Editors’ Notes The seeds for this modern rock compilation/reinterpretation of Danny Elfman’s beloved A Nightmare Before Christmas score cover project were planted on the film’s deluxe 2006 13th- anniversary edition, from which Marilyn Manson’s dark, enticing take on the score’s narrative-setting “This Is Halloween” makes a gratifying return to help set the tone here, followed in turn by artists as diverse as Korn (“Kidnap the Sandy Klaws”) and Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee, whose take on “Sally’s Song” is one of the album’s highlights. Key to the collection’s success was allowing the myriad acts involved to cover not only the score’s familiar songs, but its rich, instrumental music as well, with Datarock, Yoshida Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Album Leaf and RJD2 giving stylistically diverse, yet artistically cohesive new takes on the film’s atmospheric cues. Book-ended by warm new “Opening/Closing” tracks that impart the blessings of Elfman himself, enough succeeds to make this a worthy, often surprising musical reinvention of Disney’s most unlikely holiday classic.

SONG
Overture
1
2:35
 
Opening
2
1:00
 
This Is Halloween
3
3:22
 
Jack's Lament
4
3:14
 
Doctor Finkelstein / In the Forest
5
3:17
 
What's This
6
3:19
 
Town Meeting Song
7
9:48
 
Jack and Sally Montage
8
5:42
 
Jack's Obsession
9
5:30
 
Kidnap the Sandy Claws
10
3:37
 
Making Christmas
11
3:26
 
Nabbed
12
7:33
 
Oogie Boogie's Song
13
2:48
 
Sally's Song
14
3:02
 
Christmas Eve Montage
15
3:44
 
Poor Jack
16
2:34
 
To the Rescue
17
3:32
 
Finale / Reprise
18
3:06
 
Closing
19
1:24
 
End Title
20
3:46
 
Oogie Boogie's Song (Bonus Track)
21
3:01