THE HAUNTED MANSION Soundtrack: Haunted Hits (2003)

THE HAUNTED MANSION: Haunted Hits

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2003
15
44:09
Walt Disney Records

THE HAUNTED MANSION Soundtrack (2016)

THE HAUNTED MANSION

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2016
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96:06
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The Haunted Mansion (ENGLISH)

The Haunted Mansion (Mark Mancina). The comedy starring Eddie Murphy contains all the classic ingredients to make this family adventure an entertaining product: gigantic mansion in apparent abandonment and with a tragic past, a love story, ghosts and a crypt with skeletons. While Mr. Evers sniffs around the haunted house discovering some of its magical and chilling secrets, his wife Sara is courted by the ghost of the owner of the mansion, Edward Gracey, believing that she is his beloved Elisabeth, who died many years ago. Meanwhile, creepy butler Ramsley heads the whole situation to get Gracey to marry Sara and lift the curse on the house and its inhabitants since Elisabeth herself and, later, Gracey commit suicide.

Mark Mancina and director Rob Minkkof met when the second directed The Lion King and the first collaborated with Hans Zimmer and Elton John in the making of the soundtrack. When Minkkof embarked on the project of the The Haunted Mansion thought in Mark Mancina for the elaboration of the music. Mancina made an excellent score, with comical parts (Chased By A Marching Band), magical (This House Haunts Me) and suspense (Passage To The Dead), which moves the listener to a fantasy world, halfway between the atmosphere of Halloween and the circus carousels.

The great soundtrack composed by Mark Mancina is one of those works mistreated by the commercial expectations of the film, and that was concealed for the general public. Instead of publishing the album score, such expectations made it preferable to release an album of songs (including some that did not appear in the film) with only one track from the score. At least the time elapsed until the publication of the great work of the composer has not been too much, considering a brief time the 13 years passed since the film's premiere in 2003 until the official publication of the score in 2016. All of this if we compare it with the general average tardiness with which these types of editions are published, which is usually much larger.

The 2016 edition includes 84 minutes of Mancina's score, and 12 minutes of extras and alternate versions, as well as a good booklet with extensive information and photographs from the film. Among the peculiarities of this soundtrack is the composition of two versions of the End Title, one long and one short (both included in the complication), although finally neither was used for the film, in benefit of a song performed by another artist which served to musicalize the end credits.

La mansión encantada (ESPAÑOL)

La mansión encantada (Mark Mancina). La comedia protagonizada por Eddie Murphy contiene todos los ingredientes clásicos para hacer de esta aventura familiar un producto entretenido: mansión gigantesca en aparente abandono y con un pasado trágico, historia de amor, fantasmas y cripta con esqueletos. Mientras el sr. Evers husmea por la casa encantada descubriendo algunos de sus mágicos y escalofriantes secretos, su mujer Sara es cortejada por el fantasma del dueño de la mansión, Edward Gracey, creyendo que ella es su amada Elisabeth, quien falleció muchos años atrás. Mientras, el escalofriante mayordomo Ramsley dirige toda la situación para conseguir que Gracey se case con Sara y levantar la maldición que pesa sobre la casa y sus habitantes desde que Elisabeth y, posteriormente, el propio Gracey, se suicidaran.

Mark Mancina y el director Rob Minkkof se conocieron cuando el segundo dirigía El Rey León y el primero colaboraba con Hans Zimmer y Elton John en la elaboración de la banda sonora. Cuando Minkkof se embarcó en el proyecto de La Mansión Encantada pensó en Mark Mancina para la elaboración de la música. Mancina confeccionó un score excelente, con partes cómicas (Chased By A Marching Band), mágicas (This House Haunts Me) y de suspense (Passage To The Dead), lo que traslada al oyente a un mundo fantástico, a medio camino entre la atmósfera de Halloween y los tiovivos del circo.

