The Twilight Saga: Eclipse [The Score]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse marked another upgrade for the franchise: director David Slade and composer Howard Shore possessed the skills to emphasize the horror and action in the saga's third volume, which was arguably the best book in Stephenie Meyer's series. At any rate, it was rich with material for Slade and Shore to sink their directorial and musical fangs into, including the vampire army Victoria creates to take down Bella Swan and the Cullen family; the origins of Rosalie and Jasper; and Bella's final decision on whether she's Team Edward or Team Jacob Shore's resigned-sounding piano piece "Jacob Black" offers some clues. However, most of the score is powerful, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse marked another upgrade for the franchise: director David Slade and composer Howard Shore possessed the skills to emphasize the horror and action in the saga's third volume, which was arguably the best book in Stephenie Meyer's series. At any rate, it was rich with material for Slade and Shore to sink their directorial and musical fangs into, including the vampire army Victoria creates to take down Bella Swan and the Cullen family; the origins of Rosalie and Jasper; and Bella's final decision on whether she's Team Edward or Team Jacob Shore's resigned-sounding piano piece "Jacob Black" offers some clues. However, most of the score is powerful, even muscular, suggesting that a lot more than broken hearts might be at stake in this film. Shore signals danger through echoing guitars and galloping drums, most strikingly on "Riley" and "Victoria," with the drama and dread befitting a vampire on the warpath. He suggests character depth and development on "Rosalie," a virtual mini-score for her origin story, and on the moody, subdued "Jasper." The subtlety that runs through this track and "Imprinting," "They're Coming Here," and "Wolf Scent" underscores that Eclipse is the most grown-up Twilight story yet. And when Shore returns to the emotional angst at the heart of this vampire-human-werewolf love story, he doesn't wallow in it. Bella's music is sweet but not saccharine, with crisp electric guitar providing an edge to the warm pianos on "Compromise/Bella's Theme." Likewise, the romantic themes "First Kiss" and "The Kiss" are sweeping without being flowery. Shore also provides The Twilight Saga with its first unabashedly happy-sounding piece: "Wedding Plans," which closes the album by seguing into Metric's "Eclipse All Yours," allows a little sun to sparkle on the film's happy ending. The most restrained yet majestic Twilight music yet, Shore's Eclipse score brings a surprising amount of dignity to this pop culture phenomenon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923231325
  • Catalog Number: 2313
  • Sales rank: 78,831

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Riley (1:53)
  2. 2 Compromise (2:44)
  3. 3 Bella's Truck (1:50)
  4. 4 Victoria (2:18)
  5. 5 Imprinting (2:07)
  6. 6 The Cullens Plan (2:18)
  7. 7 First Kiss (2:00)
  8. 8 Rosalie (4:09)
  9. 9 Decisions, Decisions (1:50)
  10. 10 They're Coming Here (4:01)
  11. 11 Jacob Black (2:13)
  12. 12 Jasper (3:56)
  13. 13 Wolf Scent (2:19)
  14. 14 Mountain Peak (5:02)
  15. 15 The Kiss (3:45)
  16. 16 The Battle (6:40)
  17. 17 Jane (3:12)
  18. 18 As Easy as Breathing (3:21)
  19. 19 Wedding Plans (Contains "Eclipse (All Yours)") - Metric (6:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Howard Shore Primary Artist, Conductor
Simon Chamberlain Piano
Metric Group
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Lenny DeRose Engineer
Howard Shore Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
James Shaw Composer, Producer
Paul Katz Executive Producer, Score Producer
Andrew Dudman Engineer, Engineering
Gavin Brown Producer
Emily Haines Composer
Christine Bergren Music Business Affairs
Elizabeth Yoon Art Direction
Jonathan Schultz Mastering
Regena Ratcliffe Package Production
Deborah Rigaud Music Business Affairs
James Shaw "Jack" Composer, Producer
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Lucy Whalley Assistant Contractor
Rudy Koppl Portrait Photography
Tim Starnes Auricle Programming, Continuity
James Sizemore Programming
Victor Morante Package Production
Veronica Villarreal Executive Soundtrack Producer
David Slade Liner Notes
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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    this soundtrack stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this soundtrack stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

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    this score stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    lame music score

    lame and boring music score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

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    this movie score stinks this is howard shore at his worst

    this movie score stinks this is howard shore at his worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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