La-La Land Records, Universal Music and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Danny Elfman’s (BATMAN, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, WANTED, ALICE IN WONDERLAND) original score to Paramount Pictures’ 1988 holiday comedy SCROOGED, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, David Johansen and Bobcat Goldthwait, and directed by Richard Donner. An important score in Elfman’s cannon, SCROOGED was the composer’s first big-budget Hollywood score-and one that clearly anticipates his next, and most iconic work, BATMAN. For this wickedly funny and inventive update of the immortal Dickens Christmas classic, Elfman fashions a robust, sophisticated musical tapestry that expertly weaves together the film’s varied tones, which runs the gambit from wildly broad comedy and holiday cheer to gothic horror and emotional drama. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special release features bonus tracks, source cues and exclusive liner notes from film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from Director Richard Donner and others. This is a limited edition release of 3000 Units.
*not used in film
** contains material not used in film
§ composed by Henry J. Sayers, arr. D. Elfman
§§ contains “Jingle Bells” (James Pierpont, arr. D. Elfman)
† contains “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (Haven Gillespie / J. Fred
Coots) SBK Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
†† contains “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker” (P.
Tchaikovsky, arr. D. Elfman)
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 49:20