Friday, October 30, 2009

"Planet 51" soundtrack features classics with a new twist

Classic anthems from the 50s and 60s reach new heights with an upbeat, modern twist amongst exciting originals in the new Planet 51 soundtrack releasing November 17th on Decca. Written by Academy Award nominee Joe Stillman (Shrek) with an original score by James Brett (Transformers), Planet 51 is the latest exciting film from Ilion Animation Studios in association with Handmade Films International for the holiday season, opening nationwide just before Thanksgiving.

The film is a galactic-sized animated alien adventure comedy about Earth astronaut Chuck Baker who lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first to set foot on it. He soon discovers it’s inhabited by little green people who live in a white picket-fence world right out of the innocent 1950s and 60s. Their only fear? Being over-run by alien invaders… Chuck! With the help of a friendly teenager Lem and his friends, Chuck tries to get back safe to his spaceship and return home before he is captured.

The Planet 51 soundtrack includes fun songs for all ages like the ever popular “Lollipop”, “Greased Lightnin’”, “Unchained Melody” and “Mr. Sandman” along with exciting originals from Tom Cawte and new orchestrations for the film by James Brett. Like Chuck, these tunes are out of this world and make a terrific holiday gift for young and old alike. Planet 51 opens in theaters nationwide on November 20th.


LOLLIPOP Performed by Sophie Green
LONG TALL SALLY Performed by John Sloman
TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD Performed by Tom Cawte and The Electric Hearts
DING DING A BOOM BOOM Performed by Keith Murrell
GONNA BE A STAR Performed by Tom Cawte and The Electric Hearts
BE BOP A LULA Performed by Chris Cawte
GREASED LIGHTNIN Performed by Lance Ellington
UNCHAINED MELODY Performed by Keith Murrell
Mr. SANDMAN Performed by Peter Gosling
STICK IT TO THE MAN Performed by Tom Cawte and The Electric Hearts
SPACE ODDITY Performed by Keith Murrell
PLANET 51 (ORCHESTRAL SUITE) Performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra

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