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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Special Edition]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Twilight Saga films came fast and furious, and so did their soundtracks. Just as the music for New Moon was an upgrade from the first movie's soundtrack, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is another improvement, with more A-list names Beck, Bat for Lashes and a more confident feel. This set of songs may be even more indie-oriented than The Twilight Saga: New Moon was, but this direction feels a lot less forced here, possibly because it reflects the relatively adult and complex story Eclipse tells. There are some predictable song choices: Muse's exclusive track "Neutron Star Collision Love Is Forever" is sweeping, swooning, and over the top, with the chorus "My love will be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Twilight Saga films came fast and furious, and so did their soundtracks. Just as the music for New Moon was an upgrade from the first movie's soundtrack, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is another improvement, with more A-list names Beck, Bat for Lashes and a more confident feel. This set of songs may be even more indie-oriented than The Twilight Saga: New Moon was, but this direction feels a lot less forced here, possibly because it reflects the relatively adult and complex story Eclipse tells. There are some predictable song choices: Muse's exclusive track "Neutron Star Collision Love Is Forever" is sweeping, swooning, and over the top, with the chorus "My love will be forever/We'll die together" -- in other words, perfect for a Twilight movie and more proof of why their music is so inspiring to Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer. Meanwhile, Florence and the Machine's "Heavy in Your Arms" and Sia's "My Love" provide plenty of dramatic, female-voiced balladry to which fans can daydream about being Bella Swan. However, unlike New Moon's almost unrelentingly moody and morose soundtrack, Eclipse offers more moods and sounds, from the Black Keys' earthy "Chop and Change" to the pretty folk of Fanfarlo's "Atlas" and Band of Horses' sunny, hazy "Life on Earth," which is perfect for sparkling in a meadow. Eclipse's exclusive tracks are among its best. Metric's "Eclipse All Yours" kicks off the album with dreamy and dramatic yearning that avoids being melodramatic, while Cee-Lo Green's "What Part of Forever" accomplishes the unlikely feat of bringing old-school soul-pop to Forks, WA. And though Vampire Weekend could be included for their name alone, "Jonathan Low" earns its place on the soundtrack by toning down the band's exuberance for a wintry folk ballad complete with church bells. Meanwhile, the Dead Weather's "Rolling in on a Burning Tire" brings actual gothic darkness to Twilight with its slow-burning groove and sinister organ. UNKLE and the Black Angels' "With You in My Head" follows suit: its hypnotic loops verging on downright creepy. As weary a cliché as it may be, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse proves that the third time is indeed the charm for the series' music; more than a few songs here sound like music vampires would enjoy, which is surely a step in the right direction. [This version contains two bonus songs by Battles and Bombay Bicycle Club.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678924507
  • Catalog Number: 524662
  • Sales rank: 94,641

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eclipse (All Yours) - Metric (3:45)
  2. 2 Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (3:50)
  3. 3 Ours - The Bravery (3:47)
  4. 4 Heavy In Your Arms (4:45)
  5. 5 My Love - Sia (5:11)
  6. 6 Atlas - Fanfarlo (3:27)
  7. 7 Chop and Change - The Black Keys (2:25)
  8. 8 Rolling In On a Burning Tire - The Dead Weather (3:54)
  9. 9 Let's Get Lost - Bat for Lashes (4:10)
  10. 10 Jonathan Low - Vampire Weekend (3:33)
  11. 11 With You In My Head - The Black Angels (4:43)
  12. 12 A Million Miles an Hour - Eastern Conference Champions (4:07)
  13. 13 Life On Earth - Band of Horses (5:32)
  14. 14 What Part of Forever (3:58)
  15. 15 Jacob's Theme - Howard Shore (2:27)
  16. 16 The Line - Battles (5:05)
  17. 17 How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep - Bombay Bicycle Club (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simon Chamberlain Piano
Oliver Kraus Piano, Violin, Cello
Sia Furler Vocals
Felix Bloxsom Percussion
Rostam Batmanglij Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris Baio Bass
Ezra Koenig Electric Guitar, Vocals
Anna Bulbrook Viola
Chris Tomson Drums
Andrew Bulbrook Violin
Technical Credits
Phil Ek Additional Production
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Howard Shore Composer, Producer
John Stanier Composer
Ian Williams Composer
Dan Wilson Composer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
UNKLE Producer
James Lavelle Composer
Mike McCarthy Producer
Oliver Kraus Arranger, Composer, Producer
Cee Lo Green Composer
Mark Neill Producer
James Shaw Composer, Producer
Greg Lyons Composer
Drew Brown Engineer
Paul Katz Producer
Andrew Dudman Engineer
Alexandra Patsavas Producer
Paul Epworth Composer
Tyler Ramsey Composer
Pierre de Reeder Engineer
Alison Mosshart Composer
Keith Souza Engineer
Gavin Brown Producer
Rob Kleiner Composer, Producer
Matthew Bellamy Composer
The Black Keys Producer
Jack White Composer
Tyondai Braxton Composer
Sia Furler Composer, Lyricist
Patrick Carney Composer
Dan Auerbach Composer
Emily Haines Composer
Dean Nelson Engineer
Dean Fertita Composer
Christine Bergren Music Business Affairs, Soundtrack Music Clearance
Pablo Clements Composer
Bill Reynolds Composer
Livia Tortella Executive Producer
Alex Maas Composer
Band of Horses Producer
Natasha Khan Composer
Cassidy Turbin Engineer
Brian Ranney Package Production
Melissa Dougherty Composer
Fanfarlo Composer
David Konopka Composer
Rostam Batmanglij Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Sample Programming
Chris Baio Composer
Ezra Koenig Composer, Lyricist
Christopher Tomson Composer
Jack White III Producer
Florence Welch Composer
James Griffith Composer
Chris Stang Marketing
Erica Bellarosa Music Business Affairs
Graham Marsh Vocal Producer
David J. Harrigan III Art Direction
Jack Steadman Composer, Producer
Creighton Barrett Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Josh Ostrander Composer
Beck Hansen Composer, Producer
Ryan Monroe Composer
Benjamin Bridwell Composer
Sam Indicott Composer
Hush! Oh Composer, Producer
Rob Gold Art Manager
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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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

    paramore should have been on this movie soundtrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    Waste of Money

    The 2 songs that stand out in the movie are Bella's lullaby and Claire De Lune by Debussy - but NEITHER ONE OF THESE IS EVEN ON THE SOUNDTRACK.
    Apparently the people at Atlantic need a dictionary as they don't know what the word soundtrack means.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

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    the music does not stay in tune with the movie

    the music does not stay in tune with the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    lame music soundtrack

    lame music by lame bands this cd deff does stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Another Fabulous Soundtrack

    The Twilight franchise does everything right and besides the great movies with a fantastic cast the soundtracks deliver just as much! There is not a song on all three soundtracks that I have yet to dislike! Each soundtrack stays in tune with the storylines as does this one.

    Great bands and lyrics for anytime of the day! Looking forward to Breaking Dawn soundtrack in the Future ! Two thumbs up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    A must have!`

    i saw the movie and i loved every single song!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Twilight Saga Eclipse soundtrack

    I originally bought the soundtrack before catching the movie so i tried to hear when different songs would come in throughout the whole movie and i was pretty impressed when they fit the song into different parts of the movie,The songs were great and i think this is a good compilation of songs,If you are a Twifan you have to own the special edition soundtrack.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A must have for any Twilight or music fan!

    The music is amazing! It's original, emotional, and addictive. You will find these songs stuck in your head from the minute you listen to them. I definitely recommend the special edition to get the extra songs. Songs like "Jacob's Theme" composed by Howard Shore, "What Part of Forever" by Cee Lo Green, and "Eclipse (All Yours) by Metric allows the listener to relate to the characters Jacob, Edward, and Bella as well as many more. I haven't heard a soundtrack as unique as this one since the soundtrack for Juno. If you prefer pop, rap, or hip-hop music, this soundtrack is not for you. All of the music on this cd is alternative with bands like Muse and Band of Horses, it comes as no surprise. As i said before the music on this soundtrack is highly addictive, unique, and it will remain in your head from the moment you listen to it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    WOW!

    I just want to say the music is really good. Very well fits the movie to me and is very playable!

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