Editors’ Notes Composer Michael Giacchino is no stranger to Pixar animation projects: his first high-profile feature film job was scoring 2004’s The Incredibles, and he also lent his touch to 2007’s Ratatouille. “Up with Titles” starts his score for 2009’s Up on a perky note, and then the film’s main theme, a waltz, is introduced on the slow and spare “We’re In the Club Now.” That theme is fleshed out on the next cut, “Married Life,” which features a striking violin statement. “Carl Goes Up” really takes the theme to town. First, we hear chimes rustle, harp strings flutter, and flutes jab as the balloon lifts off; later, swaying strings accompany the floating aircraft. Throughout the soundtrack, Giacchino keeps things fresh with his engaging melodies and variations, and Up succeeds as an old-fashioned score that doesn’t shy away from emotion or catchy tunes. The album also includes three tracks of sound effects and a bonus video documentary.

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Up With Titles
1
0:52
 
We're In the Club Now
2
0:43
 
Married Life
3
4:10
 
Carl Goes Up
4
3:33
 
52 Chachki Pickup
5
1:14
 
Paradise Found
6
1:03
 
Walkin' the House
7
1:03
 
Three Dog Dash
8
0:51
 
Kevin Beak'n
9
1:14
 
Canine Conundrum
10
2:03
 
The Nickel Tour
11
0:52
 
The Explorer Motel
12
1:26
 
Escape from Muntz Mountain
13
2:43
 
Giving Muntz the Bird
14
1:57
 
Stuff We Did
15
2:13
 
Memories Can Weigh You Down
16
1:22
 
The Small Mailman Returns
17
3:11
 
He's Got the Bird
18
0:29
 
Seizing the Spirit of Adventure
19
5:19
 
It's Just a House
20
1:59
 
The Ellie Badge
21
1:30
 
Up With End Credits
22
7:38
 
The Spirit of Adventure
23
2:29
 
Carl's Maiden Voyage
24
0:51
 
Muntz's Dark Reverie
25
0:52
 
Meet Kevin In the Jungle
26
1:32
 
Composing For Characters: Michael Giacchino Scores UP
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