'FLY' Songs Inspired By The Film EDDIE THE EAGLE Released March 18, 2016

This Ultimate 80's Homage, Curated By Take That's Gary Barlow, Features Brand New Material From Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell and Many More…

Feb 03, 2016, 11:39 ET from Universal Music Enterprises

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Fly' (Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle), is set for release on March 18th through Universal Music Enterprises. The album, the brainchild of Take That's Gary Barlow, is the ultimate 80's homage featuring some of the biggest stars from this incredible period in pop music history.  An album of new studio recordings and original songs which perfectly capture the mood of the era and the struggles faced by Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards and his quest for Olympic stardom.

Reading like a Who's Who of the 80's charts, the album features brand new songs from Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, ABC, Go West, Howard Jones and Heaven 17.  The stars of the film Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton have also recorded a very special duet, 'Thrill Me' written by Gary Barlow and OMD's Andy McCluskey which will also feature on the album.

Gary Barlow, one of the UK's most successful and well-respected singer-songwriters, had a call from the film's producer, Matthew Vaughn in December 2014.

"He was raving about the next movie he was going to make… the life story of Eddie Edwards. When he started reeling off about the script, the actors and, best of all, that he wanted all the music to be faithful to the original decade of the story, the 1980s, I knew I had to be involved. Then after having seen the film I was even more excited. I started to think about how incredible it would be to make a whole album of brand new songs, with a cast of the legends who started their career in, and defined, the 1980s. Not a pastiche record, but a contemporary record of who all those artists are now, while still keeping the trademark style for which they originally became known around the world."

"It's going to be like an iconic super group! All on one soundtrack, all on one album," Barlow continued. "The best part for me was when the tracks started to come in. My email would ping and it would be a demo from Marc Almond! Then a question about a lyric from Holly Johnson! A mix query from Kim Wilde! It was totally mind blowing for me to be in this position and I feel so lucky to have experienced it all. A year on and I'm looking back at one of the most enjoyable and collaborative times in my whole career. Anyone who loves the 80s, or any of these artists involved, are in for an hour of incredible music."

Eddie the Eagle follows the realization of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man's refusal to accept defeat.

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as coach Bronson Peary. The film will be released in the U.S. on February 26th and was directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) alongside Adam Bohling, David Reid, Valerie Van Galder and Rupert Maconick.

Full Tracklisting for 'Fly' (Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle):

Holly Johnson                              


Howard Jones                              

Eagle Will Fly Again

Marc Almond                                

Out Of The Sky

Tony Hadley                                 


Midge Ure                                     

Touching Hearts and Skies

Nik Kershaw                                 

The Sky's The Limit


Living Inside My Heart

Kim Wilde                                     

Without Your Love

Andy Bell                                        


Go West                                         


Heaven 17                                      


Paul Young                                     

People Like You

Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman    

Thrill Me

Matthew Margeson                          

Eddie The Eagle Theme

'Fly' (Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle) released March 18th on CD and digitally.

Eddie The Eagle (The Film) – released in the U.S. on February 26th

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SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises