Album: Toy Story 2: Original Soundtrack

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Toy Story 2: Original Soundtrack

Artist: Randy Newman
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Label: Disney

For those who loved Randy Newman’s score to the first Toy Story (but maybe not the singer-songwriter’s gruff voice), check out Toy Story 2. Here, we get a handful of memorable vocal numbers: Sarah McLachlan sings the breathy “When She Loved Me,” Riders in the Sky give their retro-swing treatment to “Woody’s Roundup,” and Robert Goulet croons Toy Story’s anthem “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” The soundtrack’s orchestrations are pure Newman—sometimes sweeping, sometimes whimsical, and always fitting for this fantasy story of toys coming to life.…

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For those who loved Randy Newman’s score to the first Toy Story (but maybe not the singer-songwriter’s gruff voice), check out Toy Story 2. Here, we get a handful of memorable vocal numbers: Sarah McLachlan sings the breathy “When She Loved Me,” Riders in the Sky give their retro-swing treatment to “Woody’s Roundup,” and Robert Goulet croons Toy Story’s anthem “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” The soundtrack’s orchestrations are pure Newman—sometimes sweeping, sometimes whimsical, and always fitting for this fantasy story of toys coming to life. Of course, the “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” theme keeps popping up in the instrumentals, as do Western-themed melodies. Nothing monumental here, but a fun soundtrack nonetheless. —Jason Verlinde

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Film:Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

John Lasseter, Ash Brannon

While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al, a greedy collector who needs Andy’s favorite toy to complete his Roundup Gang collection. Together with Jessie, Bullseye, and the Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he’ll spend the rest of his life behind glass. It’s up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what being a toy is all about.

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