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Twilight Saga: Eclipse the Score [Soundtrack]

Howard ShoreAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 29, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: E1 Music
  • ASIN: B003JQZXW2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,117 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

Shore has won three Oscars for his work on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and received dozens of further accolades for his work. He is also known for his work with Martin Scorsese (The Aviator, The Departed) and David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) and several other notable films.

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Original score to the 2010 motion picture, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the blockbuster film franchise. Three-time Oscar Winning composer Howard Shore composed the music for the latest film's score, following in the footsteps of Carter Burwell and Alexandre Desplat. Shore has won three Oscars for his work on The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and received dozens of further accolades.

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
The Twilight movies have each been unique films, each one having a different director. The scores for the movie are similar, each having a different composer. But while the directors of the franchise have at least paid some respect to the others' work, the three composers have each given their own take on the music of Twilight and haven't done much to create stylistic consistency.

Carter Burwell's score incorporated pop music elements and was effective in that it catered to Twilight's core audience even if the music was sometimes structurally weak. Alexandre Desplat created a more traditional, classical score that was influenced by the recurring "Romeo and Juliet" motif in the film. He just about completely ignored Burwell's music, and while his own material was thematically strong, it was often borderline nebulous and it didn't do much for me in the actual film, particularly in scenes that were supposed to be emotionally dramatic.

Now, Shore has ignored both of these composers' thematic material but has effectively combined their approaches, making a score that can be pop-ish and rock-ish at times (like the piano theme in "Compromise/Bella's Theme" and the electric guitar in "Victoria") but also provides some much-needed straight orchestra writing (the romantic music in "First Kiss" or the action cue "Riley").

Noteworthy is that Shore manages to do two things that Burwell and Desplat never managed: 1) make music that actually effectively conveys vampires and werewolves and 2) create themes for some of the side characters. Those two elements were lacking in the first two Twilight scores.

Shore goes from dark, pounding action music to carefree character writing without missing a beat.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I was very surprised to see the rating for this soundtrack. I thought for sure that this disc, everyone would agree that it was the best out of the three. So, intrigued, I clicked on a one star review, and then read the rest. And I noticed a theme throughout all of them. They seemed to go back to New Moon's score and talk about one thing, the title track "New Moon."
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE that song. It's haunting, memorable, and blends the strings brilliantly. But really, that's the only song on that disc that I truly enjoy listening to.
The Eclipse Score, on the other hand, has an entire list of songs that I will continually listen to. In the more romantic songs, "First Kiss," which to me blends strings and horns wonderfully, and "Imprinting," seems to have this innocence to the music that's hard to describe.
In the more dramatic songs, "Riley," and "Victoria," top that list. An honorable mention goes to "The Battle," because I love the drum pattern in that one.
So let those who want their one song theme, have their one song. I, on the other hand, love the entire disc of Eclipse.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Twilight Saga: Eclipse July 16, 2010
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Howard Shore did a superior job with the score for Eclipse. He capsulated the feelings of sorrow, joy, love, death, and fear throughout the songs incorporating music from the soundtrack as well. This soundtrack is, in my opinion, as good as the Twilight score. The music flows smoothly and there is no jump in style as there was in New Moon's score. Truly a wonderful cd to listen to for ambience, traveling, or just in the background. Wonderful!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music score! August 1, 2010
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Howard Shore is always fabulous! He has done a great job of capturing the mood of the scene with each piece of music. I only wish there was more to listen to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply perfect! August 9, 2010
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We all know Howard Shore is a genius! He simply reminds us again of his genius in this score of eclipse. His multi-layering and crecendos are pure magic. My favorite one, though, is the final song - the way he leads us to the vocal part of the song is so inspiring. I would recommend it to everyone who loves the Twilight Saga.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Score is a Score August 2, 2010
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Beautiful music, never disappointing when it comes to the selection of music for the Twilight Saga's. I totally recommend this CD and all other CD's pertaining to this world wide phenomenon! Just AWESOME.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Muzik Revue" July 18, 2010
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Loved it! Listen to it in the car on my commute to work. So do my kids who listen to it alot at home, too. Worth the money to us.Especially the last song on the cd (Horward Shore). Wish he would have done more than just that one song but he was responsible for the whole score track I understand, in putting it together. Nice job, Howard!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Score was a must July 10, 2010
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I have purchased every soundtrack that accompanies each of the Twilight Saga movies. I have never purchased the score for any movie, until now. The Mountain Peak scene was riveting, mainly due to the music. The camera angles, the visual background, everything was perfectly timed thus creating a sense of anticipation and purpose. In the past there has always been a piece from the score on the soundtrack. I wish they had selected the Mountain Peak for the soundtrack. It really is a great piece.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars not what I wanted
I was on my phone when I ordered it and didn't see that it was just the score, wanted the music from the original movie
Published 2 months ago by Melmarloo
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok, not the big deal. Tracks all sound the same, lacks intensity.
Just ok, not the big deal. Tracks all sound the same, lacks intensity. Anyway, I am not a big fan of the movie, but I am interesting in movies scores in general.
Published 4 months ago by Rogelio R. Gonzalez Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting music
I love the way the tune in jacob black is recurring throughout the cd. The best surprise was when the cd ended with a song which had lyrics, using the same lovely tune.
Published 4 months ago by Savannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclipse Score
Who doesn't appreciate Howard Shore? (Also did The Lord of the Rings, I believe.) The score was very good for the movie.
Published 4 months ago by Louise E. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars The music is beautiful.
All of the Twilight scores are awesome! This one gets plenty of play in our house and is one of the best.
Published 13 months ago by Fqntflyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Saga Eclipse soundtrack
i rated it this many starts because the music is excellent and it didn't have any stratches on it. cool
Published 14 months ago by Alexander Garofalo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD, very pleasant to listen to.
One of the better "Twilight" scores in my opinion, very pleasant to listen too.
2, 3 & 15 all co written by Howard Shore, Emily Hanes & James Shaw- they do have... Read more
Published 16 months ago by A. Burchfield
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC SCORE!
I am so glad i purchased this finally 9/10 of my twilight cd collection. a MUST for any twihard who is into the movies and books.
Published 17 months ago by Marks133
4.0 out of 5 stars great music
I really liked listening to the music from this movie. You actually hear the music rather than as a background to the scenes in the movie.
Published 18 months ago by Gracie
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional music.
As you listen you can see the actors performing the various scenes. More of a classical nature than the soundtrack.
Published 23 months ago by Lucy
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Who composed the song just before Edward proposes to Bella?
It's Clair de lune by Debussy. Kind of a throw back to the first movie, when it played when she first went to his house.
Jul 19, 2010 by Stephanie B. |  See all 4 posts
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