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CD review: Various Artists, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas assembles another talented group of established and up-and-coming indie-rock stars to set the mood.
Oklahoman Published: November 16, 2012
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Various Artists, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' (Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)

Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas assembles another talented group of established and up-and-coming indie-rock stars to set the mood for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.”

But it's Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter/guitarist St. Vincent who cures the atmospheric gloominess that threatens to fog up the whole album. The Tulsa native also known as Annie Clark, who previously collaborated with Bon Iver for a track on the “New Moon” soundtrack, unleashes her supernaturally gorgeous voice and mighty guitar prowess on the eerie, aptly named rocker “Antidote,” saving the whole affair from softly, beautifully sinking into a melancholy haze.

Make no mistake, the soundtrack for the fifth and final film in the franchise continues the honorable “Twilight” tradition of spotlighting musicians outside the mainstream and features achingly lovely ballads from Feist, A Boy and His Kite and Broadway Spider-Man Reeve Carney. Nikki Reed, who plays vampire Rosalie Hale in the movies, partners with her singer-husband Paul McDonald for the dreamy love song “All I've Ever Needed,” and frequent “Twilight” soundtrack contributor Christina Perri duets with Tony winner Steve Kazee (Broadway's “Once”) on a reprise of her hopeful “Breaking Dawn — Part 1” ballad “A Thousand Years.”

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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