DVD Review: The Twilight Saga Soundtracks Volume I

This is a review of the DVD of the Music Videos and Performances From The Twilight Saga: Volume I.  I had previously not heard of this DVD before being asked to review it.  Considering it involves the Twilight phenomenon, I would think this project would have been highly publicized.  The press release that came with the DVD has a date of January 31, 2011.  Here is what you can expect to see from this DVD.

What is included in the Songs section of the DVD:

1) Muse – “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)” – This is the Muse video that is on the Eclipse DVD, but without any of the Eclipse scenes in the video.

2) Paramore – “Decode” – This is the music video without the Twilight scenes included.  I have only seen the video without the scenes once before.  I think it was on Hulu.

3) Death Cab for Cutie – “Meet Me On the Equinox” – Once again, the music video minus the New Moon scenes.

4) Cee Lo Green – “What Part of Forever” – From the Eclipse soundtrack.  I have never seen this music video before.  Nothing like a Cee Lo in a wife beater and glasses to get a girl in the mood.

5) Anya Marina – “Satellite Heart” – From the New Moon soundtrack.  Pretty video set in the Northwest forests with Anya just walking around and singing.

6) Mutemath – “Spotlight” – From the Twilight soundtrack.  This is the original video from the band showing them doing the song in a van.

7) Lupe Fiasco – “Solar Midnite” – This was a bonus track on the New Moon soundtrack if you bought it on iTunes.  I did not.  I have no clue where in the movie this song played.

8  ) Editors – “No Sound But the Wind” – This is a live performance, not a music video.  Let me be honest here, I absolutely hate this song.  I think I deleted it off my iPod.

9) The Magic Numbers & Amadou & Mariam – “All I Believe In” – This is another bonus track on the iTunes deluxe version of the New Moon soundtrack.  The video is of the recording of the track at a studio.

10) Collective Soul – “Tremble for My Beloved” – From the Twilight soundtrack.  This song will forever be ingrained in my mind because it plays right after Edward saves Bella from getting crushed in the high school parking lot.  This video is a collection of live performances and random images.

11) Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour” – From the Eclipse soundtrack.  Decent video, nothing special.

12) Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)” – Obviously from the Eclipse soundtrack.  This is the same video that is on the Eclipse DVD.  I find it odd, that they blurred out the Eclipse scenes that are in the video.  It is pretty obvious.  I do not quite get that.  This is a Summit DVD.  I guess there was not an alternate version of the video.

13) Fanfarlo – “Atlas” – From the Eclipse soundtrack.  I really like this song.  It is one of my favorites from Eclipse.  This is a standard music video.

14) Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Myth” – This is from the Twilight soundtrack, and is one of the songs that end the movie.  It is a very pretty song.  This is a live performance of the song done acoustically by lead singer, Samuel Bean.

15) Sia – “My Love” – From the Eclipse soundtrack.  This is a music video, but it is an acoustic version with just a piano and Sia singing.

16) Bon Iver & St. Vincent – “Roslyn” – From the New Moon soundtrack.  This is a video of a live acoustic performance in a small venue.  The place has great acoustics.

17) Sea Wolf – “The Violet Hour” – From the New Moon soundtrack.  This a music video.

18) The Black Ghosts – “Full Moon” – From the Twilight soundtrack.  This is the song that is playing as the Twilight title comes up on screen and as Bella travels from Arizona to Washington.  This is a standard music video.

19) Hurricane Bells – “Monsters” – This has to be my favorite song from the New Moon soundtrack, probably because this is the song that Edward struts out to on screen.  Yummy.  This is a standard music video.

20) O.A.R. – “Love is Worth the Fall” – This is a live performance of the song.  The band introduces the song saying they were shown parts of the movie and wrote the song specifically for the movie.  Problem is that I can not find this song on any track listings for the soundtracks.  It’s a really pretty song.

In the bonus section of the DVD are the following songs:

1) Debussy – “Clair de Lune” – This is from the Twilight deluxe soundtrack from iTunes.  This is not so much of a music video, but the song playing while you look at a forest.

2) Verdi – “La Traviata” – I do not know which movie this song was in.  The music video is of moons, so I am going to go with New Moon, but I could be wrong.

The Songs section does have a “Play All” function, which can be used for those who want to listen to the music, but not necessarily the videos.  The total runtime for the DVD is 100 minutes.

Considering this is a Twilight-related product, the Music Videos and Performances From The Twilight Saga: Volume I is glaringly devoid of anything relating to Twilight, except for the title treatment and that the songs were on the various film soundtracks.  This may have been a license/copyright issue with Summit, since the studio did not actually produce the DVD.  Fans picking this DVD up might expect to have the original music videos with the movie scenes intact.  This is not the case.  Seeing the scenes so obviously blurred out in the Metric video, I wonder why it was included in the first place.  While I do think that some die hard fans may want to add this to their collection, I cannot see much of the rabid fan base picking it up minus any Edward and Bella included.  If you do decide to add this product to your DVD or Blu-Ray collection, I think it is safe to say that there will be a Volume II that will include music videos from the two Breaking Dawn movies.

You are better off renting this DVD/Blu-Ray.

by Sarah Ksiazek

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