The Nightmare Before Christmas (soundtrack)
|The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Danny Elfman|
|Released||October 12, 1993|
October 24, 2006 (Reissue)
33:26 (disc 2)
39:13 (disc 2 Best Buy edition)
|The Nightmare Before Christmas chronology|
|Danny Elfman chronology|
The Nightmare Before Christmas is the fifteenth soundtrack album by American composer Danny Elfman. It was released on October 12, 1993, by Walt Disney Records to promote the 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Composed by Danny Elfman, the soundtrack was nominated for the 1993 Golden Globe for Best Original Score. The album peaked at #64 on the US Billboard 200. For the film's 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D, a special edition of the soundtrack was released, a bonus disc which contained covers of five of the film's songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and She Wants Revenge. Four original demo tracks (six on the Best Buy exclusive) by Elfman were also included.
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|3.||"This Is Halloween"||The Citizens of Halloween Town||3:16|
|4.||"Jack's Lament"||Danny Elfman||3:14|
|5.||"Doctor Finklestein/In the Forest (score)"||2:36|
|6.||"What's This?"||Danny Elfman||2:59|
|7.||"Town Meeting Song"||Danny Elfman, Halloween Cast||2:56|
|8.||"Jack and Sally Montage (score)"||5:17|
|9.||"Jack's Obsession"||Danny Elfman, Halloween Cast||2:46|
|10.||"Kidnap the Sandy Claws"||Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman||3:02|
|11.||"Making Christmas"||Danny Elfman, The Citizens of Halloween Town||3:57|
|13.||"Oogie Boogie's Song"||Ken Page, Ed Ivory||3:17|
|14.||"Sally's Song"||Catherine O'Hara||1:47|
|15.||"Christmas Eve Montage (score)"||4:43|
|16.||"Poor Jack"||Danny Elfman||2:31|
|17.||"To the Rescue (score)"||3:38|
|18.||"Finale/Reprise"||Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, The Citizens of Halloween Town||2:44|
|20.||"End Title (score)"||5:05|
On some versions of the CD, "End Title" is two tracks (20 and 21) with lengths of 1:10 and 3:55 respectively. In this case, track 21 is considered a "hidden track" but features the same music as the 20-track release, which keeps "End Title" as one track.
2006 reissue bonus disc
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|1.||"This Is Halloween"||Marilyn Manson||3:22|
|2.||"Sally's Song"||Fiona Apple||3:20|
|3.||"What's This?"||Fall Out Boy||3:00|
|4.||"Kidnap the Sandy Claws"||She Wants Revenge||5:09|
|5.||"This Is Halloween"||Panic! at the Disco||3:36|
|6.||"Making Christmas" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||5:34|
|7.||"Oogie Boogie's Song" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||3:15|
|8.||"Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||2:51|
|9.||"This Is Halloween" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||3:19|
|Best Buy exclusive bonus tracks|
|10.||"Town Meeting Song" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||2:47|
|11.||"What's This?" (Demo)||Danny Elfman||3:00|
The "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" and "This Is Halloween" demos are reversed in the track listing on the backside of the album cover and in the album booklet.
Credits and personnel adapted from the 2006 edition of the soundtrack's liner notes.
1. "This Is Halloween"
2. "Sally's Song"
3. "What's This?"
4. "Kidnap the Sandy Claws"
5. "This Is Halloween"
- A&R: Dani Markman
- Business affairs: Jeff Lowy
- Mastered by Pat Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
- Creative Direction: Steve Gerdes
- Album Design: Greg Ross for Orabor
Foreign Language Versions
There are several foreign-language versions of the soundtrack, each features tracks sung by vocalists in their native language as well as original score tracks by Danny Elfman.
- French, L'Étrange Noël de Monsieur Jack
- German, Nightmare Before Christmas
- Jack - Alexander Goebel
- Sally - Nina Hagen
- Oogie Boogie - Ron Williams
- Santa Claus - Manfred Lichtenfeld
- Italian, Nightmare Before Christmas
- Japanese, ナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス
- Jack (ジャック) - Masachika Ichimura (市村正親)
- Sally (サリー) - Yuko Doi (土居裕子)
- Oogie Boogie (ブギー) - Kobayashi Atom (小林アトム)
- Santa Claus (サンタクロース) - Tomoaki Nagae (永江智明)
- Castilian Spanish, Pesadilla Antes De Navidad
- Jack - Tony Cruz
- Sally - María Caneda
- Oogie Boogie - Jesús Castejón
- Santa Claus - Julio Núñez
- Latin American Spanish, El extraño mundo de Jack
- Jack - Sergio Zaldivar
- Sally - Gabriela Vega
- Oogie Boogie - Rubén Cerda
- Santa Claus - José Lavat
- Russian, Кошмар перед Рождеством
- Allmusic review
- "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: John Legend & Pentatonix Debut in Top 40 With New 'Christmas' Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- "Charts and awards for The Nightmare Before Christmas". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
- Montgomery, James (August 28, 2006). "Fall Out Boy, Panic, Marilyn Manson Add To New 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack". MTV News. Retrieved 29 November 2008.