Revisiting the Nightmare Revisited Album

Nightmare Revisited

Introduction to Nightmare Revisited Album

The album Nightmare Revisited is a collection of covers from the soundtrack, which started with the additions to the film’s 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D. The 13th-anniversary edition DVD included a bonus disc with covers of five of the film’s songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, and She Wants Revenge. 

The album was released by Walt Disney Records on Sept 30, 2008, with many more artists. It’s gotten quite an audience of music and Tim Burton Lovers. 

Nightmare Before Christmas

There are few who deny, at what I do I am the best
For my talents are renowned far and wide
When it comes to surprises in the moonlit night
I excel without ever even trying
With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms
I have see grown men give out a shriek
With a wave of my hand and a well-placed moan
I have swept the very bravest off their feet

Danny Elfman, “Jack’s Lament”

He was long known for a Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day film. Tim Burton wrote the versatile “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton, this is considered a cult classic.

Fun Fact: Originally, there were plans to make a second film in the “Nightmare Before Christmas” series, “The Unlucky Clover.” However,  it never went to fruition, as Tim Burton thought it would “spoil the magic of the first movie.”

Danny Elfman is the musical personal behind Tim Bruton’s cult classic. When he was writing the lyrics for the songs, it was “one of the easiest jobs I’ve ever had. I had a lot in common with Jack Skellington.” Writing music isn’t the only part he played. Elfman is also a voice within the film, the singing voice of Jack Skellington and the voice of Barrel and the Clown with the Tear-Away Face.

Fun Fact: Chris Sarandon was cast as Jack Skellington because Saradon’s speaking voice matched Elfman’s singing voice.


Nightmare Revisited Album Track List

Here are the songs from the album, Nightmares Revisited for your listening pleasure and Skeleton Jack Nostalgia. Check them out here!

  • Overture – DeVotchKa
  • Opening – Danny Elfman
  • This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
  • Jack’s Lament – The All-American Rejects
  • Doctor Finklestein / In The Forest – Amiina
  • What’s This? – Flyleaf
  • Town Meeting Song – The Polyphonic Spree
  • Jack & Sally Montage – The Vitamin String Quartet
  • Jack’s Obsession – Sparklehorse
  • Kidnap The Sandy Claws – KoRn
  • Making Christmas – Rise Against
  • Captured – Yoshida Brothers
  • Oogie Boogie’s Song – Rise Against
  • Sally’s Song – Amy Lee
  • Christmas Eve Montage – RJD2
  • Poor Jack – RJD2
  • To The Rescue – Datarock
  • Finale / Reprise – Shiny Toy Guns
  • Closing – Danny Elfman
  • End Title – The Album Leaf

The album itself is well put together with a great group of artists.

Starting with Marilyn Manson’s cover of “This is Halloween,” the album is off to a fantastic start with his dark vocals. Contrasting the opening song, the album contains diverse artists as they are dark. Korn performs “Kidnap the Sandy Klaws” with “Sally’s Song” covered by Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee.

“Kidnap the Sandy Klaws” by far is my favourite of the album, despite Marilyn Manson’s “This is Halloween” being more well-known from the album. Both are deliciously dark covers made by talented musicians with a flair for the dark.

The other artists include Datarock, Yoshida Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Album Leaf and RJD2, bringing their sound forward. Danny Elfman himself shows up on the album with opening and closing remarks. 

“Nice work, bone daddy.”
Can you pick a favourite? Let us know in the comment below!!

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