Babe: The Deluxe Edition (CD)

Babe: The Deluxe Edition (CD)

Babe: The Deluxe Edition (CD)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Nigel Westlake

UPC: 888072198562
Release Date: 1/8/2021

Limited Edition Of 1500

$ 19.98 was
 

About

Babe was a massive surprise hit in 1995. A children’s film starring a talking pig seemed to be the last thing anybody expected from visionary filmmaker George Miller (Mad Max), but writer-producer Miller, adapting a 1983 book with director and cowriter Chris Noonan, created a universally praised, moving film about a farm pig (a combination of animatronics and computer graphics) who longs to be a sheepdog. With a memorable lead performance by James Cromwell as Babe’s farmer-owner, Babe received glowing reviews and seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Visual Effects.

A major part of Babe’s exquisite, perfectly pitched storybook tone is the charming, resonant symphonic score by Australian composer Nigel Westlake. Westlake interpolated a tapestry of classical works, most notably the maestoso section of Saint-Saëns’ third (Organ) symphony, to perfectly capture the human emotions of the film’s animal characters, while ironically treating the humans with an animal-like comedy and whimsy. (The Saint-Saëns melody had been adapted into the British reggae pop hit, “If I Had Words,” by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Kelley; a sped-up version is used in Babe’s end credits.)

Babe was released as a music-and-dialogue album at the time of the film. This CD Club edition features the expanded score as music only, packaged with a new essay by Tim Greiving featuring insights from Miller, Noonan, Cromwell and Westlake.

Tracklist

Disc 1:

1. Opening Titles (From the Motion Picture Babe) – Piggery (4:02)
2. Fairground (Extended Version) (3:16)
3. I Want My Mum / The Way Things Are (4:40)
4. Fly Would Never / Crime And Punishment (3:50)
5. Anorexic Duck Pizzicati (Extended Version) (3:21)
6. Repercussions / Into The Knackery (2:23)
7. Pig, Pig, Piggy / Mother And Son (2:28)
8. Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat (3:26)
9. Christmas Morning (Extended Version) (5:08)
10. Separate The Chickens / Round Up (2:37)
11. Babe’s Round Up (Extended Version) (3:59)
12. Mad Dog Rex (1:14)
13. The Sheep Pig (Extended Version) (1:47)
14. Dog Tragedy (1:36)
15. Hoggett Shows Babe / Maa’s Death (2:58)
16. Home Pig / Hoggett With Gun (2:48)
17. Pig Of Destiny / Up To Trouble (3:29)
18. The Cat / What Are Pigs For (2:26)
19. Where’s Babe / Hoggett’s Song (3:23)
20. Babe In The Kitchen / Help For Babe (4:32)
21. Baa Ram Ewe / Rex On Truck (1:46)
22. The Gauntlet / Moment Of Truth (Extended Version) (1:45)
23. Finale - That’ll Do, Pig, That’ll Do (1:39)
24. If I Had Words (2:54)
25. Toreador Aria (Excerpt) (:22)
26. Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat (With Vocals) (3:51)
27. Blue Moon (Excerpt) (:40)
28. Cantique de Jean Racine (Excerpt) (:41)
29. If I Had Words (Hoggett’s Song) (1:52)

Music Composed and Produced by Nigel Westlake
Performed by the Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra

 


    Babe: The Deluxe Edition (CD)

    Babe was a massive surprise hit in 1995. A children’s film starring a talking pig seemed to be the last thing anybody expected from visionary filmmaker George Miller (Mad Max), but writer-producer Miller, adapting a 1983 book with director and cowriter Chris Noonan, created a universally praised, moving film about a farm pig (a combination of animatronics and computer graphics) who longs to be a sheepdog. With a memorable lead performance by James Cromwell as Babe’s farmer-owner, Babe received glowing reviews and seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Visual Effects.

    A major part of Babe’s exquisite, perfectly pitched storybook tone is the charming, resonant symphonic score by Australian composer Nigel Westlake. Westlake interpolated a tapestry of classical works, most notably the maestoso section of Saint-Saëns’ third (Organ) symphony, to perfectly capture the human emotions of the film’s animal characters, while ironically treating the humans with an animal-like comedy and whimsy. (The Saint-Saëns melody had been adapted into the British reggae pop hit, “If I Had Words,” by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Kelley; a sped-up version is used in Babe’s end credits.)

    Babe was released as a music-and-dialogue album at the time of the film. This CD Club edition features the expanded score as music only, packaged with a new essay by Tim Greiving featuring insights from Miller, Noonan, Cromwell and Westlake.

    Tracklist

    Disc 1:

    1. Opening Titles (From the Motion Picture Babe) – Piggery (4:02)
    2. Fairground (Extended Version) (3:16)
    3. I Want My Mum / The Way Things Are (4:40)
    4. Fly Would Never / Crime And Punishment (3:50)
    5. Anorexic Duck Pizzicati (Extended Version) (3:21)
    6. Repercussions / Into The Knackery (2:23)
    7. Pig, Pig, Piggy / Mother And Son (2:28)
    8. Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat (3:26)
    9. Christmas Morning (Extended Version) (5:08)
    10. Separate The Chickens / Round Up (2:37)
    11. Babe’s Round Up (Extended Version) (3:59)
    12. Mad Dog Rex (1:14)
    13. The Sheep Pig (Extended Version) (1:47)
    14. Dog Tragedy (1:36)
    15. Hoggett Shows Babe / Maa’s Death (2:58)
    16. Home Pig / Hoggett With Gun (2:48)
    17. Pig Of Destiny / Up To Trouble (3:29)
    18. The Cat / What Are Pigs For (2:26)
    19. Where’s Babe / Hoggett’s Song (3:23)
    20. Babe In The Kitchen / Help For Babe (4:32)
    21. Baa Ram Ewe / Rex On Truck (1:46)
    22. The Gauntlet / Moment Of Truth (Extended Version) (1:45)
    23. Finale - That’ll Do, Pig, That’ll Do (1:39)
    24. If I Had Words (2:54)
    25. Toreador Aria (Excerpt) (:22)
    26. Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat (With Vocals) (3:51)
    27. Blue Moon (Excerpt) (:40)
    28. Cantique de Jean Racine (Excerpt) (:41)
    29. If I Had Words (Hoggett’s Song) (1:52)

    Music Composed and Produced by Nigel Westlake
    Performed by the Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra

     

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