SAVAGES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available on iTunes; Film Released Today, 7/6
In anticipation of three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone's return to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, the original motion picture soundtrack was released this week via iTunes. In stores as of July 3rd, the album features an eclectic group of musicians including legends such as Bob Dylan, Peter Tosh and Massive Attack, alongside the critically acclaimed Cut Copy and Yuna. Adam Peters, a former member of the groundbreaking band Echo and the Bunnymen, provides the unique dramatic score.
His composition credits include Stone's South Of The Border and the documentary After Porn Ends, and his distinctive palette combining electric cello, analogue synths and other original instruments that he plays gives the film a genuinely modern and yet still classic dimension. The music was chosen by supervisor Budd Carr, longtime collaborator of Oliver Stone and known for his work on more than 80 films (Platoon, Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps & The Doors) as well as Showtime's Californication.
The film's cast includes the all-star ensemble of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, AaRon Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir and is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010. Savages is out nationwide today, July 6th, 2012.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex- mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry?raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon? with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)?wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
For more about the film, visit www.savagesfilm.com.
The track listing for Savages Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is as follows:
M. Ward - Neptune's Net
Adam Peters - Cartel Theme
Cut Copy - Where I'm Going
Adam Peters - Romantic Theme
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Thievery Corporation - Mandala (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
Adam Peters - Hijack In The Desert
Systema Solar - Quien Es El Patron?
Bob Dylan - Romance In Durango
Adam Peters - Whipping
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
Bruce Lash - Psycho Killer
Gustavo Santaolalla, Bajofondo, and Supervielle - Miles De Pasajeros (Mightysphnix Transpo Remix)
John Tavener - Eternity's Sunrise
Adam Peters - Dust Bowl
Jeff Lynne - Do Ya
Yuna - Here Comes The Sun
Adam Peters - Savages...Force Of Nature