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One Tree Hill, Volume 2
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
From the TV show One Tree Hill comes ONE TREE HILL, VOLUME 2, a soundtrack compiled to support a good cause. In fact, it is cleverly the result of a storyline: After Peyton discovers that her mother has breast cancer, the community gathers to stage a concert and record an album to raise money for cancer research. That story transcends into real life, and the album is now available, with a large portion of the proceeds to be donated to the National Breast Cancer Association.
Is it any good?
Gavin DeGraw, who wrote the One Tree Hill theme song, is a driving force on the album. High points are Citizen Cope's "Son's Gonna Rise" and Feeder's "Feeling a Moment." Jimmy Eat World is wonderful on "23" and "I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)" by Fall Out Boy should get bonus points for the title alone. Haley even makes a reprise appearance, belting out "Halo." The overall ambiance may verge on angst-filled and sappy at times, perhaps appropriate for this album supporting this particular cause. Fans can find out more about the cause and make donations at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.