Various Artists: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Limited Edition Pumpkin Orange Vinyl

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Limited Edition Pumpkin Orange Vinyl

Various Artists

  • US $33.99  

  • Release Date 22 November 2019
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Product code
8743218
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
UMe
Halloween Town is a fantasy world populated by all manner of creatures such as deformed monsters, ghosts, goblins, zombies, mummies, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton known as “Pumpkin King”, decides to organise the annual Halloween holiday.

However, tiring of the same routine every year, and wanting something new, Jack wanders in the woods, stumbling across seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays. Accidentally opening a portal to Christmas Town, he’s impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas. He presents his interpretation of Christmas to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween. Jack is dismayed that no one understands the feeling of Christmas, and obsessively studies the holiday but fails to find any further explanation of it. He ultimately decides that it’s unfair for Christmas Town alone to enjoy the feeling and announces that he and the citizens of Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.

Jack’s obsession with Christmas leads him to usurp the role of “Sandy Claws”. Every resident is assigned a task, while Sally, a beautiful rag doll woman, falls in love with Jack. However, after a vision of a burning Christmas tree, she alone realises that his plans to run Christmas will become disastrous, but has no luck convincing him. Jack assigns Lock, Shock and Barrel, a trio of mischievous trick-or-treating children, to abduct Santa and bring him back to Halloween Town. Against Jack’s wishes and for their own fun , the trio deliver Santa to Oogie Boogie, a gambling-addict bogeyman, who plots to play a game with Santa’s life at stake.

Christmas Eve arrives and after Sally’s attempts to stop Jack prove futile, Jack leaves in a coffin-shaped sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer, guided by his dog Zero. Jack begins to deliver presents to children around the world, but the Halloween-styled gifts only terrify the recipients. Jack is eventually shot down by the military and crash-lands in a cemetery unharmed. Although he is depressed by the failure of his plan, he quickly regains his old spirit, and returns to Halloween Town to rectify his actions.

Meanwhile, Sally attempts to free Santa, but is captured by Oogie. Jack slips into the lair, frees them, and confronts Oogie. Oogie then springs several traps on Jack, who manages to dodge them and then defeat Oogie by pulling a loose thread from him revealing a massive pile of bugs working as one entity, reducing him to nothing. Apologising to Santa for his actions, who assures Jack that he can fix things, Jack returns to Christmas Town. The Halloween Townspeople celebrate Jack’s return, and snow falls over Halloween Town, a sign of reconciliation between Santa and Jack. Atop the graveyard’s big hill, Jack admits that he reciprocates Sally’s romantic feelings for him, and they declare their love for one another.

This limited edition version is pressed on 180g pumpkin orange vinyl
Tracks
Side Four
1 To The Rescue  
2 Finale / reprise  
3 Closing  
4 End Title  
Tracks
Side One
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  
Tracks
Side Three
1 Nabbed  
2 Oogie Boogie’s Song  
3 Sally’s Song  
4 Christmas Eve Montage  
5 Poor Jack  
Tracks
Side Two
1 Jack And Sally Montage  
2 Jack’s Obsession  
3 Kidnap The Sandy Claws  
4 Making Christmas