R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." Rhino will issue the set Oct. 5, the same day the film is released on DVD by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from CD sales will benefit non-profit, non-partisan voter registration organization Rock the Vote.
A polarizing and highly critical view of U.S. President George W. Bush's fight against terrorism, "Fahrenheit 9/11" has become the most successful documentary in history. The Lion's Gate Films-distributed release has grossed more than $118 million in U.S. box office receipts.
A wide range of music graces the soundtrack, from classic songs such as J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" to the "Theme From the Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)." Other contributions come from Eric Burdon, Bloodhound Gang and Jethro Tull.
Six of the 16 cuts on the "Fahrenheit" disc are score pieces by Jeff Gibbs, who is also listed as a co-producer of the film.
"Scoring this movie was like hitting a moving target because the story was constantly evolving," says Gibbs, who also scored Moore's Academy Award-winning film "Bowling for Columbine." "I would finish music for a scene and think that I was done, and then Michael would re-edit it and I would start over again.
"I was part of the movie while it was being filmed, which helped me immensely when it came time to create the score because I knew what Michael was trying to get across in each scene," he adds. "I think it would have been almost impossible to do this job without that experience."
Lion's Gate is planning to re-release "Fahrenheit 9/11" Sept. 24 in U.S. theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The DVD is expected to boast a featurette on the reaction to the movie's theatrical release, deleted scenes and the 9/11 Commission testimony of national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.
Here is the "Fahrenheit 9/11" soundtrack list:
"The Un-President," Jeff Gibbs
"Vacation," the Go-Go's
"Bush Waits...And Waits," Jeff Gibbs
"Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for String Orchestra & Bell," Paavo Jarvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place," Eric Burdon
"Weapons of Deceit," Jeff Gibbs
"Deserter," Jeff Gibbs
"Cocaine," J.J. Cale
"Shiny Happy People," R.E.M.
"Magnificent Seven Theme," Elmer Bernstein
"Afghan Victory Dance," Jeff Gibbs
"Fire Water Burn," Bloodhound Gang
"Theme From the Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)," Joey Scarbury
"Aqualung," Jethro Tull
"All They Ask," Jeff Gibbs
"Rockin' in the Free World," Neil Young