Category Archives: soundtrack news
1. Did I Miss It?
2. The Circus Sets Up
3. Circus Fantasy
4. Jacob Sees Marlena
5. Button Up Your Overcoat (excerpt)-Ruth Etting, performer
6. Prosze, Rosie, dac noge
8. Speakeasy Kiss
9. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)-James Newton Howard, performer
10. Barabra’s Tent
11. Jacob Returns
12. Don’t Tell Him What Happened To Me-James Newton Howard, performer
13. Shooting Star
14. The Job Is Yours
15. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Album Version)-Bessie Smith, performer
16. Stomp Time Blues-Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys
17. I Can See Straight Through You
19. Baptism / Jacob & Rosie
20. The Stampede / I’m Coming Home
You wrote a song for “Twilight,” what is it like hearing your song on film?
It wasn’t a song as such; I sang ambient background vocals on the film score. My vocals are probably most prominent on the piece ‘Who Are They’ at the moment Edward Cullen first appears in the cafeteria scene. I recorded the vocals with Carter Burwell and Catherine Hardwicke at Hans Zimmer’s studio in Los Angeles and Air Studios in London. They were both such amazing people to work with and it was fascinating to see and hear how much the music affects the mood of the scene. I feel honoured to have been a part of the film, albeit a very small part. It was so much fun!
Here’s a little reminder of the scene.
We were given the opportunity to review the ‘Eclipse’ Soundtrack before it’s release date of June 8th, courtesy of Atlantic Records, Chop Shop Music and Summit Entertainment. Below is our song-by-song review of the ENTIRE soundtrack, including what scenes we predict they will be in, etc.
HERE WE GO!!! ( Also: there are some certain SPOILERS in there…)
1. Metric “Eclipse (All Yours)” – Very Catchy and lyrics that really mesh well with the presence of the movie. We believe this might be Bella’s theme for the movie. Placement might be found towards the end of the movie after all the fight scenes, etc.
2. Muse “Neutron Star Collision ( Love is Forever)” – Heidi & Lauren have been a HUGE Muse fans before the Twilight Saga threw them into ultra popularity domestically here in the US. So naturally, we were excited to see what they would bring the fans for this 3rd movie in the series. The sound is very reminiscent of their latest album, futuristic sounds with an 80’s pop feel to it with some Beethoven thrown in at the end. We can’t really see the song fitting in any particular scene, so it will probably be in the ending credits.
3. The Bravery “Ours” -This is a song that we can see fans rocking out to whether it be in their living room, seeing the band in concert or at a Twilight Convention. It’s tune is very energetic and could possibly be in the graduation scene or the graduation party at the Cullens.
4. Florence + The Machine “Heavy in your Arms”: LOVE LOVE LOVE! This song had us captivated from the very beginning and meshes well with the entire theme of ‘Eclipse’.Very edgy and has the undertones of Queen meets Evanescence meets Gospel-esque dramatic vocals. This song wins the award for “Most Likely to be on Repeat”.
5. Sia “My Love” – Initial reaction was that the beginning of the song sounded like background music that seamlessly moves with the movie. Fans might have seen it in a previous trailer or TV Spot. Could be featured in a meadow scene or after the proposal. Very instrumental and we feel it’s the Lykke Li “Possibility” of this Soundtrack.
6. Fan Farlo “Atlas” – Heavy drum beats meets ukulele. Not much to really describe about this song other than it was a catchy tune. We don’t have a particular scene that this would fit in.
7. The Black Keys “Chop and Change” – Our immediate thought was that this was what Muse’s song SHOULD have sounded like. Edgy beat that had a lead singer with a Bob Dylan like voice. Very short song compared to others.
8. The Dead Weather “Rolling in on a Burning Tire” – Definitely the theme song for the Newborns coming out of the water or Major Fight scene. Jack White reveals his geniusousness ( definitely NOT a word but just go with it) once again and Alison’s voice is very haunting yet appealing. Infectious beats with some of the oddest background sounds.
9. Beck and Bat for Lashes ” Let’s Get Lost”- Sounds like a remix of an early 90’s club beat song. Very catchy and reminds us of Thom Yorke with it’s roughness and eclectic beats. This is definitely an Edward and Bella song and we predict that it will be in the “Leg Hitch” scene.
