The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie CD (2004)

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Product Overview

The Nickelodeon series Spongebob Squarepants--a sharp, funny cartoon that attracts more viewers than any other program on the channel and has spawned a $2 billion-a-year franchise--reaches the big screen with The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Its album features music written for the animation plus live action film and perfrormed by a Modern Rock roster appealing to the show's college audience, including The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Shins and The Dust Brothers' Mike Simpson. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More is that rare soundtrack that is both a favorite of kids and a college cult classic.

Specifications

Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 63916005
UPC 093624888826
UPC 14 00093624888826
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/2004
Links
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Danny Bernini; Dave Fridmann; John Paterno; Mickey Petralia; Andrew Scheps; The Flaming Lips; Mike Tarantino
Producer Karyn Rachtman; Nicole Morier; Dave Fridmann; Steve Hillenburg; James Mercer; Mickey Petralia; Andrew Weiss; Andy Paley; Scott Booker; The Flaming Lips; Tom Rothrock; Wilco; Stephen Hillenburg; Karyn Rachtman
CatalogID 48888
Lable Name Sire
Released 11/09/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 7s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624888826
Musical Guests
Patrick & The Monsters
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dee Bradley Baker, Carlos Alazraqui (vocals); Corky Hale (harp); Steve Hillenburg (ukulele); Michael Andreas, Mike Miller (flute); Tom Kenny, Jillinda Palmer, Andy Paley (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Fridmann; Mickey Petralia; Peter Cobbin; The Flaming Lips; Tom Rothrock.
In making his leap from television to the big screen, the beloved SpongeBob SquarePants gets his own movie soundtrack. This collection of songs perfectly captures the wacky underwater vibe of both the animated film and its TV series, starting off with a revved-up rendition of the "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme" by Avril Lavigne. SpongeBob and other residents of Bikini Bottom get their own moments in the musical spotlight; our porous yellow hero belts out the uplifting "The Best Day Ever," while his pink starfish friend Patrick leads a British Invasion-style ode to his favorite stone on "Under My Rock."
In addition to Lavigne, other high-profile musical guests on board include the Flaming Lips, who meld their quirky aesthetic with the film's on "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy;" Wilco, who contributes the upbeat "Just a Kid;" and the Shins, who offer up the breezy "They'll Soon Discover." Perhaps the most surprising moment comes in the form of Motorhead's lumbering "You Better Swim," which rides a wave of blues-inflected metal, and is sure to entertain both kids and former-metalhead parents.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.177) - 4 stars out of 5 - "New tracks by the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins rank with their better work..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[With] alterna-godheads like Wilco, the Shins, and the Flaming Lips....Fun for parents and children alike." - Grade: B
Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Wilco's 'Just A Kid' sounds fragile, child-like. And to spike the icing on the cake there's Motorhead, Ween and the Shins."
Alternative Press (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[With] laugh-out loud selections..."
Disc 1
1 Spongebob Squarepants Theme
2 Spongebob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy
3 Just a Kid
4 Goofy Goober Song, The
5 Prince Paul's Bubble Party
6 Bikini Bottom
7 Best Day Ever, The
8 They'll Soon Discover
9 Ocean Man
10 Under My Rock
11 Now That We're Men - (featuring Patrick & The Monsters)
12 Goofy Goober Rock
13 You Better Swim
14 Jellyfish Song by the Jellyfish Band, The
15 Spongebob Squarepants Theme
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