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Sucker Punch [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The setting for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch may be a '50s mental institution, but the film's soundtrack feels like it's straight out of the '90s. Not just because the track listing features such alt-rock firebrands as Skunk Anansie, but because its exclusive and previously unreleased tracks hark back to that decade's heyday of "event" soundtracks. The music chosen for Snyder's film adaptation of Watchmen showed how important music was to his overall vision, and Sucker Punch's soundtrack goes one better, with nearly half of its songs performed by the film's stars Emily Browning and Carla Gugino. Fittingly for a tale of a girl who fights back against literally losing her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The setting for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch may be a '50s mental institution, but the film's soundtrack feels like it's straight out of the '90s. Not just because the track listing features such alt-rock firebrands as Skunk Anansie, but because its exclusive and previously unreleased tracks hark back to that decade's heyday of "event" soundtracks. The music chosen for Snyder's film adaptation of Watchmen showed how important music was to his overall vision, and Sucker Punch's soundtrack goes one better, with nearly half of its songs performed by the film's stars Emily Browning and Carla Gugino. Fittingly for a tale of a girl who fights back against literally losing her mind, most of these songs deal with illusions, perception, and/or kicking butt. Nearly every track here -- whether it's Browning's take on the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" or Björk's "Army of Me" -- pits female vocals against massive, mechanical instrumentation, underscoring the plight from which the film's characters must rescue themselves. Emiliana Torrini and Alison Mosshart contribute covers of two classics from the psychedelic '60s, another example of this project's era-mashing: Torrini shimmers on an expansive reworking of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," while Alison Mosshart of the Kills and the Dead Weather is a lysergic goddess on her version of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows." Gugino and Oscar Isaac turn in an over the top performance of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug" that suggests that the film has as much in common with Moulin Rouge as it does with Watchmen. However, it's Browning who delivers the soundtrack's most affecting performances, injecting the Pixies' ode to blankness "Where Is My Mind?" with poignancy and "Asleep" with a delicacy that is even more welcome in contrast to the rest of the album's extremes. Sucker Punch is elaborate and sometimes overwrought, but it's absolutely true to the film's aesthetic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043148651
  • Catalog Number: 39229
  • Sales rank: 32,226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Emily Browning (5:18)
  2. 2 Army of Me - Skunk Anansie (6:50)
  3. 3 White Rabbit - Emiliana Torrini (5:08)
  4. 4 I Want It All/We Will Rock You Mash-Up - Armageddon AKA Geddy (5:08)
  5. 5 Search and Destroy - Skunk Anansie (4:25)
  6. 6 Tomorrow Never Knows - Alison Mosshart (7:35)
  7. 7 Where is My Mind? - Emily Browning (6:11)
  8. 8 Asleep - Emily Browning (4:23)
  9. 9 Love is the Drug - Carla Gugino (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Marocco Accordion
Ace Guitar
Bruce Dukov Violin
Sid Page Violin
Carla Azar Drums
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Marissa Benedict Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Wade Culbreath Timpani
Pete Davis Keyboards
Marius de Vries Guitar, Keyboards
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Stephen Erdody Celli
Alan Estes Percussion
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Julie Gigante Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Dan Higgins Flute, Saxophone
Greg Huckins Saxophone
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn Celli
Randy Kerber Piano, Celeste
Victor Lawrence Celli
Cass Lewis Bass
Bill Liston Saxophone
Frank Macchia Saxophone
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Gary Novak Drums
Carol Pool Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Ian Walker Bass
Roger Wilkie Violin
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Joey Waronker Drums
Drew Dembowski Bass
Susan Ranney Bass
Julie Rogers Violin
Sussan Deyhim Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Tyler Bates Bass, Electric Guitar
Natalie Leggett Violin
Timothy Landauer Celli
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Armen Anassian Violin
Alexys Schwartz Vocals
Keith Greene Viola
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Chris Chaney Bass
Roberto Cani Violin
Eve Butler Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Michael Valerio Bass
Trevor Handy Celli
Anna Nystrom Vocals
Caroline Campbell Violin
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Eldad Guetta Guitar, Keyboards
Ross Deroche Tuba
Phillip Yao French Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Larry Hall Trumpet
Jenny Kim French Horn
Andrew Duckles Viola
Angelyna Martinez Vocals
Neel Hammond Violin
Belinda Broughton Violin, Concert Master
Sharon Jackson Violin
Steve Richards Celli
Radu Pieptea Violin
Joel Pargman Violin
Grace Oh Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Mark Adams French Horn
Searmi Park Violin
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
Stephen Dress Bass
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Armen Ksajikian Celli
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Thomas Diener Viola
Alex Iles Trombone
Steven Holtman Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Matt Robertson Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
James Thatcher French Horn
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Paul Cohen Celli
Steven Becknell French Horn
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Celli
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Kate Reddish Viola
Tim Williams Conductor
Kevin Connolly Violin
Chris Kollgard Bass
Heather Clarke Flute
Brian Cachia Percussion, Drums
Maria Jasper Violin
Giovanna Clayton Celli
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Iggy Pop Composer
Queen Composer
Grace Slick Composer
Brian May Composer
Annie Lennox Composer
Björk Composer
Tom Bailey Vocal Engineer
Gustavo Borner Engineer
Pete Davis Programming
Marius de Vries Programming, Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Patrick MacDougall Vocal Engineer
Bill Malina Vocal Engineer
Johnny Marr Composer
Sally Stevens Choir Contractor
James Williamson Composer
Graham Massey Composer
Robert Carranza Engineer
Tyler Bates Programming, Producer, Remixing
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Eldad Guetta Arranger, Programming, Engineer
Dieter Hartmann Programming
Ross Deroche Music Librarian, Supervising Copyist
Sandeep Sriram Art Direction
Wolfgang Matthes Programming
Rob Stefanson Vocal Engineer
Justin Moshkevich Pro-Tools
Nicholai Baxter Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Matt Robertson Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Andrew Mackay Composer
Tim Williams Orchestration
Steven Morrissey Composer
Brian Cachia Programming
Ben De Vries Programming
Ron "Spider" Entwhistle Programming
Dan Higman Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    highly recommended-great cd!

    Great movie w/ a GREAT CD, It is a shame that there are only 9 songs, but still great!!

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    Posted March 29, 2011

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