- Released: May 20, 2003
- Label: Walt Disney Records
- 1.Finding Nemo, film score: Wow
- 2.Finding Nemo, film score: Barracuda
- 3.Finding Nemo, film score: Nemo Egg (Main Title)
- 4.Finding Nemo, film score: First Day
- 5.Finding Nemo, film score: Field Trip
- 6.Finding Nemo, film score: Mr. Ray, Scientist
- 7.Finding Nemo, film score: The Divers
- 8.Finding Nemo, film score: Lost
- 9.Finding Nemo, film score: Short-Term Dory
- 10.Finding Nemo, film score: Why Trust A Shark?
- 11.Finding Nemo, film score: Friends Not Food
- 12.Finding Nemo, film score: Fish-O-Rama
- 13.Finding Nemo, film score: Gill
- 14.Finding Nemo, film score: Mt. Wannahockaloogie
- 15.Finding Nemo, film score: Foolproof
- 16.Finding Nemo, film score: Squishy
- 17.Finding Nemo, film score: Jellyfish Forest
- 18.Finding Nemo, film score: Stay Awake
- 19.Finding Nemo, film score: School Of Fish
- 20.Finding Nemo, film score: Filter Attempt
- 21.Finding Nemo, film score: The Turtle Lope
- 22.Finding Nemo, film score: Curl Away My Son
- 23.Finding Nemo, film score: News travels
- 24.Finding Nemo, film score: The Little Clownfish From the Reef
- 25.Finding Nemo, film score: Darla Filth Offramp
- 26.Finding Nemo, film score: Lost in Fog
- 27.Finding Nemo, film score: Scum Angel
- 28.Finding Nemo, film score: Haiku
- 29.Finding Nemo, film score: Time To Let Go
- 30.Finding Nemo, film score: Sydney Harbour
- 31.Finding Nemo, film score: Pelicans
- 32.Finding Nemo, film score: Drill (contains Jobim's The Girl from Ipanema)
- 33.Finding Nemo, film score: Fish In My Hair!
- 34.Finding Nemo, film score: All Drains lead To The Ocean
- 35.Finding Nemo, film score: ... P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney...
- 36.Finding Nemo, film score: Fish Grounds
- 37.Finding Nemo, film score: Swim Down
- 38.Finding Nemo, film score: Finding Nemo
- 39.Finding Nemo, film score: Fronds Like These
- 40.Mer, La (Beyond the Sea)
Original music composed by Thoms Newman.
Personnel: Thomas Newman (piano); Chas Smith (steel guitar); George Doering (baritone guitar, bajo sexto, banjo, lyre, ukulele); Steve Kujala (flute); Steve Tavaglione (clarinet, brass, sound effects); George Budd (clarinet); John Beasley (prepared piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Rick Cox (synthesizer, sound effects); Michael Fisher (pandeiro, tambourine, sound effects).
Audio Mixer: Tommy Vicari.
Liner Note Author: Andrew Stanton.
Recording information: Signet Sound Studios; Sony Pictures Studios; The Village, Los Angeles, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gary Rydstrom; Rick Cox; Steve Tavaglione.
Arranger: Bruno Coon.
While Disney and Pixar's previous films -- Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, and Monsters Inc. -- relied on the musical gifts of Randy Newman for their scores and charming theme songs, for the undersea adventure Finding Nemo they recruited the skills of another Newman. Academy Award-nominate composer Thomas Newman, to be exact, and his eclectic, slightly ethereal style is an inspired match for the film's aquatic setting. From the "Jaws"-like tension in "Barracuda" to the gentle, rippling "Nemo Egg (Main Title)," Newman captures the wonder, in its most terrifying and playful forms, of the water-dwelling denizens that make up Finding Nemo's cast of characters. Best of all, even though this is music for a so-called children's movie, Newman didn't dumb down his style or try to make it perky and "kid-friendly"; tracks such as "Wow," "First Day," and "Lost in Fog" are just as haunting and complex as anything he would write for a "grown-up" film. That's not to say, however, that Newman didn't have fun writing the music or that listeners won't enjoy more playful tracks like "The Turtle Lope," "Mr. Ray, Scientist," or "...P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney." From dreamy to scary to silly, each of Newman's 39 cues for Finding Nemo is a wonderfully intricate, miniature composition. While this score may not be quite as dazzling as his work on scores like American Beauty, this is still a thoughtful and rewarding collection of music that is absolutely perfect for the film it supports. ~ Heather Phares
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