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The Cat In the Hat (Soundtrack)

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Download links and information about The Cat In the Hat (Soundtrack) by The Cat In the Hat & Various Artists. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 48:55 minutes.

Artist: The Cat In the Hat & Various Artists
Release date: 2003
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 16
Duration: 48:55
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Main Title - the Kids (featuring David Newman) 8:07
2. Getting Better (featuring Smash Mouth) 2:24
3. The Cat (featuring David Newman) 3:50
4. Two Things - Couch Jumping - Leaky Crate (featuring David Newman) 5:16
5. Military Academy Seduction (featuring David Newman) 3:02
6. Mrs. Kwan - Mom Leaves (featuring David Newman) 2:12
7. Surfer Cat - the Phunometer (featuring David Newman) 2:23
8. Fun, Fun, Fun (featuring Mike Myers) 2:38
9. The Contract (featuring David Newman) 1:53
10. Oven Explodes - "Clean Up This Mess" (featuring David Newman) 1:36
11. Things Wreck the House (featuring David Newman) 2:52
12. Larry the Slob (featuring David Newman) 3:10
13. Birthday Party (featuring David Newman) 2:11
14. S.L.O.W. Drive (featuring David Newman) 2:32
15. Rescuing Nevens (featuring David Newman) 4:27
16. Clean Up (featuring Mike Myers) 0:22

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David Newman's score for the live-action version of The Cat in the Hat sounds appropriately cartoonish, with plenty of tiptoeing pizzicato strings, tooting brass, and herky-jerky melodies. Newman also creates a fair amount of range in his score, from the slightly askew "Main Title — The Kids" to the full-on antics of "Two Things/Couch Jumping/Leaky Crate," which conjures up images of playful destruction. Even on the most crazed cues, such as "Surfer Cat — The Phunometer," "Oven Explodes — Clean Up This Mess," and the self-explanatory "Things Wreck the House," Newman manages to keep the music closer to whimsical fun than shrill hyperactivity. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of the tracks with vocals: Smash Mouth's cover of "Getting Better" manages to sound pumped-up and flat at the same time, while Mike Myers' "Fun Fun Fun" is anything but. Still, it's nice to see that some care was put into the music of such a visually overstimulating film; fans of playful instrumental music may find listening to The Cat in the Hat more pleasant than watching the movie for which it was written.