This movie has had more opportunities for hype and hubbub, and chances to buy shiny smelly things we’re just about ready to stick a fork in it! And there’s over a month left til release! But we can’t complain about the tasty morsel of music from Eddie Vedder, called “Better Days”, a track which, it was revealed, would be part of the presumably inspirational cocktail of tunes for the film’s soundtrack. We spied the full list of songs (in iTunes, but not avail til 7/20), and while there’s no yogatastic Sarah McLachlan, Eddie Vedder contributes two songs (the second being older track “Long Road” an older track), Neil Young plays a pivotal role in heartstring tugging, Sly & The Family Stone and Marvin Gaye get us to boogie, while a sweet selection of Brazilian bossa nova numbers set the romantic landscape. Sadly, Florence + The Machine’s “Dog Days” featured in the trailer is not included. Some good songs, but it’s safe to say we’re a little underwhelmed here.
(click to enlarge) youtube clips of songs below!
This version of “Long Road” features Neil Young, and is coincidentally introduced by one miss Julia Roberts for the Tribute to Heroes telethon, but the version for EPL is the one from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack