Editors’ Notes Michael Giacchino did a bang-up job on his first major film gig, The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird. In 2007, Giacchino and Bird reunited for another Pixar project, Ratatouille, which tells the story of Remy, a rat with dreams of becoming a great chef. Ratatouille is set in Paris and Giacchino looks to French music for inspiration. The soundtrack opens with its only vocal piece, “Le Festin,” which is sung by Camille Dalmais. The next track, “Welcome to Gusteau’s,” starts off by quoting the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” before moving on to an accordion-led waltz. “Remy Drives a Linguini,” a delightful cut that features whistling and harmonica, sports an inventive arrangement that includes sliding guitar tones and nice horn charts. French music has often incorporated the sounds of Spain and Latin America, and here tracks such as “Colette Show Him Le Ropes,” “Special Order,” and “End Creditouilles” display a Latin tinge. “Ratatouille Main Theme” wraps up the album on a gentle and touching note.

SONG
Le Festin
1
2:50
 
Welcome to Gusteau's
2
0:38
 
This Is Me
3
1:41
 
Granny Get Your Gun
4
2:01
 
100 Rat Dash
5
1:47
 
Wall Rat
6
2:41
 
Cast of Cooks
7
1:41
 
A Real Gourmet Kitchen
8
4:18
 
Souped Up
9
0:50
 
Is It Soup Yet?
10
1:16
 
A New Deal
11
1:56
 
Remy Drives a Linguini
12
2:26
 
Colette Shows Him Le Ropes
13
2:56
 
Special Order
14
1:58
 
Kiss & Vinegar
15
1:54
 
Losing Control
16
2:04
 
Heist to See You
17
1:45
 
The Paper Chase
18
1:44
 
Remy's Revenge
19
3:24
 
Abandoning Ship
20
2:55
 
Dinner Rush
21
5:00
 
Anyone Can Cook
22
3:13
 
End Creditouilles
23
9:16
 
Ratatouille Main Theme
24
2:09
 

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