Shrek: The Musical [CD]

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • SKU: 9223244
  • Release Date: 06/28/2010
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never seen it live, but I love the soundtrack


    I bought this album partly because I'm a huge fan of the Shrek films & an even bigger theater lover... I was not disappointed. The biggest draw is the same layer of adult humor & pop culture randomness that the films have, and of course, the music. From "Big Bright Beautiful World", where seven year old Shrek is exiled from his home to "I Know Its Today", where Fiona [as a little girl, teenager, & adult] longs for her shiny knight & steed...for a depressing 8,423 days. But James (with his own take on Shrek's Scottish brogue) is rude, crude, and a perfect second to Mike Myers. But its his singing voice, put to work best on the heart wrenchingly sweet "When Words Fail", that will make you fall in love with this show. My favorite track is "I Think I Got You Beat" though. A blistering war of words is had between Shrek & Fiona; both with equally depressing childhoods {one is chased by a mob at seven; the other is placed in a tower, on Christmas Eve with no toilet...she even missed her prom!!!}. The blending of James & Foster's voices and the simple but effective rock backing builds to a mutual understanding...and reveals the first stepping stone to their future relationship. Of course, none of that matters due to the dueling butt gas & burp explosion that sullies the last 90 seconds of an otherwise amazing song. I understand that toilet humor is a big part of the films and overall charm of Shrek, but I ultimately found it unnecessary. Overall, "Shrek: The Musical" deserves praise for being a faithful adaption of one of the best animated franchises of the last decade. If you love Shrek 1, 2, or 3, or great musical theater, buy this album.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Soundtrack than the Animated Film!

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    These songs are fantastic! They display comedic charm while still being very dramatic. "I Know it's Today" is a funny song about being rescued from the tower but it is sung so passionately. "What's, Up Duloc" is a darling tune though it's about a wretched king ruling his people and "I think I Got You Beat" is my favorite about whose life is worst. The recording is a studio version so they are singing perfect, however the dvd/blu-ray live version has a much better feeling to their voices. This is the only way to get the soundtrack though. Still, a wonderful experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    i love this musical

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    a great musical based on a classic animated film i've adored since i was a kid

    I would recommend this to a friend

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