The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond [+Digital Booklet]
 
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The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond [+Digital Booklet]

March 20, 2012

$8.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Abraham's Daughter Arcade Fire
3:22
2
Tomorrow Will Be Kinder (from The Hunger Games Soundtrack) The Secret Sisters
3:25
3
Nothing To Remember Neko Case
2:58
4
Safe & Sound (feat. Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars) Taylor Swift
4:00
5
The Ruler And The Killer Kid Cudi
4:33
6
Dark Days Punch Brothers
3:53
7
One Engine (from The Hunger Games Soundtrack) The Decemberists
3:01
8
Daughter's Lament The Carolina Chocolate Drops
2:46
9
Kingdom Come The Civil Wars
3:42
10
Take The Heartland Glen Hansard
2:45
11
Come Away To The Water (feat. Maroon 5 & Rozzi Crane) Maroon 5
5:13
12
Run Daddy Run (feat. Miranda Lambert & Pistol Annies) Miranda Lambert
2:45
13
Rules Jayme Dee
3:27
14
Eyes Open Taylor Swift
4:04
15
Lover Is Childlike The Low Anthem
4:15
16
Just A Game Birdy
4:01
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Digital Booklet: The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Label: Universal Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 58:10
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  • ASIN: B007IXH72G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,091 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We're on fire March 21, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
"The Hunger Games" is one of the most anticipated movies of the entire year -- and so the music is almost as anticipated.

Well, despite the presence of Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift, it's a very NON-poppy collection of songs -- it's a smooth combination of folk, rock, and country, imbued with a sense of ominous bittersweetness. There are a few rock numbers mixed in, but "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond" is a very quiet, haunted affair.

It kicks off with Arcade Fire's slow-blazing "Abraham's Daughter"; it really brings across a dark, desperate feeling with a girl's swirling vocals in the middle of it all, with danger roaring on every side of her. It is AWESOME.

From there, we hear a string of quieter songs -- the Secret Sisters' softly uplifting "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder"; Neko Case's rippling "Nothing To Remember"; the Civil Wars' trembling duet "Kingdom Come"; the Low Anthem's murky "Lover is Childlike"; Jayme Dee's warmly contemplative "Rules"; and finally Birdy's bittersweet piano ballad "Just A Game."

Maroon 5 also abandons their usual sound, producing a rippling, dark ballad called "Come Away To The Water." As for Taylor Swift... "Safe and Sound" is a misty, soft-edged ballad that sounds beautiful, but "Eyes Open" is sharper and a bit shriller.

But in the midst of all this mellow, softer stuff, there are a few rock numbers. There's Kid Cudi's buzzing, threatening "The Ruler and the Killer," and Glen Hansard's overwrought "Take The Heartland." And God bless 'em, the Decemberists produce a perfect fusion of folk/country and rock in "One Engine."

I expected a few more fast-moving rock numbers in "The Hunger Games," since the movie is about a fight-to-the-death tournament -- meaning there's probably lots of action.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful March 20, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Wben the soundtrack list was first revealed I was skeptical about a few of the choices. I literally said WTF when I saw Kid Cudi on there. I take it all back. With the wide array of artists it could have sounded horrible, but it doesn't. All of the tracks tie in very well with the general atmosphere and themes of the novel/movie. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the album flows. Well worth the money. I have a feeling I'll be playing this on repeat for quite a while. Three more days until the world will be watching. May the odds be ever in your favor. When it comes to this soundtrack, they certainly are.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I read the reviews before I purchased this CD. It seemed like a lot of the poor reviews were written because people didn't like the type of music, or they suddenly realized that none of these songs were actually *in the movie*.

First off, If they paid any attention at all to the movie, they would have already known that there were not any songs with words in the movie at all (except maybe when Katniss sang that Meadow Song). I don't know the director personally, but I would venture to guess he probably didn't want any songs in the movie because it would have been distracting and would have made the situations seem less *real* or in the moment. This movie was about Katniss and it was supposed to be us inside her thoughts as she went through all of the situations that she encountered after the Reaping.

There is another CD that has the original movie score The Hunger Games: Original Motion Picture Score if they are looking for the actual background music used in the movie.