10. Vampire Weekend “Jonathon Low”- Fans of Vampire Weekend will not be disappointed with the band’s contribution to this Soundtrack. They stay very true to their original sound but with softer lyrics. It has an upbeat feel with a Rock/Opera meets Italian “Night out on the town”.
11. Unkle “With You in My Head (featuring The Black Angels)” – Not a huge fan of this song. It reminds us of a 60’s Hawaii- 5-0 song with a slight Radiohead undertone.
12. Eastern Conference Champions ” A Million Miles an Hour” – Very reminiscent of Stone Temple Pilots. It’s catchy but only for transitional purposes somewhere in this movie. Again, not a huge favorite.
13. Band of Horses ” Life on Earth”- Overall it was a great song. Not a lot a lyrics, more of an instrumental sort of song. Nevertheless, we would have liked to have seen it more upbeat towards the end. Possible scene: When Jacob breaks all the bones in his body or just a Jacob song in general.
14. Cee Lo Green “What Part of Forever” – We love this song just as much as Florence + The Machine. It was refreshing to hear this song after a few low key SLOW songs. It’s a uniquely catchy and addictive song that fans will really appreciate and rock out to. It wins our award for “Most Surprising Song on the Soundtrack”.
15. Howard Shore “Jacob’s Theme”- This song’s basis is quite sad and heartbreaking, which could easily go along with Jacob’s feelings at seeing Edward and Bella together, etc. However, the song doesn’t stick out like Alexandre Desplat’s “The Meadow” from the ‘New Moon’ Soundtrack.
Overall it was a pretty good soundtrack, with some key artists and their respective songs that will make it memorable in most ways. However, it could have used more songs that sticks to the theme of “action-packed, mysterious and keeping the fans on their toes” that is ‘Eclipse’. We give it a solid B+ as an overall grading.
At this point, even the most entrenched haters of Twilight‘s vampire-sparkle voodoo concede the soundtracks’ indie-rock bona fides — though they might wish the music came shrouded in a plain brown wrapper.
Like last October’s New Moon collection, Eclipse operates as a sort of alt-party primer: original songs from the genre’s current varsity squad, with a smattering of JV newbies. Pomp-rockers Muse, practically the movies’ musical mascots by now, provide the requisite dose of Queen-meets-Rush grandiosity on ”Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” while Jack White side project the Dead Weather revel in swampy blooze-ooze on ”Rolling in on a Burning Tire.” Vampire Weekend, stripped of their habitual Afro-pop swaddling, work the harpsichord-tinged twee of ”Jonathan Low” into a pleasingly woolly tangle, though Australian chanteuse Sia’s ”My Love” does more with much less — her fragile ballad is so ethereal and otherworldly, it should be sung in Elvish. U.K. indie-pop outfit Fanfarlo’s rickety ”Atlas” sounds like Talking Heads on a dirt-road detour; Beck and British songstress Bat for Lashes trade haunting echo-chamber vocals on the percussion-heavy duet ”Let’s Get Lost”; and on the heady ”Heavy in Your Arms,” Florence + the Machine make like Siouxsie Sioux leading a tribal marching band into battle. L.A. unknowns Eastern Conference Champions co-opt Radiohead’s dense existential dread, Band of Horses conjure up another beardy folk ramble, and this summer’s palest citizens get a pretty solid ready-made mixtape. B+
I had the opportunity to review The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack today, and I’ve got good news for Twilight fans looking forward to the album: it’s awesome.
As a bit of background, I want to say that I favored the Twilight soundtrack over the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon for the simple fact that the Twilight soundtrack was more uni-directional. Granted, the New Moon soundtrack certainly provided some instant favorites (“Hearing Damage” being the foremost), but there was still something so honest about the Twilight soundtrack. I thought the New Moon soundtrack was a bit scattered at times.
However, it is the same penchant tendency that is attractive about the Eclipse soundtrack. In the album, there are a variety of sounds, but almost every title has its own redeeming feature.
