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Songs Composed and Produced by:
Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Score Composed and Produced by:
Christophe Beck

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Tim Davies
Stephen Oremus

Co-Orchestrated by:
David Metzger
Kevin Kliesch

Co-Conducted by:
Tove Ramio-Ystad

Additional Music by:
Frode Fjellheim
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Walt Disney Records
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(November 25th, 2013)
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All albums are regular commercial releases. The "Regular Edition" is available digitally in America and on CD internationally. The "Deluxe Edition" CD contains less bonus content than its digital counterpart. Additional international cover variations exist for the "Deluxe Edition."
The song "Let It Go" won an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if the basic musical formula of the Disney studio is enough to sustain your interest if there are just a couple of engaging ballads and three or four noteworthy score tracks, the highlights here entertaining enough to suffice.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear that intangible sense of "magic" from the Alan Menken projects at Disney, the primary issue with Frozen being the discord between the style and melodies of the songs and the score.
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WRITTEN 12/31/13
Frozen: (Christophe Beck/Robert Lopez/Kristen Anderson-Lopez) For decades, Walt Disney himself sought to bring a number of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales to the screen, and "The Snow Queen" was one of his target productions. It took the better half of a century for the concept's adaptation to finally make it to completion, the last two decades a series of setbacks for a story that proved very difficult to translate to the target audience. The resulting 2013 animated musical Frozen not only unfortunately changed its name from The Snow Queen for its American release, but dramatically rearranged the tale to make it almost unrecognizable from its origins. That circumstance didn't bother critics and audiences, however, who compared the merits of the picture to those of the entries at the height of Disney's renaissance of the 1990's, yielding strong awards consideration and hundreds of millions of dollars in net profit. In this version of the story, two sisters are princesses to the thrown of Arendelle, a Nordic kingdom that experiences a magic-induced ice age of sorts when the sisters have a falling out, forcing them to spend the film reconciling with each other and finding true love, of course, in order to save their home. Frequently with comedy befitting six-year-olds, Frozen goes through all the motions of the typical 1990's Disney musical, attempting to throw a bit of feminism and family mores in at the same time, true to studio form. Despite composer Alan Menken's return to the Disney realm in the late 2000's, the studio continues to search for his inevitable replacement as a master of song and score, and there has been limited success in this endeavor. The rotation between composers in the late 1990's and 2000's has yielded occasional singular successes, but no dynasty of successive powerhouses as Disney would hope to achieve, and Frozen fits into the equation as yet another production struggling to find the right balance in the classic Menken mould. The team of composers combines the songwriters from 2011's Winnie the Pooh, husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, with Disney's current score composer of choice for its Muppets and other secondary projects, Christophe Beck. The Lopezes have adequate experience with songwriting from their days on Broadway, and Beck has, outside of his ventures into the children's realm, cranked out workmanlike comedy music for the big screen for years. Their selection for Frozen is somewhat conservative, but their output is average at worst, with all the proper procedures adhered to in the process of emulating a Menken musical. Unfortunately, there is a sense of coherence and that ever intangible notion of "magic" that is missing from Frozen despite its procedural competence.

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Audio Samples   ▼
Regular Edition Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 69:18
• 1. Frozen Heart - performed by Cast Ensemble (1:45)
• 2. Do You Want To Build a Snowman? - performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha LeeMonn and Katie Lopez (3:27)
• 3. For the First Time in Forever - performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (3:45)
• 4. Love Is an Open Door - performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana (2:07)
• 5. Let It Go - performed by Idina Menzel (3:44)
• 6. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People - performed by Jonathan Groff (0:50)
• 7. In Summer - performed by Josh Gad (1:54)
• 8. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) - performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (2:30)
• 9. Fixer Upper - performed by Maia Wilson and Cast Ensemble (3:02)
• 10. Let It Go - performed by Demi Lovato (3:47)
• 11. Vuelie - performed by Cantus (1:36)
• 12. Elsa and Anna (2:43)
• 13. The Trolls (1:48)
• 14. Coronation Day (1:14)
• 15. Heimr Arnadalr (1:25)
• 16. Winter's Waltz (1:00)
• 17. Sorcery (3:17)
• 18. Royal Pursuit (1:02)
• 19. Onward and Upward (1:54)
• 20. Wolves (1:44)
• 21. The North Mountain (1:34)
• 22. We Were So Close (1:53)
• 23. Marshmallow Attack! (1:43)
• 24. Conceal, Don't Feel (1:07)
• 25. Only an Act of True Love (1:07)
• 26. Summit Siege (2:32)
• 27. Return to Arendelle (1:38)
• 28. Treason (1:36)
• 29. Some People are Worth Melting For (2:06)
• 30. Whiteout (4:17)
• 31. The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) (2:29)
• 32. Epilogue (3:04)
Deluxe Edition Digital Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 128:36
Deluxe Edition CD Set Tracks   ▼Total Time: 117:33

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The inserts for all album variants contain similar contents, including lyrics to each song and a full list of performers.
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