Part Three - Tracks Not Included on
The following is
a collection of short tracks not included on the CD release, but heard
in the film. Most of them are short stingers and tone setters, and subsequently,
would not have added much to the listening experience. There are a couple,
however, that I feel should have been included on the CD. Thus, I have
compiled this list to demonstrate that, even with a release that contains
90 percent of the score, there are still a great number of tracks that
are left out. Until film score releases include ALL of the music from
the original soundtrack, I will remain ever vigilant. Hopefully composers
will endeavor themselves to release the full score.
Gossip - This is a 20 second long piece that uses
the harmonica from Esmerelda's theme along with some string plucking to
accompany the Suburban women gathering to gossip. The harmonica sounds
suspiciously like Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera Theme. Go
Show and Tell - This quick snippet accompanies Edward
being brought to Kevin's Show and Tell day at school. The violins cut
with Edward in a piece that is basically a shortened version of Edwardo
the Barber. The tune ends with a "Ta-da" as Edward displays his creation.
The Supermarket/Edward sees Kim - Basically a quick
rendition of the Dog motif from Edwardo the Barber. This is followed by
Ice Dance with bells, vibes, and strings only as Edward gazes at Kim across
the parking lot. It's a short, beautiful little piece that should have
been included on the CD.
Do you have a girlfriend? - A short, musical build
up is provided by a violin, some Celeste, and a flute. The music is used
to add suspense, as Edward slowly contemplates an answer to the television
host's question. The music, once again, figuratively holds its breath..
With these Hands stinger - This short, grim brass
stinger follows the seduction scene in which "she showed (him) the back
room and took all of her clothes off." The tone is appropriately dark,
as jealousy and lust conspire against Edward.
No comment! - Following Edward's release from prison,
there is more "gossip music" with a short interlude from Esmerelda's theme.
The tone then switches to appropriately dark, if not inquisitive, as reporters
question Edward about his prison time.
Are you Okay? / Edward's Madness - This short piece
starts off soft and sweet, as Kim realizes Edward committed a felony merely
because she asked him to. Soon, though, the piece becomes filled with
rage and hate in the same style as Darkman. This also should have been
included on the CD release.
Edward's Midas Touch - Timpani and choppy strings
score Kim's jealous boyfriend, who shoves Edward out of the yard after
the scissorhands accidentally cut Kim. Celeste and vibes accompany Edward's
departure, brooding with Edward in a fashion reminiscent of Darkman.
Demon Bush - This brass sting accompanied Edward's
rearrangement of Esmerelda's plant. It ends with a touch of harmonica.
A Mistake/The Police - Mourning strings score Peg's
revelation that her bringing Edward down was a mistake. The section is
grim and foreboding, adding to the growing sense of panic that grips the
town. Meanwhile, an oboe marks Edward's sadness as he cuts a dog's hair
(the dog, which can then see Edward, runs away - another clever Burtonism).
Suddenly, quirky strings and brass are used for the police in a Herrmannesque
manner. This is another track that should have been included on the CD.