By Alex HudsonLate last year, reports circulated that T-Bone Burnett had roped in members of the Arcade Fire for the soundtrack of the film The Hunger Games, an adaptation of the 2008 young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. Now, the details of the album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond have been announced, and its even more exciting that we initially thought.
Pitchfork notes that the previously reported track "Horn of Plenty," by Arcade Fire members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, did not make the cut. In its place on the soundtrack is the full-fledged Arcade Fire number "Abraham's Daughter," which, according to the fan site Arcade Fire Tube, was recorded just last week and will play during the film's end credits.
As for the orchestral "Horn of Plenty," it will reportedly come out on a separate The Hunger Games soundtrack featuring the film's score.
Other notable soundtrack contributors include Neko Case, the Decemberists, Kid Cudi, the Low Anthem and Swell Season singer Glen Hansard. See the tracklist below, the album cover above, and listen to the Decemberists' "One Engine" at the bottom of the page [via Consequence of Sound].
The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond:
1. Taylor Swift - "Safe & Sound" (ft. the Civil Wars) 2. Taylor Swift - "Eyes Wide Open" 3. Arcade Fire - "Abraham's Daughter" 4. Kid Cudi - "The Ruler & the Killer" 5. Miranda Lambert - "Run Daddy Run" (ft. Pistol Annies) 6. The Civil Wars - "Kingdom Come" 7. The Decemberists - "One Engine" 8. Glen Hansard - "Take the Heartland" 9. The Low Anthem - "Lover Is Childlike" 10. Punch Brothers - "Dark Days" 11. The Secret Sisters - "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder" 12. Birdy - "Just a Game" 13. Ella Mae Bowen - "Oh Come and Sing" 14. Jayme Dee - "Rules" 15. Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Reaping Day" 16. Neko Case - "Give Me Something I'll Remember"