download it today!

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  • The credits roll, and whoa...
    Wall-E is magical, no doubt, and the soundtrack contributes and compliments it all. But for me, when the credits rolled, and "Down to Earth" began I was just floored. I know that if something grabs me the first time I hear it, something is up; this is a very uplifting and magical piece, perfectly suited to the movie. I haven't heard Peter Gabriel in some time, but you can't mistake him, and he and everybody with him has really done a fine, fine thing. Some other reviewer noted "Oscar"; who needs awards but, if this can be topped, I can't wait to hear it. I walked out the the theater and mentioned to my wife that this would grab a best song Oscar.
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  • I love Peter Gabriel's "Down to Earth!"
    I enjoyed the soundtrack for this movie. But, what struck me instantly was the first song that was played during the end credits. I had to find out the name and who composed it. Peter Gabriel's "Down to Earth" was the song that ultimately inspired me. I wish there were more like this song available, but I am still happy with listening to it over and over for now....more info
  • Great Soundtrack; Horrible Packaging
    The soundtrack is really great. I have no problems with that at all.

    My problem is with the packaging. I just bought the soundtrack--the physical soundtrack, not downloaded.
    While the idea behind it is pretty cool--recycled material, kind of cardboard-esque--it is hard to get it out of the little pocket they gave it. Not to mention, by the time I got it out of that little pocket, it had three or four scratches. Not a big deal, but they should have kinda thought ahead a bit...
    I ended up switching the disc and the little booklet around, since the pocket for the booklet is more loose.

    Anyway, word to the wise: if you buy the physical soundtrack, be careful getting it out. Squeeze the sides and shake instead of trying to pull it out.

    The soundtrack itself is great....more info
  • WALL-E Score Serves to Elevate Movie
    In a film where there is not a word of dialogue from your main character for over half an hour, the score has a special duty. Whereas it might take a backseat in films with action and elaborate monologues to care our auditory senses along, WALL,E's design forces Thomas Newman to stand in the foreground, pants down, exposed to the audience. In some ways WALL,E marks a touch of the standard fare for Thomas Newman. At first impression it could be suggested that his particular brand of restraint toward an overly-developed set of themes and motifs might be inappropriate for a large fun sci-fi outing. However, Newman makes no apologies for his consistent use of light and airy orchestrations and without a doubt, it raises up the film.

    While fans of recent Pixar films may be hyped up on the delightful and more pronounced themes Michael Giacchino, it would be hard to argue that he could match Newman in the realm of tone. And WALL,E, despite its very well-paced plot is a film that relies on tone.

    There is no cohesive set of themes in WALL,E. There are no really action-packed cues to get our hearts pumping. Instead, we are presented with music that defines its world. In the year 2815 AD there is one robot left to clean up the garbage left behind on earth. It is a new but familiar world. One which requires a tonal introduction. Newman obliges. From the first cue "2815 AD" (following "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" from "Hello Dolly!") Newman creates a fantasy tone for us that drags us into a world with one occupant left. The spine-tingling chord shifts and arpeggiated harp immediately create a feeling of isolation that gives form to the earth of the future. This musical thought is followed up at the end of the film in "Horizon 12.2" but with the isolation feeling substituted with a sense of curiosity in the music. While this styling has not become standard fare for sci-fi movies in the past few years. One need only look at Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien (which Newman seems to pay homage to) to find the value of tonal science- fiction music.

    Newman has managed to tap in to the brainwaves of his main character. The tone of the music often follows closely the mindset of WALL,E and helps us along when WALL,E's thoughts might be a little unclear for us. Newman also relies heavily on his established use of rhythmic strings and staccato brass to drive the film from point to point. Perhaps the most interesting new element would be the introduction of the Harp which expertly serves to levitate or add mystery to the cues it graces. The only downside to the construction of these cues may be that rarely is a theme allowed to fully develop within a cue. But, that kind of imitates the pattern of the story. WALL,E is not allowed his expression of love for EVE to play out until the end of the film. Cues like "Define Dancing" serve to express those feelings but never let them reach their conclusion. While not necessarily helpful for those who might want to listen to the score on its own, it works splendidly in the film.

