'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' Soundtrack Features Bruno Mars, Iron & Wine, Theophilus London & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 26, 2011 7:05 AM
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So what happened to the soundtrack budget on the first part of the last installment of the "Twilight" franchise? While the first film rounded up folks like Muse, Perry Farrell, Linkin Park even RPatz himself, and "New Moon" raised the stakes considerably by going Pitchfork heavy with Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie, 'Breaking Dawn' is considerably underachieving.

After some minor hoopla, the full tracklist for the soundtrack has been unveiled and it's kind of boring. As was announced last week, the tepid Bruno Mars will get the lead single honors with "It Will Rain" that he says will address "the darker side of love" (check it out for yourself below). As for the rest, it's mostly a bunch of people we've never heard of. Of note, there's English indie rockers Noisettes, rising and actually pretty solid rapper Theophilus London and Iron & Wine who provides the "Wedding Version" of "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" that featured in the first movie, notably when Bella and Edward dance and talk at the prom (yeah, so bring your Kleenex twihards because we presume this is the song they'll walk down the aisle to or something). And in case you're wondering, Sia's contribution to the soundtrack was ultimately axed by the powers that be.

Anyway, the Bruno Mars song is on iTunes right now and you can head over to the official site to pre-order the soundtrack which hits on November 8th. Full tracklist below. [Chop Shop]

"Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. The Joy Formidable – Endtapes
2. Angus & Julia Stone – Love Will Take You
3. Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
4. Sleeping At Last – Turning Page
5. The Features – From Now On
6. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
7. Theophilus London – Neighbors
8. The Belle Brigade – I Didn’t Mean It
9. Noisettes – Sister Rosetta (2011 Version)
10. Cider Sky – Northern Lights
11. Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)
12. Imperial Mammoth – Requiem On Water
13. Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz – Cold
14. Mia Maestro – Llovera
15. Carter Burwell – Love Death Birth

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6 Comments

  • Vampire Shouldn't be in Sunlight | October 10, 2011 12:38 PMReply

    "…it’s mostly a bunch of people we’ve never heard of."? and so? Did an intern write this?

    If the "Breaking Dawn" soundtrack wanted these types of band, that's their choice, but it wouldn't hurt to include the classic sounds of 4AD bands.

  • Andrew | September 26, 2011 10:34 AMReply

    Not bad. Besides the ones you mentioned, The joy Formidable put out a really rockin album this year, and Aqualung do pretty good soft indie rock. the way these are curated, I'm willing to bet the stuff I don't recognize are up and comers and all pretty good. These soundtracks have a good track record, even if they're not "big" names.

  • Only thing good that comes out of those films | September 26, 2011 9:27 AMReply

    Acting is horrible films are boring but the soundtracks are good. I like the music. God I can't wait until all these films are done. So my facebook news feed won't remind me how many lame friends I have.

  • Ray H | September 26, 2011 9:11 AMReply

    Huh. I didn't know Mia Maestro sang.

  • dan | September 26, 2011 7:25 AMReply

    Wow I don't recognise any of these people except for Bruno Mars. Shame Muse wasn't on it. That might had made this boresome tracklist a little more interesting.

  • Johanna - Swedish Amazon | September 26, 2011 7:20 AMReply

    Woooo! Breaking Dawn is going to be huge! I’ll be going on opening night with all the girls! Let’s go girls! :)

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