If you are a fan of Elfman's film work (as I am) you should enjoy this. I'm not sure it delves into much new stylistic territory beyond what you might hear in his film scores but it is entertaining and at times quite engrossing and adventurous. Much of the mix comes across as a typical classical approach with rears used for that 'concert hall effect' but fortunately it does goes beyond that - instruments are often prominently placed in center channel and occasionally featured more forcefully in rears. These more fully discrete moments are quite effective and I wish they would have committed to that configuration throughout. An 8.