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Spy Kids Short Review
• Posted by: Daren
• Date: Monday, April 30, 2001, at 11:08 p.m.
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Well there is no dought about it... This is really good music.

At first when I saw what composers that wher on the project I was amased and at the same time sceptic, to have all these different talented composers on a score like this one, was just plain wierd... Danny Elfman, John Debney, Harry Gregson William and Los Lobos... well think about it? those are only 4 of the 8 composers for the score and they are really good but they have all very diferent kind of styles, thats the sceptical part. But I just bought this cd and my god I only hope to see them work togeter again.

Ok where can I start, well Danny's music is good but (ok shot me for saying this) He has done better music in his years... really I remember Danny elfman from Batman, Scrooged our Dark man. Now don't get me wrong here the music he composed for Spy Kids is good, just not the best he can do. Fans of "the Nightmare Before Christmas" will love "floop's song",in that one he goes back to that film and does a kinda "this is halloween" song... the only sad part is that the song only last 58 seconds. All in all Danny has 9 songs on the album with our without another composer with him and to be quite frank with you, he has done our help alot for this score with his acoustic and really distinkt sound that a fan will spot right when he hears it. One of his best songs on the album has to be #16 "The Spy Plane" in wich he is teamed up with John Debney. In this song you can really hear Danny at his best... his Famous soft choir and deeply moving themes such heared in "Edward Scissorhands, Black Beaty and The Family man" is gonna bring out those emotions within you and is worth buying the album all by itself.

And after there is John Debney... Now we all know John from his early career when he took us off garde with the help of "the London Symphony Orchestra" and gave us one of the best score ever produced "Cutthroat Island". well in this album he did help out alot... he got togeter a massive orchestra with the help of Danny. And if that wasn't enough, he help compose some of the best songs on this album such as "Pop chase and The Spy Plane" but you can hear him better with the help of Danny Elfman in #5 "Parents On Mission".

Film and album producer Robert Rodriguez called up Hans Zimmer for help... and what did Hans do? he assembled 3 composers to score the film, Harry Gregson Williams (one of my favorite), Gavin Greenaway and Heitor Pereira. There is no dought about it, they all played there parts in the score and pretty good parts to, for Harry, he has 3 songs on the album... He composed the #1 Cortez Family (I think the main title of the album witch I think sounds alot like what Mark Mancina would make) with the help of Gavin and Heitor. Then theres #7"pop Chase" witch he co-wrote with Danny Elfman and John Debney, I think its one of the best song of the score. And lastly he composed on his own #18 "Final Family Theme" and did a really good job in scoring it.
Gavin and Heitor have composed togeter 5 songs in total... in witch theres #6 "Kids Escape House", I think they maid on of the themes of the film, you can hear it in the beginning and end at about 22 seconds in the song and after at about 1:21 seconds into the track its a small theme but good all togeter.

Los Lobos... well he is a talented composer that I remember from the Score to "Desperado" he's composed 2 songs for the album and one of the 2 I think is the highlight of the album. "Spy Weeding" The main instuments being some flamenco guitars and then here comes the chorus! my god that song left me breathless.

Even Robert Rodriguez and his brother Marcel Rodriguez composed some of the good cues and songs on this album...

Well to finish with, the Score to the movie Spy Kids is really good on. I think projects that involves lots of composers like this one, is good for the scoring indistry because it makes composers that you would never even imagine would work togeter actually work togeter. Hey think about it, Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman working togeter on something! who thinks that would be a great idea?
what I say is in all the score is good and each of the composers who participated did a really good job, but the only thing about this album is that its to short, only about 30 minutes of good songs.
I recommen this album to everyone who likes Elfman's and Debney's fans and to everyone who just wants to hear some of the wildest music from a really good cast of todays hottest composers.
**** stars for this one.


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