Almost Alice (Songs Inspired by Alice in Wonderland) CD (2010)

Artist: Various Aritsts

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Almost Alice boasts an eclectic array of recording artists with original songs based on some of the most charismatic characters in literary history, such as "In Transit" performed by Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz. Other artists include The All-American Rejects, Shinedown, 3OH!3, Franz Ferdinand and All Time Low. "Very Good Advice" performed by Robert Smith, is the only song from Disney's 1951 animated film Alice in Wonderland that appears on the collection.

Track Listing
1. Alice Performed by Avril Lavigne
2. The Poison Performed by The All-American Rejects
3. The Technicolor Phase Performed by Owl City
4. Her Name Is Alice Performed by Shinedown
5. Painting Flowers Performed by All Time Low
6. Where's My Angel Performed by Metro Station
7. Strange Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. Follow Me Down Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. Very Good Advice Performed by Robert Smith
10. In Transit Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. Welcome to Mystery Performed by Plain White T's
12. Tea Party Performed by Kerli
13. The Lobster Quadrille Performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. Always Running Out of Time Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. Fell Down a Hole Performed by Wolfmother
16. White Rabbit Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 213824957
UPC 050087155186
UPC 14 00050087155186
Format CD
Release Date 3/2/2010
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Author Various Aritsts
Technical Info
CatalogID D000516602
Lable Name Buena Vista
Released 03/02/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00500871551866
Musical Guests
Neon Hitch
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Atlantic Sound Studio; Black Sheep Music, Chicago, IL; Saltlands Studio, Dumbo, NY; Spanish Castle Magic Studios; STratosphere Sound, New York, NY; Valencia Recording, Baltimore, MD; Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Zenseven Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Robin Laananen; Andy Vella; Danny Clinch.
As part of the marketing campaign for the Tim Burton-directed Alice, the Walt Disney Company commissioned this various-artists album, which might as well be called "Songs from, Inspired by, or Related to Alice," but is instead dubbed Almost Alice. The idea was to have a collection of pop/rock performers come up with material having something to do with Alice in Wonderland, including, as the lead-off track, Avril Lavigne's "Alice," which actually plays under the end credits of the movie. Lavigne's song is a typical piece of self-assertive adolescent pop/rock, with its tag line "Don't you try to stop me," just the sort of thing to be chanted by a pre-adolescent who doesn't want to go to bed. Like many other tracks here, it seems ideally suited for heavy rotation on Radio Disney. The songs tend to have sledgehammer hooks as simple as schoolyard chants, all the better to be bellowed from the backseats of mini-vans across America. There are a few oddities, however. The Cure's Robert Smith, one of several singers moonlighting from his group (there's also a duet by Mark Hoppus of blink-182 and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy), turns in a cover of the Sammy Fain/Bob Hilliard song "Very Good Advice" from the 1951 Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals perform a version of "White Rabbit" close to Jefferson Airplane's 1967 original. Back in the day, that song was castigated for its supposed drug references; more than 40 years on, it's probably included to give grandparents a reason to smile. ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "[I]t's Plain White T's, who really excel, with the Beatles-inspired 'Welcome To Mystery.' A truly curious collection."
Disc 1
1 Alice
2 Poison, The
3 Technicolor Phase, The
4 Her Name Is Alice
5 Painting Flowers
6 Where's My Angel
7 Strange
8 Follow Me Down
9 Very Good Advice
10 In Transit
11 Welcome to Mystery
12 Tea Party
13 Lobster Quadrille, The
14 Always Running Out of Time
15 Fell Down a Hole
16 White Rabbit
17 Always Running Out of Time
18 Poison, The
19 Technicolor Phase, The
20 Very Good Advice
21 Fell Down a Hole
22 White Rabbit
23 Her Name is Alice
24 In Transit
25 Welcome To Mystery
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ReviewSource AllMusicGuide.com
Review As part of the marketing campaign for the Tim Burton-directed Alice, the Walt Disney Company commissioned this various-artists album, which might as well be called "Songs from, Inspired by, or Related to Alice," but is instead dubbed Almost Alice. The idea was to have a collection of pop/rock performers come up with material having something to do with Alice in Wonderland, including, as the lead-off track, Avril Lavigne's "Alice," which actually plays under the end credits of the movie. Lavigne's song is a typical piece of self-assertive adolescent pop/rock, with its tag line "Don't you try to stop me," just the sort of thing to be chanted by a pre-adolescent who doesn't want to go to bed. Like many other tracks here, it seems ideally suited for heavy rotation on Radio Disney. The songs tend to have sledgehammer hooks as simple as schoolyard chants, all the better to be bellowed from the backseats of mini-vans across America. There are a few oddities, however. The Cure's Robert Smith, one of several singers moonlighting from his group (there's also a duet by Mark Hoppus of blink-182 and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy), turns in a cover of the Sammy Fain/Bob Hilliard song "Very Good Advice" from the 1951 Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals perform a version of "White Rabbit" close to Jefferson Airplane's 1967 original. Back in the day, that song was castigated for its supposed drug references; more than 40 years on, it's probably included to give grandparents a reason to smile.
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