Anastasia (soundtrack)

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Anastasia: Music from the Motion Picture
Anastasia CD.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released October 28, 1997
Recorded 1996 - 1997
Genre Musical theater, pop
Label Atlantic
Producer David Newman
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Don Bluth Music of Films chronology
The Pebble and the Penguin
(1995)
Anastasia
(1997)
Bartok the Magnificent
(1999)
Singles from Anastasia Original Soundtrack
  1. "At the Beginning"
    Released: October 21, 1997
  2. "Journey to the Past"
    Released: March 31, 1998 (U.S. adult contemporary radio) / April 18, 1998 (UK CD single)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[2]

Anastasia: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack for the 1997 Fox Animation Studios film Anastasia. It contains songs from the film written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, selections of the original score composed by David Newman, and performed by Liz Callaway, Jim Cummings, Jonathan Dokuchitz, and Kelsey Grammer, among others, and featured singles by Aaliyah and Deana Carter and a duet with Richard Marx and Donna Lewis, along with tracks from the film's score composed by David Newman. It was released on October 28, 1997 on CD and audio cassette.

The songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" were given nominations from the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Newman also received his first Oscar nomination for the score. The single "At the Beginning" managed to position #45 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lynn Ahrens, all music composed by David Newman and Stephen Flaherty.

No. Title Writer(s) Recording Artist(s) Length
1. "Rumor in St. Petersburg"     Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer 3:25
2. "Journey to the Past"     Liz Callaway 2:55
3. "Once Upon a December"     Liz Callaway 2:48
4. "In the Dark of the Night"     Jim Cummings 3:21
5. "Learn to Do It"     Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway 2:36
6. "Learn to Do It (Waltz Reprise)"     Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway 1:45
7. "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)"     Jonathan Dokuchitz, Bernadette Peters 3:02
8. "At the Beginning"   Richard Marx Richard Marx, Donna Lewis 3:40
9. "Journey to the Past"     Aaliyah 4:04
10. "Once Upon a December"     Deana Carter 3:34
11. "Prologue"       6:23
12. "Speaking of Sophie"       2:36
13. "The Nightmare"       3:05
14. "Kidnap and Reunion"       4:29
15. "Reminiscing with Grandma"       3:17
16. "Finale"       2:59
17. "Viaje Tiempo Atrás (Journey to the Past)"     Thalía 3:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Aaliyah – Performer, Finger Snaps
  • Lynn Ahrens – Producer
  • Brooks Almy – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Eric Altenburger – Design
  • Alexander Areteds – Mixing Assistant
  • Patricia P. Azar – Translation
  • Randall Barlow – Programming
  • Tom Bender – Assistant Engineer
  • Ellen Bernfeld – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Douglas Besterman – Orchestration
  • Judy Blazer – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Jeff Blumenkrantz – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Edwin Bonilla – Percussion
  • Ted Brunetti – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Glen Burtnik – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Liz Callaway – Performer
  • Deana Carter – Performer
  • Sue Ann Carwell – Vocals (background)
  • Sean Chambers – Engineer
  • Vivian Cherry – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Robin Clark – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Victoria Clark – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Jim Cummings – Performer
  • Tony Dawsey – Mastering
  • Darius de Haas – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Madeleine Doherty – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Jonathan Dokuchitz – Performer
  • Anne Dudley – Piano
  • Robert DuSold – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Gregg Edelman – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – Producer
  • Alfred Figueroa – Assistant Engineer
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – Engineer
  • Stephen Flaherty – Producer, Vocal Arrangement
  • Marty Frasu – Synthesizer
  • Al Fritsch – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Juan Carlos García – Translation
  • Javier Garza – Engineer, Mixing
  • Jim Gilstrap – Vocals (background)
  • Kyle Gordon – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Kelsey Grammer – Performer
  • Mick Guzauski – Mixing
  • Nikki Harris – Vocals (background)
  • Reggie Hamilton – Bass
  • Daniel Hamuy – Orchestration
  • Mike Harvey – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Darren Higman – Executive Producer
  • Trevor Horn – Producer
  • Jan Horvath – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Henry Jackman – Keyboards, Programming, String Arrangements
  • Randy Jackson – Bass
  • John Jellison – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Xandy Jenko – Orchestration
  • Marlena Jeter – Vocals (background)
  • Jeanette Jurado – Shaker
  • Craig Kallman – Executive Producer
  • Kenny Karen – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr. – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Selina King-Murrell – Vocals (background)
  • Michael Knobloch – Production Coordination
  • Joseph Kolinski – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Alix Korey – Vocals, Ensemble
  • John Kurlander – Engineer, Mixing
  • Angela Lansbury – Performer
  • Donna Lewis – Performer
  • David Lowenstein – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Mario Lucy – Engineer
  • Steve MacMillan – Mixing
  • Richard Marx – Arranger
  • Richard Marz – Performer
  • Cindy Mizelle – Vocals, Ensemble
  • David Newman – Conductor, Producer, Orchestration, Score Selections
  • Bill Nolte – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Michael Omartian – Producer
  • Michele Pawk – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Michael Perfitt – Mixing Assistant
  • Bernadette Peters – Performer
  • Darryl Phinnessee – Vocals (background)
  • Tim Pierce – Guitar
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. – Engineer
  • Billy Porter – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Patrick Quinn – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Guy Roche – Arranger, Programming, Producer
  • Karen Silver – Vocals, Ensemble
  • J.K. Simmons – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Frank Simms – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Emily Skinner – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Ted Sperling – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Moana Suchard – Engineer
  • Thalía – Performer
  • Vaneese Thomas – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Michael Thompson – Guitar (Electric)
  • Rene Toledo – Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Dan Wallin – Engineer
  • Tim Weidner – Keyboards, Programming, Engineer
  • Lillias White – Vocals, Ensemble
  • Aaron Zigman – String Ar

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997–1998)[3] Peak
position
Certification
US Billboard 200 41 Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Filmtracks review
  3. ^ [1]. Billboard - Chart History