Record Label: Decca
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I didn’t see the movie but I know it’s kind of kiddie and the opening songs is a good indicator. The song “It’s a Small World” is on here, and what’s even worse, it’s sung the Baha Men. You know, the “Who Let The Dogs Out” band. But track 4 the Cd gets rolling with the Trevor Jones’ score. The score has a great, quirky, swashbuckling sound that sounds similar to The Mummy scores. If you aren’t familiar with Trevor Jones’ scores, he has composed such movies like Excalibur, Dark Crystal, Last of the Mohicans, GI Jane, and 13 Days. From listening to this score, I can tell you that the movie is a lot of fun, and is very adventurous. There’s a few different styles of music in the film score, there’s the grand overture, action cues like “Balloon Chase” and waltzes like “1st Class Waltz.” Also, every track takes place in a different country so that track fits the type of country they are travelling in, like China, India, or in America. This score seems kind of different than the other scores I heard from Jones. But overall, I liked a lot of the score tracks and dislike the poppy kid tunes.
Bottom Line: I’d get this because Trevor Jones has composed a lot of great scores, including this one.