While I covered this topic in a previous post, I thought I would give an update as there have been several great movie soundtracks to add to the list this past year:
Nine (2009): From the highly anticipated film out this Christmas, the musical will feature a variety of artists from Fergie who sings the hit song "Be Italian" to actors Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson. For those who can't wait or collect Broadway musical soundtracks, I highly recommend the London cast recording with Jonathan Pryce. The soundtrack will be available from Geffen Records on December 15th. It should be interesting!
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009): From Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on The Equinox" to The Killers "White Demon Love Song", this soundtrack does not disappoint. The original sold a staggering 2.2 million copies and anything the Twilight franchise touches turns to gold.
Cheri and Coco before Chanel (2009): The waltz themes and great background music by composer Alexandre Desplat for these films will immediately transport you to France. Desplat also did the scores for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (nominated for Best Original Score at the Oscars), Julie & Julia and the upcoming Fantastic Mr. Fox.
An Education (2009): While there are a variety of songs from the early sixties ranging from Ray Charles, Brenda Lee, Mel Torme and Percy Faith, the standout tune is the film's signature song "You've Got Me Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Beth Rowley.