‘Spider-Man 2’ Opens Today, Album Is In Stores
Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax released "Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By" on June 22, a week before the highly anticipated Columbia Pictures film, "Spider-Man 2," opened nationwide on Wednesday, June 30.
"Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By" is a collection of music written and performed by a generation of musicians influenced by the power and mystery of the Spider-Man character, his conflicts and his adventures.
Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By includes lead tracks, "Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional (already a #1 Most Added Record at Modern Rock Radio) and "Ordinary," the eagerly anticipated new track from the Grammy-winning rock band Train. Both singles have companion video clips. The album also features new songs from Hoobastank ("Did You"), Jet ("Hold On"), Yellowcard ("Gifts and Curses"), Maroon 5 ("Woman"), Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof [I Know You Know]"), Smile Empty Soul ("Who I Am"), the Ataris ("The Night That The Lights Went Out In NYC"), Ana ("We Are"), and Jimmy Gnecco featuring Brian May ("Someone To Die For"). In addition, "Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By" contains the Lostprophets’ "Lucky You," formerly available as a UK b-side and "Give It Up," which is also the first single from the major label debut of Midtown. Rounding out "Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By" are two compositions by Danny Elfman: "Spidey Suite" and "Doc Ock Suite." The "Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By" CD can be used as a key to unlock a wealth of "Spider-Man 2" content on the web (www.sonymusic.com/spider-man2/ConnecteD).
In "Spider-Man 2," Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime-fighter. His life as Spider-Man becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the diabolically brilliant Otto Octavius (played by Alfred Molina), who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." "Spider-Man 2" is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.
Based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, "Spider-Man 2," successor to 2002’s record-breaking "Spider-Man," promises to be one of the major blockbuster hits of the year. The first "Spider-Man" film shattered numerous box office records. Opening over a three-day May frame with a record $114.8 million and total worldwide gross of $821,700,000, the film became the fastest movie to gross $100 million, $200 million, and $300 million and tied with "Titanic" as fastest to hit $400 million. "Spider-Man" also set records with the biggest weekend, biggest single day, and biggest opening day.
Released in April 2002, "Spider-Man (Music From and Inspired By)", the album of music from the first "Spider-Man" film, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 bestselling albums chart, and became the No. 1 Top Soundtrack in America, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide.
"Spider-Man 2 Music From and Inspired By" Track Listing: