The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (soundtrack)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the official music for the 2010 film Eclipse, released on June 8, 2010. The soundtrack was once again co-produced by Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for the previous two films; the track list for the album was revealed in a special MySpace revelation on May 12, 2010. The third soundtrack in the The Twilight Saga series, the album debuted at number two on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart with sales of 146,000 copies; the score for film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, released on June 29, 2010, was composed and conducted by Academy Award winner Howard Shore. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse generated three singles. "Neutron Star Collision", by British band Muse, was released on May 17, 2010. The second single "Eclipse", by Canadian band Metric, released on May 25, 2010. While the third and final single, "Heavy in Your Arms", by English indie rock band Florence + the Machine, was released on November 15, 2010; the track list was revealed during a special all-day reveal event on the album's MySpace page.
It followed the formula of the previous albums, including the songs used in the film ended off by one score track from the score album. Just like in the soundtracks for both "Twilight" and "New Moon", the band Muse features on the album, along with artists such as Sia, The Black Keys and Cee Lo Green being included. According to Metacritic, the soundtrack has received a weighted mean of 76, indicating "generally favorable reviews", it has been better reviewed than the soundtrack for New Moon, which received a score of 70, Entertainment Weekly gave New Moon a grade of A, whereas Eclipse was given a B+. Conversely, Allmusic gave the soundtrack for Eclipse a better rating than that for New Moon, awarding it 4 stars out of 5 rather than the previous soundtrack, which received only 2; the soundtrack debuted at number two on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart behind Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals with sales of 146,000 copies, making it the second soundtrack in the Twilight series that did not debut at number one on the U.
S. Billboard 200, the first that never hit number one, it peaked at #4 on the German albums chart. In Mexico, the album peaked at # 4 at # 7 on the overall chart; as of December 2010, the album has sold 517,000 copies in the U. S. and more than one million copies worldwide. 2010 Teen Choice Awards: Teen Choice Awards for Choice Love Song: "Neutron Star Collision" by Muse 2010 American Music Awards: American Music Awards: Soundtracks – Favourite Album Howard Shore composed the score for the film, following Alexandre Desplat, who scored New Moon, Carter Burwell, who scored Twilight. "Eclipse" from the soundtrack is included on the score album as part of the cue, "Wedding Plans". The score album debuted and peaked at #20 on Billboard 200, higher than the previous The Twilight Saga score albums. Official website The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at MusicBrainz The Twilight Saga.
From a Basement on the Hill
From a Basement on the Hill is the sixth and final studio album by the American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Recorded between 2000 and 2003, it was released posthumously in the UK and Europe on Domino on October 18, 2004, in the US the following day on October 19, 2004 through record label ANTI-; the album was planned as a double album, due to contractual obligations with the DreamWorks label, was incomplete at the time of Smith's death. Many of the songs Smith intended for the album remained unfinished, in some cases only lacking vocals. Smith's family hired his former producer Rob Schnapf and ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme to sort through and finish on the batch of over thirty songs that were recorded for the album, although the estate retained final decision of which tracks to include. Many of the songs reference Smith's lifelong struggles with drug depression, his cause of death is unknown, as the coroner's report remarks that some aspects pointed to suicide and some to murder. The official nature of the case and statements from close friends state that his death is still under speculation.
It has not been investigated further. From a Basement on the Hill became Smith's highest-charting album in the US and was praised by critics, with reviewers complimenting the album's attempts to expand Smith's sound, such as the incorporation of instrumental passages, as well as heavier, guitar-based material. On October 21, 2003, Elliott Smith died of two stab wounds, presumed by many to be self-inflicted; the wounds occurred following a heated argument at the Los Angeles home of his girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba. The coroner's determination was that the mode of death was undetermined and raised the possibility of homicide. Smith battled heavy drug addiction and severe depression for most of his life, although he was sober in his final days, seeking treatment at the Neurotransmitter Restoration Center in Beverly Hills and giving up alcohol, red meat, refined sugars and most of his prescribed psychiatric medications on his 34th birthday. Smith took to sobriety with the same intensity with which he took to intoxication, he found himself face-to-face with a lifetime of depression and unmanaged emotional trauma.