    For those bombastic action moments Newman has no trouble giving us some full orchestrations. The momentum in "EVE Retrieve", "Rogue Robots", and "Hyperjump" drive along their respective scenes without becoming overly thematic. They just move well. Also fun and charming are the themes for EVE and WALL,E which were co-written with Peter Gabriel. WALL,E's is light and quirky, while EVE's is flowing and graceful. Perhaps the most fun in the score however is Newman's short jingle for the "BNL" company, sure to amuse.

    Overall, fans should find the score to be a strong addition to Newman's personal brand of sensitive and emotion driven tones. While, there could have been more thematic development in places, the score serves the film without ever getting in its way, which is quite a feat considering its prominence.

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  • as usual, the BEST
    Thomas Newman. He can carry 2 hrs of a (great) movie with the usual confidence and amazing sound. He deserve 5 stars for not only Wall-e but for being such a composer in the decade. From Green Mile, to American Beauty, to Angel in America and Road to Perdition. He does not make any mistakes. ...more info
  • Wonderful tracks
    The soundtrack is, simply put, amazing. Right from the first song in the list - "Put on your Sunday Clothes" from Hello Dolly to the last track - "Horizon". It is quite evocative and each track helps reminisce the scene of the movie in which it appears. The tracks vary from the gently uplifting, to some futuristic sounds, the fast-paced action tunes and some good oldies.

    The theme song for the movie is good and took a few times for me to start liking it, but I was more interested in the other soundtracks, especially the quite bubbly theme for "Wall-e" and "72 degrees warm and sunny".

    Great purchase.
    And it makes me want to see the movie again.

    And how can you not buy it after seeing the cute face of Wall-e on the album art....more info
  • WALL-E's Oscar-Worthy Score & Song
    I saw "WALL-E" the other night, and it truly is a magical film. I think the folks at Pixar have got some Oscars coming to them for this one! I also predict that two of those Oscars will be for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, both of which can be found right here on the wonderful "WALL-E" soundtrack. Thomas Newman's score is at turns delightful, quirky, and beautiful, while Peter Gabriel's song, "Down To Earth" (co-written with Newman), which plays over the film's end credits, is simply an uplifting joy. I sincerely hope that both Newman and Gabriel are justly rewarded at the Academy Awards for their marvelous "WALL-E" music. And, as an added bonus, the "WALL-E" soundtrack also includes Louis Armstrong's whimsical treatment of the old Edith Piaf fave, "La Vie En Rose," as well as the film's signature song, "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" (from "Hello Dolly"). There's also a few soundbites from the movie scattered throughout. So, what's not to like about the "WALL-E" soundtrack? It's a wonderful CD, and I highly recommend it. (And go see the movie too!)...more info
  • Score for an intimate space opera
    This soundtrack really stands on its own, despite accompanying one of the most achingly beautiful films I have ever seen.

    Stanton says in the liner notes that the movie as a whole was a space opera, something he kept emphasizing as Newman composed. Compared to the defining space opera, the original Star Wars trilogy, there are rather a lot of differences. Williams' score in Star Wars had a clear sense of accoustics and an expansive staging that translated even while watching the film. With a good sound system, you can almost imagine an orchestra pit just below the screen. The score seemed to come from the eternally romantic Star Wars universe itself, boldly proclaiming its themes of good, evil, love, and war.

    Newman's score for WALL-E, on the other hand, has a sonically closed or condensed aspect to it that draws you in closer to the intimate world of its inhabitants. As breathtaking as Stanton's vision of outer space turns out to be, you are still invited to experience it through the eyes of a newcomer, a little robot who, like yourself, has never been there before. Rather than coming from the universe, the soundtrack to WALL-E seems rather to simply be the music that accompanies the imaginative, curious, and ultimately wonderstruck mind.

    Although I liked nearly all of it, EVE stood out as my favorite individual track. In all I recommend the album, especially to those who enjoyed the movie....more info