For starters, the album is book-ended with two of the best songs on it. As the adage says “start strong, finish strong, and don’t forget the middle.”
The first song on the record is METRIC’s “Eclipse (All Yours).” This is, by far, the most memorable song of the several. Why? Because it’s a single, complete and purposefully so. The vocals are beautiful, as METRIC fans have come to know about the lead singer, and it has the quality of being a pop song that is also quite mellow and quaint.
You’ve already heard Muse’s scale-heavy ballad “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)”, so you’ll know what to expect there. Same for Vampire Weekend’s “Jonathan Low.” Fanfarlo’s “Atlas,” though, which has been heard via live performance by some fans, is quite different in the recording. It’s still a fun song, no doubt, but the studio recording purveys the instrumental strength of the song much better than could be heard in the live recording.
There are a couple of songs on the album that seemingly fit together. Cee Lo Green’s “What Part of Forever” is more organic and folksy (at least initially) than you might’ve expected, but it fits cleanly with songs like Band of Horse’s “Life on Earth” (extremely consumable) and The Bravery’s “Ours” (which sounds a bit like something you’d have heard from The Killers a few years ago).
Others stand out, couriers of their own messages.
For instance, Florence and the Machine’s “Heavy in Your Arms” is, well, heavy. If you know Florence Welch’s music, you’ll get exactly what you expect with this one. Still, contrasted with the rest of the album, it holds its own torch.
The Dead Weather’s “Rolling in on a Burning Fire” was the one I was looking out for the most. The song is very consistent with their sound in the album “Horehound,” drawing in that same methodically languid flow. A very befitting contribution from this band but still quite distinct from some of the other music presented here.
One of the most surprising moments on the album came when it was Eastern Conference Champions (relatively unknown) who delivered the spooky sound you might be looking for in the Eclipse soundtrack. Their song “A Million Miles an Hour” is very rich in temperament.
The final song on the Eclipse soundtrack is Howard Shore’s “Jacob’s Theme.” This song gave me goosebumps. It is a gorgeous, lush piano number, and it serves as a wonderful introduction into what Twilight fans will likely hear with the Eclipse Score.
I think the difference between the Eclipse soundtrack and the New Moon soundtrack is that, with Eclipse, there is more room for a schism of tempos. To go from the very movement-oriented “Chop and Change” (by The Black Keys) to the minimalistic and sweet “My Love” (by Sia) is more palatable here because, frankly, the story warrants it more.
Over all, a very smart soundtrack with an enjoyable amount of layers.
Muse – Neutron Star Collision music video featuring ‘Eclipse’ footage.
The quality’s not great but as soon as there’s a petter quality version available I’ll post it.
‘Eclipse’ Soundtrack News:MTV&VH1 To Debut Muse’s ‘Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)’ Which Includes New Eclipse Footage!!
MTV&VH1 To Debut Muse’s ‘Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)’ Which Includes New Eclipse Footage!!
MTV AND VH1 TO HOST THE EXCLUSIVE
GLOBAL PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSE VIDEO
“NEUTRON STAR COLLISION (LOVE IS FOREVER)”
ON THURSDAY, MAY 20TH AT 8PM ET/5PM PT
Song Featured As the Lead Single of The Soundtrack of
Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
New York, May 17, 2010 – MTV and VH1 will be the exclusive on-air and online outlets to globally premiere the new video from multi-platinum group Muse. “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” the lead single from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, will feature never-before-seen footage from Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and debut on MTV, VH1, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV.com, and VH1.com as well as on MTV and VH1’s international channels on Thursday, May 20 at 8pm ET/5PM PT. Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters worldwide this summer, while the soundtrack is set to be released June 8 on Chop Shop/Atlantic. “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” is Muse’s third consecutive track featured in the Twilight movies, as they were also included on the soundtracks for Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
To watch the video online viewers can go to muse.mtv.com on Thursday, May 20 beginning at 12pm ET/PT.
Muse’s global premiere demonstrates MTV and VH1’s unique international scale and connects fans to the latest and greatest acts on the world music scene. “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” will premiere on MTV and VH1’s on-air and digital assets, which number more than 75 channels and over 260 websites in 163 countries, across North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.