Tim Burton & Danny Elfman's New 25th Anniversary Music Box
Even the most casual movie-goers are still familiar with composer Danny Elfman because of his frequent collaboration with fan favorite filmmaker Tim Burton. Now in celebration of their many collaborations for 25 years on 13 films, the duo have decided to release a Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box, a collection of soundtracks and previously unreleased music spanning from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure all the way to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Aside from a collection making up over 19 hours of music, there's plenty more in this limited edition release. Get all the details on this great box set below!
There will be a limited run of 1,000 sets made for sale in December for $500 (available for pre-order online right here) which includes the soundtracks to these great (and maybe not-so-great) Burton films: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Alice in Wonderland. In addition, there will also be music from Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar, the "Beetlejuice" animated series and plenty more obscure and unreleased works. All of the music also includes newly created liner notes by Danny Elfman discussing each expanded score and its bonus material.
Along with all the music (to make this worth $500) comes an exclusive DVD with an extended conversation between Burton & Elfman, a skeleton key USB drive, and a meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated 250+ page book featuring a foreword by Johnny Depp, as well as rare photos, stories and interviews from the cast & crew, not to mention more interviews with over 80 actors, writers, directors, composers, editors, singers, and more discussing the majesty of Burton and Elfman's work. All of this will be packaged in a large scale, tin-covered music box complete with an embedded music playing chip playing “The Music Box Suite” (arranged and performed by Elfman) and a working zoetrope featuring strips of art and photos by Burton and Elfman that come to life with one little spin. See the dynamic duo talk about this amazing release below.