on 21 August 2003
Just like the film, the soundtrack is a pilgrimage through fun, fantastical and eerily moody themes. While many of the songs are child-like, the older generations will still sing along to "This is Halloween", "What's This?" and "Making Christmas", the latter of which is now a personal favourite over the seasonal holiday.
What makes the film and the soundtrack appealing to goth-orientated peeps like myself is its bittersweet theme; the love story is portrayed sensitively and beautifully by Danny Elfman's haunting melodies throughout songs such as "Jack and Sally's Montage". Though it may be too dark an animation for some, the sheer number of The Nightmare Before Christmas fans proves that mixing the freaky with the sweet is an unlikely, but successful, combination that can only be achieved by the God of Goth Films - Tim Burton, and the God of Eerie Melody - Danny Elfman.
I'm a huge Disney fan and I always love having both the film and the soundtrack.
I bought this on one of my many visits to Walt Disney World, :-)
This is such a lovely CD to have, there are some beautiful songs for this film.
The music and lyrics by Danny Elfman and he did an excellent job. He also wrote the original score, it includes some beautiful melodies which are heard throughout the film.
I can highly recommend this for any Disney fan. :-)