YORK (Treadstone Records) "The music in 'Summerland' is so important;
it really adds another dimension to the show," says Jonathan Platt,
President of Treadstone Records, which will release the Summerland
Original Television Soundtrack
on March 22, 2005. "It's very teen- and
female-friendly, with a hip edge to it. The soundtrack will be a
perfect companion to the show because every song has appeared on
'Summerland' or will be heard in upcoming episodes."
he and Treadstone partner Jonathan Miller worked closely with Celest
Ray, Vice President, Paramount Music, and Ken Miller, Senior Vice
President, Spelling Television, on selecting music for the soundtrack.
"Jonathan, Ken, Celest and I had previously worked on the 'Charmed'
soundtrack together," Platt points out, "and we were totally on the
same page when it came to choosing songs for Summerland." Among these
consensus choices is "Get Your Shine
On," by "Summerland" star Jesse
"Get Your Shine
On" is joined by "All Downhill From
Here," courtesy of punk-pop upstarts New Found Glory, "My Paper Heart,"
from Stillwater, Oklahoma's The All-American Rejects, Collective
"General Attitude," Ringside's down-and-dirty "Struggle," Bowling for
Soup's raucous "Undertow
" (exclusive to the Summerland Original
Television Soundtrack), Lisa Loeb's ballad "Try," Citizen Cope's
lilting "My Way Home," "The Crying," from London soul-pop artist
Kristian Leontiou, "Alive
" from rock stalwart Kenny Wayne Shepherd,
"Feel So Free" from Ivy and the "Summerland" theme.
listeners to feel the same energy and excitement they feel when they're
watching the show," says Treadstone's Jonathan Miller, "and we knew
we'd get that with bands like New Found Glory, All-American Rejects
Bowling for Soup." Established acts, including Collective
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, meanwhile, broaden the soundtrack's appeal with a
more traditional rock sound. "And then there are some cool,
left-of-center artists," Miller continues, "who add something more
adventurous to the mix; Ivy, Citizen Cope and Ringside
Notes Spelling Television's Ken
Miller: "We think Summerland will be received very well by the fans.
It's also a delight to work with 'Summerland' Executive Producer Remi
Aubuchon, who has terrific musical instincts as well."
extremely fortunate to be involved in this project with Spelling
Television," comments George
Steele, Vice President of Audio Operations
for Image Entertainment, Inc., which will distribute the Summerland
Original Television Soundtrack. "Their track record is legendary, and
we're able to reap the benefits of their highly targeted 'Summerland'
marketing efforts in promoting the soundtrack. The Spelling brand
speaks for itself among our retail partners. Plus, The WB is helping us
out with adcards on 'Summerland' that inform fans about the music and
direct them to the album. The 'Summerland' album is a fantastic
opportunity for Image to build on its momentum in the soundtrack
Concludes Platt, whose career has also encompassed
music supervision, "Obviously, we think the 'Summerland' soundtrack
will be a must-have for fans of the show, but we also feel it stands on
its own as an evocative collection of contemporary pop music."
Treadstone Records can certainly boast of having its finger on the
pulse, with the Summerland Original Television Soundtrack
coming hot on
the heels of another youth-culture artifact, the soundtrack to Wes
Craven's upcoming film "Cursed," which is expected to kick off a
"-like franchise. Treadstone also recently issued the soundtrack
to the anime DVD feature "Galerians: Rion" (through Image
Entertainment, the company's primary distribution partner). Next up
from the label is Charmed: The Book of Shadows, follow-up to 2003's
eclectic Charmed: The Soundtrack.