Finally, the wait is over. A couple of months ago I heard that the soundtrack from the first season of PUSHING DAISIES would be coming out on CD, and I've been practically shaking with anticipation ever since the news appeared. It's here!
There are so many reasons why this CD is so wonderful. First and foremost, it's the music from the best show currently on television. (Unfortunately, that statement will soon be obsolete, stupid ABC.) Hearing the CD brings to mind the brilliant characters and visuals of this most original show.
Jim Dooley's cues are playful, lush, moving, evocative and quite varied in scope. While some of the music cues are short, there are plenty of them here. There's a total of more than 70 minutes of music on this disc, so you definitely get your money's worth.
What makes the CD truly great, of course, is the inclusion of songs by Kristin Chenoweth and Ellen Greene. While each only gets one song to sing solo and a third song is sung as a duet, these are the frosting on the PUSHING DAISIES musical cake. To hear true musical genius going on, listen to the PUSHING DAISIES theme underlying "Morning Has Broken." It's breathtaking.
I fervently hope that Varese Sarabande sees fit to issue a soundtrack CD for the second season (if only to get Kristin Chenoweth's rendition of "Eternal Flame"). But, for now, I'm elated about this release. I'll probably fall asleep tonight with visions of Ned, Chuck, Olive, Emerson, Vivian and Lily dancing in my head...