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Beetlejuice - Original Soundtrack


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Geffen Records   Catalog #: 24202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Danny Elfman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All music written by Danny Elfman.
All Danny Elfman tracks are DDD while the 2 Belafonte tracks are AAD.
Magic always happens when Danny Elfman teams up with director-producer Tim Burton. BEETLEJUICE represents this team's second outing together, the first being 1986's PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE. Elfman has a knack for combining classical motifs with pop and ballroom dance to create bouncy yet mildly creepy scores. BEETLEJUICE is no exception. Elements of waltz and samba are heard throughout the album, but they are warped to sound like dance lessons for the dead. Drawing heavily on Bernard Herrman's creature motifs from the 1960s, Elfman effortlessly blends the macabre with carnival amusement. Echoes of PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE can be
Read more heard throughout many of the action cues, especially through the use of harp, strained violin, and heavy piano. However, those cues that feature ominous tuba passages truly give this tale of love and bio-exorcism schizophrenic life. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Beetlejuice by Danny Elfman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 

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