Dave Matthews, Bowie, U2 & Others Set For ‘Deeds’
A mix of rock classics by David Bowie, Yes, and Pete Townshend, a new Dave Matthews Band track, and songs by modern hit-makers U2, Weezer, Trik Turner, and Natalie Imbruglia are featured on the “Mr. Deeds” soundtrack, due June 11 on RCA Records.
DMB’s “Where Are You Going,” from band’s forthcoming new album, Busted Stuff, is the first single from Mr. Deeds. The track will impact at alternative, modern AC, top 40, and triple-A radio stations on May 15. A video for the track was recently shot in New York City by director Chuck McBride.
The 12-track album also features “Go To Town,” a new track from Counting Crows, Bowie’s “Space Oddity” with a vocal introduction by the film’s star Adam Sandler, Trik Turner’s recent hit “Friends & Family,” and Weezer’s “Island In The Sun.”
The producers of the soundtrack felt that it would be best to include classic rock originals, such as Townshend’s “Let My Love Open The Door” and Yes’s “I’ve Seen All Good People,” with the new music, rather than commission remakes. “We felt that very few soundtracks had been able to combine new music and classic rock successfully. We aimed for an album that would appeal to both young and old,” RCA Records Senior VP of A&R and Artist Development Bruce Flohr said in a statement.” This soundtrack has a very wide demographic because a lot of kids today are just discovering classic rock, and this may be the first time they’ve heard a Yes song, a Pete Townshend song, or U2’s ‘Sweetest Thing’ for that matter.”
Mr. Deeds, which stars Sandler and Winona Ryder, opens in theaters nationwide on June 28. The complete tracklisting of the soundtrack is: “Where Are You Going,” Dave Matthews Band; “Sing,” Travis; “Let My Love Open The Door,” Pete Townshend; “Sweetest Thing,” U2; “Wrong Impression,” Natalie Imbruglia; “Happy In The Meantime,” Lit; “Island In The Sun,” Weezer; “Friends & Family,” Trik Turner; “Space Oddity,” David Bowie (vocal introduction by Adam Sandler); “Falling,” Ben Kweller; “Go To Town,” Counting Crows; and “I’ve Seen All Good People,” Yes.