Happy Feet (Original Score)
Label: Rhino Atlantic
You've heard the soundtrack (with Prince, Pink, Patti Labelle and friends), now dig the score! John Powell's orchestral compositions pulse with power and dance along whimsically, recalling vintage Disney scores on "The Eggs Hatch" and John Williams' Star Wars epics on "The Huddle." This kind of music isn't just for singing penguins and their hatchlings. Your drive through snow-covered fields and winter wonderlands would be best accompanied by the gossamer "Finding Lovelace." And the chimerical take on Brian Wilson's "In My Room" will make you beg for the bunk-bedded sleepovers of your youth.