The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)

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Featuring 2 Bonus tracks & a panoramic gatefolder. Original & Exclusive music from Muse, Vampire Weekend, Metric, The Dead Weather & Cee Lo Green & more
Categories
SoundtracksMusicMusic
Category
  1. Collection
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Number of Discs
1
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
Twilight Saga: Eclipse [Deluxe] [Digipak]
Media
CD
BarCode
075678924507
Country of Origin
USA / Canada
Label
Atlantic/Q Records
Distributor
Elektra (Label)
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
075678924507
Previews

Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Vampire Weekend sound particularly heated on the sweeping 'Jonathan Low'..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.114) - "Jack White side project the Dead Weather revel in swampy blooze-ooze on 'Rolling in on a Burning Tire.'" -- Grade: B+
Billboard (p.32) - "[T]he Dead Weather works a gnarly goth-blues groove in 'Rolling In on a Burning Tire'...and Sia does her signature breathy thing on 'My Love.'"

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Eclipse (All Yours) - Metric
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) - Muse
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ours - The Bravery
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Heavy In Your Arms - Florence + The Machine
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] My Love - Sia
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Atlas - Fanfarlo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Chop And Change - The Black Keys
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Rolling In On A Burning Tire - The Dead Weather
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Let's Get Lost - Beck and Bat For Lashes
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Jonathan Low - Vampire Weekend
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] With You In My Head (feat The Black Angels) - UNKLE
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] A Million Miles An Hour - Eastern Conference Champions
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Life On Earth - Band of Horses
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] What Part Of Forever - Cee-Lo
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Jacob's Theme - Howard Shore
Country
South Africa
Genre
Soundtracks
Release Date
14 June 2010
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Eclipse (All Yours) - Metric
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ours - The Bravery
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Heavy in Your Arms - Florence + the Machine
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] My Love
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Atlas - Fanfarlo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Chop and Change - The Black Keys
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Rolling in on a Burning Tire - The Dead Weather
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Let's Get Lost - Bat for Lashes/Beck
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Jonathan Low
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] With You in My Head - UNKLE - (featuring The Black Angels)
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Million Miles an Hour, A - Eastern Conference Champions
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Life on Earth - Band of Horses
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] What Part of Forever - Cee Lo Green
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Jacob's Theme - Howard Shore
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Line, The - Battles
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] How Can You Swallow so Much Sleep - Bombay Bicycle Club
Notes

Recording information: Brightstreet Recorders, Los Angeles, CA; Elm Studios, Farley Green, England; Machines With Magnets; Sia's Kitchen, New York, NY; Treefort Studios, New York, NY.
The Twilight Saga films came fast and furious, and so did their soundtracks. Just as the music for New Moon was an upgrade from the first movie's soundtrack, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is another improvement, with more A-list names (Beck, Bat for Lashes) and a more confident feel. This set of songs may be even more indie-oriented than The Twilight Saga: New Moon was, but this direction feels a lot less forced here, possibly because it reflects the relatively adult and complex story Eclipse tells. There are some predictable song choices: Muse's exclusive track "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is sweeping, swooning, and over the top, with the chorus "My love will be forever/We'll die together" -- in other words, perfect for a Twilight movie (and more proof of why their music is so inspiring to Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer). Meanwhile, Florence and the Machine's "Heavy in Your Arms" and Sia's "My Love" provide plenty of dramatic, female-voiced balladry to which fans can daydream about being Bella Swan. However, unlike New Moon's almost unrelentingly moody and morose soundtrack, Eclipse offers more moods and sounds, from the Black Keys' earthy "Chop and Change" to the pretty folk of Fanfarlo's "Atlas" and Band of Horses' sunny, hazy "Life on Earth," which is perfect for sparkling in a meadow. Eclipse's exclusive tracks are among its best. Metric's "Eclipse (All Yours)" kicks off the album with dreamy and dramatic yearning that avoids being melodramatic, while Cee-Lo Green's "What Part of Forever" accomplishes the unlikely feat of bringing old-school soul-pop to Forks, WA. And though Vampire Weekend could be included for their name alone, "Jonathan Low" earns its place on the soundtrack by toning down the band's exuberance for a wintry folk ballad complete with church bells. Meanwhile, the Dead Weather's "Rolling in on a Burning Tire" brings actual gothic darkness to Twilight with its slow-burning groove and sinister organ. UNKLE and the Black Angels' "With You in My Head" follows suit, its hypnotic loops verging on downright creepy. As weary a clich‚ as it may be, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse proves that the third time is indeed the charm for the series' music; more than a few songs here sound like music vampires would enjoy, which is surely a step in the right direction. ~ Heather Phares

Date Released
2010-07-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Various Artists
Producer
Alexandra Patsavas; Paul Katz
Artists
  1. Original Soundtrack
Duration
67m 39s
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Anriëtte, PRETORIA NORTH. 27 June 2010

This is the *Deluxe* version and includes the two extra tracks, the Bella poster and the double-fold album cover. The cover is not a traditional jewel case but a hard paper cover which does make it a bit more fragile than a conventional CD case, however, I never use my CD's more than once as I literally copy them on my computer the second I get them so it isn't really an issue for me. After that I store them in my CD rack.

All things aside, the music is great. After the soundtrack, Metric has really become one of my favourite bands. It features artists and bands seldom featured on mainstream radio and leans towards an indie punk rock album. It is my exact type of genré, so I love it. If you are more keen on the hits and R&B, you will more than likely not like the album too much.

My favourite bands on the albums:
- Metric
- The Bravery
- Florence & the Machine
- Sia (great Jazz singer with an amazing voice)
- Vampire Weekend
- Howard Shore for "Jacob's Theme" (super great composer)
- Bat for Lashes
- Bombay Bicycle Club

Some the artists are featured on TV series soundtracks as well, e.g. The Vampire Diaries. However, none of the bands are used consistently through all three soundtracks, except for Muse, as they are Stephenie's favourite band so I don't think they would dare not include them. 'Neutron Star Collision' is also a great track, but veers away from rock to a more acoustic/electric mixed track with ample use of piano, drums and great guitar riffs.

Overall, the soundtrack is great for me and it sounds like it would really capture the essence of the movie and what it is all about: love & conflict.

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