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Soundtracks 24/04/2019

BMG To Release Soundtrack To Acclaimed New Documentary Echo In The Canyon May 24

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Echo In The Canyon - the illuminating new documentary film directed by Andrew Slater that explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene (1965 -1967) through the stories of those who lived it, and the artists who carry its influence to this day - will be accompanied by a soundtrack celebrating the music of that era, to be released May 24th on BMG. The soundtrack features new studio recordings of timeless songs by The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas and more, as interpreted by artists from the film including Fiona Apple, Beck, Jade Castrinos, Cat Power, Eric Clapton, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young, plus songs exclusive to the soundtrack including a special performance of the Monkees' classic "She" with Josh Homme.

For an early taste of the soundtrack, listen to Jade Castrinos (formerly of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and Jakob Dylan interpret "Go Where You Wanna Go," the Mamas & the Papas' very first single in 1965:

And tune in on Friday, April 26th at noon EST for a live performance broadcast from WXPN's World Cafe Live featuring Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, Jade Castrinos and the Echo in the Canyon band:

The Echo In The Canyon soundtrack was produced by Slater - who has worked with Warren Zevon, Fiona Apple and Macy Gray - with recording sessions taking place at some of the legendary LA studios featured in the film - including Sunset Sound, Western Recorders and others - where the original versions of many of these songs were recorded.

The Echo In The Canyon documentary features in-depth interviews with Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Tom Petty (to whom the film is dedicated), Michelle Phillips, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills, Brian Wilson and others. The songs of the era provide an entry point for Jakob Dylan and his contemporaries as they discuss their influence, and record and perform them.

Watch the official trailer for Echo In The Canyon here:

Released by Greenwich Entertainment (Free Solo), Echo In The Canyon opens in Los Angeles on May 24 at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome and The Landmark, followed by a New York opening at the Angelika and The Landmark at 57 West on May 31. Both openings will feature performances by musicians from the film all weekend. The film will expand to theaters across the country in June.

Echo In The Canyon was the first-ever documentary to open the LA Film Festival, earning glowing early reviews:

"Rich with revealing observations and engaging anecdotes"
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Sensational...irresistible in every way"
- Deadline
"A music documentary up there with the all-time greats...will be watched for decades."
- Film Threat
Go Where You Wanna Go (feat. Jade Castrinos)
The Bells Of Rhymney (feat. Beck)
You Showed Me (feat. Cat Power)
She (feat. Josh Homme)
In My Room (feat. Fiona Apple)
Goin' Back (feat. Beck)
Never My Love (feat. Norah Jones)
It Won't Be Wrong (feat. Fiona Apple)
No Matter What You Do (feat. Regina Spektor)
Questions (feat. Jakob Dylan, Stephen Stills)
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (feat. Neil Young)
Expecting To Fly (feat. Regina Spektor)
What's Happening (feat. Neil Young)

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