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'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Boasts Civil Wars 'Survival Song'

22 March 2012 9:51 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'It's not a fairy tale. That's what we loved about the books,' John Paul White tells MTV News about movie's music.

By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by Matt Elias

The Civil Wars

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To accompany the highly anticipated theatrical release of "The Hunger Games" this week, the movie's soundtrack, The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, also hits the streets.

Featuring a wide-ranging list of musicians including Neko Case, Arcade Fire, Maroon 5 and Kid Cudi, the album's themes and sounds pay homage to the story's subject matter of rebellion and war, as well as the film's setting in a dystopian version of the Appalachian Mountains, thanks to lots of twangy guitars and a handful of country ballads.

One of the soundtrack's most frequent contributors, the Civil Wars, spoke to MTV News about the opportunity to appear on the film's album. They not only »

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