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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More with Feeling Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (16 Dec 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000070WPE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,492 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Overture/Going through the motions [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I've got a theory/Bunnies/If we're together [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Alyson Hannigan 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The mustard [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Chorus0:18£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Under your spell [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I'll never tell [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Nicholas Brendon 4:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The parking ticket [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra0:44£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rest in peace [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dawn's lament [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 1:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dawn's Ballet (from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")Orchestra 1:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What you feel [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Standing [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Under your spell/Standing - reprise [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Walk through the fire [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Nicholas Brendon 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Something to sing about [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. What you feel - reprise [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra0:45£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Where do we go from here? [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Coda [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra0:39£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen18. End credits (Broom dance/Ggg Arrgh) [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Orchestra0:31£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Main Title (from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")Orchestra0:27£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Suite from "Restless": Willow's Nightmare/First Rage/Chain of AncientsOrchestra 5:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Suite from "Hush": Silent Night/First Kiss/Enter the Gentlemen/ SchismOrchestra 6:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Sacrifice (from "The Gift")Orchestra 2:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Something to sing about (Demo) [Music for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"]Kai Cole 4:30£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Original TV Soundtrack Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Once More With Feeling)


While the idea of infusing a weekly TV series with a Broadway-musical ethos isn't exactly a new one, it became something of a turn-of the-century television mini-trend. But few have reached as far--or succeeded--like this 2001 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Penned by series creator-producer Josh Whedon and performed by Sarah Michelle Gellar and cast, it's a loving, loopy musical pastiche that takes pot shots at everything from Andrew Lloyd Webber to indie-rock. Paralleling the show's lovable pop culture tweaking, the musical styles here (the episode's musical conceit is a curse visited upon Buffy's hometown of Sunnydale) range from a patent footlight chorus of demons being interrupted by Gellar's hard-rocking stake thrusts on "Going Through the Motions" to Spike the Vampire's goth-metal complaint "Rest in Peace", with everything from parking tickets and mustard stain removal to climactic duels with the supernatural getting the Broadway send-up. Also includes strong orchestral score-suites from three other episodes, as well as Whedon and wife Kai Cole's demo for "Something to Sing About". --Jerry McCulley

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Joshua J. Seymour VINE VOICE on 25 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
The musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More, With Feeling", is one of the most inventive, astonishing, brilliantly acted and directed hours of television of all time. It received enormous amounts of critical praise, and huge fan adoration. The songs, written by show creator Joss Whedon and performed by the cast themselves, were all excellent. The musical format was ideal for this genre-bending show. And now, the songs are finally available to buy on this beautifully packaged CD. The booklet contains a nice intro from Joss, and the complete song lyrics. Here is the track listing, and my little reviews:
1. Overture/Going Through The Motions: The overture is a cute little piece, made up of tunes from other songs. On Going Through The Motions, Sarah Michelle Gellar displays her adequate vocal talents in this well-written song of suicidal despair. 9/10
2. I've Got A Theory/Bunnies/If We're Together: This song contains much humour as the Scooby Gang wildly theorize about what is causing the strange singing curse. The Bunnies segment is absolutely hysterical. Buffy's section has beautiful, life-affirming, ironic lyrics. 9/10
3. The Mustard: Mildly amusing, short song about successful laundry. (Sung by Buffy writer/director David Fury) 7/10
4. Under Your Spell- Possibly the best song on here. Amber Benson's voice is beautiful and sweet, the lyrics are haunting and wonderfully expressive of Tara's deep feelings for Willow.
5. I'll Never Tell- Funnily performed and written, this is a warm and affectionate song behind all the bickering. It is reminiscent of duet's from the classic movies of the 50's and it works well. 8/10
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cat Marsters on 26 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
...Okay, so maybe the cast aren't posessed of the greatest voices since Nat King Cole and Sheryl Crow, but they do pretty damn well. Joss Whedon (creator, producer and writer of this whole episode) has proved himself a genius, mixing all kinds of musical styles to create an unforgettable episode. I wasn't sure how well it would work without the visuals but it does work, and it's still damn good.
Laugh at Anya's hysterical bunny rant (and if anyone knows why she hates bunnies I'd love to find out) in track two. Get all wistful and romantic with Tara's love song to Willow in the lovely track four, Under Your Spell. Her voice could be stronger but for someone with no training it's pretty amazing. Listen to all the lyrics of the Parking Ticket aria on track six. It will make you laugh so hard, and who hasn't thought of doing that?
James Marsters... well, really I'd prefer to look at him than listen to him on track seven, but his voice is pretty sexy too, really. It's at this point you start to realise there is a point to this series of songs: they all start to say something about how the characters feel about each other. Track eleven is a bittersweet ballad by Giles about how he has to leave Buffy to stand on her own feet. It's followed by what I think is the highlight of the album: his duet with Tara when they both realise they must leave, him to go to England, her to live without Willow's mind-control magic.
Track thirteen is a blatant 'Tonight' from West Side Story copy, but it's still pretty funky and has some great harmonies, as well as Willow's wry 'I think this line's mostly filler'. FYI, apparently the actress didn't want to sing on this, although I think she does okay.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Welsby on 25 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you're not a Buffy fan already, you probably wouldn't be interested in this CD - aside from anything else, lots of the lyrics of the songs would probably not make much sense to you. But to Buffy fans, this is a good album.
Some of the singers are not as good as others - and why should they be; they're really actors on a drama show, they weren't cast for their singing abilities. However, they all do their best, and some of the singers, for instance Amber Benson, Anthony Stewart Head and James Marsters, are pretty good.
There's a mix of songs on the album, and they're nice to listen to - I've played the album many times since I bought it. Some of the lyrics are great - 'I'll Never Tell' being a good example. The addition of some scores from other Buffy episodes is wonderful - I particularly like 'Sacrifice' from 'The Gift,' it always makes me remember the scene in which it was played. I'm not so keen on the inclusion of the demo of 'Something To Talk About' - it was interesting to hear once, but not something I really want to keep playing.
Overall, a good album and one I listen to quite frequently, but probably only worth it for people who already know the Buffy story and have seen the episode Once More, With Feeling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marcus L. Rowland on 24 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
As soon as I'd seen the Buffy episode "Once More With Feeling" I knew that I wanted a CD of the music. It's been a while coming, but it was worth the wait, and a real improvement on the MP3 files that have been around for a while. Most of the tunes have longer intros than in the original show, all of the distracting background noise is gone, and so forth. There's also a booklet including cast photos, the words of all the songs, and a three-page "How I Came To Write This" article by Joss Whedon.
There are a few very minor cuts - most notably, and least excusably, the tap-dancing introduction to "Sweet's Song" is gone, as is the Henchman's short "song". Spike's interruption to "Where Do We Go From Here" is also missing. None of this is important, since they are all things that work better on screen than on the CD, but they should be noted.
The extras are excellent - the suites from "Restless" and "Hush" contain some of the best and creepiest themes that have been used in the show, and the track from "The Gift" is the music that climaxed Season 5. The demo track of "Something To Sing About" is interesting, if not exactly good - Joss Whedon sings better than he dances (in late episodes of Angel season 2), but that isn't necessarily saying he's good.
Obviously this isn't going to be to everyone's taste - you need to be a Buffy fan, and it helps considerably if you have seen the episode first. Those who haven't seen Buffy season 6 should be aware that the songs include some spoilers for the beginning of the series. But if you're OK on this it's a CD I can thoroughly recommend.
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