Sunday, October 26, 2008

CD Review :: Soundtrack Of High School Musical 3 : Senior Year



Tracklist :

1) Now Or Never (Cast Of High School Musical 3)
2) Right Here , Right Now (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)
3) I Want It All (Ashley Tisdale & Lucas Grabeel)
4) Can I Have This Dance (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)
5) A Night To Remember (Cast Of High School Musical 3)
6) Just Wanna Be With You (Lucas Grabeel , Olesya Rulin , Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)
7) The Boys Are Back (Zac Efron & Corbin Bleu)
8) Walk Away (Vanessa Hudgens)
9) Scream (Zac Efron)
10) Senior Year Spring Musical Medley (Cast Of High School Musical 3)
11) We're All In This Together (Graduation Mix) [Cast Of High School Musical 3]
12) High School Musical (Cast Of High School Musical 3)



The soundtrack of High School Musical 3 : Senior Year was released on Tue in US . This comes in after the release of the 1st 2 soundtracks which shared the same name as the movies themselves .

High School Musical 3 : Senior Year is the 1st disney film to be released in cinemas , sequel wise . I suppose it's a wise move for them to do so after the massive success that the 1st 2 movies have attained in cable tv .

However I must admit prior to watching the 3rd instalment of the movie , I did downloaded the soundtrack from the net & on 1st listen , I found the songs extremely bland & none of the tunes stood out at all unlike the 1st 2 soundtracks but something happened after I watched the movie on Fri & now I managed to remember on how most of the tunes sound like .

Outta the 12 songs on the tracklist , almost 1/2 the songs ie. 5 are sung by the whole cast of HSM3 in which my fave has to be Now Or Never & A Night To Remember .

While I appreciate the grown up ie. graduation mix of We're All In This Together , I prefer listening to the original take on the song anytime of the day as it was a bit too slow for my liking .

Whereas for Senior Year Spring Musical Medley , it's a unique concept stringing together songs on the soundtrack to form a medley & it's the longest track on the album clocking in at a whopping 7:44 mins .

I didn't like Senior Year Spring Musical Medley at 1st prior to watching the movie but at least now I understand why the song was included in the album . Just watched the movie & you know why .

High School Musical is a neat way to close off the soundtrack as it's a really good song & it's classic HSM stuff I should add .

The only Ashley Tisdale & Lucas Grabeel tune I Want It All I feel is 1 of the standout tracks on the album & it's a pretty catchy song & it's a fun no. & I think it's on par with their other songs that both Ashley & Lucas did in the previous 2 soundtracks like Fabulous , Bop To The Top & What I've Been Looking For .

Just Wanna Be With You which's done by Lucas Grabeel , Olesya Rulin , Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens is a gem but too bad it's a short tune because I'm quite sure if the song were to be extended by a few secs or so , it might sound a bit more complete but still this's 1 nice sweet song .

The two duet songs that the main stars Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens are decent duet tunes I must say but if I were to pick between Right Here , Right Now & Can I Have This Dance , I prefer the latter but I must admit both songs somehow lack the oomph factor unlike their other duet songs that they did in the past .

I also like the 2 angsty songs on the soundtrack namely The Boys Are Back & Zac Efron's solo Scream although I must admit that Scream's not that grabbing as Bet On It on 1st listen but once I listen to Scream a few more times , it does get stuck on my head .


The same thing happens for The Boys Are Back too which's done by Zac & Corbin Bleu . After watching the movie , at least now I can recall on how the song sounds .

The only Vanessa solo on the soundtrack called Walk Away , it's a quite a nice grown up gospel influenced no. & I find this song pretty interesting as it sounded different as compared to the other songs on the album .

I have been a huge fan of the HSM series since the very 1st movie was aired on Disney Channel 2 years ago & honestly for any diehard HSM fan , you can definitely tell that this time round , the songs on HSM 3 are grown up & mature as compared to the other 2 movies's counterparts .

Although the songs are not as catchy on 1st listen but still give yourself a bit more time to warm up to the tunes & you'll be humming along to them in due time . Maybe like myself , after watching the movie , it will do wonders for you & that you'll be able to remember how all of them sound like , this's 1 method worth considering for .

I'm not sure whether will there be a 4th instalment of HSM but until then , enjoy the movie & the soundtrack , it's worth adding the soundtrack to your CD collection .


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