Watchmen [Original Soundtrack]

Watchmen [Original Soundtrack]

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As a comic book, Watchmen presented an alternate history of the 20th century, twisting the familiar into the surreal. Director Zack Snyder chooses to cherry-pick chestnuts from every decade of the story's time line. There's a little Billie Holiday, a little Nat King Cole, a bit of

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As a comic book, Watchmen presented an alternate history of the 20th century, twisting the familiar into the surreal. Director Zack Snyder chooses to cherry-pick chestnuts from every decade of the story's time line. There's a little Billie Holiday, a little Nat King Cole, a bit of Simon & Garfunkel and Janis Joplin, some ironic disco via KC & the Sunshine Band, some somber sobriety with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," and a whole lot of Bob Dylan (whose "The Times They Are A-Changin'" opens the film, underscoring a montage telling the story's alternate history), who is then covered by Jimi Hendrix and My Chemical Romance, whose truncated cover of the epic "Desolation Row" is performed in the "style of the Sex Pistols", as requested of the band by Snyder. MCR's "Desolation Row" is placed here at the beginning, not the end as it is in the film, all the better to get attention -- and it does get attention with its buzzy guitars and Gerard Way's affected snarl.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Tom Sinclair
Things kick off with the sole new recording here, My Chemical Romance's punky romp through Bob Dylan's ''Desolation Row,'' which, while hardly monumental, at least demonstrates some audacity. [B-]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2009
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624980919
catalogNumber:
516751

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Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Richard Wagner   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Philip Glass   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Richard Finch   Composer
Fred Foster   Composer
Tom Whalley   Audio Production
Steven R. Gilmore   Art Direction
Irving Gordon   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Lawrence Gordon   Executive Producer
Lloyd Levin   Executive Producer
Diarmuid Quinn   Audio Production
Xavier Ramos   Audio Production
Deborah Snyder   Executive Producer
Zack Snyder   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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Watchmen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
StargateMaster More than 1 year ago
Ok, so when I watched the movie I loved the movie, and the effect. Anyways, at the end of the movie I asked my dad what half the songs were and he did his best (which might I add was really good too), then I sorta forgot about the soundtrack. I was searching through here and I saw the soundtrack for Watchmen, and I went and bought it. I love the variety of the music, and I listen to it a lot. 1 to 5, would I buy it if I didn't have it yes, 1 to 5 would I give it as a gift, yes. All in all, I think if you like rock, and you liked the watchmen movie, buy the CD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wah-hoooo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD. I think that all people would like this CD. I definently would recommend this to people of all ages.
Kris932 More than 1 year ago
The movie was incredible, so I was amazingly pleased to find the soundtrack was as well. A great mix of everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i saw halelujia,sounds of silence, and unforgettable i knew i had to get it
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