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Sausage Party
(2016)
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Co-Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Christopher Lennertz

Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:
Alan Menken

Additional Music by:
Chris Tin

Orchestrated by:
Andrew Kinney
Kevin Kliesch
Michael J. Lloyd
Patrick Russ
Marcus Sjowall
Gernot Wolfgang
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(August 5th, 2016)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have a proven track record of appreciating the best parody soundtracks of both song and score, Sausage Party truly one of the most entertaining such whirlwind musical experiences of the decade.

Avoid it... if you expect anything here to appropriately appeal to your young children, because the highlighted Alan Menken song is deliciously vile and profane while Christopher Lennertz's score is aimed more at savvy film score collectors ready to deconstruct the work's intelligent web of references.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,849
WRITTEN 12/3/16
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Sausage Party: (Christopher Lennertz/Alan Menken) Offensive animated films aimed squarely at adults are a rare breed in Hollywood, but 2016's successful outrage Sausage Party proved the idea not only viable but capable of perfectly merging ridiculously adolescent humor and thoughtful socio-political commentary. The first major animated movie ever to initially receive the NC-17 rating (before the filmmakers removed depictions of pubic hair to achieve solely an R rating), Sausage Party was both a fiscal and critical success, overcoming not only its sick, raunchy humor but the labor dispute that resulted when nearly half of the animators on the project complained that the directors forced them to work overtime hours without pay; all of these artists were reportedly struck consequently from the credits of the film and told they would be blacklisted. That unfortunate circumstance aside, Sausage Party is a surprisingly intelligent commentary about religious tolerance wrapped into its overly juvenile, sexual outer shell. The anthropomorphic food items of a supermarket are revealed to all have their own cultures and interest in sex with each other, most of them seeing the shoppers as gods that can take them to the "great beyond." As the reality of their existence begins to dawn on them, they decide to overcome their own differences to wage war against the humans who they suspect might kill them in terrifying ways. The soundtrack for the film is littered with amusing food-related songs of varying fame, applied for purposes of satire conveniently throughout. The original music in Sausage Party is helmed by parody expert Christopher Lennertz, veteran of some of the industry's most accomplished genre scores of the prior ten years. His mastery of providing totally serious dramatic scores for insanely stupid comedies is perhaps his best calling card, and he is in top form in Sausage Party. A pleasant wrinkle is introduced in an original song from Alan Menken of Disney fame. The popular songwriter rarely wrote entire scores for pictures in the 2010's, but he would occasionally lend a song to a film, and his contribution to this one, "The Great Beyond," exposes his own Marc Shaiman-like sense of humor and outwardly pilfers his classic 1990's Disney song style in a profanity-laced environment. Lennertz adapts the melody from Menken's song throughout his score, adding a few more themes for specific characters along the way.



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Average: 3.03 Stars
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Total Time: 72:25
• 1. The Great Beyond - composed by Alan Menken (3:13)
• 2. Darren, The Dark Lord (0:55)
• 3. Chosen (1:50)
• 4. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - performed by Meat Loaf (5:14)
• 5. The Crash (2:34)
• 6. Douche Loses It (2:16)
• 7. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - performed by Wham! (3:50)
• 8. Our Heroes (2:31)
• 9. He's Coming (1:47)
• 10. Food Massacre (3:15)
• 11. Hungry Eyes - performed by Eric Carmen (3:47)
• 12. True - performed by Spandau Ballet (5:31)
• 13. The Spoonge (3:46)
• 14. Magical Sausage (1:40)
• 15. Gone - performed by JR JR (3:46)
• 16. We're Home (3:29)
• 17. The Cookbook (1:26)
• 18. I Have Proof (3:06)
• 19. Big Speech (3:04)
• 20. The Big Fight (2:37)
• 21. Final Battle (4:04)
• 22. It's Your Thing - performed by The Isley Brothers (2:47)
• 23. Finale (2:24)
• 24. Joy to the World - performed by Three Dog Night (3:14)
• 25. The Great Beyond Around the World - composed by Alan Menken (2:44)

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