Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Since Breaking Dawn is the final installment of the Twilight Saga, it's fitting that the film's soundtrack is dominated by ballads that feel like a long goodbye to Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Despite opening with Passion Pit's relatively cheery "Where I Come From" -- one of the more overt nods to the series' mostly happy endingSee more details below

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Since Breaking Dawn is the final installment of the Twilight Saga, it's fitting that the film's soundtrack is dominated by ballads that feel like a long goodbye to Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Despite opening with Passion Pit's relatively cheery "Where I Come From" -- one of the more overt nods to the series' mostly happy ending -- songs such as Pop Etc.'s "Speak Up" and Iko's "Heart of Stone" define The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn's music with their breathy harmonies, spare instrumentation, and ultra-earnest tone. The set sometimes threatens to become too maudlin and monotonous, but Ellie Goulding's "Bittersweet" and Feist's "Fire in the Water" add a spark of creativity to the proceedings. Likewise, St. Vincent's mischievous "The Antidote," which isn't just the most straightforwardly rock song here, but also a good deal heavier than anything on her previous album, Strange Mercy, provides enough playfully sinister vibes to remind everyone that this is a film about vampires. Interestingly, Breaking Dawn is less star-studded than some of the previous Twilight Saga soundtracks, with the notable exception of Green Day, whose "The Forgotten" sounds a bit like an Americanized version of Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger." As with the other volumes of the series' music, however, this collection provides a surprisingly good showcase for female, indie-ish talent (though Reeve Carney's "New for You" and James Vincent McMorrow's "Ghosts" close the gender gap somewhat). While Breaking Dawn isn't one of the more dynamic Twilight Saga soundtracks, it is one of the more emotive ones, and just may help fans get some closure as one of the biggest film franchises of the 2000s and 2010s comes to a close.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2012
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678762840
catalogNumber:
531748
Rank:
14244

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller   Guitar
Eric Robinson   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
James McAlister   Percussion
David Hodges   Piano
Scott McCormick   Percussion
Chad Copelin   Bass
Steve Kazee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Christina Perri   Vocals
Oli Krauss   Strings

Technical Credits

Carter Burwell   Composer
Patrick Dillett   Vocal Engineer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Eric Robinson   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stewart Whitmore   Digital Editing
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Alexandra Patsavas   Producer
Billie Joe Armstrong   Composer
Sean Genockey   Producer
Leslie Feist   Composer
David Hodges   Composer,Producer
Brian Lebarton   Composer
Julie Greenwald   Executive Producer
Neil Reed   Composer
Kieran Scragg   Composer
Mike Pritchard   Composer
Reeve Carney   Composer
Sonny Moore   Composer,Producer
Chad Copelin   Engineer
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Rob Gold   Producer,Management
Andy Ellis   Composer
Chris Stang   Marketing
James Vincent McMorrow   Composer
Ellie Goulding   Composer
David J. Harrigan   Art Direction
Michael Angelakos   Composer
Christopher Chu   Composer
Christina Perri   Composer
Frank E. Wright   Composer
Oli Krauss   Engineer,String Arrangements
Paul McDonald   Composer
Dave Wilton   Producer
Latifah Phillips   Producer
Paul Katz   Producer
Boom Circuits   Producer
Nikki Reed   Composer
Vega Schenk   Composer
David Cameron Wilton   Composer
Anne Erin Clark   Composer

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