This particular CD, however is a collection of songs inspired by the movie/book. Overall, I think they got it right. All the songs on this CD have this sort of haunting quality about them that is reflected in the storyline. Most of the songs are a type of folk music which makes sense, because I'm pretty sure the folks in District 12 aren't rocking out to Nicki Minaj or Justin Beiber while they are mining coal. The folk/country blend in the music reflects on the simple life that the district citizens lead. There are a couple of songs with more rock influences sprinkled throughout the CD which create that sort of rebellion feeling you get a few times in the movie and especially toward the end of the movie.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We're on fire March 20, 2012
Format:Audio CD
"The Hunger Games" is one of the most anticipated movies of the entire year -- and so the music is almost as anticipated.

Well, despite the presence of Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift, it's a very NON-poppy collection of songs -- it's a smooth combination of folk, rock, and country, imbued with a sense of ominous bittersweetness. There are a few rock numbers mixed in, but "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond" is a very quiet, haunted affair.

It kicks off with Arcade Fire's slow-blazing "Abraham's Daughter"; it really brings across a dark, desperate feeling with a girl's swirling vocals in the middle of it all, with danger roaring on every side of her. It is AWESOME.

From there, we hear a string of quieter songs -- the Secret Sisters' softly uplifting "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder"; Neko Case's rippling "Nothing To Remember"; the Civil Wars' trembling duet "Kingdom Come"; the Low Anthem's murky "Lover is Childlike"; Jayme Dee's warmly contemplative "Rules"; and finally Birdy's bittersweet piano ballad "Just A Game."

Maroon 5 also abandons their usual sound, producing a rippling, dark ballad called "Come Away To The Water." As for Taylor Swift... "Safe and Sound" is a misty, soft-edged ballad that sounds beautiful, but "Eyes Open" is sharper and a bit shriller.

But in the midst of all this mellow, softer stuff, there are a few rock numbers. There's Kid Cudi's buzzing, threatening "The Ruler and the Killer," and Glen Hansard's overwrought "Take The Heartland." And God bless 'em, the Decemberists produce a perfect fusion of folk/country and rock in "One Engine."

I expected a few more fast-moving rock numbers in "The Hunger Games," since the movie is about a fight-to-the-death tournament -- meaning there's probably lots of action.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack
I purchased this as an Amazon special. It wasn't used, but the extra stuff that comes with a new purchase weren't available. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michaela Salazar
4.0 out of 5 stars Archers at the ready
I love this album and most of the artists. I skip at least 3 songs on a regular basis. Just because the song doesn't fit my taste. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sydney Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I love buying albums that I've never listened to before, because it broadens your horizons. I wasn't sure what to expect with this, but I've been pleasantly surprised! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars IT'S OKAY!
I really can't much, than that... it didn't push my buttons.... I kept it, but I only played it one time, like the other Hunger Game CD's.
Published 3 months ago by Sabelle Bloodrayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music!
The case is amazing and all the songs are beautiful. I listen to it when I clean sometimes and sing along. Its an amazing buy!
Published 3 months ago by Dorrie Rene Jensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack to go with the books
The songs on this album are so great paired with the books. There are several that take you back to specific parts in the books and it's wonderful to connect the two. Read more
Published 3 months ago by icas
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this soundtrack
Great movie soundtrack. Listen to it all the time while commuting. Track 11 and 16 are really great songs. Plan to purchase the next soundtrack to Catching Fire.
Published 4 months ago by Carlie Ratcliffe
5.0 out of 5 stars I applaud you, whoever put this together.
An amazing album that captures all the different scenes and elements of the movie. Well done. It is truly perfect.
Published 4 months ago by Tiffany Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars False Advertising as a Sound Track/Score
This was supposed to be a direct soundtrack/film score instead it's "inspired by" music that has no actual score of music from the film which was what I wanted.
Published 4 months ago by Navytron89
4.0 out of 5 stars Hunger Games soundtrack
I love several of these songs and enjoy them all. If you loved the movie, buy the soundtrack album. You won't be disappointed.
Published 6 months ago by Pame
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