Nightmare Revisited

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Nightmare Revisited
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released September 30, 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 75:49
Label Walt Disney
The Nightmare Before Christmas chronology
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1993)
Nightmare Revisited
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Nightmare Revisited is a cover album of songs from the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was released on September 30, 2008 by Walt Disney Records to commemorate the film's 15th anniversary of its release. In addition to the album's eighteen covers are two re-recordings by original composer Danny Elfman, of the "Opening" and "Closing" tracks. One song featured on the album, Marilyn Manson's "This Is Halloween", was previously released nearly two years earlier, on the reissue of The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack which, featuring five covers of songs from the film, acted as a precursor to Nightmare Revisited. The album also features Korn covering "Kidnap the Sandy Claws". Enhanced content on the disc features the trailer of The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well.

American psychobilly band Tiger Army also provided a cover of "Oogie Boogie's Song", which was not featured on Nightmare Revisited, but did see release as a digital bonus track. Scott Murphy's cover of "Sally's Song" is also featured on Japanese pressings of the album.

Promotion[edit]

On September 27, 2008, three days before the release of Nightmare Revisited, the album was made available for streaming exclusively by Spin.com.[2]

On September 22, 2008, Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee, who contributed a cover of "Sally's Song" for the album, announced that she would be performing her cover on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 13, 2008.[3] Marilyn Manson similarly performed his cover of "This Is Halloween" (from the reissue of The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on The Tonight Show on Halloween two years earlier (October 31, 2006).[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Danny Elfman

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Overture"   DeVotchKa 2:36
2. "Opening"   Danny Elfman 1:00
3. "This Is Halloween"   Marilyn Manson 3:22
4. "Jack's Lament"   The All-American Rejects 3:15
5. "Doctor Finkelstein/In the Forest"   Amiina 3:17
6. "What's This?"   Flyleaf 3:20
7. "Town Meeting Song"   The Polyphonic Spree 8:55
8. "Jack and Sally Montage"   Vitamin String Quartet 5:44
9. "Jack's Obsession"   Sparklehorse 5:32
10. "Kidnap the Sandy Claws"   Korn 3:37
11. "Making Christmas"   Rise Against 3:27
12. "Nabbed"   Yoshida Brothers 7:34
13. "Oogie Boogie's Song"   Rodrigo y Gabriela 2:48
14. "Sally's Song"   Amy Lee 3:02
15. "Christmas Eve Montage"   RJD2 3:46
16. "Poor Jack"   Plain White T's 2:34
17. "To the Rescue"   Datarock 3:34
18. "Finale/Reprise"   Shiny Toy Guns 3:06
19. "Closing"   Danny Elfman 1:24
20. "End Title"   The Album Leaf 3:46
iTunes and Amazon MP3 edition
No. Title Artist Length
21. "Oogie Boogie's Song"   Tiger Army 3:02
Japanese edition
No. Title Artist Length
21. "Sally's Song"   Scott Murphy 2:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Business affairs: Jeff Lowy
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, California
  • Creative design: Steve Gerdes
  • Album design: Steve Sterling

Chart success[edit]

Charts (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 31
Billboard Top Compilation Albums[6] 1

The Album was released on October 27, 2008 in the UK and failed to chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "'Nightmare Revisited' Collection Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Amy On Leno". The Official Italian Site and Fan Club. 2008-09-22. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  4. ^ "MARILYN MANSON To Perform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Discography - Various Artists - Nightmare Revisited". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-10-12. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Top Compilation Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

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