The album was planned as a double album, due to contractual obligations with the DreamWorks label. Smith had over fifty songs on digital hard drive, he completed mixing on nine of these tracks with several others lacking only minor revisions or final vocals. Smith's estate hired Schnapf and Bolme to complete mixing on these tracks and chose fifteen for inclusion on the album, released on ANTI- label. During the recording period for the album, Smith had recorded with Steven Drozd and Russell Simins, drummers for The Flaming Lips and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, respectively. Following Smith's death, Rob Schnapf, producer of Smith's earlier albums Either/Or, XO and Figure 8, was hired to mix and produce the album, along with Smith's former girlfriend Joanna Bolme. David McConnell, although present throughout much of the actual recording process, was not consulted during the mixing, nor was he asked for the extensive three years' worth of notes he and Smith had made while the album was being recorded.
When asked why he took up the job of finishing the album, Schnapf stated, "I had a paternal, protective feeling. I didn't want anybody mucking it up." "Coast to Coast" features poetry by Nelson Gary. Smith told Under the Radar in 2003: "I asked this friend of mine to make up something he could say as fast as he could in fifteen minutes about people healing themselves or being unable to heal themselves. While he's saying this thing there is a main vocal that goes over that." The lyric "You're keeping me around, until I drag us both down" details a dysfunctional relationship. "Pretty" was released as a single in August 2003 on Suicide Squeeze Records, along with a different version of "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free". According to McConnell, Smith did not intend to have "Pretty" on the album. In "King's Crossing", where he sings "It's Christmas time and the needle's on the tree, the skinny Santa is bringing something to me", Smith alludes to using heroin, which he had many problems with.
Schnapf noted that the track "Ostrich & Chirping", a short instrumental made from sampling and looping the noises made by a toy bird, had nothing to do with Smith and was something that McConnell had recorded by himself. McConnell said "don't ask me how this ended up on the record, I forgot I had put that on one of his reels." From a Basement on the Hill was released on October 19, 2004 a year after Smith's death, through record label ANTI-, a sub-label of Epitaph. It peaked at No. 19 in the US. The album has been re-released by Kill Rock Stars, alongside a remastered reissue of his 1994 debut, Roman Candle; when asked what he believed the late Smith would think of the released version of the album, McConnell told Benjamin Nugent, "I don't think he would have delivered record. The record he would have delivered would have had more songs, would have had different mixes and a little more in-your-face." Schnapf expressed that the final result that he and Bolme had produced was not the album that Smith would have made because Elliott was not around to finish the album.
Bolme said that they did not add anything to the songs, only mixed whatever had been recorded: "I would never presume to add anything. We didn't add anything."In 2004 Elliott Smith had his first Top Twenty debut, as the posthumous collection of his last songs, From a Basement on the Hill, sold 43,000 copies at number 19. A
Emotion (Carly Rae Jepsen album)
Emotion is the third studio album by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen. It was released on June 24, 2015 in Japan and on August 21, 2015 worldwide through 604, School Boy, Interscope Records. Looking to transition from the bubblegum pop-oriented nature of her second studio album Kiss, Jepsen found inspiration in 1980s music and alternative styles, she enlisted a team of mainstream and indie collaborators, including Sia, Mattman & Robin, Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij, culminating in a synth-pop-centric effort. Emotion received positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who praised its pop escapism, but were divided over its lyrical content. Despite positive reception, the album underperformed worldwide, debuting at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 with 16,153 units and number eight in Canada with 2,600 copies; the album fared better in Japan, debuting at number eight with 12,189 physical copies sold and subsequently being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments exceeding 100,000 copies.
The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, "I Really Like You", which reached top five in several territories including the United Kingdom and Japan. It was followed by "Run Away with Me" and "Your Type", the former of which found renewed interest as an internet meme. Jepsen embarked on the Gimmie Love Tour in support of the album in November 2015, with a second leg commencing in February 2016. In April 2016, she toured Canada in support of the album as the opening act for Hedley on their Hello World Tour. In lieu of commercial success, Emotion reinvigorated Jepsen's career as an "indie darling" for older audiences, garnering her a cult following; the album was shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. A companion EP entitled Emotion: Side B was released on its first anniversary and features eight songs that were cut from the original project. Following the sudden worldwide success of "Call Me Maybe" in 2012, Jepsen found that the song had become " huge, ginormous thing that overshadowed the rest of our project" and further singles issued from Kiss failed to gain traction.
