Disney’s “Frozen” – Track Listing Revealed! (@DisneyAnimation)

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Frozen hits a high note this week with details of its dynamic soundtrack featuring eight original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Winnie the Pooh) and Tony Award-winning songwriter Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon), plus a phenomenal score by the composer of last years Oscar-winning short Paperman, Christophe Beck. The original motion picture soundtrack, which features the end-credit recording of Let It Go by Demi Lovato, is available for sale on Nov. 25, 2013. Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog)Frozen hits theaters in 3Don Nov. 27, 2013.

According to Del Vecho, the original music adds to both the emotional story and the humor within this high-action comedy adventure. Jennifer, Chris and the team have created a film with an engaging setting full of compelling characters, he said. The music elevates and propels this storytelling. The songwriters Kristen and Bobby participated in the creation of the story. We met with them for two hours each day via video conference while we were building our plotnot necessarily about the songs, but about the characters: who they are, how they think, what they want. Each song enhances and expands the story in a way that fully engages the audience in this world.

The Book of Lopez

Anderson-Lopez and Lopez contributed eight original songs to the filmeach with the responsibility to propel the story in a specific way. The defining moment for the films music, said Lopez, was a song written early in the process called Let It Go. That was our lynchpin, he said. We wanted to write the biggest, beltiest diva number we could channel because we knew we had Idina Menzelwho just knocks it out of the parkand we knew her character Elsa was experiencing something epic in her life.

The song resonated with filmmakersso well, in fact, that it made them rethink scenes leading up to the moment. Let It Go was the first song that we all knew belonged in the film because it helped shape Elsas character, said Lee. It delivers such a poignant and powerful message about how shes feeling that we needed to back up and earn that songto show how she finds herself in that place at that time.

Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato (DEMI) recorded a version of the song for end credits, which is available today on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/dls5). Her music video for Let It Go premieres on Good Morning America on Nov. 1, 2013. Its so relatable, said Lovato of the song. Elsa is finding her identity; shes growing into who she is and she’s finally accepting her own strength and magical powers. Instead of hiding it, like shes done all her life, shes letting it go and embracing it.

Lovatos fans were the first to hear her version of the song by creating a Social Snowstorm yesterday. Lovato encouraged fans to post #FrozenDemi, and within 10 minutes, the hashtag trended worldwide. Two hours later, the hashtag was used more than 300,000 times, officially unlocking the single (Disney.com/DemiFrozen).

Lopez and Anderson-Lopez infused their signature sense of humor into the films other songs, including the character-shaping song for Anna, For the First Time in Forever. This particular song was a tough nut to crack, because it had to do a lot of things, said Anderson-Lopez. It had to introduce Anna as an optimistic, active person, but also as someone with a need to be filled over the course of the movie. The song ultimately illustrates Annas desire for connection, while showcasing just how far apart she is from big sister Elsa, whos consumed by fear. Performed by Kristen Bell and Menzel, the song also introduces audiences to the kingdom of Arendelle.

Olaf gets his moment in the sun with the laugh-out-loud song In Summer, in which the affable snowman shares his dream of spending a day in his curiously favorite season. Josh Gad, who counts Lopez The Book of Mormon among his own credits, brings the songand the snowmanto life.

Other songs include Frozen Heart, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Love Is an Open Door, Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People and Fixer Upper.

An Inspired Score

Composer Christophe Beck, whose diverse talents are evident by a resume that includes the Oscar-winning Paperman and the Hangover trilogy, provided an epic score for Frozen. The people at Disney really value music, said Beck. And in animation, versus live action, the music is really integral to the storytellingit does some of the heavy lifting when it comes to communicating the emotion.

Beck paid homage to the Norway-inspired setting, referencing regional instruments such as the haunting bukkehorn and vocal techniques like kulning, which is a traditional shepherds herding call.
With Frozen, he said, we had the setting to draw fromthese incredible icy snowy vistas, which are very evocative. The region provided us with lots of really cool and interesting sound to explore that Id never heardI dont think many people outside of the region have either.

Filmmakers recruited a Norwegian linguist to help with the lyrics for an Old Norse song written for Elsas coronation. And the team even travelled to Norway to record the all-female choir Cantus for a piece inspired by traditional Norwegian music. The score, which was recorded by a full 80-piece orchestra, features 32 vocalistsincluding native Norwegian Christine Hals, whose rural upbringing inspired her kulning skills.

Beck worked with Lopez and Anderson-Lopez on some of the songs arrangements and in incorporating their melodies in the score, often doing so in a unique, but recognizable context. According to Buck, the collaboration went even further for Do You Want to Build a Snowman? The song reflects Annas side of the storywhich is sung by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and Katie Lopez as Anna, and written by Bobby and Kristenand Elsas side, which is represented by Christophes score. It is all woven together beautifully, said the director. And the melody returns at the end of the film in a really grand and moving way.

Our goal, added Beck, was to create a cohesive musical journey from beginning to end.

 

Cool Soundtrack

The Frozen soundtrack, set for release from Walt Disney Records on Nov. 25, 2013, isavailable for pre-order athttp://smarturl.it/fa1andhttp://smarturl.it/fsAmazona1. The Frozen two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack,which arealso available Nov. 25, 2013, feature 23 and 27 additional tracks respectively, including demos, outtakes and a Let It Go instrumental karaoke track.

The Frozen original motion picture soundtrack listing follows.

  1. Frozen HeartPerformed by Cast
  2. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and

Katie Lopez

  1. For the First Time in ForeverPerformed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
  2. Love Is an Open DoorPerformed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
  3. Let It GoPerformed by Idina Menzel
  4. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than PeoplePerformed by Jonathan Groff
  5. In SummerPerformed by Josh Gad
  6. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
  7. Fixer UpperPerformed by Maia Wilson and Cast
  8. Let It Go (Demi Lovato Version)Performed by Demi Lovato
  9. Vuelie(Featuring Cantus) Score
  10. Elsa and AnnaScore
  11. The TrollsScore
  12. Coronation DayScore
  13. Heimr rnadalrScore
  14. Winters WaltzScore
  15. SorceryScore
  16. Royal PursuitScore
  17. Onward and UpwardScore
  18. WolvesScore
  19. The North MountainScore
  20. We Were So CloseScore
  21. Marshmallow Attack!Score
  22. Conceal, Dont FeelScore
  23. Only An Act of True LoveScore
  24. Summit SiegeScore
  25. Return to ArendelleScore
  26. TreasonScore
  27. Some People Are Worth Melting ForScore
  28. WhiteoutScore
  29. The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise)Score
  30. EpilogueScore

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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