La gran banda sonora de Mark Mancina es una de esas obras maltratadas por las expectativas del tirón comercial de la película, y que quedó oculta para el gran público. En lugar de publicar el álbum score, dichas expectativas hicieron preferir el lanzamiento de un álbum de canciones (entre las que se incluyeron algunas que no aparecieron en la película) con tan solo una pista del score. Al menos el tiempo transcurrido hasta la publicación del gran trabajo del compositor no ha sido demasiado, considerando un tiempo breve los 13 años pasados desde el estreno de la película en 2003 hasta la publicación oficial del score en 2016. Todo ello si lo comparamos con la tardanza media general con que se publican este tipo de ediciones, que suele ser mucho mayor.

La edición de 2016 incluye 84 minutos del score de Mancina, y otros 12 minutos de extras y versiones alternativas, además de un buen libreto con extensa información y fotografías del film. Entre las peculiaridades de esta banda sonora se encuentra la composición de dos versiones del End Title, una larga y otra corta (ambas incluidas en la complicación), aunque finalmente ninguna de las dos fue utilizada, en beneficio de un tema cantado interpretado por otro artista que sirvió para musicalizar los créditos finales.

THE HAUNTED MANSION: Haunted Hits (2003)
Total Time: 44:09
  1. Superstition - Raven (3:13)
  2. Grim, Grinning Ghosts - Barenaked Ladies (1:42)
  3. Somebody's Watching Me - Morris Day (3:22)
  4. Spooky - Conti Bros. (3:23)
  5. Things That Go Bump In The Night - JACK (3:41)
  6. Right Place, Wrong Time - Brian O'Neal and The BusBoys (3:29)
  7. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo (4:19)
  8. Man With The Hex - The Atomic Fireballs (3:02)
  1. Monster Mash - Brian O'Neal and The BusBoys (4:13)
  2. The Boogie Man - The Jackson 5 (2:58)
  3. Tombstone - Suzanne Vega (3:05)
  4. I Put A Spell On You - Calvin Richardson (2:57)
  5. Grim, Grinning Ghosts - Singing Busts (1:08)
  6. Overture From The Haunted Mansion - Mark Mancina (3:13)
  7. So Long - Singing Busts (0:24)
THE HAUNTED MANSION (2016)
Total Time: 96:06
DISC 1 (50:31) DISC 2 (45:35)
  1. Haunted Mansion Opening Title (3:58)
  2. Manipulating The Buyers** (1:35)
  3. Take Off For The Weekend (0:34)
  4. Whacking A Spider (0:32)
  5. Phone Call (1:01)
  6. Drive To The Mansion**† (0:43)
  7. Gates Open (2:04)
  8. Dead People In The Back Yard (1:06)
  9. Meeting Edward Gracey (4:15)
  10. This House Haunts Me**† (4:28)
  11. To The Study (0:45)
  12. Confiding In Mr. Evers** (0:57)
  13. Secret Passageway** (2:31)
  14. Ghost Ball** (2:40)
  15. So Many Memories** (2:48)
  16. Against My Better Judgment (3:37)
  17. Meeting Leota**† (5:48)
  18. Chased By A Marching Band (0:41)
  19. Dad, We Have A Problem*** (1:07)
  20. Jim Finds Out What Ed Wants**† (5:31)
  21. Passage To The Dead (3:26)
  1. The Crypt**† (4:44)
  2. Spiders** (1:51)
  3. Jim And Ramsley Fight**† (3:41)
  4. Don’t You Remember? (4:38)
  5. Never Fail (1:12)
  6. Try Again (10:55)
  7. End Title* (6:11)

  8. THE EXTRAS:
  9. When The Saints Come Marching In (0:38)
  10. Ramsley Scare (Alternate)* (0:08)
  11. Chased By A Marching Band (Without Overlay)* (0:41)
  12. Jim Finds Out What Ed Wants (Original)* (3:02)
  13. Moving Leota* (0:15)
  14. Jim Locked Out* (0:35)
  15. End Title (Alternate)* (5:36)
  16. "Grim Grinning Ghosts" - Singing Busts (1:07)

* Not Featured in Film
** Includes Music Not Featured in Film
*** Different Version Than in Film
† Includes “Grim Grinning Ghosts” Written by Xavier Atencio and Buddy Baker

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