WALL-E (soundtrack)

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WALL•E
Film score by Thomas Newman
Released June 24, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre
Length 61:47
Label Walt Disney
Pixar soundtrack chronology
Ratatouille
(2007)
WALL•E
(2008)
Up
(2009)
Thomas Newman chronology
Towelhead
(2007)
WALL•E
(2008)
Revolutionary Road
(2009)
Singles from WALL•E
  1. "Down to Earth"
    Released: June 18, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars
Filmtracks 3/5 stars
Movie Music UK 3/5 stars
Movie Wave 4/5 stars
ScoreNotes 7.5/10 stars
SoundtrackNet 3/5 stars

WALL•E is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, mainly composed by Thomas Newman and released by Walt Disney Records on June 24, 2008. Orchestration is credited to Carl Johnson, JAC Redford, Thomas Pasatieri, and Gary K. Thomas. Newman previously scored Finding Nemo; all other Pixar films have been scored by either Newman's cousin Randy or Michael Giacchino or Patrick Doyle.[1] The soundtrack features excerpts from "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" and "It Only Takes a Moment" (both sung by Michael Crawford) from the Hello, Dolly! soundtrack as well as an original song, "Down to Earth" by Peter Gabriel. Also featured in the film, but not in the soundtrack, are the classical pieces "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and "The Blue Danube", both of which are famous for their appearances in 2001: A Space Odyssey (which was one of the big influences of the movie). Neither Etta James's cover of the song "At Last" nor "Aquarela do Brasil", both of which were used in the theatrical trailers, appeared on the final cut of the film or the soundtrack. [clarification needed]

The soundtrack won two Grammy Awards: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Down to Earth" and Best Instrumental Arrangement for "Define Dancing". It was also nominated for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. In addition, the soundtrack was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "Down to Earth".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Thomas Newman, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" (performed by Michael Crawford, written by Jerry Herman) 1:17
2. "2815 A.D."   3:28
3. "WALL•E"   2:00
4. "The Spaceship"   1:42
5. "EVE"   1:02
6. "Thrust"   0:42
7. "Bubble Wrap"   0:51
8. "La Vie en rose" (performed by Louis Armstrong, written by Édith Piaf) 3:24
9. "Eye Surgery"   0:41
10. "Worry Wait"   1:19
11. "First Date"   1:20
12. "EVE Retrieve"   2:20
13. "The Axiom"   2:25
14. "BNL" (music by Thomas Newman, lyrics by Bill Bernstein) 0:20
15. "Foreign Contaminant"   2:07
16. "Repair Ward"   2:20
17. "72 Degrees and Sunny"   3:13
18. "Typing Bot"   0:48
19. "Septuacentennial"   0:15
20. "Gopher"   0:40
21. "WALL•E's Pod Adventure"   1:14
22. "Define Dancing" (written by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel) 2:23
23. "No Splashing No Diving"   0:48
24. "All That Love's About"   0:37
25. "M-O"   0:47
26. "Directive A-113"   2:06
27. "Mutiny!"   1:29
28. "Fixing WALL•E"   2:08
29. "Rogue Robots"   2:03
30. "March of the Gels"   0:55
31. "Tilt"   2:01
32. "The Holo-Detector"   1:08
33. "Hyperjump"   1:05
34. "Desperate EVE"   0:57
35. "Static"   1:43
36. "It Only Takes a Moment" (performed by Michael Crawford, written by Jerry Herman) 1:08
37. "Down to Earth" (music by Thomas Newman, lyrics by Peter Gabriel, performed by Peter Gabriel) 5:59
38. "Horizon 12.2"   1:27

Album credits[edit]

  • Original score composed and conducted by Thomas Newman
  • Produced by Thomas Newman and Bill Bernstein
  • Recorded and mixed by Tommy Vicari at The Village and Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M
  • Orchestra recorded by Armin Steiner at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage and Newman Scoring Stage-Twentieth Century Fox Studios
  • Assistant engineers: Greg Hayes, Chris Owens, Shin Miyazawa, Adam Michalak, and Tim Lauber
  • Orchestrations by Thomas Pasatieri, J.A.C. Redford
  • Additional orchestrations by Gary K. Thomas and Carl Johnson
  • Music editor: Bill Bernstein
  • Digital audio: Larry Mah
  • Music contractor: Leslie Morris
  • Vocal contractor: Bobbi Page
  • Music preparation: Julian Bratolyubov
  • Assistant music editor: Mike Zainer
  • Audio coordination: George Doering
  • Digital coordination: Ernest Lee
  • Sound effects and voice design: Ben Burtt
  • Album mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Executive music producer: Chris Montan
  • Music supervisor: Tom MacDougall
  • Music production manager: Andrew Page
  • Music business affairs: Donna Cole-Brulé
  • Music production coordinator: Ashley Chafin
  • Music production assistants: Jill Iverson and Siobhan Sullivan
  • Post-production supervisor: Paul Cichocki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WALL•E Soundtrack". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13.