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Mirror Mirror
(2012)
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Conducted by:
Michael Kosarin

Produced by:
Kevin Kliesch
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Relativity Music Group
(April 10th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if the predictably affable and light-hearted tone of Alan Menken's usual fairy-tale mode is what you seek, for the composer adheres to his trademark formulas for this breezy listening experience.

Avoid it... if you demand resounding fantasy depth to match Menken's more impressive The Shaggy Dog from 2006 or expect the Bollywood song at the end of Mirror Mirror to align well stylistically with the score.
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WRITTEN 4/15/12
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Mirror Mirror: (Alan Menken) The first of two movies based upon "Snow White" by the Brothers Grimm to be released in 2012, Mirror Mirror is a fluffy comedy event targeted at teenage girls. It's a silly variation on the core concept that sees Show White banished by her evil Queen stepmother to the forest surrounding her father's kingdom's castle. There, she aligns herself with the seven dwarves and the impoverished townspeople to steal money from the Queen. When a wealthy Prince enters the equation, the Queen first attempts to woo him, but his encounters with Snow White and her mischievous ways are destined to help restore the Kingdom. The movie is carried by Julia Roberts in the role of the mean and sarcastic Queen, her persona defined more by insecurity than pure evil in this interpretation. A fair amount of scary magical elements, stupid comedy (including the introduction of a combatant dwarf with the line, "Say hello to my little friend"), and ridiculous fight scenes placed Mirror Mirror alongside The Princess Bride rather than previous adaptations of the tale aimed at younger audiences. The target teenage demographic was seemingly unimpressed by Mirror Mirror, however, vastly preferring The Hunger Games in April, 2012. Mixed critical response and weak box office returns exposed an indifference to Mirror Mirror that caused the film to miss expectations, its charm seemingly overlooked by audiences distracted by darker fantasy subject matter. From the very start, the film's soundtrack was dominated by a song called "I Believe in Love" that director Tarsem Singh sought to include at the end of his picture. He had lead actress Lily Collins (who, despite being the daughter of the famed Phil Collins, had no professional singing experience) perform this awkwardly Bollywood song for the final celebratory scene, but it took him over a year to acquire the licensing rights to the song because nobody knew who originally wrote it. In a search that spanned the world and included queries to the government of Iran and the tireless work of a private investigator in America, the director finally learned that the song he wished to use was written by a young American woman in 1971 and Relativity Media secured the rights for a cover version. Singh then battled the studio after it attempted to axe the song due to poor test audience reactions from adults. Due to its appeal to the target demographic, however, the song made the final cut and is the most lively inclusion on the otherwise non-musical soundtrack provided on short notice by fairy-tale veteran Alan Menken.

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Total Time: 56:14
• 1. Opening (3:42)
• 2. Snow White and the Kingdom (3:08)
• 3. Love at First Sight (2:15)
• 4. Beauty Treatment (1:10)
• 5. The Ball (2:26)
• 6. The Queen Wants Snow Killed (2:50)
• 7. The Dwarves (2:40)
• 8. Seduction (1:51)
• 9. The Training (2:14)
• 10. Dueling (4:45)
• 11. Love Potion (3:24)
• 12. Mannequin Attack (3:22)
• 13. Breaking the Spell (4:10)
• 14. Beast (6:43)
• 15. Happy End (5:50)
• 16. I Believe in Love (Mirror Mirror Mix) - performed by Lily Collins (2:43)
• 17. I Believe in Love (Evil Queen Mix) - performed by Lily Collins (2:57)

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The CD version comes in a slipcase with an outside sleeve. Its insert contains a note from Menken about the score.
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