Brother Bear / Original Soundtrack : 3 of 5
I really enjoyed Brother Bear, both at the theater, on DVD, and reading about it in the art book that Ernesto got me, so I thought I should continue my collection of Disney soundtracks with this CD. It was interesting in listening to this soon after hearing the Tarzan soundtrack, since both of them feature Phil Collins songs, and even though I think I like the Tarzan songs better, these are some wonderful tunes. For this movie, Disney decided to have some other artists sing Phil's compositions, so unfortunately Tina Turner (yuck) sings a really cool song. The good thing is that most of the tracks also include a version with Phil, and it's nice to hear how he originally thought things should sound. Look Through My Eyes and No Way Out are my favorites, both with awesome crescendos of emotion. It's especially interesting to hear Phil's lyrics to Transformation (which plays when Kenai turns into a bear), since they were translated to Inuit and sung by the Bulgarian Women's Choir for the movie! There are only three non-vocal score tracks, and that's fine with me, since the songs are what make the soundtrack.