Via Press Release: Universal Music Australia will be releasing “A Few Best Men THE SOUNDTRACK – Music Inspired By The Film” this January 20th 2012 just prior to the film’s opening.
Music featured in the film has been recorded by Olivia Newton-John and remixed by International and local DJs and producers such as Chew FU (official remixes for pop artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Timbaland, Mariah Carey, Roulette (who has support from some of the worlds Djing elite, such as Armand Van Helden & Kissy Sellout) and Archie who has supported Black Eyed Peas, Moby and Tiesto to name a few.
“When Stephan Elliott and Warren Fahey approached me with the idea of re-recording all of the songs featured in the film, I thought it would be fun as I was familiar with the songs from the 70s and 80s. Stephan and I had great fun recording in Los Angeles. Not only is he a great film director but a very talented music producer – full of fun, energy and musical vision. Having never done a dance and club album before, I was excited to hear what the remixers have done with these songs to make them so clever and different from the originals,” said Olivia Newton-John.
‘Mickey’ is the first single off the album and Olivia says: “For ‘Mickey’, my sister Rona and I sang the chorus together and, I never realized how cheeky the words were until I read them! My vocal coach, Steve Real, kept my voice alive that day and also added his beautiful voice to the background vocals. The genius remixers worked magic!”
The soundtrack was devised and produced by music industry veteran, Warren Fahey, and film director, Stephan Elliott. Warren says: “We were lucky to find some extremely eager and talented Australian remixers and also score the extraordinary talents of Chew Fu, probably the hottest remixer on the planet.” The resulting songs are a massive musical leap for Olivia and bring her world famous voice together with sharp edged 21st century music style. It’s a winning mix.
Tracks include classics such as DAYDREAM BELIEVER, AFTERNOON DELIGHT, I THINK I LOVE YOU, LOVE BOAT, LIVE IT UP, SUGAR SUGAR, DEVIL GATE DRIVE, LIVING IN THE 70s, TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD, GEORGY GIRL, MICKEY all remixed and produced with a fusion of electro house and dance making it a fantastic summer party album, and a brand new album by an iconic International Superstar!
First track ‘Weightless’ returns Olivia to her award-winning partnership with songwriter and producer John Farrar. Together they claim some of the world’s biggest hits including ‘You’re The One I Want’, ‘Physical’ ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’, ‘Magic’ and ‘If Not For You’, among others.
‘Weightless’ was written by Farrar and his son Max Farrar and produced by the multi-award winning producer Marius de Vries (David Gray, Rufus Wainwright, Madonna, Delta Goodrem etc), Andy Bradfield (Pet Shop Boys, P.J. Harvey, Ronan Keating, Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue etc) and film director, Stephan Elliott.
Australia’s sweetheart Olivia Newton-John has more than 100 million album sales, her successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, Ten #1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, and over 15 top 10 singles. In 2002, Olivia was inducted into the prestigious Australian Music Hall Of Fame at the 16th Annual ARIA Awards.
A FEW BEST MEN is directed by Stephan Elliott (PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) and Dean Craig (the Writer and Producer of DEATH AT A FUNERAL), and produced by Share Stallings, Laurence Malkin, Gary Hamilton and Antonia Barnard. The film stars Xavier Samuel (Twilight), Kris Marshall (Love Actually), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) and Australia’s own Olivia Newton-John, opening in cinemas nationally January 26th – Australia Day.
Laurence says: “We’re thrilled with the release of this outstanding soundtrack. It takes so many elements from the movie and turns them on their head. Just like her performance on screen, this is Olivia like you’ve never seen or heard her before.”
Weightless – Olivia Newton-John
The Rain, The Park and Other Things – Olivia Newton-John (Lo Five Remix)
The Nips Are Getting Bigger – The Wedding Band
Day Dream Believer – Olivia Newton-John (Chew Fu Fix)
The Pushbike Song – Olivia Newton John (Pablo Calamari Remix)
Wankered – The Wedding Band
Afternoon Delight – The Wedding Band
A Beautiful Morning – The Wedding Band
Brand New Key – Olivia Newtown-John (Archie Remix)
The Love Boat – Olivia Newton-John (Roulette Remix)
Live It Up – The Wedding Band
Sugar Sugar – Olivia Newton-John (Chew Fu Fix)
Living in the 70s – The Wedding Band
Devil Gate Drive – Olivia Newton-John (Chew Fu & PVH Night Fever Remix)
Georgy Girl – Olivia Newton-John (Roulette Remix)
I Think I Love You – Olivia Newton-John (Chew Fu & PVH Love Hurts Remix)
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Olivia Newton-John (Lo Five remix)
Mickey – Olivia Newton-John (Chew FU Fix)
Weightless – Olivia Newton-John (Punk Ninja Remix)
You can currently pre-order at CDWow.us. Please know the CD is most probably going to be released in the US near the release date of the movie, but for those who can’t wait, try CDWow.us. I know it’s a bit pricey there, but if you don’t want to download on January 20th and you can’t wait for a release date in the US, try that.
“A FEW BEST MEN – THE SOUNDTRACK – Music Inspired By The Film” – out January 20, 2012
First single – MICKEY – at radio January 9, 2012
A Few Best Men – Australian movie release: January 26, 2012