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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Bill Bernstein

Orchestrated by:
Thomas Pasatieri
J.A.C. Redford
Gary K. Thomas
Carl Johnson
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Walt Disney Records
(June 24th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
The song "Down to Earth" won a Grammy Award and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. The score was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you adore Thomas Newman's pluck and struck style of rhythmic movement, despite the consequent reliance on texture over melody for the music's identity.

Avoid it... if you expect the composer to take inspiration from his brother (David Newman) to provide exciting or interesting action material for his first science fiction effort.
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WRITTEN 6/21/08
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WALL·E: (Thomas Newman) Advertised as the last of Pixar's original story ideas from the mid-1990's, WALL·E is the tale of a robot (whose name is based on his purpose: Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth-Class) who is left behind when mankind is forced to leave Earth. Taking place around the year 2815, WALL·E lovingly develops the character of the cute little robot and follows him on his quest for romance and his discovery that the planet may be ready for humanity to return. After exploring the personality of the titular character, whose vocalizations consistent entirely of sound effects, the film becomes a race to find the humans and inform them of Earth's new condition. After the critical success of Ratatouille didn't materialize into the commercial success that Disney and Pixar were hoping for, WALL·E enters the scene with positive buzz and a healthy marketing campaign. Writer/director Andrew Stanton struck Oscar gold for Finding Nemo in 2004, and the film earned composer Thomas Newman one of his eight Oscar nominations as of the release of WALL·E. It was, ironically enough, on the night of the 2005 ceremonies that Stanton mentioned the concept of WALL·E to Newman as a cross between Hello Dolly and science fiction. Neither of those two ideas really mesh with Newman's career, but, not surprisingly, he joined the crew of WALL·E and worked with another Stanton connection, Peter Gabriel, on a song and some mutual score material for the production. Unlike his brother, David, the more successful Thomas Newman had never scored a science fiction film until WALL·E. The connection to Hello Dolly relates to the robot's fascination with an old VHS tape of the 1969 film that he watches during the story, and it doesn't have any impact on Newman's score. What does have an immediate and pervasive impact on the music is Newman's unique sense of creative instrumentation and endless overdubs, as well as the composer's usual knack for rhythmic movement that well matches the narrative of the film.

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Average: 3.17 Stars
***** 172 5 Stars
**** 218 4 Stars
*** 273 3 Stars
** 171 2 Stars
* 111 1 Stars
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FVSR Reviews Wall-E
Brendan Cochran - July 18, 2014, at 4:02 a.m.
1 comment  (672 views)
I love this soundtrack a little more every time I listen to it
iM - October 20, 2008, at 8:30 a.m.
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Alternate review of WALL·E at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - September 23, 2008, at 7:06 p.m.
1 comment  (2361 views)
Serviceable Score, not one of Newman's best
CK - July 25, 2008, at 12:24 a.m.
1 comment  (1851 views)
Overrated score
Scott - July 6, 2008, at 6:10 p.m.
1 comment  (1859 views)
Theowne - July 5, 2008, at 8:20 a.m.
1 comment  (1772 views)

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Total Time: 61:47
• 1. Put On Your Sunday Clothes - performed by Michael Crawford (1:17)
• 2. 2815 A.D. (3:28)
• 3. WALL·E (2:00)
• 4. The Spaceship (1:42)
• 5. EVE* (1:02)
• 6. Thrust (0:42)
• 7. Bubble Wrap (0:50)
• 8. La Vie en Rose - performed by Louis Armstrong (3:24)
• 9. Eye Surgery (0:41)
• 10. Worry Wait (1:19)
• 11. First Date (1:20)
• 12. EVE Retrieve (2:20)
• 13. The Axiom (2:25)
• 14. BNL (0:20)
• 15. Foreign Contaminant (2:07)
• 16. Repair Ward (2:20)
• 17. 72 Degrees and Sunny (3:13)
• 18. Typing Bot (0:47)
• 19. Septuacentennial (0:15)
• 20. Gopher (0:40)
• 21. WALL·E's Pod Adventure (1:14)
• 22. Define Dancing* (2:23)
• 23. No Splashing No Diving (0:48)
• 24. All That Love's About (0:37)
• 25. M-O (0:47)
• 26. Directive A-113 (2:06)
• 27. Mutiny! (1:29)
• 28. Fixing WALL·E (2:08)
• 29. Rogue Robots (2:03)
• 30. March of the Gels (0:54)
• 31. Tilt (2:01)
• 32. The Holo-Detector (1:08)
• 33. Hyperjump (1:05)
• 34. Desperate EVE (0:57)
• 35. Static (1:43)
• 36. It Only Takes a Moment - performed by Michael Crawford (1:07)
• 37. Down to Earth - co-written and performed by Peter Gabriel (5:59)
• 38. Horizon 12.2 (1:27)
* co-written by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel

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The insert includes extensive information, including a note from the director, extensive credits (with a complete list of performers), and lyrics to the Gabriel song. The packaging advertises the fact that it uses 100% recycled cardboard instead of a standard plastic jewel case, as well as 30% recycled material in its paper insert. The cardboard packaging does pose a risk for scratching the CD, and this is compounded by the fact that it is somewhat difficult to retrieve the CD out of its folded pouch.

One of the trailers for the film uses a cue from Michael Kamen's 1985 score for Brazil, which is interesting because Kamen was set to score the Pixar film The Incredibles before his untimely death in 2004.
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