Jepsen viewed her predicament as an opportunity to retract from the spotlight and contemplate the direction of her next album. She met with her record label and management after The Summer Kiss Tour wrapped up in late 2013, stating: "'I want you to put your faith in me that I'll come back when it's ready,' and they did and I'm lucky to have a team that wasn't about trying to mass produce things and was more looking at the quality of it."Jepsen spent time regrouping. She was approached by the producers of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella to audition for the titular character, was formally offered the part after auditioning in Los Angeles and passing callbacks in New York. Jepsen assumed the role for twelve weeks from February 2014 to June 2014, during this time she decided to handle her own A&R. With help from guitarist Tavish Crowe, Jepsen began emailing artists she admired to see if they were interested in collaborating, including Tegan and Sara, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Shellback.
Under the pressure of matching "Call Me Maybe"'s success, Jepsen recorded an entire indie-folk album during her run on Cinderella as an act of "rebellion". Jepsen felt that the demo project was developed for the wrong reasons–out of superficiality–and it was scrapped: "I think there is a natural rebellion when you have success in one area to rebel against that. I needed to get that out of my system, I think. I made weird music." Jepsen's work on Cinderella provided valuable perspective in terms of being defined by a single attribute from her costar Fran Drescher: "Everyone still calls her'the Nanny'. I realized. Everyone's gonna be known for something."" Had to not be about trying to prove something. I feel like if you're writing music just to have a different identity in the public's eye, it's sort of the wrong motive. It's gotta be coming from a place of what you love and what you're passionate about." Due to her dissatisfaction with Kiss's constrained timeframe of two months, Jepsen went into Emotion with the intent of crafting a project, authentic and allowed her to approach different avenues.
Whereas Kiss was developed in an acquiescent manner, as Jepsen was grateful for the opportunity, Emotion was spurred by her desire to take more creative control. Jepsen commented that much of the album is about "trying to get some power back" after exiting a relationship and subsequently settling down in New York, she sought to channel a "heart-on-your-sleeve sensibility" reminiscent of 1980s pop music after attending a Cyndi Lauper concert in Japan. These themes were further explored through "old-school" Prince and Madonna records on morning runs before Cinderella rehearsals: "What I loved was how potent some of those lyrics were—how heart wrenching, how everyone's tea leaves are just right there on their sleeve. In music today, everything is a little more coy, but I wanted that romance and that fantasy, I think that a lot of people age do." An epiphany came to Jepsen after finishing "Emotion", the album's title track, where she found that a 1980s pop sound, combined with a more "alternative" production, was what she had been seeking.
This fashioned the album's direction entirely–Emotion developed as a midway point between the "pure" pop she recorded in Los Angeles and the indie-folk effort, scrapped in New York. Je
Let's Get Lost (1997 film)
Let's Get Lost is a 1997 Danish film written and directed by Jonas Elmer and produced by Per Holst. The film is a improvisational slice-of-life comedy shot in white. Elmer's script was only an outline. Sidse Babett Knudsen made her film debut in the lead role of Julie. Knudsen said she was not good at improvisation and accepted the part only because she thought it would be a lightweight summer comedy; the film became a breakout hit in Denmark and Knudsen received both the Robert Award and the Bodil Award for Best Actress. Critics called Knudsen's performance dominating. Film critic Kim Skotte of Politiken wrote that Knudsen had hit a new tone with a "special ability to capture the modern woman's uncertainty and strength."The film earned the 1998 Bodil Award for Best Danish Film and shared the Robert Award for Best Danish Film with Barbara. Sidse Babett Knudsen as Julie Bjarne Henriksen Troels Lyby Nicolaj Kopernikus Jesper Asholt Mette Horn Vera Gebuhr Morten Piil, Danske Filmskuespillere, Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2001 ISBN 87-00-46576-3 Let's Get Lost on IMDb Let's Get Lost in the Danish Film Database
These Things Happen (G-Eazy album)
These Things Happen is the second studio album by American rapper G-Eazy. It was released on June 23, 2014, by RCA Records, serving as his first major label debut with these affiliated record labels BPG and RVG, it was released in North America, released it on July 21, 2014, in the United Kingdom. Recording sessions took place from 2013 to 2014, with the production on the album that were handled by Christoph Andersson, Jay Ant, Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett, among others. Following the release, he began to embark his These Things Happen Tour, for the support of this album; the album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with first-week sales of 47,000 copies in the United States. In its second week, the album dropped to number 26. In its third week, the album sold 6,000 more copies in the United States. In its fourth week, the album sold 4,898 more copies, bringing its total album sales to 66,800 in the United States. On April 4 2018, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over a million units in the United States
Let's Get Lost (album)
Let's Get Lost is a 2001 jazz album by Grammy winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, with four well known female vocalists to help him, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson. The instrumental track "Lost In a Fog" was nominated for a Grammy in 2001 for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo," which showcases what Blanchard is admired for the most—his ability to meld together lush evocative melodies. Ben Ratlif of The New York Times stated "Terence Blanchard's new album, Let's Get Lost, just released by Sony Classics, is an example of jazz marketing at its most finely calibrated, it is a concept album, de rigueur if the plan is to sell more than few thousand copies. It is an album of musical-theater songs, it is an underdog-championing album: the songs are by Jimmy McHugh, whom many consider the great overlooked songwriter of prewar show tunes. To sing the songs, it recruits the four most popular jazz singers of the moment: Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Jane Monheit.
