Over The Hedge [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Over The Hedge [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Overview

With bright, brassy songs by Ben Folds and Rupert Gregson-Williams' playful but surprisingly tense orchestral score, the soundtrack to DreamWorks' film adaptation of the comic strip Over the Hedge strikes a good balance between traditional film music and pop. Gregson-Williams' pieces capture a lot of moods, sometimes all in one track: the twinkling, bustling feel of "The Family Awakens" evokes the manicured suburban jungle that the film's former forest creatures find themselves in, while "Play?" is a brief but lively piece of comical chase music. "Let's Call It Steve" is a standout, moving from quiet and slightly spooky to full-blown action music. Consisting of mostly energetic pieces like these and "Hammy Time," Gregson-Williams' score is remarkably unsentimental. In fact, most of Over the Hedge's emotional moments come from Folds' songs. "Family of Me" and "Still" are well-written and sweet without being saccharine, even if the strings on both tracks are a little overdone. Folds could've been picked to contribute songs to this soundtrack just because of his hit "Rockin' the Suburbs," but his quirky mix of humor and sentimentality works well here, especially on the more upbeat songs like "Heist." Versions of the Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket" and his own "Rockin' the Suburbs" -- which features a Has Been-like cameo from William Shatner (who voices Ozzie the Opossum in the movie) as a frantic suburbanite -- add a dash of hipness to the album. Over the Hedge is smart enough for parents and fun enough for kids; it's refreshing when a family film soundtrack like this comes along every once in a while.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768336922
catalogNumber: 83369

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Buckmaster   Conductor
Rupert Gregson-Williams   Conductor
Gavyn Wright   Leader
William Shatner   Vocals
Ben Folds   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Buckmaster   Arranger,String Arrangements
Rupert Gregson-Williams   Arranger,String Arrangements
Ben Grosse   Producer
Ben Folds   Producer
Hans Zimmer   Executive Producer
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Sunny Park   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Lenny Wohl   Music Business Affairs
Alan Meyerson   Engineering
Joe Costa   Engineering
Nick Wollage   Engineering
Becky Bentham   Score Coordinator
Halli Cauthery   Additional Music
Seanine Joyce   Orchestration
Simon Whiteside   Orchestration

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Over The Hedge [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED "Over The Hedge" It was funny and cute and everything you could ask for in a movie and i love the song "Heist" just because its awesome and Ben Folds rocks my socks!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song heist it's awesome i like the beat and how it sounds i think my friends will like it too Nice job on the cd! I LOVE IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite possibly the best animated (in detail)movie ever!! Characters very life-like along with the excellent musical score, makes "Over the Hedge" a director's pick for both young and mature audiences alike!