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Posted on Oct 09, 09:59PM | IBNS
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, Chop Shop Records and Atlantic Records have officially announced the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack".
In addition to the soundtrack's electrifying lead single "The Forgotten," by Reprise recording group Green Day, it features new and exclusive material from an intriguing and irresistible line-up of artists, including Feist, Passion Pit, St. Vincent, and Reeve Carney.
Among the soundtrack's innumerable highlights are "Bittersweet," performed by Ellie Goulding and produced by Sonny Moore, as well as "A Thousand Years (Part 2) feat. Steve Kazee," which sees Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri returning to her smash single, "A Thousand Years," first featured on 2011's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'.
The soundtrack also features "All I Ever Needed," the debut duet from American Idol's Paul McDonald and his real life wife, Nikki Reed - a.k.a. The Twilight Saga's "Rosalie Hale".
"When we were asked to be part of the 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' soundtrack, we readily agreed because the films are an insane cultural phenomenon," said Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt. "We have always been impressed with the way the Twilight soundtracks are so carefully curated."
"I am so honored and excited to be involved again in this final film and soundtrack," said singer/songwriter Christina Perri. "I'm also super happy 'A Thousand Years' is making a comeback, but it's not the same... you'll just have to wait and see how."
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' topped the Billboard 200 in its first full week at retail in October of 2009.
Combined, all three soundtracks have sold nearly 9 million copies worldwide.
The upcoming final chapter of THE TWILIGHT SAGA follows the 2011 release of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'.
Academy Award winner Bill Condon directed both films, which star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2', based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, is written by Melissa Rosenberg, with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
PVR Pictures will release the film nationwide on Nov 23.