The Nightmare Before Christmas Official Soundtracks

In my collection, I have both versions of the official soundtrack of the movie. The original came out in 1993 and a second 2-disc special edition album came out in 2006.

They are both the same soundtrack. However, the version that came out in 2006 is a 2-disc special edition that contains a different album cover with a 3-D hologram, different CD art, and a second disc with extra songs. Five of these songs are from modern day music artists and the rest contain Danny Elfman demos. As a true fan, I had to buy this version.

Disc 1:

  1. Overture
  2. Opening
  3. This Is Halloween
  4. Jack’s Lament
  5. Doctor Finklestein/ In the Forest
  6. What’s This?
  7. Town Meeting Song
  8. Jack and Sally Montage
  9. Jack’s Obsession
  10. Kidnap the Sandy Claws
  11. Making Christmas
  12. Nabbed
  13. Oogie Boogie’s Songs
  14. Sally’s Song
  15. Christmas Even Montage
  16. Poor Jack
  17. To the Rescue
  18. Finale/ Reprise
  19. Closing
  20. End Title

Disc 2:

  1. This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
  2. Sally’s Song – Fiona Apple
  3. What’s This? – Fall Out Boy
  4. Kidnap the Sandy Claws – She Wants Revenge
  5. This Is Halloween – Panic! At the Disco
  6. Making Christmas (Demo) – Danny Elfman
  7. Oogie Boogie’s Song (Demo) – Danny Elfman
  8. This Is Halloween (Demo) – Danny Elfman
  9. Kidnap the Sandy Claws (Demo) – Danny Elfman

My IPod often plays the soundtrack and I probably know most of the words to all the songs. From the main soundtrack, I love to listen to “Jack’s Lament,” “What’s This?,” and “Jack’s Obsession.” From the second disc, I really enjoy the Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, and Fall Out Boy versions of the soundtrack. They are great songs songs that fit these artists’ music styles perfectly. The Fiona Apple track is my favorite as her moody voice really makes the song stand out. I believe it is better than the version that is in the movie. Amy Lee does another version of the same song on the “Nightmare Revisited” album but I will talk about that on another post. The She Wants Revenge track, in my opinion, is the worst on the soundtrack. I really just don’t like their style for the “Kidnap the Sandy Claus” song.

In case you didn’t know Danny Elfman actually does the singing voice for Jack in the movie.

Purchase on Amazon:

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (Special Edition)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition (MP3)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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