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Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the Kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming – bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.
1. I See the Light
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The music of “Tangled” becomes a little letdown compared to the great achievements of Menken’s former work. However, the music isn’t bad. Far from it. The melodies are sweet, simple and listenable. But the best song is the sweet “I See the Light”, a harmonic and atmospheric little ballad, wonderfully sung by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. The orchestration is simply gorgeous and the melody is simply Menken at his best. While the other songs don’t live up to “Lights” level, they are still quite listenable.
While a number of songs are short-listed for Oscar consideration, I’d like to give AV readers the chance to spotlight certain songs that are destined for a chance at top Gold. Below you’ll find a Youtube clip that showcases the song in its glory. Levi’s smooth baritone matching Moore’s luscious voice brings back an era in Disney music that we haven’t heard in awhile. The real Alan Menken has finally returned and cinema fans thank him.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!