It's a perfect box of chocolates, not just in marketing but in music..."Christopher John Farley of TIME wrote "On this supremely satisfying CD, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, with the help of four jazz divas, pays tribute to the music of songwriting great Jimmy McHugh. Diana Krall whisks in like winter, offering a elegant take on the title song. Blanchard blows his way through these songs with charming, restrained invention..."A reviewer of All About Jazz mentioned "As a follow-up to his previous album, Wandering Moon, Terence Blanchard has chosen to de-emphasize his compositional skills and to honor the often-overlooked popular songs written by Jimmy McHugh. That would be a fine project for a jazz musician were he or she to reinterpret the tunes, some of that does occur on Let's Get Lost. However, many of its arrangements are straightforward with the underlying addition of bass lines to elevate the tunes, as pianist Edward Simon and bassist Derek Nievergelt do so well on "Let's Get Lost" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
Terence Blanchard – trumpet Diana Krall – vocals, piano Jane Monheit – vocals Dianne Reeves – vocals Cassandra Wilson – vocals Brice Winston – tenor saxophone Edward Simon – piano Derek Nievergelt – bass Eric Harland – drums Official website
Worst Case Scenario (album)
Worst Case Scenario is the debut studio album by Belgian rock band Deus released in 1994. The cover art was designed by guitarist Rudy Trouvé, it contains the single "Soda", which became an underground hit and a fans favorite. The album was first released in Belgium on the indie label Bang! with a different track listing: "Right as Rain" and "Great American Nude" are replaced by the song "Let Go". It was released in the UK and Europe through Island Records with the track listing as written below; the song "W. C. S." Contains a covered bit from Frank Zappa's "Little Umbrellas", from his 1969 album, Hot Rats. Worst Case Scenario received good reviews internationally despite the hard time that the British media had to categorize its music into a genre, they called it Art rock. Worst Case Scenario reached Gold in Belgium. By April 2008, WCS had sold 270,000 copies worldwide. "Intro" – 0:24 "Suds & Soda" – 5:14 "W. C. S." – 5:05 "Jigsaw You" – 2:26 "Morticiachair" – 4:23 "Via" – 4:12 "Right as Rain" – 4:27 "Mute" – 3:57 "Let's Get Lost" – 4:23 "Hotellounge" – 6:23 "Shake Your Hip" – 0:41 "Great American Nude" – 5:39 "Secret Hell" – 4:59 "Divebomb Djingle" – 3:00 "Intro" – 0:24 "Suds & Soda" – 5:17 "W.
C. S." – 5:07 "Jigsaw You" – 2:29 "Morticiachair" – 4:26 "Via" – 4:16 "Let Go" - 2:00 "Mute" – 4:04 "Secret Hell" – 5:04 "Let's Get Lost" – 4:25 "Hotellounge" – 6:28 "Shake Your Hip" – 0:49 "Divebomb Djingle" – 2:59 "Zea Intro Replica" - 0:37 "Zea" - 4:59 "Texan Coffee" - 1:09 "It. Furniture In The Far West" - 0:53 "Violins And Happy Endings" - 4:59 "Great American Nude" - 3:43 "Niche" - 2:04 "Jigsaw You" - 4:16 "Whose Vegas" - 3:53 "Morticiachair" - 4:29 "Let Go" - 2:01 "Suds & Soda" - 4:35 "Kinderballade" - 5:13 "Dea" - 6:27 "Suds & Soda" - 5:32 "Secret Hell" - 5:00 "Mute" - 5:03 Tom Barman - vocals, piano Rudy Trouvé - guitar, piano, steel plate Stef Kamil Carlens - bass, guitar Klaas Janzoons - violin, vocals Julle de Borgher - drums, gasheating, maracas, vocals Suds & Soda Via Hotellounge - #55 UKCharts references