My Eclipse Soundtrack
After what seems like weeks since finishing the third installment in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, I finally got around to completing my soundtrack for Eclipse. As previously mentioned, part of my reason for reading the Twilight books was to create a soundtrack for each of the books after reading them. Since the start of the series I have created a Twilight Soundtrack, New Moon Soundtrack, and now Eclipse.
In my previous soundtracks I focused on the lyrical content more than anything and I have yet to stray from that formula. However, I was able to add two more factors into this mix that I had hoped to be able to incorporate at some point while creating these soundtracks.
First, I have always wanted to use one of the bands that made up the Seattle sound or grunge scene of the early nineties. Since the books take place in and around Seattle I felt it was only fitting. Fortunately for Eclipse I was able to finally achieve this with Alice In Chains’ Grind. The song was just dark enough and edgy enough to fit the rest of the sound of the soundtrack and still stay somewhat on theme. The mood of the song I feel is perfect for the rise of the newborn vampires in Seattle and the news surrounding the multitude of murders taking place in the area.
The second was an ode to Stephenie Meyer’s soundtracks and her explanation that Linkin Park was the band she had in mind when writing chapter 7 of Twilight. Meyer explains on her website that in the scene where Bella is listening to music to drown out her thoughts she is listening to Linkin Park. I have kept that in mind throughout creating my soundtracks, the problem is that Meyers’s soundtracks have never been lyrically relevant. My hope was that at some point I could use a Linkin Park song that would fit into the scheme of my lyrically driven mixes. For Eclipse I was able to use Linkin Park’s Easier To Run obviously related to the disappearance of Jacob at the end of the book.
As I have done with the other soundtracks I have tried to keep all of the songs on the soundtrack as lyrically and thematically relevant as possible. This soundtrack was originally featured in its entirety on mixtape sharing site Mixwit, but unfortunately Mixwit shutdown in late 2008 and the soundtrack was lost. Below is the track listing in the exact order in which it appears on my mix. Below that you will find a playable version of the soundtrack including every track that is available from imeem.
- Alice In Chains – Grind
- A Perfect Circle – Pet
- A Static Lullaby – The Art of Sharing Lovers
- Eve 6 – Think Twice
- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel
- The Divine Madness – Closer
- My Chemical Romance – Vampires Will Never Hurt You
- Nonpoint – In The Air Tonight
- Rise Against – Everchanging
- Haste the Day – Long Way Down
- Sparta – Taking Back Control
- Evanescence – October
- Linkin Park – Easier to Run
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