Published on February 22nd, 2010 | by Darren Byrne0
On March 5th, Disney will be releasing two soundtracks for Alice In Wonderland, the first will be Danny Elfman’s score, but the second, Almost Alice, features popular rock acts performing songs ‘inspired by the film’. On the outset, it seemed like an empty headed money grabbing idea, a way to cash in. But then…I listened to it.
Almost Alice happens to be a brilliant collection of pop rock tracks, perfectly paced with a nice quirkiness too that fits in with Burton’s re-imagining of Alice’s tale. It begins with Avril Lavigne’s Alice (Underground), a catchy upbeat song that will undoubtedly become a staple of Disney’s catalogue. The All-American Rejects, Robert Smith, Plain White T’s and Franz Ferdinand also feature on the album with highlights being Ferdinand’s The Lobster Quadrille, Wolfmother’s Fell Down A Hole and the gorgeous White Rabbit from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
My appetite suitably whetted, I’m so excited about seeing Burton’s Alice in Wonderland this week. I will be reporting directly from the red carpet at the World Premiere in London on Thursday. Make sure you follow @Culch_ie on Twitter to see how I get on.
1. Avril Lavigne – Alice (Underground)
2. The All-American Rejects – The Poison
3. Owl City – The Technicolor Phase
4. Shinedown – Her Name Is Alice
5. All Time Low – Painting Flowers
6. Metro Station – Where’s My Angel
7. Tokio Hotel and Kerli – Strange
8. 3OH!3 – Follow Me Down (featuring Neon Hitch)
9. Robert Smith – Very Good Advice
10. Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz – In Transit
11. Plain White T’s – Welcome To Mystery
12. Kerli – Tea Party
13. Franz Ferdinand – The Lobster Quadrille
14. Motion City Soundtrack – Running Out Of Time
15. Wolfmother – Fell Down A Hole
16. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – White Rabbit