Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Enchanted Soundtrack

My wife and I were engaged when Enchanted came out. We went to see it on its opening weekend, and were surprised to see that we were the only adults who were not accompanying children. While Enchanted will surely appeal to kids, this is a fairy tale for adults. It questions the very possibility of the fairy tale ideal, and finds a happy medium somewhere between the ridiculousness of fairy tales and the harshness of the real world.

While the movie is not an all-out musical (though Broadway's unoriginality and Disney's desire to turn a buck will definitely turn this movie into a musical sometime in the very near future. Will I go see it? Yes. I never said I wasn't dumb or easily duped out of my money) there are plenty of great showtunes in the score. Unfortunately, there aren't quite enough to fill the soundtrack, so they had to tack on some of the instrumental tracks to flesh things out. The instrumental tracks are fairly unremarkable. They mainly restate the themes from the vocal tracks in a longer and more boring way.

Although this soundtrack is a bit of a mixed bag, the vocal tracks are so good they make this a worthy purchase. If you're buying it on itunes, just get the first 5 tracks. If you buy the CD, only listen to the first 5 tracks.

Baleeted? Nope.

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