Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was released 25 years ago today on October 29, 1993. In celebration of this anniversary, the Vitamin String Quartet has released an album of all of our favorite songs from the film. They open with the “Overture”, which is the only way to get into the spirit. “This is Halloween” is up next with some spooky violin sounds added in for good measure. “Jack’s Lament” is as haunting as ever with some counterpoint from the viola. “What’s This?” my personal favorite, is up next and I love that viola is featured in this one.
The “Town Meeting Song” features the cello, which I absolutely love. “Jack’s Obsession” sounds like the violin is singing the song for us, and it is amazing. “Kidnap the Sandy Claws” could be Lock, Shock, and Barrel singing. “Making Christmas” is just as haunting as it is in the movie. “Oogie Boogie’s Song” is up next, another of my favorites, and gives the cello another opportunity to shine. “Sally’s Song” features the sweeter side of the violins, and is a beautiful rendition of a hauntingly sweet song. “Poor Jack” is up next, and couldn’t sound better. They close out the album with a bonus track called “Jack and Sally Montage” and it is exactly what it says it is. It is a great compilation of songs sung by and about Jack and Sally and is a perfect ending to a great album.
If you want to listen to the “Vitamin String Quartet Performs The Nightmare Before Christmas,” follow the link to Spotify and take in some string quartet goodness. With Halloween only days away, now is the perfect time to listen to your favorite songs from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
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