Eclipse Soundtrack Review

We were lucky enough to get an advanced listen to the Eclipse Soundtrack and let me first start by saying that is in my humble opinion the best of the three.  I know that is a big statement to make but this music is incredible. There is a very clear vibe to the soundtrack and it fits with that of Eclipse.  Shelley (something blue) and I (Jen/be my escape) both reviewed the soundtrack and have created a favorite’s list.  Essentially we each chose the songs we liked the most to talk about in detail.

Jen’s Choices

Heavy in Your Arms- Florence + The Machine- This is my absolute favorite song! The music, the lyrics, everything about it is just perfection.  From the heavy drum and piano beats to the haunting voice of Florence Welch this song is intense and IMHO a fantastic Bella song.  The lyrics just speak to Bella and what she is going through in Eclipse. I have absolutely no idea if it is a Bella song but to me it is.  Listen to the second verse when you get it and let me know what you think! If you want to get a feel for the sound of the song check out Cosmic Love, so good.

My Love- Sia- Strings and piano, two of my favorite things, comprise the back drop for this beautiful song.  I know Twilighters have been a fan of Sia for long time and they will not be disappointed.  This song has a similar feel to Breathe Me but with a completely different meaning. Sia’s soulful voice brings the emotion of Eclipse to life.

Ours- The Bravery- This is the epitome of a graduation song or for some reason it reminds me of the song that would play over the credits of a movie, either way it is fantastic.  I loved the tempo of the song

Shelley’s Choices

Fanfarlo’s Atlas is a fun and light song that reminds me a little bit of Shooting the Moon by Ok Go on the New Moon soundtrack. This song seems like the best fit for a more light hearted scene in the movie.

Eastern Conference Champions’ A Million Miles An Hour has darker tones as well, but with a more bluesy tone to the voice. I could definitely see this as a dangerous newborn tune.

The Black Keys Chop and Change is funky and a little creepy, kind of a funk mix. It just struck me upon my second listening that this must be a Rosalie after-the-change song. I really hope so! It certainly has that bad girl vibe. I love this song. (I loved this one too!)

Overall the Soundtrack is amazing and I can’t wait to see where all the music fits. Don’t forget for today only you can listen to the Eclipse Soundtrack check it out and tell us what you think. Which is your Favorite song??

Eclipse Soundtrack On Line for 24 hours!

soundrtrackcovereAt 12pm EST the entire Eclipse Soundtract will be on line for only 24 hours fans to listen to and review.  Be sure to keep an eye on the soundtrack’s website for updates.

For now, you can listen to “What Part of Forever” from Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee Lo Green by visiting People.com.

Hot Topic Soundtrack Listening Party

Once again Hot Topic will be holding listening parties for the Twilight Saga:Eclipse soundtrack at their stores nationwide.  The event will take place on June 4th at 7 pm.  If you preorder the soundtrack at the party you will get a free gift!  Check with your local Hot Topic for any details.

Via Cullen News

Sneak Peek at Eclipse Soundtrack

soundrtrackcovereAccording to the official Eclispe Soundtrack site:

“Get a taste of the Eclipse Soundtrack before anyone else! We’ll be revealing sneak previews of three songs from the soundtrack on Monday, but the only way to hear these clips is if you pre-order the soundtrack before then, to be added to the exclusive Twi-Insiders mailing list.

Pre-order Eclipse Soundtrack here”

EW Reviews the Eclipse Soundtrack

soundrtrackcovereEntertainment Weekly has reviewed the Eclipse Soundtrack and given it a B+ rating.

“At this point, even the most entrenched haters of Twilight’s vampire-sparkle voodoo concede the soundtracks’ indie-rock bona fides — though they might wish the music came shrouded in a plain brown wrapper.

Like last October’s New Moon collection, Eclipse operates as a sort of alt-party primer: original songs from the genre’s current varsity squad, with a smattering of JV newbies.”

You can get the full review at EW.

The Black Keys Play on Letterman

If you want a preview of Eclipse soundtrack band Black Keys, they played on David Letterman last night.

Their song on the soundtrack is called Chop and Change. You can also see the different versions of the Soundtrack available including the deluxe edition on the Official  Eclipse Soundtrack site.

Via Twilighters Anonymous

Get Your Eclipse Soundtrack Countdown Widget

Which group are you most looking forward to?

Neutron Star Collision Video

MTV debuted the new video for Neutron Star Collision by Muse off the Twilight Saga” Eclipse soundtrack featuring some new footage from the film.  Tell us what you think of the song and the video in the comments below!

Metric Blogs About the Eclipse Soundtrack Experience

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The band Metric was one of the first reveals on the eclipse Soundtrack listing yesterday. What we didn’t know at the time is that legendary composer Howard Shore, who is doing the score, collaborated with the band Metric on their contribution!

On the band’s MySpace blog, Emily, the lead singer, writes:

“Yes … It’s official. Our song “All Yours”, co-written with the legendary film composer Howard Shore and performed by Metric, is going to be featured in the movie Eclipse, the next installment in the worldwide phenomenon known as the Twilight saga.

I’ve always wanted to write music for film, but I never expected to start with something on this scale, so you can imagine how surprised I was when out of nowhere I got a phone call from Howard Shore, who I’d never met or even spoken with before. Most people know him as the man who wrote the acclaimed score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I grew up on Shore’s earlier works– his score for David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch in collaboration with jazz great Ornette Coleman still stands as one of the most ambitious & unusual scores out there.

To my amazement, Howard was calling to ask me to work with him on his latest project: scoring the next Twilight movie, Eclipse. He wanted Jimmy & I to write the theme song for the pivotal last scene in the movie,
integrating the music from his existing score into a composition that would express the emotional ending of the film. Seriously?!?! The lyrics would have to be in the voice of the main character Bella, and we had to stay within the confines of harmonic and melodic themes Howard had in mind for the last scene.”

Check out the whole blog entry here.

Via TwiFans

The Eclipse Soundtrack: The Slow Reveal

soundrtrackcovereMySpace is releasing a soundtrack artist’s name in random order every 30 minutes today. Come back here and we will update when we have the information.

According to MySpace:

“And… everyone exhale.

Because after weeks of rampant speculation (both on and off this site) we can finally confirm who will be on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. But this information will not be procured easily. No, instead for the next seven hours we will be revealing the soundtrack’s artists one at time, every half-an-hour on the hour.

Oh, and just because we want to this to be as dramatic as possible (seemed appropriate given the movie) we will not be rolling out the bands in order. Instead, the tracklist will gradually fill up as the day goes on.

Our apologies in advance to all the cranky bloggers who were ased to cover this by their employer. But hey, we’re in a recession: At least you’re getting paid!”

On a personal note to the writer of the  MySpace write-up, the Lexicon isn’t  getting paid nor are the other Twilight bloggers,  and I wasn’t “ased” (sic) to do this by my employer.

1. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)” Follow Metric on Twitter

2. Muse– “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” Muse

3. The Bravery “Ours”   The Bravery on Twitter

4.Florence + The Machine – “Heavy In Your Arms” Follow Florence on Twitter

5. Sia – “My Love” Follow Sia on Twitter

6. Fanfarlo “Atlas” Fanfarlo on Twitter

7. The Black Keys  “Chop and Change” Black Keys on Twitter

8. The Dead Weather – “Rolling In On A Burning Tire”

9. Beck and Bat for Lashes “Let’s Get Lost”   Follow Beck Bat For Lashes

10. Vampire Weekend “Jonathan Low”

11.  UNKLE – “With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)” Unkle on Twitter

12. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour” Follow ECC on Twitter

13. “Life On Earth” by Band of Horses Follow Band of Horses on Twitter

14. Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo Green – “What Part Of Forever”

15. ” Howard Shore–“Jacob’s Theme”