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The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
One of the biggest signs that the team bringing Suzanne Collins' violent, riveting young adult book series The Hunger Games to the big screen was headed in the right direction was the choice of T-Bone Burnett as the soundtrack's producer. He did an award-winning job of bringing old-timey music to vibrant life for the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and here he helps make sure that the music captures the series' places and themes as vividly as possible. The Hunger Games' story takes place in a post-apocalyptic North America reorganized into 12 districts that serve a decadent, corrupt capital and must sacrifice two children each year to a nationally televised ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
One of the biggest signs that the team bringing Suzanne Collins' violent, riveting young adult book series The Hunger Games to the big screen was headed in the right direction was the choice of T-Bone Burnett as the soundtrack's producer. He did an award-winning job of bringing old-timey music to vibrant life for the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and here he helps make sure that the music captures the series' places and themes as vividly as possible. The Hunger Games' story takes place in a post-apocalyptic North America reorganized into 12 districts that serve a decadent, corrupt capital and must sacrifice two children each year to a nationally televised fight to the death. Moody heroine Katniss Everdeen hails from coal-mining District 12, and there's a strong Appalachian bent to steely laments like the Punch Brothers' "Dark Days," the Civil Wars' "Kingdom Come," and honeyed lullabies such as Secret Sisters' "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder" and Neko Case's "Nothing to Remember." Meanwhile, rock and rap embody the dread and terror of the games and the arrogance of the forces behind them. Arcade Fire open the soundtrack with the marvelously tense "Abraham's Daughter"; the Decemberists and Glen Hansard go in for the kill with "One Engine" and "Take the Heartland," respectively, and Kid Cudi channels the doom surrounding the games with "The Ruler and the Killer." Other songs reveal just how carefully Collins' text was treated in this part of bringing it to film: daughters and fathers or the lack thereof is a significant theme within the story, and Carolina Chocolate Drops' "Daughter's Lament" and "Run Daddy Run" by Miranda Lambert and the Pistol Annies reflect it ably. However, the song most crucial to the book is "Safe & Sound," a soothing but sad lullaby repeated at key moments in the story. Fortunately, it's done justice by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, who give a reassuring warmth to its potentially eerie lyrics. The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond would be an impressive collection even if it weren't associated with one of 2012's most anticipated films, but the care put into the soundtrack makes it an experience that much richer for fans of the books, the movie, and any of the artists here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527907277
  • Catalog Number: 001638402
  • Sales rank: 1,100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Abraham's Daughter - Arcade Fire (3:22)
  2. 2 Tomorrow Will Be Kinder - The Secret Sisters (3:25)
  3. 3 Nothing to Remember - Neko Case (2:58)
  4. 4 Safe & Sound - The Civil Wars (4:00)
  5. 5 The Ruler & the Killer - Kid Cudi (4:33)
  6. 6 Dark Days - Punch Brothers (3:53)
  7. 7 One Engine - The Decemberists (3:01)
  8. 8 Daughter's Lament - The Carolina Chocolate Drops (2:46)
  9. 9 Kingdom Come - The Civil Wars (3:42)
  10. 10 Take the Heartland - Glen Hansard (2:45)
  11. 11 Come Away to the Water - Rozzi Crane (5:13)
  12. 12 Run Daddy Run - Pistol Annies (2:45)
  13. 13 Rules - Jayme Dee (3:27)
  14. 14 Eyes Open - Taylor Swift (4:04)
  15. 15 Lover Is Childlike - The Low Anthem (4:15)
  16. 16 Just a Game - Birdy (4:01)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
T Bone Burnett Composer, Producer
Dave Sinko Engineer
Greg Wells Composer, Producer
Joy Williams Composer
Mark Lawson Engineer
Neko Case Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Mike Piersante Engineer
Tucker Martine Engineer
Glen Hansard Composer
Jason Wormer Engineer
Colin Meloy Composer
Arcade Fire Composer, Producer, Engineer
Win Butler Composer
Régine Chassagne Composer
Miranda Lambert Composer
Chad Carlson Engineer
Ashley Monroe Composer
Taylor Swift Composer, Producer
John Paul White Composer
Nathan Chapman Producer, Engineer
Punch Brothers Composer
Ben Knox Miller Composer
Scott Mescudi Composer, Producer
Ian Mcgregor Engineer
Rhiannon Giddens Composer
Angaleena Presley Composer
Lydia Rogers Composer
Laura Rogers Composer
Megan Keely Composer
Brandon Keely Composer
Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde Composer
Jocelyn Adams Composer
Jeff Prystowski Composer
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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Great music

    This CD includes music for everyone.Like rap,country, and rock.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    This is an amazing album! The songs are a little bit moody, but

    This is an amazing album! The songs are a little bit moody, but the
    vocals are absolutely amazing, especially in "Safe And Sound",
    "Kingdom Come", "Just A Game" and "Lover Is
    Childlike". "Abraham's Daughter" is a great beginning for
    this album and also a great ending song for the movie. "The Hunger
    Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond" is totally and completely
    amazing, and I highly recommend it!

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