Thomas Newman

WALL-E [Original Score]

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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

The makers of the Walt Disney/PIXAR CGI-animated movie WALL·E, which concerns the adventures of a cute robot in a post-apocalyptic future, must have had quite a budget. Thomas Newman has composed what sounds like five different movie scores for it, and he has gotten a giant studio orchestra (there are 52 violinists, just to begin with) as well as plenty of other instrumentalists, to play it. There are grand orchestral themes full of lush string playing, stirring action music, cues that sound like they combine sound effects with the music, contemporary pop tunes, and even a complement of those quirky little motifs, usually played on odd instruments, that are Newman's signature as a composer. (Think of the theme he wrote for the TV series Six Feet Under.) As if that's not enough, there are plot-derived excerpts from the soundtrack to Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong playing and singing "La Vie en Rose," and, last but not least, a story-concluding song by Peter Gabriel that earned him (and Newman) an Academy Award nomination for Best Song. Clearly the music plays a big part in WALL·E, and Newman has done his part to make it another hit from the already wildly successful PIXAR animation studio.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Thomas Newman feat: Michael Crawford 01:17 Amazon
WALL-E, film score
2 Thomas Newman 03:28 Amazon
3 Thomas Newman 01:59 Amazon
4 Thomas Newman 01:41 Amazon
5
EVE
Thomas Newman 01:02 Amazon
6 Thomas Newman 00:41 Amazon
7 Thomas Newman 00:50 Amazon
8 Thomas Newman feat: Louis Armstrong 03:24 Amazon
WALL-E, film score
9 Thomas Newman 00:40 Amazon
10 Thomas Newman 01:19 Amazon
11 Thomas Newman 01:19 Amazon
12 Thomas Newman 02:19 Amazon
13 Thomas Newman 02:24 Amazon
14
BNL
Thomas Newman 00:20 Amazon
15 Thomas Newman 02:06 Amazon
16 Thomas Newman 02:20 Amazon
17 Thomas Newman 03:12 Amazon
18 Thomas Newman 00:47 Amazon
19 Thomas Newman 00:14 Amazon
20 Thomas Newman 00:40 Amazon
21 Thomas Newman 01:13 Amazon
22 Thomas Newman 02:23 Amazon
23 Thomas Newman 00:47 Amazon
24 Thomas Newman 00:37 Amazon
25
M-O
Thomas Newman 00:46 Amazon
26 Thomas Newman 02:05 Amazon
27 Thomas Newman 01:29 Amazon
28 Thomas Newman 02:07 Amazon
29 Thomas Newman 02:02 Amazon
30 Thomas Newman 00:54 Amazon
31 Thomas Newman 02:00 Amazon
32 Thomas Newman 01:07 Amazon
33 Thomas Newman 01:04 Amazon
34 Thomas Newman 00:56 Amazon
35 Thomas Newman 01:43 Amazon
36 Thomas Newman feat: Michael Crawford 01:07 Amazon
37 Thomas Newman feat: Peter Gabriel 05:58 Amazon
WALL-E, film score
38 Thomas Newman 01:27 Amazon
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