V/A – The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Vinyl
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I take back what I said about the Yo Gabba Gabba album being the most embarrasing record in my collection. This one is, and will probably never be surpassed. For a long time I was hesitant about even buying this soundtrack because I absolutely hate the movies and can’t stand the pop culture obsession with the movies. But the price was slashed to below half price, which made me cave.

The reason I bought this soundtrack is for The Killers song on it, “A White Demon Love Song,” which can only be found on this soundtrack and was written exclusively for the movie. It’s a new (new at time of release) Killers song and not just one of their songs hand-picked off one of their albums to appear on the soundtrack. The soundtrack also features bands and artists that are not my cup of tea but are very popular like Death Cab For Cutie, Muse, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, OK Go, Grizzly Bear and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

As mentioned above this record is overpriced. Most places sell it for around $30, I was fortunate enough to spot a place selling to for $10 with free shipping if your order reached a certain amount, which I easily met. The soundtrack, which is pressed as a double LP, actually has variants. One with the first record in the set on green vinyl and the second record on orange vinyl, and black vinyl.Not sure of the pressing info for either variant. The green/orange variant may be exclusive to somewhere, but I dont know where if that is the case. Something worth noting and keeping in mind is that there is a Hot topic exclusive 12″ picture disc single that features only three songs off the soundtrack. So don’t be fooled by this single LP picture disc; it’s not the full soundtrack.

While the packaging details are surprisingly nice, they definitely cheaped out on the only thing that actually matters, the records themselves. They are pretty thin by most standards. The records come housed in a thick gatefold jacket though, with full color printed dust sleeves made of either vinyl (vinyl like used with some thin three-ring binders) or some kind of poly material (like the plastic covers on three-ring binders) instead of paper or card stock. The cover also features gold foil stamping. Also included is a book mark. Easily the strangest thing to ever come with a record, but given that the movies are based on books it’s not too far-fetched.

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