|1.||Opening Titles (From the Motion Picture Babe)-Piggery||4:02|
|2.||Fairground (Extended Version)||3:16|
|3.||I Want My Mum / The Way Things Are||4:40|
|4.||Fly Would Never / Crime And Punishment||3:50|
|5.||Anorexic Duck Pizzicati (Extended Version)||3:21|
|6.||Repercussions / Into The Knackery||2:23|
|7.||Pig, Pig, Piggy / Mother And Son||2:28|
|8.||Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat||3:26|
|9.||Christmas Morning (Extended Version)||5:08|
|10.||Separate The Chickens / Round Up||2:37|
|11.||Babe’s Round Up (Extended Version)||3:59|
|12.||Mad Dog Rex||1:14|
|13.||The Sheep Pig (Extended Version)||1:47|
|15.||Hoggett Shows Babe / Maa’s Death||2:58|
|16.||Home Pig / Hoggett With Gun||2:48|
|17.||Pig Of Destiny / Up To Trouble||3:29|
|18.||The Cat / What Are Pigs For||2:26|
|19.||Where’s Babe / Hoggett’s Song||3:23|
|20.||Babe In The Kitchen / Help For Babe||4:32|
|21.||Baa Ram Ewe / Rex On Truck||1:46|
|22.||The Gauntlet / Moment Of Truth (Extended Version)||1:45|
|23.||Finale-That’ll Do, Pig, That’ll Do||1:39|
|24.||If I Had Words||2:54|
|25.||Toreador Aria (Excerpt)||0:22|
|26.||Pork Is A Nice Sweet Meat (With Vocals)||3:51|
|27.||Blue Moon (Excerpt)||0:40|
|28.||Cantique de Jean Racine (Excerpt)||0:41|
|29.||If I Had Words (Hoggett’s Song)||1:52|
Added on Saturday, January 09, 2021
Varèse Sarabande presents Babe: The Deluxe Edition (CD). Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Nigel Westlake. Babe was a massive surprise hit and universally praised with seven Oscar noms. The charming symphonic score by Nigel Westlake, has been expanded and includes a new essay with Director, Actor and Composer insights.
Babe was a massive surprise hit in 1995. A children’s film starring a talking pig seemed to be the last thing anybody expected from visionary filmmaker George Miller (Mad Max), but writer-producer Miller, adapting a 1983 book with director and cowriter Chris Noonan, created a universally praised, moving film about a farm pig (a combination of animatronics and computer graphics) who longs to be a sheepdog.
With a memorable lead performance by James Cromwell as Babe’s farmer-owner, Babe received glowing reviews and seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Visual Effects.
A major part of Babe’s exquisite, perfectly pitched storybook tone is the charming, resonant symphonic score by Australian composer Nigel Westlake.
Westlake interpolated a tapestry of classical works, most notably the maestoso section of Saint-Saëns’ third (Organ) symphony, to perfectly capture the human emotions of the film’s animal characters, while ironically treating the humans with an animal-like comedy and whimsy.
(The Saint-Saëns melody had been adapted into the British reggae pop hit, “If I Had Words,” by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Kelley; a sped-up version is used in Babe’s end credits.)
Babe was released as a music-and-dialogue album at the time of the film.
This CD Club edition features the expanded score as music only, packaged with a new essay by Tim Greiving featuring insights from Miller, Noonan, Cromwell and Westlake.
Release Date: 1/8/2021
Limited Edition Of 1500