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Coraline Soundtrack

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Coraline Soundtrack
Soundtrack by Various Artists
First released February 3, 2009 Tracks 32
Label Koch Records <koc-cd-4741> Length 59:47
Back cover of the soundtrack
The Coraline CD

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Description[edit]

Coraline is a stop-motion film (released on Feb 6, 2009) based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning book about a girl who discovers a portal to a hostile parallel world. As John Linnell describes it, "A girl finds a door in her house that first opens to a brick wall, but at night, there's a crawlspace, a portal to another world. It seems appealing at first but it becomes very dark." The movie also features John Hodgman as Coraline's father(s).

Early in the production of the movie, They Might Be Giants created several songs for the film. In an interview Flansburgh said "They basically wanted the music to be more creepy. It was unfortunate -- we did a lot of sort of preliminary work, there were a lot of false starts, and we never really found a rhythm to work with them." Director Henry Selick stated "They actually did some other demo songs that are brilliant, they are beautiful, but the film just kind of changed; it wasn’t going to become a musical. I was very happy to work with them and I'd love to work with them on another show where they have like ten songs in it. I’m wondering whether to convince them to write all new songs for their, like, Yellow Submarine, or to just work with them and pick the ten best songs and see if I can find a way to string them together for a story".[1]

One song that did make the final cut is for John Hodgman's character the Other Father to sing to Coraline, "where the piano comes to life and plays him".

However, the song "Careful What You Pack" came out of the Coraline sessions and, after not being used for the film, was released on The Else. In subsequent interviews, the band has mentioned that the other unused songs that resulted from the Coraline project will get released eventually and that they were fully paid for their work on the soundtrack even though the songs were not used.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Artist Length
1 End Credits Bruno Coulais & The Children's Choir Of Nice 1:54
2 Dreaming Bruno Coulais, The Children's Choir Of Nice, Teri Hatcher, Bernard Paganotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:20
3 Installation Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini,The Children's Choir Of Nice, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:28
4 Wybie Bruno Coulais, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:07
5 Exploration Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:01
6 Other Father Song They Might Be Giants 0:28
7 The Supper Bruno Coulais, The Childrem's Choir Of Nice, Bernard Paranotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:31
8 Bobinsky Bruno Coulais, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:23
9 Fantastic Garden Bruno Coulais, Choir Of The Hungarian National Radio, Bernard Paganotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:34
10 Coraline Fly Bruno Coulais, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 0:24
11 Trap For The Mices Bruno Coulais, The Children's Choir Of Nice, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:34
12 Mice Circus Bruno Coulais, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:27
13 Dreams Are Dangerous Bruno Coulais & Helene Breschand 1:27
14 Sirens Of The Sea Bruno Coulais, Michele Mariana & Bernard Paganotti 1:38
15 In The Bed Bruno Coulais, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:54
16 Spink And Forcible Bruno Coulais, Bernard Paganotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 0:33
17 It Was Fantastic Bruno Coulais, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:10
18 Ghost Children Bruno Coulais, The Children's Choir Of Nice, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:28
19 Let's Go Bruno Coulais, Choir Of The Hungarian National Radio, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:09
20 Playing Piano Bruno Coulais, Bernard Paganotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:48
21 Wybie That Talks Bruno Coulais, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:09
22 Cocobeetles Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:39
23 Alone Bruno Coulais, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 0:52
24 Dangerous Bruno Coulais, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:23
25 Reunion Bruno Coulais & Helene Breschand 1:10
26 Coraline Dispair Bruno Coulais, The Children's Choir Of Nice, Choir Of The Hungarian National Radio, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:27
27 The Theater Bruno Coulais, Michele Mariana, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 1:33
28 The Famous Mister B Bruno Coulais 2:23
29 You Know I Love You Bruno Coulais, Choir Of The Hungarian National Radio, Christophe Grindel, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 4:27
30 Mechanical Lullaby Bruno Coulais, The Children's Choir Of Nice, Teri Hatcher, Bernard Paganotti, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:24
31 The Hand Bruno Coulais, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 3:14
32 The Party Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini,The Children's Choir Of Nice, Helene Breschand, Hungrarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest & Laurent Petitgirard 2:32

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