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Babe - The Deluxe Edition

Babe - The Deluxe Edition

Limited Edition of 1,500 Units

Varese Sarabande Club (88072198562)

Release Date: January 8, 2021

Performed by
Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra

Format: CD

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1. Opening Titles (From the Motion Picture Babe) Ė 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
14. Dog Tragedy 1:36
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
  Total Album Time: 78:53

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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, 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-SaŽns' 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-SaŽns 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.

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