Fantastic Four [Original Soundtrack]

Fantastic Four [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

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As you might expect from a soundtrack custom-fit for a superhero flick, this 20-track compendium is loaded with power and special effects-- and a surprising number of tunes composed specifically for the film. Former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody gets the chance to break free from that band's constraints on "Everything Burns," a dramatic, slowly building power…  See more details below

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As you might expect from a soundtrack custom-fit for a superhero flick, this 20-track compendium is loaded with power and special effects-- and a surprising number of tunes composed specifically for the film. Former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody gets the chance to break free from that band's constraints on "Everything Burns," a dramatic, slowly building power ballad that features Anastacia on vocals. There's a little more power (and a lot less ballad) in the strains of both "Error Operator," a white-knuckled shout-along from Taking Back Sunday, and the spasmodic "Kirikamirai" (an auspicious Stateside bow from Orange Range, who come across as Japan's answer to the Beastie Boys). While the disc is weighted toward in-your-face rock -- four of its tunes come from the studio supergroup T.F.F, composed of Distillers singer Brody Dalle and members of Jet, the Datsuns, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- there are plenty of other moods on display as well. Joss Stone, for instance, seems to have stood waist deep in the Big Muddy during the recording of the soulful "Where Are All the Heroes" -- which she belts out with a bravado that would do Tina Turner proud. This disc won't save the universe from destruction, but the nonstop action in its grooves will surely leave listeners breathlessly perched at the edge of their seats.

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Fantastic Four soundtrack covers slightly more ground than the sets for summer 2004 blockbusters like Spider-Man 2, which were heavy on angry-guy rock. There's some hip-hop here, and representatives from pop-punk and adult alternative. The bulk is still post-grunge (the majority of it from the Wind-Up Records roster), but as the soundtrack to a summer blockbuster it's probably just trying to appeal to the widest audience. Velvet Revolver kicks things off with the Stone Temple Pilots-sounding "Come On, Come In," and Chingy drops rhymes about Dr. Doom in a Snoop-derived patois for "Relax." Joss Stone's "Whatever Happened to Heroes" follows the lead of her 2004 effort, Mind, Body & Soul, with a big, brassy chorus underpinned with smooth, modern pop. "New World Symphony" is one of Fantastic Four's more memorable tracks. It re-teams Israeli violin sensation Miri Ben-Ari with producer Kanye West, with whom she collaborated extensively on his acclaimed College Dropout LP. The cut also features Pharoahe Monch. The set also features a cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" by Simple Plan, Ben Moody teaming with Anastacia for the Evanescence-like "Everything Burns," and two songs from 2005 Wind-Up signee Megan McCauley, who also owes quite a bit to the sound and style of Evanescence.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2007
Label:
Sony Bmg Europe
UPC:
5099752031627
catalogNumber:
520316

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim Davis   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jay Baumgardner   Producer
Guy Chambers   Composer,Producer
Zach Danziger   Producer
Don Gilmore   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ben Grosse   Producer,Engineer
Dave Jordan   Executive Producer
Christopher Lloyd   Composer
Bob Marlette   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Duff McKagan   Composer
Rick Nielsen   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
Slash   Composer
Matt Sorum   Composer
Scott Weiland   Composer
Josh Deutsch   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Eric Friedman   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Pete Woodruff   Composer,Producer
Greig Nori   Composer
Dave Kushner   Composer
Nick Raskulinecz   Producer
Beau Dozier   Producer
Ariel Rechtshaid   Producer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer,Producer
Miri Ben-Ari   Composer
Kanye West   Composer
Mark Tremonti   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Gregg Wattenberg   Producer
Deryck Whibley   Composer
Taking Back Sunday   Composer
Justin Rimer   Composer
Douglas Grean   Producer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Ali Theodore   Composer
Ben Schigel   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Christopher Rojas   Composer
Justin Douglas   Engineer
Brody Dalle   Composer
Joe Grah   Composer
Steven Lerner   Producer,Audio Production
Ryan Cabrera   Composer
Kwamé "K1Mil"   Producer
Ben Moody   Composer,Producer
Donald Carpenter   Composer
Kelan Luker   Composer
Orange Range   Composer
Will Baker   Composer,Producer
Megan McCauley   Composer
TJ Davis   Composer
Gillian Morris   Producer,Audio Production
Alecia Moore   Composer

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