Album Review

Bricusse, Leslie and Newley, Anthony – “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” – [Universal Music Enterprises]

Naysayer   7/31/2017   12-inch, Soundtrack

C’mon! It’s Willy Freakin’ Wonka. The 45th Anniversary edition. On GOLDEN VINYL!!!!!!!! Iconic. The songs of several generations. Even kids today say it’s better than the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version.
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley hit a home run with this soundtrack about the poor boy who makes it big. Songs about spoiled brats, psychedelic boat rides on chocolate rivers, orange little people singing oompa loompa, songs about the near death of children by some of the most diabolical methods that out-Saw the “Saw” franchise. There’s the most unhappy song about cheering up, “Cheer Up, Charlie” and, of course, “The Candy Man”, made famous in a rocking funky version by Sammy Davis, Jr. Oh, and did I mention Gene Wilder. Gene Freakin’ Wilder!!!!! PLAY IT and all you dark heart naysayers can go jump in a chocolate river.

you heard it 31 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 76 days ago, Lurker played Everlasting Gobstoppers/Oompa Loompa
  • 127 days ago, Cap'n Jack played Pure Imagination
  • 852 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Everlasting Gobstoppers/Oompa Loompa
  • 1230 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played I Want It Now / Oompa Loompa
  • 1328 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Pure Imagination
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