HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW Available On CD, Digital and Vinyl

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HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW
Available On CD, Digital and Vinyl

 

 

 

“Promised Land” Premieres On The Hollywood Reporter – PRESS HERE to listen

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Dean Stanton has one of the most beautiful voices ever. He sings from the level of the soul. The way he sings the songs, especially his version of ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ opens my heart and makes me cry.” – David Lynch

 

 

 

The soundtrack accompanying critically acclaimed documentary, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, directed by Sophie Huber, is out now on Omnivore RecordingsPRESS HERE to listen to Promised Land” one of the 12 songs featured on the soundtrack which premiered on TheHollywoodReporter.com today. The track features haunting vocals from Harry Dean Stanton accompanied by Jamie James and Don Was on bass. PRESS HERE to purchase the rare and intimate soundtrack on iTunes now.

 

 

 

The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, which has been screened at more than 50 festivals, both internationally and in the U.S. (including its stateside premiere at SXSW in 2013). It documents the iconic actor in his intimate moments and features film clips, as well as Stanton performing his own heartbreaking renditions of country and folk songs. The film explores Stanton’s enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Deborah Harry, Kris Kristofferson, and others.

 

 

 

Omnivore Recordings released this intimate soundtrack recording (recorded in Harry Dean’s living room) on CD, digital and LP (first pressing on limited-edition orange vinyl) to bring Stanton’s musical talents to light. Stanton is accompanied by Jamie James on all tracks, and Don Was on select tracks.

 

 

 

The release contains both tracks from Omnivore’s Record Store Day 7” picture disc: a cover of the 1983 George Jones hit “Tennessee Whiskey” and a new version of“Canción Mixteca,” the Mexican folk song Stanton originally recorded with Ry Cooderfor Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival). Other classic covers in the set are “Blue Bayou,” “Danny Boy,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” written by Stanton friend (and contributor to the film) Kris Kristofferson.

 

 

 

According to director Huber, “Harry Dean Stanton and I met in the ’90s and we have been friends ever since. Years before I came up with the idea to make this portrait, I started recording songs with Harry Dean. There were hardly any recordings ever made with him, even though he had been invited by renowned musicians to record in their studios. I went up to his house with a microphone and a laptop and started recording songs with him there, where he felt most comfortable.”

 

 

 

The film, released theatrically late last year, is available on iTunes (PRESS HERE to purchase) and was released on DVD today (simultaneously with the soundtrack).

 

 

 

Track List

 

1. Blue Bayou
2. Everybody’s Talkin’
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. Canción Mixteca
5. When I Get My Rewards
6. Promised Land
7. He’ll Have To Go
8. Help Me Make It Through the Night
9. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
10. Tennessee Whiskey 
11. Hands on the Wheel 
12. Danny Boy

 

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PRESS HERE to watch the trailer for Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
PRESS HERE to watch the music video for “Everybody’s Talkin”

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