December 3, 2003 - Composer and two-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman reunites with critically acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands) for the romantic dramedy "Big Fish,". The original soundtrack will be released by Sony Classical/Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax and will feature a brand new song written by Eddie Vedder (and performed by Pearl Jam) called "Man of the Hour." According to a press release from Sony Classical, Vedder came up with the song "within days" of watching the film with his bandmates.
The score also includes such classics as Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up," Buddy Holly's "Everyday," The Allman Bros.' "Ramblin' Man," Bing Crosby's "Dinah," Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together," Dock Boggs' "Sammie, Where Have You Been So Long?" and The Vogues' "Five O'Clock World."
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Jessica Lange star in "Big Fish" which Columbia Pictures will release in limited theaters on December 10th. The soundtrack hits stores on December 23, 2003.
The team of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have been together for 20 years. The talented twosome's past collaborations include "Sleepy Hollow," "Mars Attacks!," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Edward Scissorhands," "Batman," "Beetlejuice" and "Pee Wee's Big Adventure."
"Big Fish" - The Official Synopsis
Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, storms, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with this father's great feats and great failings.
"Big Fish" Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Man Of The Hour - Pearl Jam
2. Dinah - Bing Crosby
3. Everyday - Buddy Holly
4. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
5. Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
6. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers
7. Let's Work Together - Canned Heat
8. Pictures - Danny Elfman
9. Big Fish (Titles) - Danny Elfman
10. Shoe Stealing - Danny Elfman
11. Underwater - Danny Elfman
12. Sandra's Theme - Danny Elfman
13. The Growing Montage - Danny Elfman
14. Leaving Spectre - Danny Elfman
15. Return to Spectre - Danny Elfman
16. Rebuilding - Danny Elfman
17. The Journey Home - Danny Elfman
18. In the Tub - Danny Elfman
19. Sandra's Farewell - Danny Elfman
20. Finale - Danny Elfman
21. End Titles - Danny Elfman
22. Jenny's Theme - Danny Elfman
23. Twice the Love (Siamese Twins' Song) - Danny Elfman
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SOURCE: Sony Classicals