A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moon
A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moonlight Mile." Due Sept. 24 from Epic, the soundtrack boasts little new music, instead concentrating on music congruent with the film's early 1970s setting.
In fact, there are only three among the set's 14-tracks that are newly recorded, one of which is a piece of the film's score by Mark Isham. Plant's version of Buckley's "Song to the Siren" is taken from his recently released Universal debut, "Dreamland," while U.K. modern rock outfit Travis contributes the previously unreleased song "Love Will Come Through."
Elsewhere the set features tunes from the late 1960s and early '70s, some familiar and some more obscure. Among the highlights are two songs by Sly & The Family Stone ("I Wanna Take You Higher" and "Everybody Is a Star"), as well as tracks by the Ohio Players ("Fire"), Jefferson Airplane ("Comin' Back to Me"), Dylan ("Buckets of Rain"), and Elton John ("Razor Face").
Familiar to television viewers will be T. Rex's "Twentieth Century Boy," which is featured in a current Mitsubishi ad, while more obscure cuts are likely to stump many listeners. Among those are David Bowie's "Sweet Head," from 1972's "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust" (recently reissued in a deluxe package by EMI); Van Morrison's "I'll Be Your Lover Too" from 1970's "His Band and the Street Choir"; and the Stones' "Moonlight Mile," the closing track from the band's 1971 album "Sticky Fingers."
Starring Jake Gyllenhall, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman, and Holly Hunter, "Moonlight Mile" is loosely based on the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer ("My Sister Sam"), who at the time of her death was engaged to the film's writer/director Brad Silberling. The plot centers on Gyllenhall's role as a bereaved husband-to-be and the dilemma created when he begins to unexpectedly fall for another woman. The film opens Sept. 27 in U.S. theaters.
Here is the full "Moonlight Mile" soundtrack listing:
"I Wanna Take You Higher," Sly & The Family Stone
"Love Will Come Through," Travis
"Twentieth Century Boy," T. Rex
"Fire," Ohio Players
"Moonlight Mile," Rolling Stones
"Sweet Head," David Bowie
"Everybody Is a Star," Sly & The Family Stone
"I Hear You Knockin'," Dave Edmunds
"Razor Face," Elton John
"I'll Be Your Lover Too," Van Morrison
"The Telling," Mark Isham (score)
"Comin' Back to Me," Jefferson Airplane
"Buckets of Rain," Bob Dylan
"Song to the Siren," Robert Plant