Various Artists - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Reason for Listening:
#52 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191109). Album listed as "Re-Enter."
Last Week: - | Peak: 52 | Weeks on Chart: 12.
Billboard Listing: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Soundtrack - [none]

I've seen the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas several times, but I don't recall ever listening to just the album on it's own.

Released 19931012.
20 songs. 61:09. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
20 & 9 songs. 61:09 & 33:26. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition) (1993)
20 & 9+2 songs. 61:09 & 33:26+05:47. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition) (Best Buy) (1993)

First listen.
~Disc 1~
I did not realize until now that Danny Elfman is Jack Skellington's singing voice! Amazing. ("Jack's Lament")
I love the various instruments heard throughout "Jack and Sally Montage"
Huh. I don't remember "Closing" in the movie. I like that end though. "Wouldn't you?"

3: "What's This?";
2: "This Is Halloween"; "Jack's Lament"; "Town Meeting Song"; "End Title";
1: "Jack and Sally Montage"; "Jack's Obsession"; "Kidnap The Sandy Claws"; "Sally's Song"; "Poor Jack"; "To The Rescue"; "Finale / Reprise";
0: "Overture"; "Opening"; "Making Christmas"; "Nabbed"; "Oogie Boogie's Song"; "Christmas Eve Montage"; "Closing";

~Disc 2~
I listened to Fiona Apple's cover of "Sally's Song" on YouTube. I don't like it; it follows that I like the original more.
I listened to Fall Out Boy's cover of "What's This?" on YouTube. I like it, but I like the original more.
I listened to the first two minutes of She Wants Revenge's cover of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" on YouTube. I didn't like it enough to listen to the entire cover.
I listened to Panic! At The Disco!'s cover of "This Is Halloween" on YouTube. I think I like Marilyn Manson's cover more.

2: "What's This?" (Fall Out Boy); "This Is Halloween" (Demo);
1: "This Is Halloween" (Marilyn Manson); "This Is Halloween" (Panic! At The Disco); "Oogie Boogie's Song" (Demo); "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (Demo);
0: "Sally's Song" (Fiona Apple); "Making Christmas" (Demo);
-1: "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (She Wants Revenge);

Despite loving the movie and enjoying the songs within the movie, I found that the songs in this soundtrack album were limited to the Halloween season. In contrast, I could listen to the Moana soundtrack regardless of the time of year.

Overall Rating: 3.8/5
Favorite Song: "What's This?"

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