Verve Forecast's 'Brokeback Mountain' Original Soundtrack Picks Up Steam

#1 at, iTunes

Wins Golden Globe for 'Best Original Song'

Jan 20, 2006, 00:00 ET from The Verve Music Group

    NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verve Forecast is proud to announce that
 the original soundtrack to the groundbreaking film "Brokeback Mountain" is the
 number-one selling album at both and iTunes Music Store and is
 heating up at other retail outlets across the country: it is currently #2 at, #10 at Barnes and Noble, #15 at Borders Books and Music and #24 at
 Tower Records.  The album, which is #6 on Billboard's Soundtracks chart, was
 released on November 1, 2005.
     The soundtrack features music from the film's score, composed by GRAMMY(R)
 and British Academy Award-winner Gustavo Santaolalla, as well as a number of
 songs both new and old from a range of artists including Emmylou Harris,
 Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt and newcomer
 Teddy Thompson, whose Verve Forecast debut will be released next month.  "A
 Love That Will Never Grow Old," written by Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin and
 performed by Emmylou Harris won the Golden Globe for "Best Original Song."
     The film is among the most critically lauded of the year and has garnered
 a number of prestigious honors, including four Golden Globes Awards for Best
 Picture [Drama], Best Director, Best Screenplay and the aforementioned Best
 Original Song.
     Ron Goldstein, President and CEO of the Verve Music Group comments, "We
 are thrilled to be associated with this film and soundtrack.  Our partners in
 this endeavor, James Shamus at Focus Features, Kathy Nelson at Universal/NBC
 Studios, director Ang Lee and of course, composer and producer Gustavo
 Santaolalla brought us a remarkable project and we look forward to continued
 success with it."
     Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: "Brokeback Mountain" [B0005604-02]

SOURCE The Verve Music Group