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, classical
Label Atlantic
Producer David Newman
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Don Bluth Music of Films chronology
The Pebble and the Penguin
(1995) The Pebble and the Penguin1995
Anastasia
(1997) Anastasia1997
Titan A.E.
(2000) Titan A.E.2000
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. "A Rumor in St. Petersburg" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer 3:25
2. "Journey to the Past" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Liz Callaway 2:55
3. "Once Upon a December" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Liz Callaway 2:48
4. "In the Dark of the Night" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Jim Cummings 3:21
5. "Learn to Do It" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway 2:36
6. "Learn to Do It (Waltz Reprise)" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway 1:45
7. "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Jonathan Dokuchitz, Bernadette Peters 3:02
8. "At the Beginning" Richard Marx, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty Richard Marx, Donna Lewis 3:40
9. "Journey to the Past" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Aaliyah 4:04
10. "Once Upon a December" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Deana Carter 3:34
11. "Prologue" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty; David Newman   6:23
12. "Speaking of Sophie" David Newman   2:36
13. "The Nightmare" David Newman   3:05
14. "Kidnap and Reunion" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty; David Newman   4:29
15. "Reminiscing with Grandma" David Newman   3:17
16. "Finale" David Newman   2:59
17. "Viaje Tiempo Atrás (Journey to the Past)" Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty Thalía 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[3] 55
US Billboard 200[4] 41

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Anastasia [Music from the Motion Picture]". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Anastasia (soundtrack) review". Filmtracks.com. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Soundtrack – Anastasia". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Anastasia [Music from the Motion Picture] (Awards)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Anastasia". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH