Twilight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Twilight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Since Stephenie Meyer's hugely popular series of vampire books, Twilight, included thank-yous to the bands that inspired her writing, it makes sense that the Twilight soundtrack includes some of her favorite acts. Chief among them is Muse, whose darkly funky "Supermassive Black Hole" kicks off this mix of alt-rock brooding (Linkin Park, Collective Soul)

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Since Stephenie Meyer's hugely popular series of vampire books, Twilight, included thank-yous to the bands that inspired her writing, it makes sense that the Twilight soundtrack includes some of her favorite acts. Chief among them is Muse, whose darkly funky "Supermassive Black Hole" kicks off this mix of alt-rock brooding (Linkin Park, Collective Soul) and more eclectic -- but still mostly melancholy -- tracks. Paramore contributes two tracks, the churning "Decode" and the soaring ballad "I Caught Myself," neither of which match the best moments from the band's albums, even though Hayley Williams' crystalline vocals make a fitting backdrop to Bella Swan's supernatural love triangle angst. Most of Twilight follows suit with slickly dark songs like Mutemath's "Spotlight (Twilight Mix)" and Blue Foundation's "Eyes on Fire," and while they're not bad, they are predictable. The Black Ghosts' spookily folktronic "Full Moon" and Perry Farrell's dance-tinged "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)" offer some changes of pace, with the former working better than the latter. The album's last moments offer a few glimpses of originality, even if actor Robert Pattison (aka beautiful teen vampire Edward Cullen)'s "Never Think" is heavily influenced by Jeff Buckley. Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" and Carter Burwell's "Bella's Lullaby" close the album on a relatively high note, elevating some of the overly typical choices earlier on the soundtrack. Even if it's often too predictable, Twilight fits the mood of the books -- and the musical tastes of the books' fans -- well enough to make it a reasonable success.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Smartly (since the film is, for all its supernatural trappings, essentially a love story) Patsavas's soundtrack provides plenty of fist-pumping moments but far more that are just plain swoony. [A-]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678970610
catalogNumber:
515923
Rank:
36532

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Perry Farrell   Track Performer
Carl Restivo   Track Performer
Etty Lau Farrell   Track Performer
Rob Pattinson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carter Burwell   Producer
Brian Deck   Producer
Ed Roland   Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Muse   Producer,Executive Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Rich Costey   Producer
Adam Smalley   Producer
Nick Raskulinecz   Producer
Karl Leiker   Producer
Paul Katz   Producer
Alexandra Patsavas   Producer
Mike Shinoda   Producer
Theo Keating   Producer
Simon Lord   Producer
Martin Ogolter   Art Direction
Bo Rande   Producer
Livia Tortella   Executive Producer
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Cyndi Lynott   Marketing
Rob Pattinson   Arranger,Producer
Simon Loard   Producer
Bichi Rande   Producer

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Twilight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 426 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have quite a few soundtracks at home and on my iPod but I have to say this is probably the best one. All of the songs are catchy, particularly the first one, 'Supermassive Black Hole.' This soundtrack definitely catches the modern setting of the book/movie, and there are no ballads -- all of them are good, singable, danceable rock songs, with the exception of 'Bella's Lullaby'. Then again, who expects a lullaby to be a rock song? I must admit, I don't particularly care for Robert Pattinson's song 'Never Think' but even that's not that bad. It certainly doesn't make this a bad CD by a LONG shot. This is a GREAT soundtrack. I've had it for less than a week and it's already almost one of my most played CDs.
Anjanette More than 1 year ago
For many months, many Twilight fans have long waited for this compilation of music. Many followers of this epic saga have substituted Stephanie Meyers' music play list for the soundtrack of the movie. The soundtrack fits the mood set for the movie. Although mellow with a light touch of classical music, modern and popular music reminds us that as timeless as these movie is, we are still leaving in the time we are in. I am happy that several of the songs from Stephanie Meyers' play list made it to the soundtrack. Again, this is a great soundtrack that epitomizes the characteristics of the novel, the author, and most especially, the characters to whom we have all come to love (and hate).
Twilight-Geek More than 1 year ago
I have heard at least 3/4 of the soundtrack, and I must say that I absolutely LOVE every track that I have heard. Like most fans, I was also worried that they might mess this up, but I must say that I am truly impressed. All of the music they picked perfectly fits this movie. I cannot wait to see the movie AND finally hear Robert Pattinson's track on the CD, because I was told that it is going to be phenomenal. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it captures the movie very well and I am excited to see it. Paramore did a good job on the song "Decode" and how it applies to Bella and Edward. Good job on that. And I'm just excited to hear the rest of the CD and how it is going to go along with the movie. Im really excited.
Deliciouskiss2u More than 1 year ago
I truthfully and honestly loved this soundtrack I believe it fit the book, and I think it will fit the movie as well. I think there is so many Twilight fans out there that this CD will be a definite big hit for most people...I for one and a very big TWILIGHT FANATIC is the word. I loved it..
TEAM EDWARD!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall it is one of my very favorite soundtracks of all times! Good mix of artists and different mood tones. I do, however, wish they had also put the other song that Rob Pattinson sang. The one when Bella got bitten by James and was dying in the ballay studio.
ynna_black More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this track forever and im so glad its comin out the day before my birthday but then i think it should be out right now. everyone i know has been waiting for the movie and the sound track is a little piece of it. everyone wants and needs this even if you never read the book. you shold read it and see the movie. yayy
Vanessa-bookworm More than 1 year ago
On November 4th, I think a lot of people are going to be super excited. Decode really does fit the situation between Bella and Edward. And as well as the other songs. Can't wait until the movie comes out. It's going to be the best movie of the year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs i've heard for the soundtrack so far completely match the mood of the book, i'm also ecstatic that Robert Pattinson wrote a song for the soundtrack! it definately adds a personal touch to the album.
Tonje More than 1 year ago
Love the Twilight soundtrack.....the music is intense and poetic. My daughter and I listen to it in the house and in the car. Good soul, impressive lyrics, much better than what you hear on the radio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am very excited to get this CD. Stephenie Meyer's writing is highly influenced by music. All her books have their own playlist, and the songs are so intertwined in the story that you can practically hear them playing in the background as you read. I'm curious to see which songs and artists on her twilight playlist makes it to the movie soundtrack. Muse definitely has to be one of them! So far they've released one track- 'Decode' by Paramore- and I love it! I'm also very much looking forward to hearing 'Bella's Lullabye'!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The song I was most looking forward to was Bella's Lullaby and when I listened to it it just sounded totally wrong. I imagined it as a total piano piece and it wasn't at all. Sad...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books, and seen the movie, and this cd, I have to say, really captures your emotions. It is great, beyond reason. While some of the songs I did not enjoy that much, I really loved Bella's Lullaby.

