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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Soundtrack Features Danny Elfman Score

Warner Sunset Records/Warner Bros. Records will release the soundtrack of three-time Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfmans evocative and atmospheric original score for TIM BURTONS CORPSE BRIDE on Sept. 20, 2005. The stop-motion animation film stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson.

THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE highlights the original score by Elfman, who previously collaborated with Burton on BEETLEJUICE, BATMAN, BIG FISH and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

"Like THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, writing songs for CORPSE BRIDE was a real treat, said Elfman. Tim's visuals make the perfect complement for the kind of stuff I love doing most. These wonderfully fun, dark, offbeat tales are the perfect platform for me to write odd, slightly twisted, obscure styles such as my favorite musical era... 1930's jazz. I only hope we get to do more in the future."

The soundtrack features four new songs written by Elfman with lyricist John August, including "According To Plan" performed by Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley, Tracey Ullman and Paul Whitehouse; "Tears To Shed" performed by Helena Bonham Carter, Jane Horrocks and Enn Reitel and "Remains Of The Day" and "Wedding Finale," both performed by Elfman, Jane Horrocks, Paul Baker, Alison Jiear and Gary Martin.

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