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'Edward Scissorhands': Isolated Score and Commentary
Check out Danny Elfman's commentary and listen to un-released score cues from Edward Scissorhands - over 40 minutes of Real Audio! Perhaps Danny Elfman's most popular film score (at least his own favorite), Edward Scissorhands is renowned as a classic both for it's fantastical choir work and for the fun "suburbia" elements.

'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure': Isolated Score and Commentary
Check out Danny Elfman's commentary and listen to un-released score cues from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - over 30 minutes of Real Audio! Revel in Danny Elfman's thoughts on the score that started it all! Learn about his scoring process and what it's like to work with director Tim Burton.

'Little Demons': The Demo Recording
This demo recording of the unproduced musical Little Demons has circulated in the trading world for some time now. The origin of this demo is still shrouded in mystery. Included is the complete demo in Real Audio -- music and songs written (and sometimes performed) by Danny Elfman in the Nightmare Before Christmas vein.

'Dolores Claiborne': Composer's Personal Edition
Director Taylor Hackford: "I love Danny Elfman's work... He's such a distinctive talent, I thought I'd ask him to see the film and decide whether it spoke to him". Considered Danny Elfman's most emotionally dark score, Dolores Claiborne only gets better with this rare promotional disc.

'Beetlejuice' Complete Score
Beetlejuice, whose title character is an antic, revolting, bio-exorcist played by Michael Keaton, features what has become one of the most famous main title themes ever. When the film was released on DVD, the entire score was isolated on an alternate audio track and for the first time on the Internet, you can hear music cues not on the OST - 6 in all and over 13 minutes in music!

'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' Complete Score
One of Danny Elfman's greatest achievements and his largest undertaking, Danny collaborated with long time friend Tim Burton and director Henry Selick to help shape the story of Jack Skellington around 10 original songs and a massive orchestral score. This is a look at the complete cue rundown from the film, most of which is score left off the soundtrack album. Please note: No actual "complete" score CD exists.

'Dead Presidents' Complete Score
Dead Presidents marked a huge evolution in Danny Elfman's compositional style. The same fabric was there, but this time the original orchestral sound was replaced by a smaller, darker, edgier and urban feel. Unfortunately this gritty score remains unreleased (except for a suite on "MFADT Vol. 2" and the "Main Titles" on the film's songtrack album). Please note: No actual "complete" score CD exists.

'Scrooged' Complete Score
What essentially started out as a nasty spin on the Scrooge tale ended up being the product of studio interference. Instead the film plays much lighter, and therein lies the rub for Danny Elfman. The tone of the film shifted very late in the movie's production, and unfortunately past the point where Elfman's music seemed mismatched. Please note: No actual "complete" score CD exists.

'Mars Attacks!' Complete Score
While most fans were glad just to have Mars Attacks! finally released on CD, the length of the album left something to be desired. So scaring myself with intrepid geekiness, I actually sat down, with pen and paper and stopwatch in hand. Consequently, a bootleg of the complete score found it's way into the collectors market a few years ago, most probably made from the DVD's isolated music track.

'Mars Attacks!' Premiere Photos
"Fryday" December 13th, 1996, Tim Burton's epic Martian adventure film Mars Attacks! opened with a huge premiere. Although Mars Attacks! will be judged as a financial failure, those who love the film want to get every possible bit of information on the film.

Vanity Fair: The Composers
Photographed by Art Streiber in Los Angeles on January 7 and 20, 1997. A group photo of top composers like Danny Elfman, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Lalo Shifrin, James Newton Howard, Marc Shaiman and more.






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