The soundtrack to the latest Wim Wenders (Faraway, So
Close) film, The End of Violence, will boast an impressive roster of
new and unreleased material from the likes of U2, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and
the Eels, to name a few.
The soundtrack album, slated for release on
September 26, will feature a score by soundtrack vet ( and ace slide guitarist)
Ry Cooder, as well as new songs from the band Spain ("Every Time I Try"),
Medeski, Martin and Wood ("Disrobe"), a U2 and Sinead O'Connor collaboration
called "I'm Not Your Baby" (an unreleased song that was recorded for the
Pop sessions) and a never-before-released Roy Orbison song ("You May
Feel Me Crying").
Also included will be new works from the Mavericks' Raul
Malo ("Bailare"), Whiskeytown ("Theme for a Trucker"), Tom Waits ("Little Drop
of Poison"), Los Lobos ("Me Estas Matamdo"), the Eels ("Bad News"), DJ Shadow
("Untitled"), and U2 collaborator Howie B ("Don't Even Know She Got One"). In
addition, the album will contain a duet between R.E.M. frontman Stipe and Vic
Chesnutt on a song entitled "Injured Bird" that the two originally penned a few
years ago for folkie Joan Baez, who ended up not recording it.
call for a possible contribution from German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk,
their first new material in several years.
The Wenders film, which stars
Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell and Gabriel Byrne in a tale about the uncovering
of a devious government surveillance plot, will be released in the U.S. in