Begin Again (Music From and Inspired By the Original Motion Picture) [Deluxe Version]
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||Lost Stars||Adam Levine||4:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home||Keira Knightley||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||No One Else Like You||Adam Levine||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Horny||Cee-Lo||3:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Lost Stars||Keira Knightley||4:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Higher Place||Adam Levine||3:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Like a Fool||Keira Knightley||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Did It Ever Cross Your Mind (Demo Version)||Cessyl Orchestra||3:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Women of the World (Go On Strike!)||Cee-Lo||3:15||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Coming Up Roses||Keira Knightley||3:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Into the Trance||Cessyl Orchestra||4:05||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||A Step You Can’t Take Back||Keira Knightley||3:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lost Stars (Into the Night Mix)||Adam Levine||3:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Roof Is Broke (Demo Mix)||Cessyl Orchestra||3:00||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home (feat. Hailee Steinfeld) [Rooftop Mix]||Keira Knightley||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Intimidated By You||Cessyl Orchestra||2:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
The last time director John Carney and songwriter Glen Hansard got together for an understated film about love and music, the result was Once, which won an Oscar for Best Original Song, among other accolades. Begin Again stars Keira Knightley as Gretta, a singer who finds her voice with the help of Mark Ruffalo's down-and-out label exec. Knightley sings songs written mainly by Gregg Alexander, and her voice is sweetly assured, gelling with the tunes' comely indie pop. Cee-Lo stops by for a few soul-stirrers, while Adam Levine, who plays Knightley's ex, applies his reedy alto to the midtempo "Higher Place" and "Lost Stars," the film's musical centerpiece. Knightley's take on that track has an intimate coffeeshop feel that contrasts Levine's grander version, mirroring the pair's differing career arcs in this heartrending romantic drama.
Should only cost $1.00 though.
This film has successfully shown exactly what music is supposed to be. Melodies are supposed to represent the purity of the songwriter, the passion, their artistic view. It is not supposed to contain the meaningless choruses and verses of profanity and despicable innuendoes that children of the generation are currently blasting at an all time high. There is meant to be beauty behind the inner works of any tune and that is exactly what this movie and this soundtrack displays. Music is an art. Kiera and Adam both exhibit such a simple truth quite beautifully in this independent film. On a level of voice critique, Adam's voice won me over. The tracks he performs on this soundtrack are quite different than those he performs to climb up the billboard charts. As far as Kiera, I was pleasantly surprised. Her voice is pure, feminine, and has the potential to become rather addicting. If you haven't already, watch this cinema experience and then proceed to download these songs. It's worth it.
Man this is a great album! Only if Adam Levine made music that sounded like this in real life!