David Michael Frank

Kin in Aladdin's Palace

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

A charming children's score by David Michael Frank, Kin in Aladdin's Palace boasts an epic scope uncommon to the family film genre -- even if the City of Prague Philharmonic's performance doesn't quite achieve the cumulative power the music demands, it's still a far more impressive effort than you might expect. Frank employs a series of ethnic melodies and instruments to capture the film's mythical Arabian setting, vividly evoking the vast panoramas of the desert milieu -- the themes are clever and the arrangements are complex, at times suggesting a grown-up adventure more than a kid-friendly B-movie. However, with only 34 brief tracks, the score never fully stretches out, and Frank introduces a number of memorable thematic ideas that move by all too quickly -- still, it's worth a listen for kids of all ages.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:10
2 1:07
3 1:35
4 1:09
5 2:17
6 0:30
7 0:54
8 1:36
9 1:34
10 1:03
11 0:42
12 1:04
13 1:32
14 0:45
15 1:15
16 0:53
17 1:18
18 1:04
19 1:27
20 1:17
21 1:49
22 1:09
23 0:47
24 1:20
25 0:34
26 2:38
27 1:43
28 0:51
29 2:32
30 1:30
31 0:53
32 1:26
33 2:03
34 0:48
blue highlight denotes track pick