One of the most successful and interesting musical partnerships in modern cinema has been the one forged between quirky film director Tim Burton and equally quirky composer Danny Elfman. Elfman got his start in the pioneering L.A. new wave band Oingo Boingo, and has since penned music for "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives" and films by other legendary directors like Peter Jackson, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, Brian De Palma, and Clive Barker...but it's his many iconic scores for Burton's movies, from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure through this year's Alice In Wonderland, for which he is perhaps best known. Elfman has scored all but two of Burton's major studio releases.
This deluxe box is surely what the discerningly geeky audiophile and/or cinemaphile on your Christmas/Channukah/Kwanzaa list wants to find under the tree next month. And hey, it'll only cost you $499! But with this much music, it's the gift that'll clearly keep on giving.
You can pre-order The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box at www.elfmanburton.com.
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