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Surpassed my Expectations-Worth Every Dollar Spent!,
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This review is from: The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond [Limited Deluxe Edition] (Audio CD)There are comments written in this review section that this is mainly country genre. While some of the artists are country artists many are clearly are not. Arcade Fire (track 1), Kid Cudi (track 5), The Decemberists (track 7), Glen Hansard (track 10), and Maroon 5 (track 11) are hardly close to country. The Civil Wars also have two contributions to this album (tracks 4 and 9) and they are neither country nor folk nor a particular genre (heck they won two Grammy Awards and the Grammy's could not decide where to put them). This album has something for everyone. It's produced by the famous T Bone Burnett and don't let his name fool you. Yes, he knows Nashville but look him up- this amazing talent is legendary as he has performed with Dylan, produced Elton John, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin). Also included is Tayor Swift's and The Civil War's Safe & Sound, which has been previously released as a single and was a number 1 seller in both Amazon and iTunes when released last winter. Just one word of caution. Not all of these songs made it into the final film edit. According to the movies production notes at lionsgatepublicity there are only three tracks from this album in the film, including, "Safe & Sound", by Taylor Swift/The Civil Wars, "Abraham's Daughter" by Arcade Fire, and "Kingdom Come" by The Civil Wars (Joy Williams and John Paul White). I wouldn't let that keep you from purchasing this album because the character of the Hunger Games book is imbedded into each track and truly written with a unique artist perspective. The rest of the Sound track called "The Hunger Games: Original Motion Picture Score [Soundtrack]" will be released March 26, 2012, including Rue's Farewell and others by composer James Newton Howard (sort of like a Danny Elfman, who did I Am Legend, King Kong, and so many others). Well I am a real fan of most of the tracks on this album and recommend this for all listeners. Congratulations to all artists on this album and T-Bone once again you really did it up good-you passed my expectation with this and worth every dollar spent!
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Initial post: Mar 24, 2012 11:11:39 AM PDT
Larry Davis says:
Overall, this soundtrack is roughly what you would call alternative country, or "alt-country", Americana, roots rock, No Depression...T-Bone Burnett specializes in producing & making this kind of widespread music...the Civil Wars have been called a "southern gothic" kind of alt-country...there ya go. I find this soundtrack to be pretty great, if a but imperfect...now I want to see the movie, read the books, etc...widely touted books-becoming movie series, have been pretty interesting lately..."Twilight" was alright...LOVED "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and its score by NIN's Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross...now this...interesting I say.
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