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Walt Disney Records
(June 6th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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The song "Our Town" won a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you enjoy the collection of classic, modern, and original rock songs heard in the film.

Avoid it... if you're looking for a fresh new style from composer Randy Newman in the underscore (or a Newman vocal performance).
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #429
WRITTEN 5/20/06
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Cars: (Randy Newman) Despite claims from Pixar that the studio is capable of producing one fresh feature film per year, fans of the Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo style of digital animation have been patiently waiting for the much anticipated Cars for two years. The premise of a host of animated, talking cars without humans wasn't actually invented by Pixar or Disney, but dates back to the highly popular introduction of claymation-style cars in Chevron commercials in the mid-1990's. In Cars, dozens of vehicles ranging in size and age reside in a world largely absent of pesky humans, lamenting lost glory, racing each other, and attempting to find their purpose in life. Its story and incidental dialogue are littered with hidden meanings and references to other Pixar films, continuing a recent Disney tradition of playing commercialized tongue in cheek jokes for their audiences. Vocal talents range from well known actors to race car drivers, actors turned race car driver to several top flight stand-up comedians. Early screenings of the film have been largely positive, with Pixar impressing audiences this time around with its ability to realistically portray reflections off the surfaces of its washed and waxed characters. The film has a decently long running length of an hour and a half, leaving room for a significant musical underscore and the usual collection of pop songs. The songs in this case are predictable, combining America's love of cars with that of classic rock n' roll. Included into the picture are several 50's and 60's classic rock references for the older car characters, with some cover work bringing this music up to modern standards. The modern rock songs are all relatively soft and listenable; four original songs include those by Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, and the unstoppable Randy Newman. Newman's song, "Our Town," is not performed by the composer himself, but is a rather somber piano and acoustic guitar piece for the voice of James Taylor. The underscore, however, is pure Randy Newman in style and delivery.



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922 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.98 Stars
***** 142 5 Stars
**** 175 4 Stars
*** 268 3 Stars
** 203 2 Stars
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Matt - March 3, 2008, at 12:15 p.m.
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N.R.Q. - April 17, 2007, at 10:57 a.m.
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N.R.Q. - July 4, 2006, at 12:23 p.m.
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Southall - July 2, 2006, at 4:47 p.m.
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Songs in the Movie   Expand >>
Jennifer P - June 2, 2006, at 1:05 p.m.
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Cars Music makes my stupid car runs faster   Expand >>
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:16
• 1. Real Gone - performed by Sheryl Crow (3:21)
• 2. Route 66 - performed by Chuck Berry (2:51)
• 3. Life is a Highway - performed by Rascal Flatts (4:36)
• 4. Behind the Clouds - performed by Brad Paisley (4:09)
• 5. Our Town - performed by James Taylor (4:07)
• 6. Sh-Boom - performed by The Chords (2:25)
• 7. Route 66 - performed by John Mayer (3:24)
• 8. Find Yourself - performed by Brad Paisley (4:11)
• 9. Opening Race (2:04)
• 10. McQueen's Lost (2:28)
• 11. My Heart Would Know - performed by Hank Williams (2:26)
• 12. Bessie (0:58)
• 13. Dirt is Different (1:27)
• 14. New Road (1:17)
• 15. Tractor Tipping (1:21)
• 16. McQueen and Sally (2:00)
• 17. Goodbye (2:42)
• 18. Pre-Race Pageantry (1:30)
• 19. The Piston Cup (1:52)
• 20. The Big Race (3:07)

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