Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Music Videos and Performances from The Twilight Saga Soundtracks: Volume 1 (DVD Review)

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Courtesy of eOne Films

Release Date: December 4, 2010 (DVD Release)

Reason to see: I love the music from The Twilight Saga

I absolutely loved this compilation. Initially I wasn't sure how interesting a video collection would be, but it is fantastic - there were so many songs that I knew extremely well from the Twilight soundtracks, but didn't felt like I "knew" the bands very well, but this gives you a great sense of each and every one of the artist. I particularly enjoyed the Cee-Lo Green, Eastern Conference Champions –and Editors songs and I know I'll be looking for more of their works to enjoy. –It was also really fascinating to see the videos outside the context of the film, and how they could have such a completely different meaning - like Full Moon by The Black Ghosts, it's the first song in Twilight and I so strongly associate it with the opening of the films, and can literally see when the title would come up but the actual video is like the morning after spending all night at the club. Fascinating.

Several of the videos incorporate a visual style of the films, either specific scenes or locations, or in overall tone & style yet oddly very few of the videos have any content from the films even if there is a film-tie-in version of the video in existance (like both the videos for Neutron Star Collision by Muse and Eclipse (All Yours) by Metric on the Eclipse DVD which are the tie-in versions). In fact, the only time I saw any footage from the films was in the Solar Midnite video by Lupe Fiasco - which was one of the few songs I wasn't familiar with.

It's a great collection of videos & performance and I knew I would find it interesting, but it actually ended up flooring me by how good it was - I know I'll watch it again & again.

Here's a listing of the songs with notation if it's a video or performance, as well as the Twi-connection:

1. Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) by Muse
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

2. Decode by Paramore
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack

3. Meet Me On The Equinox by Death Cab For Cutie
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

4. What Part Of Forever by Cee-Lo Green
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

5.Satellite Heart by Anya Marina
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

6. Spotlight by Mutemath
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack

7. Solar Midnite by Lupe Fiasco
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: - From the New Moon Soundtrack - iTunes exclusive extra

8. No Sound But The Wind by Editors
Style: Concert Performance
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

9. All I Believe In by The Magic Numbers & Amadou & Mariam
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack - iTunes exclusive extra

10. Tremble For My Beloved by Collective Soul
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack

11. A Million Miles An Hour by Eastern Conference Champions
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

12. Eclipse (All Yours) by Metric
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

13. Atlas by Fanfarlo
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

14. Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
Style: Concert Performance
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack

15. My Love by Sia
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Eclipse Soundtrack

16. Roslyn by Bon Iver & St. Vincent
Style: Concert Performance
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

17. The Violet Hour by Sea Wolf
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

18. Full Moon by The Black Ghosts
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack

19. Monsters by Hurricane Bells
Style: Music Video
Twi-Connection: From the New Moon Soundtrack

20. Love Is Worth The Fall by O.A.R.
Style: Concert Performance
Twi-Connection: From the Twilight Soundtrack - Amazon MP3 Exclusive
This one is really great & it sounds like it might have been the first time they performed the song. Very cool.

DVD Extras (2 songs, 8 minutes):
  • Includes 2 additional Twilight reference music pieces Clair De Lune - Debussy (5 minutes) with nature imagery and La Traviata - Verdi (3 minutes) which plays with moon imagery.
Music Videos and Performances from The Twilight Saga Soundtracks: Volume 1 is available on DVD as of December 4, 2010. Check it out over at amazon.ca & amazon.com

Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I've already watched it multiple times
I highly recommend it if you like the music from the Twilight films

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