'New Moon' Soundtrack Release Date Pushed Up To Friday

Soundtrack to 'Twilight' sequel will now hit stores this Friday, more than a month before movie's release.

You hear a lot about albums being pushed back for a bit of track tweaking or new recording, but unless a CD leaks early online, you rarely see release dates for major CDs pushed forward.

But when you're dealing with anything "Twilight"-related, the old rules don't apply. According to a press release issued on Tuesday (October 13), due to "overwhelming and unprecedented" demand, the release date for the [article id="1623529"]soundtrack to "New Moon"[/article] is being pushed up by four days from its original October 20 release to this Friday, October 16.

That means the disc will be in stores more than a full month before "New Moon" hits screens on November 20. The heat on the soundtrack has carefully been stoked by a series of slow reveals of the goods, beginning with the unveiling of the Death Cab for Cutie contribution, [article id="1621380"]"Meet Me on the Equinox,"[/article] during last month's VMAs, followed by the [article id="1623359"]song's video premiere[/article] last week.

The full [article id="1621970"]lineup of the soundtrack[/article] was released last month, boasting such household names as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Muse, the Killers, OK Go, Grizzly Bear and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and lesser-known acts such as Band of Skulls, Lykke Li, Anya Marina, Bon Iver with St. Vincent, Hurricane Bells, Sea Wolf and the Editors. And then, just this last week, 30-second clips of all of the songs appeared online on the [article id="1623529"]UK Amazon.com site[/article].

Read our interviews with [article id="1623564"]Lykke Li[/article] and [article id="1623665"]OK Go about their connection to the "Twilight"[/article] saga, and check back with MTV News all week long for more stories about the "New Moon" soundtrack.

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