CD Review – V/A: Enchanted

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One of the most delightful movies of 2007 was Disney’s “Enchanted” featuring a princess from a animated fairyland coming into the “real world”. While the story was old hat, it was the cast and the wonderful score/soundtrack that made this film such a big hit.

Scored by a old Disney hitmaker, Alan Menken and featuring some very catchy tunes by Stephen Schwartz, you expect some very good music and with this album, you’re not let down.

While you think the focus would be on a very Martina sounding Carrie Underwood singing “Ever,Ever,After”, its the film’s star,the late blooming Amy Adams who steals the show. Adams has a very sweet voice and a very well trained one as well..by not overpowering both the material and her vocals,she is joy on the biggest songs in the movie.

The first three songs are the best by far and its no fluke that all 3 songs are Adam’s…including the reggae influenced “That’s How You Know” which is a great song.

The score is workmanlike,sturdy but not outstanding by Disney’s standards…which makes it even cool that a album like this is so magical!

Highly recommended!

By Michael Sullivan