Harry Gregson-Williams

Shrek 2 (Original Motion Pictute Soundtrack)

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For a film dominated by offbeat musical numbers by the likes of Tom Waits and Nick Cave, as well as a cover of "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas, the fact that an original score even exists is impressive to say the least. Varese Sarabande rescues composer Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score for the hit animated film, which at a scant 40 minutes barely has time to register -- it was heard even less in the actual film. That's too bad, because Williams, who also worked on the first Shrek, has great fun with the genre. Choirs, Renaissance-style marches, and big-band numbers co-exist with nary an awkward segue, resulting in a finished product that's undeniably superficial, but as mischievous and likeable as the ogre himself.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Shrek 2, film score
1 2:05 Amazon
2 1:12 Amazon
3 1:44 Amazon
4 2:10 Amazon
5 1:01 Amazon
6 1:32 Amazon
7 1:20 Amazon
8 1:40 Amazon
9 2:02 Amazon
10 2:56 Amazon
11 3:08 Amazon
12 2:02 Amazon
13 2:49 Amazon
14 1:09 Amazon
15 2:16 Amazon
16 0:48 Amazon
17 1:50 Amazon
18 1:29 Amazon
19 1:10 Amazon
20 2:08 Amazon
21 3:16 Amazon
22 0:38 Amazon
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