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Musical Montage: U2 “Elevation”


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider had an eclectic soundtrack to say the least with Basement Jaxx and Nine Inch Nails alongside classical songs like Lila by Vas.  The main song off the soundtrack was Elevation by U2, which got a special “Tomb Raider Mix” for the album, which had slightly harder guitar and drums than the regular version.  The song was the headliner of the band’s 2001 world tour and it won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 2002.  In the music video, directed by Torque’s Joseph Khan, Bono gets a phone call that claims The Edge has been captured by an evil version of himself and wants “the key”.  The Edge teams up with Lara Croft, by being inserted into footage from the movie, and the band eventually reunites to defeat their evil dopplegangers.  The video was the most expensive ever shot at the time, most likely because of the elaborate slow motion throughout where objects like trucks are suspended in mid-air.  Check it out below.

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