Bruce Hornsby's Soundtrack To Spike Lee's RED HOOK SUMMER CD Available Tomorrow, August 28th
Soundtrack Available Now Digitally
Film Opened Wide August 24th
"The second pillar of his Red Hook spectacle is the stunning songs by Judith Hill and the music production of Bruce Hornsby. The soundtrack for this film might just outlast the memory of the visuals -- the way Curtis Mayfield's Superfly continues on today. It walks us into the pain and beauty, the anger and redemption, that is African American music. Each song comments on and advances the story. In doing so, the music does not just enhance the film, it lays down the theme and heart of it." Rick Ayers, Huffington Post
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Hornsby is set for the CD release of his soundtrack to the Spike Lee film RED HOOK SUMMER tomorrow, August 28th. The film was released in New York City August 10 and nationally on August 24th. The self-produced soundtrack consists of Hornsby's distinctively evocative original instrumental solo piano compositions with two vocal tracks also included. The soundtrack is a key element of the film and has been widely lauded amongst high profile reviews of the film. Says the New York Times' Stephen Holden: "'Red Hook Summer,' like most of Mr. Lee's films, has a prominent musical soundtrack that underscores the editorial tone of the screenplay, written by Mr. Lee with James McBride. Its binding ingredient is the sturdy, gospel-tinged piano of Bruce Hornsby…" Aaron Hillis of the Village Voice refers to the film as "musically charged." Through a partnership with 429 Records, Hornsby's album is available now as a wide digital release. 429 Records will release a CD version on August 28th.
RED HOOK SUMMER, Hornsby's second project for 429 Records, follows up 2011's BRIDE OF THE NOISEMAKERS—a 2CD collection of 25 handpicked songs recorded live on tour in various venues between 2007 and 2009. The American singer, pianist, accordion player and songwriter has nurtured a highly respected repertoire, drawing freely from the musical worlds of classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, rock and blues. This diversity is reflected in his songwriting and the seamless improvisations of his creative live performances.
RED HOOK SUMMER is a film written and directed by Spike Lee. The film will be released on August 10th by 40 Acres and a Mule. The story is centered on Flik Royale, a thirteen year old boy from Atlanta who is sent to live with his preacher grandfather, Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse. Spike Lee will reprise his role as Mookie, the main character from his 1989 film DO THE RIGHT THING.
RED HOOK SUMMER Track Listing:
1) Boiler Room
2) Gospel Camp
3) Claus Ligeti
4) Song E (flat)
5) Arc de Terre
6) Camp Variation
7) Sordid Pastime
8) Hymn In C (instrumental)
11) Arc de Terre (live)
12) Ogerman (live)
13) Spirit Climbing (Hornsby on vocals)
14) Hymn In C (Hornsby on vocals)
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records