I know, I know, a lot of people wanted River Flows In You by Yiruma. And until I heard the actual Bella's Lullaby for the film, I wanted that song too. I have to admit though, Carter Burwell's version of Bella's Lullaby is phenomenal. It is very emotional, I really think that it captures the emotion and intensity that both Edward and Bella have between them. It starts off kind of like, I don't know to explain it, kind of sad and it sounds very upsetting. But then it starts to pick up and turns sweeter in the middle, and towards the end, it's very sweet sounding, but also with a hint of sadness still in it. I think this song was perfect, because it's sad and happy at the same time, and that's how Edward feels about Bella. He's beyond happy to have found the love of his eternity, but he's also very upset that he puts her in so much danger. This song was perfect. Thanks Carter Burwell. It was beautiful.
Jessca More than 1 year ago
So I have to say, as individual tracks the songs are really good. But putting them all together as the soundtrack to the movie didn't make much sense to me. Listening to the songs, I couldn't picture where the songs would fit in with the movie. It just sounded like the cd was made from the directors IPod that was set on shuffle. Maybe the score to the movie will sound like the music was chosen for a purpose. But that's just me.
Vampyr16 More than 1 year ago
I thought that Twilight the movie was very well put together, and so was the soundtrack. The soundtrack is amazing! Especially Bella's Lullaby, Supermassive Blackhole and Eyes on Fire. I could listen to the Twilight soundtrack for hours. Definitely 5 stars!
I-Love-Edward More than 1 year ago
I love this cd so much. i have listened to it at least 20 times in less than a week. Bella's Lullaby is so sweet and Robert Pattinson's song, Never Think, is so soothing and gentle. Plus the cd has songs that every body knows and it has a romantic song too, Flightless Bird, American Mouth (if I do say so myself). So buy this cd because it does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought that I would not like this soundtrack, but I bought it and LOVE IT!!! Such cool tunes make up the compolation of music! The Twilight Series is wicked good as well!!!
sugargirl84 More than 1 year ago
This cd is really good!! Everyone should have this cd in their possession.
Janinestep28 More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie Twilight and the cd was great at first I wasn't sure but I acually loved it the song from The hottie Rob Pattinson song on the cd was great I just download other songs from him CHECK IT OUT his music is very good I wish he had a cd I would buy it
shannona More than 1 year ago
The first song on the cd is one of the best songs on the cd, really makes you want to get up and move. Paramore is of course awesome! Rob's song, is by far, hands down, one of THE most emotional songs I've ever heard before in my life. I almost cry everytime I hear it. Not because it's Rob Pattinson, but because you can feel every ounce of emotion that was put into that song and that he loved it too! Very bluesy sounding. I would recommend this cd to anyone, Twilight fan or not!
Izzie_B More than 1 year ago
"TWILIGHT" is a fabulous book-one of the best I've ever read-and I think the movie was just as good as the book, and the CD was a prefect combination of both. If you have not bought this CD yet, go buy it!
sleepy_hallowed More than 1 year ago
This CD is very well balanced and edgy. I've yet to read the books, but I have seen the movie and the CD brings back the movie in vivid detail. If you want an eclectic CD this is perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the CD shortly after seeing the first movie. I've played "Super Massive Black Hole", "Full Moon", "Spot Light", "Decode", "Leave Out All The Rest", and "Go All the Way(Into Twilight)" more times than I can count. Those songs are part of what makes Twilight so Beautiful and Precious.
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