‘Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ brings together twelve essential Bruce Springsteen performances ranging from greatest hits and fan favourites (‘Born To Run,’ ‘Dancing In The Dark,’ ‘Hungry Heart,’ ‘Because The Night’) to previously unreleased tracks, including the long-sought-after studio recording of ‘I’ll Stand By You.’
Take a listen to the track, below…
Also, for the first time on album, ‘Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ presents two live rarities: the debut live performance of ‘The River’ (from No Nukes ’79 – Madison Square Garden, NYC – 21st Sept 1979) and an unforgettable acoustic solo performance of ‘The Promised Land’ (Concert for Valor – The National Mall, Washington DC, 11th Nov 2014).
In addition to the Springsteen performances, ‘Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ includes period tracks and dialogue from the film and premieres ‘For You My Love,’ a new song written for the film by soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman (‘Slumdog Millionaire’).
Inspired by a true story (Sarfraz Manzoor’s ‘Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll’) and the words and music of Bruce Springsteen, eOne’s ‘Blinded by the Light’ is the new coming-of-age film directed by Gurinder Chadha (‘Bend It Like Beckham’). The film follows Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in Luton in 1987. Javed’s turbulent life amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times is transformed when he is introduced to the music of Bruce Springsteen.
“As a lifelong Bruce fan, I am delighted how this soundtrack takes you through the experience of watching my movie with Springsteen music complemented by the other tracks, including very personal tracks—from my dad’s favourite song to a British Bhangra anthem,” said writer-director-producer Chadha. “Growing up, Sarfraz and I could never have imagined a universe where all these songs would be on one soundtrack reflecting our lives.”
Chadha directed ‘Blinded by the Light’ from a screenplay by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. Chadha, Jane Barclay and Jamal Daniel produced the film, with Tory Metzger, Renee Witt, Peter Touche, Stephen Spence, Hannah Leader, Tracy Nurse, and Berges serving as executive producers. ‘Blinded by the Light’ is an eOne presentation in association with Levantine Films and Ingenious Media and opened in UK cinemas on 9th August.
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