Relativity Music Group announced they’re set to release the soundtrack for the dramatic film Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan, on September 20, 2011. In addition, Relativity revealed the lead track will be “The Keeper” written and performed by Grammy Award-winning musician Chris Cornell.
“The Keeper” track debuted today on Chris Cornell’s website (www.chriscornell.com), with a ‘Donate to Download’ option allowing listeners to help out Sam Childers’ Angels of East Africa charity for the first 24 hours. Butler stars as Sam Childers, a former criminal who put his past behind him to help orphans in East Africa, in the feature film based on his true life adventures.
Announcing the soundtrack, director Marc Forster stated, “We were thrilled when Chris wrote this beautiful and heartfelt song for us. The first time I heard ‘The Keeper,’ I immediately saw it in the movie. Chris was able to articulate the essence of Sam’s story.”
In addition to “The Keeper,” the Machine Gun Preacher soundtrack will include 15 score cues performed and composed by Asche & Spencer while accompanied by the 60-piece Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. According to the press release, the “symphony was recorded in a historic facility outside Vienna Austria in the town of Bratislava.”