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Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Arrives Everywhere On November 10, 2014



Musical Companion Features Songs By Iconic Artists Including

Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Wings, Portishead and More

Highlights Include Powerful New Version of R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid”

Performed By Acclaimed Swedish Folk-Pop Duo, First Aid Kit

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Arrives Everywhere On November 10, 2014

October 22, 2014 – New York, NY – Fox Searchlight Pictures and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, have announced the release of Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the musical companion to the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film. The album will be released on Monday, November 10 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. Wild opens in select theatres across North America on December 5, 2014.

Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is highlighted by a stunning new cover of R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid,” performed by acclaimed Swedish folk-pop duo, First Aid Kit.

In addition, the 15-track collection gathers the array of era-spanning tracks featured in the much-anticipated film, showcasing such legendary artists as Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Wings, Portishead, Lucinda Williams, and more (see attached tracklisting). Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was Executive Produced by Susan Jacobs and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée.

“I didn’t want to give the audience this impression of ‘film watching,'” says Vallée, reflecting on the soundtrack. “That’s often how I feel with score music. I become aware of it, aware that I’m watching a film, that someone is playing music that the characters don’t hear. I try to avoid that in every film I direct and I wanted to avoid it badly in Wild. The main direction with music was to use it only during flashbacks. When there is music, it’s because it’s playing in the scene from a sound device, a car radio for instance, or a CD player. What Cheryl is listening to in her life, is the music that we hear during the film.”

In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction, and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead – on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

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1. Simon & Garfunkel – El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
2. First Aid Kit – Walk Unafraid
3. Wings – Let ‘Em In
4. The Shangri-Las – I Can Never Go Home Anymore
5. Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
6. Billy Swan – Don’t Be Cruel
7. Free – Be My Friend (BBC Session/Take One)
8. Lucinda Williams – Something About What Happens When We Talk
9. Portishead – Glory Box
10. Bruce Springsteen – Tougher Than The Rest
11. Pat Metheny Group – Are You Going With Me?
12. The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
13. Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
14. Ripple – Dusted and Eric D. Johnson
15. Evan O’Toole – Red River Valley