Singer/Songwriters Contribute To 'Narnia'
Also on the bill for the tour will be the All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First To Last and an as-yet-unnamed act on Decaydance Records, which was co-founded by Fall Out Boy bassist PeteSinger/songwriters Alanis Morissette, Tim Finn, Imogen Heap and Lisbeth Scott have contributed songs for the soundtrack to "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Due Dec. 13 via Walt Disney Records, the set also features 13 tracks of Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score to the film version of the C.S. Lewis adventure.
Morissette contributes the song "Wunderkind," Crowded House/Split Enz principal Tim Finn adds "Winter Light" and Scott offers "Where," which is exclusive to the soundtrack and does not appear in the film.
As for Heap's "Narnia" contribution, "Can't Take It In," the former Frou Frou singer recently admitted to Billboard.com that it presented something of a challenge for her. "I was writing lyrics for something in particular and I had to be quite descriptive and not too electronic, not too weird, 'cause it's a family film," she said.
"I got thrown into the studio and had to produce it, mix it, write it and everything in less than... Well, I needed like a year more than I got," she added. "But I managed to somehow pull it out of me, and I finished the song an hour before the Disney girl had to take it. Pretty scary."
Disney will release the set as a traditional CD and a special edition CD/DVD package. The latter DVD portion will feature the art galleries related to the film, its theatrical trailer and a "Behind the Magic of Narnia" documentary. A 40-page book is also included.
The "Behind the Magic" feature utilizes selections from "Music Inspired by 'The Chronicles of Narnia'," released in September by Sparrow/EMI. Featuring songs by Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp and Jars Of Clay, among others, the set bowed at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Compilation Albums chart and No. 10 on the Top Christian Albums list.
In October, the Hollywood Sound Orchestra released its own "inspired by" set via the Delta label.