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Shrek Forever After
(2010)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Ladd McIntosh
Jennifer Hammond
Geoff Stradling
Kevin Kliesch

Additional Music and Violin Solos by:
Halli Cauthery
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Varèse Sarabande
(May 25th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a very satisfying conclusion to the Shrek franchise that remains remarkably faithful to its established sound while exploring a melodramatic new villain's theme and an impressively fluid, cohesive narrative.

Avoid it... if you've never cared for the somewhat derivative nature of these scores and their themes, because Gregson-Williams still does more repackaging than reinvention for this assignment.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,365
WRITTEN 5/30/10
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Shrek Forever After: (Harry Gregson-Williams) Despite its longevity over the course of the 2000's, the DreamWorks Shrek franchise has progressively lost its ability to challenge box office records, though enthusiasts of the concept can take solace in the knowledge that 2010's Shrek Forever After is widely considered a superior film to 2007's Shrek the Third. Undecided about the title of the fourth entry for quite a while was DreamWorks, which eventually determined that Shrek Forever After (or Shrek: The Final Chapter) would best represent the conclusion of the franchise. To avoid the criticism experienced by the previous two films, which generally concentrated on the redundancy factor of the plots, the writers of Shrek Forever After decided to infuse the fairy tale kingdom with the seemingly popular concept of temporal paradoxes and alternate universes, forcing the famed ogre to restore his life (and that of everyone else in the story) after he signs a pact with the Devil, here the magician Rumpelstiltskin. After Shrek is fooled into forging the deal so that he can escape his role as a hero by going back to his childhood days of terrorizing villagers and living the simple life, he is forced to overthrow Rumpelstiltskin, who has become king. Re-assembling his usual gang of supporting characters proves easier than winning a kiss from Princess Fiona, which is the only key to restoring the kingdom to its original form. Battles between hoards of ogres and Rumpelstiltskin are the backdrop for the antics of all the audiences' favorite characters, and the entirety of the principle cast from the first film returns for this last hurrah. The music for the Shrek franchise has always been entertaining, though not particularly demanding, ranging in quality from average to spirited fun. The original collaboration between composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell yielded a set of themes that has barely evolved throughout the sequel scores handled by Gregson-Williams alone. While most of the thematic references exist for basic continuity, the surrounding material is truly the wildcard in these scores. The action and fantasy music in Shrek 2 provided an engrossing listening experience not matched by the less cohesive ideas in Shrek the Third.



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Nice Review
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Total Time: 42:25
• 1. Once (More) Upon a Time (1:59)
• 2. Rumpelstiltskin (3:30)
• 3. Same Day, Every Day (3:32)
• 4. Shrek Signs the Deal (3:36)
• 5. Rumpel's Kingdom (4:21)
• 6. The Exit Clause (2:36)
• 7. Ogre Resistance (1:50)
• 8. "Din Din!" (0:30)
• 9. Rumpel's Announcement (3:17)
• 10. Planning the Attack (2:10)
• 11. Fiona Doesn't Love Me (3:17)
• 12. Deal of a Lifetime (3:04)
• 13. The Main Event (1:49)
• 14. Rumpel's Defeat (2:22)
• 15. His Day is Up (2:43)
• 16. Never Been Better (1:31)

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The insert includes extensive movie stills, but has no extra information about the score or film.
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