Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Soundtrack





Call me what you will, but yes I am excited about the new Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, that is coming out this weekend. No, I am not going to dress up in costume as if I was seeing Star Wars, but there is just something magical and fun about Harry that reminds you of being young and full of wonderment. What makes things better is this time around Harry's soundtrack is more than just the usual score. While the scoring done by Academy Award winner Patrick Doyle is beautiful and I can totally visualize the pictures being painted by the music, I found the Britpop nerd in myself really wanting to skip ahead to the last three songs by The Weird Sisters. In case you have been living under a rock, The Weird Sisters is the band that is playing the Hogwart's school dance and is comprised of Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway, along with Steve Claydon and Jason Buckle. "Do The Hippogriff" is the first song by The Weird Sisters and it starts off in a growling, gut wrenching, and fist pumping fury. Jarvis snarls his lyrics out with the occasional audible breath sucking in sound. The classic Jonny guitars are a nice touch too. "This Is The Night", which is the next tune, must be the single if I had to pick one. It is a little more mellow than the previous song and makes me think of Franz Ferdinand once the thirty-second opening ends. I must admit, it is kind of funny (and yet embarrassing) hearing Jarvis sing lyrics that are more G rated than the usual fare he would sing with Pulp. For example, the first time I heard "This Is The Night" I was already plotting the words in my head as Jarvis sang them. While his version was "I close my eyes / and squeeze you from my conciseness", my brain couldn't help but think it was going to be "I close my eyes / and squeeze you in my thighs". (Let's blame that though on the rhyming of eyes and thighs). Moving along, "Magic Works" is the track that is most reminiscent of Pulp circa We Love Life; it a swaying, sweet, slow dance song that ends the album perfectly. As cheesy as it sounds there really is something for everyone on this soundtrack. For the film buffs there is beautiful and classic scoring, and for the rock kids there are some tasty treats provided as well. If you are like me and are a fan of both (and the movie) then you are in for one hell of a ride. Now who's up for a game of Quidditch?

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Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Soundtrack