LAIKA’s new stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls is just a week away from being released in US theatres. So far, international audiences are loving it, which makes us even more excited to check it out.
But just in time for the film’s release, the soundtrack to the film–The Boxtrolls – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack–is being released a few days early on September 23rd by Back Lot Music. It will be available as a CD and digitally.
The album will include the original score by Dario Marianelli, who worked with the team on the soundtrack very early on in the pre-production process; an original song called “The Boxtrolls Song” by Eric Idle of the Monty Python troupe; as well as “classic songs” performed by the band Loch Lomond. Check out the full track list below:
The Boxtrolls Track Listing
- The Unspeakable Has Happened
- The Scavengers
- The Boxtrolls Cavern
- Eggs’ Music Box
- Quattro Sabatinos – Dario Marianelli featuring Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington
- One Busy Night
- Rooftop Chase
- Broken Eggs
- Cheesebridge Funfair
- The Boxtrolls Song – Words & Music by Eric Idle; performed by Mark Orton & Loch Lomond
- Snatcher and His Stooges
- To the Rescue
- I’m Sure I Am Delicious
- I Was Given to Them
- What’s a Father
- Slap Waltz
- Snatcher’s ‘Dramatical’ Entrance
- Look What You Did
- Last Battle
- Say Cheese
- Little Boxes – performed by Loch Lomond
- Some Kids – performed by Loch Lomond
- Whole World – performed by Loch Lomond
Since the Boxtrolls spend their nights dumpster diving looking for trinkets to build and fix, the orchestral score features unique and unusual instrumentation that evokes the feelings of this gritty world. According to Marianelli, “The orchestra made use, at one time or another, of a theremin, a saw, a music box, toy piano, dulcimer, accordion, rubbed glasses, washboards, broken light bulbs, forks and knives, and a typewriter.” As a result, the score will definitely be something different that will may your ears perk up in interest.
The Boxtrolls – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for pre-order now on Amazon or iTunes. A vinyl version will be available in late 2014.
For readers of the Rotoscopers, the studio is giving away one copy of the soundtrack. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this blog post telling us what you’re most excited about The Boxtrolls. For additional entries, you can tweet about the contest (once per day), follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Winner must provide us with a valid US shipping address.