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Columbia Records announces more details of the MOOMINVALLEY soundtrack, in partnership with Gutsy Animations, to be released this April 19th. After the MØ and Alma songs, the 3rd track has now been revealed as 'Summer Day' performed by Tom Odell. Tom proudly says "If someone had told me when I was eight years old that in twenty years I would get the opportunity to write and record a song for the Moomins, I can imagine it would have felt like having all my birthdays and Christmas' at once. A career peak I can only equate to Everest. I was a huge fan. And still am. And I thoroughly enjoyed every second of making this song."
The MoominsValley soundtrack will include original recordings from a stellar line-up of artists including the aforementioned Tom Odell, plus MØ, Alma, First Aid Kit, Emiliana Torrini, Declan
McKenna, Mellah, SOAK, Colonel Suns, Josef
Montagu, Ellinoora, Dodie and Roosberg.
Formats: 16 track album released on streaming platforms and CD; plus a limited edition 4 x picture disc vinyl LP that will feature 14 songs.
Gutsy Animations, the Finnish production company behind the cutting-edge family TV drama MOOMINVALLEY, have partnered with Columbia Records on this release. The first series of the animation - which is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author and artist Tove Jansson will consist of 13 x 22-minute-long episodes. As a result of the collaboration with Sony Music, each of the episodes will include a featured track by one of the record label's artists.
Rosamund Pike, Matt Berry, Taron Egerton, Warwick Davis, Bel Powley, Jennifer Saunders, Kate Winslet, Matt Lucas
are among the cast members to voice the inhabitants of MOOMINVALLEY in the upcoming animation on Sky.
Season One of MOOMINVALLEY premieres in the UK on Sky One and Sky Kids at Easter 2019 and in Japan on NHK on Thursday
'THEME SONG (I'M FAR AWAY)' PERFORMED BY MØ
'STARLIGHT' PERFORMED BY ALMA
'SUMMER DAY' PERFORMED BY TOM ODELL
'BACK TO THE CAVE' PERFORMED BY COLONEL SUNS
'LOVE ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART' PERFORMED BY DELILAH MONTAGU
'HOME AGAIN' PERFORMED BY FIRST AID KIT
'THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE FOREST' PERFORMED BY EMILIANA TORRINI AND THE COLORIST ORCHESTRA
'HOME' PERFORMED BY JOSEF SALVAT
'ALL SMALL BEASTS SHOULD HAVE BOWS IN THEIR TAILS' PERFORMED BY ELLINOORA
'FREE SPIRIT' PERFORMED BY JOSEF SALVAT
'COUNTRY AIR' PERFORMED BY SOAK
'BY YOUR SIDE' PERFORMED BY MELLAH
'IN BLUE' PERFORMED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
'NORTHERN LIGHTS PERFORMED BY MØ
'READY NOW' PERFORMED BY DODIE
'THE AUTHOR' PERFORMED BY ROOSBERG
About The Moomins
The Moomins are one of Finland's biggest exports and have a global fan base. They have enjoyed popularity in the UK since the 1950s, when the original Moomin comic strips were published in the Evening News newspaper. MOOMINVALLEY has the approval of Moomin Characters, the business set up by Moomin creator Tove Jansson and her brother Lars in the 1950s, and Bulls Licensing, their global licensing agent. MOOMIN is a registered trademark
About Gutsy Animations
Gutsy is a team of creators and producers who believe that the world is in need of funny, clever, gutsy and - above all - meaningful content. All of its productions are aimed at international audiences and based on a concept of genuine social impact.
Moomin in the UK
The Moomins are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the UK. Over the past two years, a series of major Moomin-themed events and exhibitions have taken place, including Southbank Centre's immersive Adventures in Moominland and Kew Gardens' Easter Festival. Dulwich Picture Gallery presented the first major UK exhibition of work by Tove Jansson - including not only Moomin drawings but also Jansson's surrealist-inspired paintings of the 1930s and abstract works of the '60s, her satirical anti-war cartoons and book jacket designs - and the Moomins featured prominently at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
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