Elektra: The Album

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Elektra, the film based on the Marvel comic, follows a heroine who's been called "a lethal synthesis of grace and power" -- a description that fits the music on this soundtrack just as readily. Evanescence's "Breathe No More," previously only available as a live track, is a perfect example of that dichotomy, blending, as it does, Amy Lee's seething vocals and her bandmates' raging rhythmic retorts. On a similar note, Taking Back Sunday's "Your Own Disaster" captures the sort of vivid isolation that's attributed to the character Jennifer Garner portrays on the big screen, combining steely resolve and inner tumult with energy to spare. Those tracks are among the best of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Elektra, the film based on the Marvel comic, follows a heroine who's been called "a lethal synthesis of grace and power" -- a description that fits the music on this soundtrack just as readily. Evanescence's "Breathe No More," previously only available as a live track, is a perfect example of that dichotomy, blending, as it does, Amy Lee's seething vocals and her bandmates' raging rhythmic retorts. On a similar note, Taking Back Sunday's "Your Own Disaster" captures the sort of vivid isolation that's attributed to the character Jennifer Garner portrays on the big screen, combining steely resolve and inner tumult with energy to spare. Those tracks are among the best of the passel of entirely unreleased songs on the soundtrack, but there are plenty of other interesting inclusions, such as a remix of Finger Eleven's "Thousand Mile Wish" -- presented here in a version that's eerier and more atmospheric than the original -- and Jet's "Hey Kids," which ranks as the set's most unabashedly upbeat track. All in all, Elektra is fun, fast, and furious, and you need not have cracked the comic in order to enjoy it.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Elektra: the Album features a populist mix of brash modern rock similar to the soundtracks for Marvel-affiliated films like the Spider-Man series and Elektra's own parent film Daredevil. The set's heavy with bands from the Wind-Up stable, including Strata (lead single "Never There [She Stabs]"), Submersed, Finger Eleven, and 12 Stones. Evanescence's Amy Lee softens the mood with the previously unreleased piano ballad "Breathe No More," while the Donnas ("Everything is Wrong") and rising New York City outfit the Twenty-Twos (performing the fun Veruca Salt throwback "5 Years") give the collection some kicky pizzazz. Other Elektra contributors include the Creed scion Alter Bridge, emo flag wavers Taking Back Sunday, and the ever-earnest Switchfoot. The album also features work from up-and-comers Megan McCauley and Full Blown Rose, both of whom channel Evanescence's mix of passion and rock power.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2007
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • EAN: 5099751954224
  • Catalog Number: 519542
  • Sales rank: 200,049

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never There (She Stabs) - Strata (3:44)
  2. 2 Hey Kids - Jet (2:58)
  3. 3 Everyone Is Wrong - The Donnas (3:28)
  4. 4 Sooner or Later (Soren's Song) - Switchfoot (4:09)
  5. 5 Thousand Mile Wish - Finger Eleven (4:00)
  6. 6 Wonder - Megan McCauley (3:53)
  7. 7 Your Own Disaster - Taking Back Sunday (5:42)
  8. 8 Breathe No More - Evanescence (3:48)
  9. 9 Photograph - 12 Stones (3:58)
  10. 10 Save Me - Alter Bridge (3:27)
  11. 11 Beautiful - The Dreaming (3:03)
  12. 12 Hollow - Submersed (4:04)
  13. 13 Angels With Even Filthier Souls - Hawthorne Heights (2:55)
  14. 14 5 Years - The Twenty Twos (3:52)
  15. 15 In the Light - Full Blown Rose (4:13)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Charlie Peacock Producer
Spider Producer
Neal Avron Producer, Remixing
Willie Baker Producer
Jay Baumgardner Producer
Johnny Fields Producer, Remixing
Dave Fortman Producer, Engineer
Don Gilmore Producer
Lou Giordano Producer
Bryce Goggin Producer, Engineer
Ben Grosse Producer
Dave Jordan Executive Soundtrack Producer
Butch Walker Producer
D. Sardy Producer
John Ewing Jr. Engineer
Pete Woodruff Producer
Alastair Robertson Songwriter
The Donnas Composer
Todd Parker Engineer
Mark Tremonti Composer
Rich Beddoe Composer
Rick Jackett Composer
B.J. Anderson Songwriter
Johnny K Producer
S. A. Anderson Composer
Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver Composer
Taking Back Sunday Composer
Dan Certa Producer
Chris Cester Composer
Nic Cester Composer
Cameron Muncey Composer
James Black Composer
Steven Lerner Executive Producer
Hawthorne Heights Composer, Producer
Strata Producer
Donald Carpenter Composer
Kelan Luker Composer
7 Volpone Songwriter
We 3 Kings Producer
Will Baker Producer
Eric Friedman Composer
TJ Davis Composer
Gillian Morris Executive Producer
Jon Foreman Composer
Amy Lee Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good

    This CD is a great soundtrack. Marvel movies ALWAYS have the best soundtracks that rock fans would like. This is one of them. I really like Hawthornes Heights, Jet, Finger Eleven, 12 Stones, Alter Bridge, and that song by Taking Back Sunday. I also like "Sooner or Later" by Switchfoot. I usually don't like Switchfoot's music but this song is very impressive. Good CD. I've never seen Elektra but I don't want to. I only bought the soundtrack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    totally AWESOME

    This album provides a perfectly blended selection of sounds and voices that makes you want to listen over and over again. With more of the softer tracks at the begining of the album and the slightly harder sounds towards the end, it makes you almost feel the direction the movie goes in. And with artists such as Evanescence, 12 Stones, Full Blown Rose, Hawthorne Heights and Finger 11, you can't help but like this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A truly upstanding C.D.

    Elektra: The Album, pulls off two things that most movie soundtracks can't: One, all of the songs are totally tied to the movie. And two, it doesn't drag on without an end in sight(i.e. Daredevil's 20 tracks, The Punisher's 19). It is rock, but not too much so. It reaches into your soul and unleashes the music there. One of the best movie soundtracks I've heard, and I have definitley heard a few.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An awesome collection of music!

    I love almost all the songs on this CD. They also relate to the themes of the movie, unlike a lot of soundtracks. Some of my fav songs are "Hey Kids", "Sooner or Later", "Thousand Mile Wish", "Breathe No More", "Photograph" and "In the Light" I highly recommend getting this CD, even if you didn't see or like the movie.

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