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Godmothered
(2020)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Alastair King

Co-Conducted by:
Rob Johnston
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Walt Disney Records
(December 4th, 2020)
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Commercial digital release only, with high resolution options.
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Buy it... if the vintage romantic comedy style of Rachel Portman has been absent in your life for far too long, the composer whole-heartedly embracing a magical return to the best of her 1990's works.

Avoid it... if you foolishly mock "girlie soundtracks" because you are an insecure and unromantic brute.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,984
WRITTEN 2/26/21
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Godmothered: (Rachel Portman) A despicably stupid but playfully saccharine diversion for those predisposed to fantasy comedies aimed at the ladies in the audience, 2020's mostly live action Godmothered is Disney's pilfering of the fairy godmother concept for application to contemporary light drama. In the imaginary world of the "Motherland," fairy godmothers are running in short supply because so few modern kids wish for anything traditional like true love. The youngest godmother in the training school for these ladies is an incompetent rebel and comedian who decides to disobey her headmistress and answer the wish a 10-year-old girl named Mackenzie in the real world. Unfortunately, this girl is actually now a 40-year-old, divorced mother of two, and the godmother has to track down and ingratiate herself to this disbelieving modern woman. The "fish out of water" humor is extended by the godmother's incompetent but gradually improving skills with magic. If the godmother doesn't succeed in finding Mackenzie true love before a deadline, the planet will essentially explode. In the end, it's a tale about a family coming together, with a lot of bathroom and other juvenile humor along the way. Audiences weren't particularly impressed by this Disney lightweight, but someone who definitely took her assignment seriously was British composer Rachel Portman, whose orchestral score is intermingled between numerous original and existing song placements in the film. In the 1990's, Portman was an industry darling, providing drama and romance music of a distinct airy style that proved quite popular for about ten years. As she withdrew from work for her own family and explored darker genres, her career sputtered in the mainstream. Even in her less romantically flamboyant scores of the 2010's, however, her trademark lyricism and soft touch with instrumentation continued to define her works. She is, if nothing else, extremely consistent in her approach to film scoring and, although she does utilize synthesizers like almost all of those writing music for films today, her defining sound is about as purely organic as one can be. Still, she had difficulty finding the right assignment to truly resurrect her ultimate, grand-scale romanticism of the 1990's. That is, until Godmothered.


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* 9 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 55:13
• 1. Good Morning Motherland (1:43)
• 2. To the Portal (1:48)
• 3. The Assignment (1:58)
• 4. Three Steps to Happily Ever After (1:19)
• 5. Exploding Pumpkins (1:03)
• 6. First Spells (1:29)
• 7. Your Dearest Wish (3:08)
• 8. Gary the Raccoon (1:06)
• 9. House Poof (2:24)
• 10. Magical Concoctions (1:14)
• 11. Agnes Facetime (2:26)
• 12. Mackenzie's Big Day Out (1:51)
• 13. Mia and Eleanor Talk (0:58)
• 14. Gary and the Fairy Lights (1:09)
• 15. The Problem With Fairytales (1:39)
• 16. Eleanor Sledges (1:32)
• 17. Celebrations (1:38)
• 18. Hugh Prince Charming (1:50)
• 19. Ballgown (1:05)
• 20. Mackenzie Asks Eleanor to Leave (2:48)
• 21. Time for Change (3:30)
• 22. Carriage Transformation (3:12)
• 23. Carriage Flight (0:52)
• 24. Jane Takes the Stage (1:40)
• 25. I Am a Fairy Godmother (1:14)
• 26. Who's Your True Love? (3:59)
• 27. Motherland Epilogue (0:48)
• 28. Rise Up (Joy to the World)* (2:37)
• 29. Hero* (3:15)
* performed by Jillian Shea Spaeder

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