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Various Artists - Asteroid City

Various Artists - Asteroid City

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Orange 2xLP - Wes Anderson’s latest film, Asteroid City, takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson, from a story he wrote with Roman Coppola, the plot revolves around a Junior Stargazer / Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) which is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.


Set in a retro-futuristic version of 1955, with Anderson’s extraordinary visual touch to the fore as always, the film is staged as a play, and the creation of the play. The meta-textual plot is Anderson’s homage to popular memory and mythology about extra-terrestrials and UFOs witnessed in the South-Western desert, in close proximity to atomic test sites, during the post-war period of the American 20th
The stunning film features a remarkable ensemble cast that includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum.Look out for Jarvis Cocker’s cameo as a cowboy in the band ‘The Ranch Hands’, which also features Seu Jorge!The soundtrack to Asteroid City is available on a limited edition orange 2-LP set


Features You Can’t Wake Up If You Don’t Fall Asleep, performed by Jarvis Cocker and written by Jarvis and Richard Hawley, and Dear Alien (Who Art in Heaven) by the Asteroid City Cast. A mesmerising mixture of 1950s bluegrass, skiffle, cowboy classics and exotica, the soundtrack also includes six original score tracks by Oscar-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat.

Project Overview
• Wes Anderson’s latest film, Asteroid City, takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson, from a story he wrote with Roman Coppola, the plot revolves around a Junior Stargazer / Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) which is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
• Set in a retro-futuristic version of 1955, with Anderson’s extraordinary visual touch to the fore as always, the film is staged as a play, and the creation of the play. The meta-textual plot is Anderson’s homage to popular memory and mythology about extra-terrestrials and UFOs witnessed in the South-Western desert, in close proximity to atomic test sites, during the post-war period of the American 20th
• The stunning film features a remarkable ensemble cast that includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum.
• Look out for Jarvis Cocker’s cameo as a cowboy in the band ‘The Ranch Hands’, which also features Seu Jorge!
• The soundtrack to Asteroid City is available on a limited edition orange 2-LP set
• Features You Can’t Wake Up If You Don’t Fall Asleep, performed by Jarvis Cocker and written by Jarvis and Richard Hawley, and Dear Alien (Who Art in Heaven) by the Asteroid City Cast.
• A mesmerising mixture of 1950s bluegrass, skiffle, cowboy classics and exotica, the soundtrack also includes six original score tracks by Oscar-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat. 

Tracklists
2LP Coloured
LP One - Side A
1. WXYZ-TV Channel 8 – Alexandre Desplat
2. Last Train To San Fernando – Johnny Duncan and the Blue Grass Boys
3. Island of Dreams – The Springfields
4. April in Portugal - Les Baxter
5. Ida Red - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
6. Canon and Gigue in D-Major - Henk Bouman, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel

LP One - Side B
1. Opening Ceremony with Awards Presentation (Keynote Speaker: General Grif Gibson) Alexandre Desplat
2. (I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle – Tex Ritter
3. Orange Blossom Special – Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
4. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) – Tex Ritter
5. Cowboy’s Lament – Burl Ives
6. Viewing of the Astronomical Ellipses (Opening Comments: Dr. Hickenlooper) – Alexandre Desplat

LP Two - Side C
1. Rose Marie – Slim Whitman
2. Indian Love Call - Slim Whitman
3. Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
4. The Cattle Call – Eddy Arnold with Hugo Winterhalter’s Chorus and Orchestra
5. Special Seminar at the Playwright’s Request (Saltzburg Keitel’s Classroom) – Alexandre Desplat
6. Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven) – Asteroid City Cast
7. Kaw-Liga - Johnny Duncan and the Blue Grass Boys

LP Two - Side D
1. Emergency Assembly – Alexandre Desplat
2. A Bewildering and Bedazzling Celestial Mystery – Alexandre Desplat
3. How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
4. The Streets of Laredo - Bing Crosby
5. Freight Train – The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey
6. You Can’t Wake Up If You Don’t Fall Asleep – Jarvis Cocker

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