“Into the Woods” Soundtrack review

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I was sent a digital version of the Deluxe Edition of “Into the Woods” to listen to and sample. I was so excited for this. I’ve been counting down the days till the movie hits the theatre and I was already listening to some of the songs through the trailers.

The first song (Prologue) can only be heard if you buy the physical CD copy, it’s 14:36 minutes long. This would be by far my favorite song on the whole album. It tells the story of everyone we will meet in the movie and the “struggles” they face. The tune is extremely catchy and stayed in my head for days. The rest of the CD is just as catchy and the whole soundtrack walks you through the story we will see in the movie.

If you love musicals I think you would love this. The singing, orchestration and musicality are just WOW amazing!!

A little over a week and the movie will be in theatres, I plan on going opening week, hopefully opening day.

Below is more information on the soundtrack and the movie.
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Artist: Various
Title: Into the Woods (Music from the Motion Picture)
Label: Disney
Release Date: December 15, 2014
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“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

The big screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “finale/Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone,” and “agony,” among others. The original motion picture soundtrack and Into the Woods deluxe edition, available today. Into the Woods features 20 songs from the film and the deluxe edition includes the complete film score.

Regular Track Listing:
1. Prologue: Into the Woods- Company
2. Cinderella at the Grave- Performed by Joanna Riding
3. Hello, Little Girl- Performed by Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford
4. I know Things Now- Performed by Lilla Crawford
5. A Very Nice Prince- Performed by Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt
6. Giants in the Sky- Performed by Daniel Huttlestone
7. Agony- Performed by Chris Pine, Billy Magnussen
8. It Takes Two- Performed by Emily Blunt, James Corden
9. Stay With Me – Performed by Meryl Streep
10. On the steps of the Palace – Performed by Anna Kendrick
11. Careful My Toe – Performed by Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard
12. Ever After – Composed by Stephen Sondheim
13. Witch’s Lament – Performed by Meryl Streep
14. Any Moment – Performed by Chris Pine, Emily Blunt
15. Moments in the Woods – Performed by Emily Blunt
16. Your Fault – Performed by Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford
17. Last Midnight – Performed by Meryl Streep
18. No One is Alone – Performed by Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Lilla Crawford
19. Finale-Children Will Listen (Part 1) – Performed by James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Street, Chris Pine
20. Finale- Children Will Listen (Part 2) –Company- Into the Woods

Deluxe Track Listing:
1. Prologue: Into the Woods- Company
2. Cinderella at the Grave- Performed by Joanna Riding
3. Hello, Little Girl- Performed by Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford
4. Rapunzel’s Song- Mackenzie Mauzy
5. The Cape as Red as Blood- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
6. The Cow as White as Milk- Emily Blint and James Corden
7. Magic Beans- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
8. Rapunzel’s Hair- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
9. Granny’s Cottage- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
10. I Know Things Now- Lilla Crawford
11. The Beanstalk Grows- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
12. Cinderella Runs- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
13. A Very Nice Prince- Performed by Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt
14. Giants in the Sky- Performed by Daniel Huttlestone
15. “Who Cares!” – Composed by Stephen Sondheim
16. Baker and Wife Part- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
17. Princes’ Fanfare- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
18. Agony- Performed by Chris Pine, Billy Magnussen
19. The Forbidden Tower- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
20. “May I Compare this Ear of Corn”- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
21. It Takes Two- Performed by Emily Blunt, James Corden
22. Two Midnights Gone- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
23. One Day Left- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
24. Stay With Me – Performed by Meryl Streep
25. Jack Chops the Beanstock- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
26. On the steps of the Palace – Performed by Anna Kendrick
27. “She Won’t Get Far with One Shoe”- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
28. Searching for Cinderella- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
29. Careful My Toe – Performed by Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard
30. The Slipper Fits- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
31. Rapunzel’s Tear- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
32. “The Cow is Covered With Flour”- Stephen Sondheim
33. Almost Midnight- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
34. The Witch’s Transformation- Composed by Stephen Sondheim

Disc 2:
1. Ever After (Instrumental)- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
2. Back into the Woods- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
3. Find the Boy- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
4. Witch’s Lament – Performed by Meryl Streep
5. Any Moment – Performed by Chris Pine, Emily Blunt
6. Moments in the Woods – Performed by Emily Blunt
7. Your Fault – Performed by Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford
8. Last Midnight – Performed by Meryl Streep
9. No More (Instrumental) – Composed by Stephen Sondheim
10. The Far Away Prince- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
11. No One is Alone – Performed by Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Lilla Crawford
12. The Giant Attack- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
13. Finale-Children Will Listen (Part 1) – Performed by James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Street, Chris Pine
14. Finale- Children Will Listen (Part 2) –Company- Into the Woods
15. Stay With Me (Instrumental)- Composed by Stephen Sondheim
16. Last Midnight (Instrumental)- Composed by Stephen Sondheim