Friday, November 23, 2007

A spiritual musical journey at The Darjeeling Limited

Director Wes Anderson's highly anticipated new film THE DARJEELING LIMITED from Fox Searchlight Pictures tells the story of three estranged American brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman) on a train journey across India, and offers one of the most eclectic soundtracks of contemporary time.

This "spiritual quest" which veers wildly off-course before a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins, is set to the music created by legendary Indian director Satyajit Ray for his own films as well as music from Merchant Ivory's early Indian films.

Abkco Records presents The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack album, which will be released in December to coincide with the movie release on 3 January.

The soundtrack includes music by The Kinks, Peter Sarstedt, French pop singer Joe Dassin as well as The Rolling Stones. In addition, several orchestral classical pieces by Beethoven and Debussy are part of the collection with a total of 22 tracks included in the CD.

In the liner notes to the album, Anderson, comments on the use of the music from Satyajit Ray and Merchant Ivory films, "I am very happy to have been allowed to use the music from these films, which cast such a spell over me, and I hope it will do the same for you in this new context."

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The Darjeeling Limited will be released on 3 January.

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