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The Haunted Mansion
(2003)
Album Cover Art
2003 Promo
2016 Intrada
Album 2 Cover Art
Score Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Don Harper

Co-Orchestrated by:
David Metzger
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Promotional
(December, 2003)

Intrada Records
(October 17th, 2016)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 2003 album was a promotional release by the studio only, and copies initially sold at online auction sites for over $100. The 2016 Intrada set is limited to an unknown number of copies and retailed at soundtrack specialty outlets for an initial price of $25.
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Buy it... on the 2016 Intrada set if you have fond memories of the Disney attraction's morbidly alluring music, Mark Mancina faithfully extending the gothic sound of the rides into the cinematic adaptation.

Avoid it... on Disney's insufficient 20-minute promotional score album from the time of the film's release, Mancina's impressively melodic, well-orchestrated work deserving far better than any short summary.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #531
WRITTEN 2/6/04, REVISED 3/18/17
Mancina
Mancina
The Haunted Mansion: (Mark Mancina) Never had Disneyland's New Orleans Square experienced such overwhelmingly elegant treatment on the big screen as in 2003, when Walt Disney Studios decided to take both of its famed Cajun amusement park rides and translate them into major cinematic productions. The adaptation of The Haunted Mansion, led by the curious choice of Eddie Murphy, faded nearly immediately from popular attention, failing to clearly identify its target audience and never competing with the extreme popularity of the previous summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The plot of The Haunted Mansion was faithfully constructed upon what little narrative could be assembled from the various rooms in the ride, with the visitors to the home in this case finding themselves immersed in the ghostly happenings quite personally. Issues of loyalty to the two famed rides from the classic days of Disneyland remained concerns for both pictures, though in the soundtracks for the two, the only problems with stylistic consistency plagued Pirates of the Caribbean, which, despite its immense popularity with the masses, received critical bashing for its mindless electronic approach by a hoard of Media Ventures ghostwriters. Disney got a chance to redeem itself in the minds of the segment of the population that values both the history of the Disney attractions and their music when they followed with The Haunted Mansion later in the year. The gothic Buddy Baker music for Disney's original haunted house attractions had always played a much bigger role in the rides than had Pirates of the Caribbean, with a CD of audio commemorating the opening of the haunted mansions in Disney parks around the world released just a few years prior. Veteran composer John Debney had rearranged those Baker themes for the EuroDisney Theme Park's haunted house, "Phantom Manor," in Paris, and this grandiose piece of music (separated from the sound effects of the ride) was a much sought after item. If the forces of the universe had aligned themselves correctly, then Debney would have been the perfect candidate to score the feature film version of The Haunted Mansion, although Mark Mancina's score ended up being very similar in its level of sustained orchestral volume to what you might expect from a Debney venture.



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300 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.13 Stars
***** 54 5 Stars
**** 68 4 Stars
*** 84 3 Stars
** 53 2 Stars
* 41 1 Stars
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I need the sheet music to the haunted mansion...ANYTHING that is decent
Ari Fisher - August 16, 2006, at 10:41 p.m.
1 comment  (2494 views)
song - elizabeth = ball   Expand >>
laetitia - October 2, 2005, at 10:05 a.m.
2 comments  (2820 views)
Newest: October 21, 2005, at 10:15 a.m. by
LaŽtitia
I would like Mark Mancinas Suite..where can i download it ?
Kevin - May 21, 2004, at 3:18 p.m.
1 comment  (1574 views)
Alternate versions of HAUNTED MANSION score CDs?   Expand >>
Craig - May 10, 2004, at 7:28 p.m.
2 comments  (2449 views)
Newest: July 29, 2005, at 6:53 p.m. by
Will
Could someone send the suite to me?   Expand >>
Micke - April 16, 2004, at 7:58 a.m.
2 comments  (2452 views)
Newest: April 23, 2006, at 9:15 a.m. by
Beatrice
who says, clem?
gonad - February 22, 2004, at 12:57 p.m.
1 comment  (1392 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
2003 Promotional Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 19:10
1. Suite: (19:10)

• Main Title (0 - 2:43)
• Try Again/Rescue/Sara Runs to Jim (2:44 - 5:00)
• Get Away From Her/Sara Passes Out (5:01 - 9:02)
• Going to Heaven/Vacation at Last (9:03 - 13:51)
• Don't You Remember? (13:52 - 15:32)
• Meeting Leota/Spinning Table (15:33 - 19:10)
2016 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 95:49

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The 2003 promotional album contains no packaging other than front and back slip covers with basic information. The insert of the 2016 Intrada album includes extensive notes about both the score and film.
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