Danny Elfman

Oz the Great and Powerful [Original Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney

Just as the film pays homage to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, Danny Elfman delivers a love letter to the classic scores of old Hollywood on the soundtrack to Oz the Great and Powerful. Filled with whimsy, melodrama, and grandeur, the score wears its emotions on its sleeve, taking listeners on the kind of fantastical voyage that Elfman has become a master of. Just like the magical land of Oz, the score of Oz the Great and Powerful feels like an avenue of escape for dreamers looking for something to break up the monotony of their humdrum days, and while this score might lack the catchy musical numbers of its predecessor, it's nevertheless a solid outing from Elfman.

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