The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond [Soundtrack]
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Original soundtrack to the motion picture event of 2012. The soundtrack to the Hunger Games was executive produced by Academy Award Winner T Bone Burnett and features the unparalleled and diverse sounds of Grammy Award Winner Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars, Miranda Lambert, The Decernberists and others. The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of the current nations of North America, in a nation known as "Panem". As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol wherein twelve of the districts were defeated the thirteenth destroyed. every year one boy and one girl from each of the remaining districts, between the ages of twelve and eighteen. are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the "Hunger Games". The Games are televised where the participants must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The winning participant and his/her corresponding district is then rewarded handsomely. This trilogy of books follows 16-year old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister.
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Well, despite the presence of Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift, it's a very NON-poppy collection of songs -- it's a smooth combination of folk, rock, and country, imbued with a sense of ominous bittersweetness. There are a few rock numbers mixed in, but "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond" is a very quiet, haunted affair.
It kicks off with Arcade Fire's slow-blazing "Abraham's Daughter"; it really brings across a dark, desperate feeling with a girl's swirling vocals in the middle of it all, with danger roaring on every side of her. It is AWESOME.
From there, we hear a string of quieter songs -- the Secret Sisters' softly uplifting "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder"; Neko Case's rippling "Nothing To Remember"; the Civil Wars' trembling duet "Kingdom Come"; the Low Anthem's murky "Lover is Childlike"; Jayme Dee's warmly contemplative "Rules"; and finally Birdy's bittersweet piano ballad "Just A Game."
Maroon 5 also abandons their usual sound, producing a rippling, dark ballad called "Come Away To The Water." As for Taylor Swift... "Safe and Sound" is a misty, soft-edged ballad that sounds beautiful, but "Eyes Open" is sharper and a bit shriller.
But in the midst of all this mellow, softer stuff, there are a few rock numbers. There's Kid Cudi's buzzing, threatening "The Ruler and the Killer," and Glen Hansard's overwrought "Take The Heartland." And God bless 'em, the Decemberists produce a perfect fusion of folk/country and rock in "One Engine.Read more ›
The CD itself is fine and came in plastic wrap
The package itself is very professional looking. This is the "Limited Deluxe Edition" and it is alot like the DIGIBOOKS of the CD'S. When opening it you see the posters of Effie, Haymitch, Gale, Peeta, and Katniss. The faded corners of the images compliment the dark casing immensely. It also includes a poster, and some trading cards.
This is a very affordable product that provides great music, and extremely appealing packaging. It leaves you with a good amount of music and a great addition to anyone's collection of CD's.
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This was bought for an 11 year ols and 14 year ols as they are very much into the hunger games saga. They love the soundtrack and pretty much know all the the tunes. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2013 by Glensboxers
This is a great cd, pretty folky. But very enjoyable, definately happy to add to my ever growing cd collection.Published on May 23 2013 by Pamela Makinson
This one was a shot in the dark. A few of the tunes were good but over all the album could have been better. Everything promised was delivered as per stie.Published on April 3 2013 by Randall Sugden
My 13 year old daughter is a big Hunger games fan and she has listened to this CD over and over again.Published on Feb. 10 2013 by Susan Hawkins