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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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-]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2009
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624980919
  • Catalog Number: 516751
  • Sales rank: 80,201

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance (3:01)
  2. 2 Unforgettable - Nat King Cole (3:28)
  3. 3 The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan (3:14)
  4. 4 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel (3:07)
  5. 5 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin (4:31)
  6. 6 I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & the Sunshine Band (4:03)
  7. 7 You're My Thrill - Billie Holiday (3:24)
  8. 8 Pruit Igoe & Prophecies - Philip Glass Ensemble (8:37)
  9. 9 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (4:37)
  10. 10 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (4:01)
  11. 11 Ride of the Valkyries - Budapest Symphony Orchestra (5:22)
  12. 12 Pirate Jenny - Nina Simone (6:39)
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Album Credits

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
Bernie Grundman Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    watchmen soundtrack

    When i saw halelujia,sounds of silence, and unforgettable i knew i had to get it

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful

    The movie was incredible, so I was amazingly pleased to find the soundtrack was as well. A great mix of everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watchmen is great

    This is a great CD. I think that all people would like this CD. I definently would recommend this to people of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yay

    wah-hoooo

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    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!

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    Posted March 14, 2009

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    Posted March 6, 2009

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