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Fantastic Four [Original Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2005
  • Label: Wind-Up
  • UPC: 601501311420
  • Catalog Number: 13114
  • Sales rank: 79,987

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come on, Come In (3:59)
  2. 2 Error Operator (3:09)
  3. 3 Relax (3:31)
  4. 4 What Ever Happened to the Heroes - Joss Stone (3:56)
  5. 5 Waiting (Save Your Life) (4:02)
  6. 6 Always Come Back to You - Ryan Cabrera (3:33)
  7. 7 Everything Burns - Ben Moody (3:41)
  8. 8 New World Symphony - Pharoahe Monch (4:01)
  9. 9 Die for You (3:49)
  10. 10 Noots - Sum 41 (3:49)
  11. 11 Surrender (2:58)
  12. 12 I'll Take You Down - T.F.F. (2:50)
  13. 13 On Fire - Lloyd Banks (3:07)
  14. 14 Reverie (3:55)
  15. 15 Goodbye to You (3:51)
  16. 16 Shed My Skin (5:08)
  17. 17 In Due Time (4:04)
  18. 18 Disposable Sunshine - Loser (3:27)
  19. 19 Now You Know - Miss Eighty 6 (3:03)
  20. 20 Kirikirimai (3:14)
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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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