If you’re a Pearl Jam fan like me you’ll have been hearing about this for a little while and probably couldn’t wait for it to come out… and now you cannot wait for the whole album featuring the usual suspects, Eddie Vedder along with Glen Hansard and Cat Power, both featured on Eddie’s album Ukulele Songs ten years ago (what?!).
If you have no clue what I’m talking about, Sean Penn‘s directed (and starred in!) a movie called Flag Day based on the book Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life by Jennifer Vogel and, like he did with 2007’s Into the Wild, commissioned Vedder to compose the soundtrack. I mean, why wouldn’t he? I can’t think of many people more suited for the job…
But there’s more! The first song you can listen to from the soundtrack is My Father’s Daughter, penned by Eddie and Glen and sung by none other than…the father’s daughter herself, Olivia Vedder, lending her warm, heartfelt vocals perfect for the song!
And the family affair doesn’t stop there. Sean Penn also enlisted HIS own kids Dylan and Hopper Penn to share the screen with him.
Honestly, just this group alone makes me want to get all over this project!
My Father’s Daughter is out now with the full soundtrack to follow on 20 August when you’ll also be able to hear Olivia on the song There is a Girl.
The soundtrack also features two covers: Drive by R.E.M performed by Eddie Vedder and I Think of Angels by Kristján Kristjánsson performed by Cat Power.
You can see the full track list below:
My Father’s Daughter – Olivia Vedder
Flag Day – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
I Think of Angels – Cat Power
Tender Mercies – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
Rather Be Home – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
I Am a Map – Cat Power
As You Did Before – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
There’s a Girl – Olivia Vedder, Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
I’ll Be Waiting – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
I Will Follow – Cat Power
Wave – Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
Drive – Eddie Vedder
Dream – Cat Power
Flag Day has yet to have a confirmed release date in the UK. You can read Guardian review here.
Speaking of Eddie and Cat aka Chan Marshall, I’m going to make use of this post and add this other song here that I love so much from Eddie’s 2011 album!