1990 Soundtrack – Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American fantasy romance film directed by Tim Burton. It was produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her and Burton.

Edward Scissorhands is the fourth feature film collaboration between director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman. The orchestra consisted of 79 musicians. Elfman cites Scissorhands as epitomizing his most personal and favorite work. In addition to Elfman’s music, three Tom Jones songs also appear: “It’s Not Unusual”, “Delilah” and “With These Hands”. “It’s Not Unusual” would later be used in Mars Attacks! (1996), another film of Burton’s with music composed by Elfman. Selections from the score had been used in the trailers for other films including The Secret Garden (1993), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), The Ladykillers (2004), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and two other Tim Burton films: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Big Fish (2003).

Tracks

1  Introduction (Titles) (Danny Elfman) 02:52
2  Storytime (Danny Elfman) 02:36
3  Castle On The Hill (Danny Elfman) 06:24
4  Beautiful New World / Home Sweet Home (Danny Elfman) 02:41
5  Ballet De Suburbia (Suite) (Danny Elfman) 01:17
6  Esmeralda (Danny Elfman) 00:27
7  The Cookie Factory (Danny Elfman) 02:18
8  Etiquette Lesson (Danny Elfman) 01:38
9  Housewives / Esmeralda 2 / Paper Dolls (Danny Elfman) 01:23
10  Edwardo The Barber (Danny Elfman) 03:19
11  Kim At The Mall / Talk Show (Danny Elfman) 01:45
12  Cloth World (Danny Elfman) 00:50
13  The Heist (Danny Elfman) 02:52
14  The Tide Changes / Kim Spies / Edward’s Rage (Danny Elfman) 03:29
15  Ice Dance (Danny Elfman) 01:47
16  Confrontation (Danny Elfman) 01:12
17  Edward’s Rampage (Danny Elfman) 00:36
18  Paranoia / Final Cut / Devil Bush (Danny Elfman) 03:06
19  Death! (Danny Elfman) 03:32
20  The Plot Unfolds (Danny Elfman) 02:59
21  The Final Confrontation (Danny Elfman) 03:10
22  Farewell (Danny Elfman) 02:46
23  The Grand Finale (Danny Elfman) 03:24
24  The End (Danny Elfman) 04:53
25  Trailer (Danny Elfman) 02:06
26  Kim Spies / Kim At The Mall / Paranoia (Alternates) (Danny Elfman) 02:38
27  O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Danny Elfman) 02:31
28  With These Hands (Danny Elfman) 02:43

Musicians

KeyboardsJohn Berkman
KeyboardsKatherine Fields
KeyboardsMike Lang
SynthesizerRalph Grierson
AccordionFrank Marocco
BassoonDave Riddles
BassoonMichael O’Donovan
ClarinetCharles Boito
ClarinetDominick Fera
ClarinetJim Kanter
FluteGlen Garrett
FluteLouise Di Tullio
French HornBrian O’Connor
French HornJames Thatcher
French HornJohn Reynolds
French HornRichard Todd
French HornVince DeRosa
OboePhil Ayling
OboeTom Boyd
TromboneAlan Kaplan
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneBruce Fowler
TromboneLloyd Ulyate
TrombonePhil Teele
TrumpetMalcolm McNab
TrumpetMario Guarneri
TrumpetWarren Luening
TubaDoug Tornquist
TubaJim Self
TubaJohn Thomas Johnson
TubaNorman Pearson
PercussionRobert Zimmitti
PercussionChristopher Kohler
PercussionDale Anderson
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionJerry Williams
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionKen Watson
PercussionLarry Bunker
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionPeter Limonick
PercussionTheresa Dimond

Choir & Strings

Bass – Ann Atkinson, Bruce Morgenthaler, Buell Neidlinger, Christian Kollgaard, Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Margaret Storer, Meyer Mike Rubin, Norman Ludwin, Susan Ranney
Cello – Armand Kaproff, Armen Ksajikian, Barry Gold, Dane Little, Dennis Karmazyn, Douglas Davis, Gloria Lum, John Walz, Nancy Stein, Nils Oliver, Robert L Adcock, Ron Leonard, Selene Hurford
Harp – Ann Stockton, Gayle Levant
Viola – Alan DeVeritch, Art Royval, Denyse Buffum, Janet Lakatos, Kenneth Burward-Hoy, Michael Nowak, Mihail Zinovyev, Myra Kestenbaum, Pamela Goldsmith, Roland Kato, Valerie Dimond, Vicki Miskolczy
Violin – Anatoly Rosinsky, Armen Garabedian, Arnold Belnick, Berj Garabedian, Blanche Belnick, Bonnie Douglas, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, David Frisina, Dorothy Wade, Gwenn Heller, Harold Wolf, Harris Goldman, Irma Neumann, Julie Gigante, Karen Jones, Kenneth Yerke, Mark Baranov, Miwako Watanabe, Norma Leonard, Paul Shure, Polly Sweeney, Ralph Morrison, Razdan Kuyumjian, Rene Mandel, Robert Brosseau, Roger Wilkie, Ronald Folsom, Russ Cantor, Sheldon Sanov, Stanley Plummer, Stuart Canin, Yoko Matsuda


Choir – Paulist Choristers Of California

Liner Notes

Producer – Danny Elfman
Producer (Executive) – Kathy Nelson
Choir Master – Jon Wattenbarger
Conductor – Shirley Walker
Contractor – Nathan Kaproff
Directed By (Choir) – Sally Stevens
Edited By – Bob Badami, Neil Bulk
Edited By (Assistant) – Margie Goodspeed
Engineer (Additional) – Bill Jackson, Dennis Sands
Engineer (Assistant) – Sharon Rice, Sue McLean
Mastered By – Joe Tarantino, Daniel Hersch
Mixed By – Shawn Murphy
Orchestrated By – Steve Bartek
Recorded By – Shawn Murphy

Art Direction – Joe Sikoryak
Graphic Design – Kay Marshall

Mastered At D2 Mastering
Mastered At Joe Tarantino Mastering
Mixed At CBS Television City
Recorded At Columbia Music Scoring
Phonographic Copyright Universal Music Enterprises
Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation