Elektra: The Album

Elektra: The Album

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2007
Label:
Sony Bmg Europe
UPC:
5099751954224
catalogNumber:
519542
Rank:
261250

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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   Engineer
Pete Woodruff   Producer
Alastair Robertson   Songwriter
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
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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Elektra: The Album 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.