Nightmare Revisited

Nightmare Revisited is a cover album of songs and score from the 1993 Disney animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was released on September 30, 2008 by Walt Disney Records to commemorate the film's 15th anniversary of its theatrical release. In addition to the album's eighteen covers are two re-recordings by original composer Danny Elfman, of the "Opening" and "Closing" tracks. One song featured on the album, Marilyn Manson's "This Is Halloween", was previously released nearly two years earlier, on the 2006 reissue of the film's original soundtrack which, featuring five covers of songs from the film, acted as a precursor to Nightmare Revisited. The album also features Korn covering "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" which is also their first recording to feature Ray Luzier on drums. Enhanced content on the disc features the trailer of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Nightmare Revisited
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2008
GenreVarious styles of rock
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerDavid Agnew
The Nightmare Before Christmas chronology
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Nightmare Revisited
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

American psychobilly band Tiger Army also provided a cover of "Oogie Boogie's Song", which was not featured on physical CD editions of Nightmare Revisited, but was released as a digital bonus track. Scott Murphy's cover of "Sally's Song" is also featured on Japanese pressings of the album.


On September 27, 2008, three days before the release of Nightmare Revisited, the album was made available for streaming exclusively by[2]

On September 22, 2008, Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee, who contributed a cover of "Sally's Song" for the album, announced that she would be performing her cover on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 13, 2008.[3] Marilyn Manson similarly performed his cover of "This Is Halloween" (from the reissue of The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on The Tonight Show on Halloween two years earlier (October 31, 2006).[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Danny Elfman.

2."Opening"Danny Elfman1:00
3."This Is Halloween"Marilyn Manson3:22
4."Jack's Lament"The All-American Rejects3:15
5."Doctor Finkelstein/In the Forest"amiina3:17
6."What's This?"Flyleaf3:20
7."Town Meeting Song"The Polyphonic Spree8:55
8."Jack and Sally Montage"Vitamin String Quartet5:44
9."Jack's Obsession"Sparklehorse5:32
10."Kidnap the Sandy Claws"Korn3:37
11."Making Christmas"Rise Against3:27
12."Nabbed"Yoshida Brothers7:34
13."Oogie Boogie's Song"Rodrigo y Gabriela2:48
14."Sally's Song"Amy Lee3:02
15."Christmas Eve Montage"RJD23:46
16."Poor Jack"Plain White T's2:34
17."To the Rescue"Datarock3:34
18."Finale/Reprise"Shiny Toy Guns3:06
19."Closing"Danny Elfman1:24
20."End Title"The Album Leaf3:46
Total length:75:39
iTunes and Amazon MP3 edition
21."Oogie Boogie's Song"Tiger Army3:02
Total length:78:41
Japanese edition
21."Sally's Song"Scott Murphy2:11
Total length:77:50


  • A&R: Dani Markman and Tom MacDougall
  • Executive producer: David Agnew
  • Business affairs: Jeff Lowy
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, California
  • Creative design: Steve Gerdes
  • Album design: Steve Sterling

Chart successEdit

Charts (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 31
Billboard Top Compilation Albums[6] 1

Nightmare Revisited was released on October 27, 2008 in the UK and failed to chart.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "'Nightmare Revisited' Collection Available For Streaming". 2008-09-27. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  3. ^ "Amy On Leno". The Official Italian Site and Fan Club. 2008-09-22. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  4. ^ "MARILYN MANSON To Perform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'". 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  5. ^ "Discography - Various Artists - Nightmare Revisited". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 23, 2013. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  6. ^ "Top Compilation Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-10-12.

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